|The Mayhem team after their recent away game in Cardiff (Photo by Haganova Photography)|
British League sledge hockey returns to Widnes this Sunday 26th June after a long break as the Mayhem team take on the Cardiff Huskies at Planet Ice Widnes, 4.15pm face off.
The British Para Ice Hockey League – to give its full and correct title – had to miss the 2020 and 2021 seasons due to the Covid pandemic and various lockdowns but it is back this year with a 5 team competition playing home and away fixtures over the summer months.
The Mayhem team train at Widnes on a Thursday evening and split their home matches between the Merseyside venue and Altrincham. In the two home games they have played to date this season – both at Altrincham - they lost 0-8 to the Sheffield Steelkings and then beat Peterborough Phantoms 14-2. They have played two away games so far this season, losing 3-2 away to the Steelkings and 5-2 to Cardiff.
The Mayhem team includes a number of GB international players - as well as Canadian Peggy Assink who is a GB coach, and head of the new GB Women’s Para Ice Hockey programme, while also playing for her native country.
Cardiff won the end of season play off trophy on their only previous visit to Widnes back in September 2018 and they have a very strong team again this year. They are currently top of the league with 4 wins from 4 games and they beat the Sheffield 2nd team, the Steelstings, 17-0 at the weekend.
The game on Sunday at Widnes faces off at 4.15pm and admission is free for all spectators.