Monday 29 May 2023

Sledge Hockey Starts Back At Widnes This Weekend

Mayhem match action from the 2022 season (Photo by Haganovaphoto)

The Widnes-based Mayhem sledge team play their first fixture of the 2023 British Para Ice Hockey League season this Sunday 4th June when they take on reigning champions Cardiff Huskies at Planet Ice Widnes, 4.25pm face off.

The Mayhem are one of only 5 Para ice hockey teams across the country and the Widnes rink is more or less unique as its design includes special low level vision boards along the team benches and penalty boxes to make participation easier for sledge-mounted players.

The other venues currently hosting sledge hockey are Cardiff, Peterborough and also Sheffield – who have 2 separate teams the Steelkings and the Steelstings.  A long-term highly successful team based in Hull went into hiatus during the Covid lockdown and has yet to re-form, while previously mooted plans for a team of disabled servicemen based at Basingstoke have never come to fruition. 

As well as the Mayhem league team, the Widnes rink also plays host to the Great Britain international squad who meet for training sessions once a month.

The 5 league teams will play each other once at home and once away over the course of the summer to decide an overall league champion and there will also be an end of season play off weekend.

The full Mayhem fixture list for the 2023 league campaign is:

4th June: home v Cardiff

10th June: away @ Cardiff

17th June: home v Peterborough

24th June: away @ Peterborough

1st July: home v Steelkings

2nd July away @ Steelstings

16th July home v Steelstings

20th August away @ Steelkings

Admission to all Mayhem games at Planet Ice Widnes is free for all spectators.

Summer Classic Cup: Halton Huskies (Widnes) 7 - Blackburn Buccaneers 1

The Halton Huskies celebrate the team's 7th birthday in colourful style (Photo by Haganovaphoto)

Sunday 28th May 2023 – Summer Classic Cup: Halton Huskies 7 – Blackburn Buccaneers 1 

The Widnes based Halton Huskies moved to the top of the Summer Classic Cup group on goal difference with a 7-1 victory over the Blackburn Buccaneers at Planet Ice Widnes on Sunday.  

The game saw the 7th anniversary of the Huskies club and the players arrived wearing brightly coloured Hawaiian shirts to mark the occasion. 

Representatives of the Saints Sled Dog Rescue charity – who offer to help re-home unwanted Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes – were special guests at the game.

The Halton goals were scored by Jake Berry (2+1), Ethan Trickett (2+0), Matthew Kohler (2+0) and Nathan Hweitt (1+2) with Anthony Hough and Conor Cooper adding assists.  The Huskies netminder Rebecca Donnelly was named Most Valuable Player for the home side. 

Sunday’s result sees the Huskies tied on points at the top of the table with the Riverside Raiders but according to the rules of the competition, teams level on the same number of points are separated by overall goal difference – and not by games between the two teams, as is common in other ice hockey tournaments. 

The Huskies have two wins from their three games to date – with a goal difference of +17 - while the Raiders have two wins from two with a goal difference of +16.

The Raiders play away in Hull next Saturday 3rd June and are at home to Blackburn on Sunday 10th June. The Huskies are away in Blackburn on 4th June and then at home to Hull on 10th June as the second instalment of a mouth-watering “Widnes double bill” of ice hockey straight after the Raiders game.

If current form prevails in the intervening matches, the Huskies and Raiders look likely to battle out for to decide who finishes in top position in the group in their second meeting of the campaign on 1st July at Planet Ice Widnes. The top two teams in each of the regional Cup groups qualify for the play offs weekend which will be held in Sheffield over 8th & 9th August. 

Wild Women At WNIHL Play Off Weekend

The Widnes Wild women's team after their play off semi final against Cardiff (Photo by Mike Lennon)

Saturday 27th May 2023 – Play Off Semi Final (at Sheffield): Cardiff Comets 3 – DMUK Widnes Wild Women 1

The DMUK Widnes Wild women put in a spirited performance against Cardiff Comets in the Division 2 Play Off semi final before losing out 3-1 at iceSheffield on Saturday.

This was first time that the Wild women had ever played against Cardiff, so they were very much an unknown quantity, and taking on the South Division champions was always likely to be a bit of an uphill struggle.

Widnes had featured in two playoff semi finals before – in the Women’s Premier League back in 2016 and 2017 - and, on both occasions were beaten by Streatham but any hopes that this might have been a case of “third time lucky” were soon dashed as the Wild women got off to a nightmare start and conceded the first goal just 30 seconds into the game. 

Two more Cardiff goals followed and Widnes were left trailing 3-0 at the end of the first period.  They steadied the ship somewhat in the second - which played out goal-less - but this still left them with a metaphorical mountain to climb in the third period if they were to have any chance of progressing to the final.

Widnes had more of the play in the 3rd period and they were finally rewarded with a goal with 6 minutes left in the game when Leen de Decker beat the Cardiff netminder with a long range shot from out by the blue line.

The Wild women put the Cardiff net under increasing pressure in the latter stages, forcing several defensive penalties, but were unable to make the most of the resulting powerplay and the score remained 3-1 at the end of the game.  

The other semi final saw D2 North champions Solway Sharks beat South runners up Peterborough 5-1 to reach the final, where they overcame Cardiff to take the overall Division 2 National title.   

In the Division 1 play off final, Whitley Bay Beacons beat Swindon Topcats 5-1 while Solihull Vixens were beaten 1-3 by the Queen Bees in the Elite League final.

Monday 22 May 2023

Wild Academy Under 12s At National Play Offs

The Widnes Wild Academy Under 12 team at the National Play Offs in Cambridge (Photo by Hannah Walker)

The Widnes Wild Academy Under 12 team made lots of new friends - and gained some useful experience - from their first ever visit to the EIHA Under 12 National Play Offs weekend, held in Cambridge.

The Wild youngsters had previously won the EIHA Under 12 North Division, finishing 5 points clear of runners up Leeds and both teams qualified for the weekend, along with the top two finishers in the Midlands, South East and South West Divisions, divided into two groups of 4. 

Widnes took on Midlands runners-up Solihull and South East runners-up Chelmsford on the Saturday, losing 1-7 and 2-6 respectively, and then played South West champions Guildford on Sunday morning, losing 0-3.

This record of 3 loses from their 3 games meant that they finished bottom of their group but it was a good learning experience for the young players  - and they played against two southern teams that they had never met before.

The top two teams from the two weekend groups  – Sheffield, Solihull Guildford and Slough - met up in the semi finals and Sheffield went to win the overall national title in the final.

Wild Academy Head Coach Mike Gilbert commented afterwards:

“Every team that makes it to the Nationals finals is full of talented players in all positions so it is always a tough set of games and all teams can beat each other.” 

“This was the first time ever a Widnes team had won the league and also made it to Nationals so massive credit to the team and players. They worked so hard to get their and should be proud of themselves! Something like this has lots of pressure - which is something the players haven’t had to deal with before - and our focus was for the team to be calm, confident, never give up and have as much fun as they could. I can tell you the team took the points on board and they definitely had them in mind throughout the whole weekend.” 

“Unfortunately we lost all 3 games. However, they were very end to end competitive games, thoroughly enjoyable for the players, and there were a lot of good points for Widnes.”

“This season has been an unbelievable one for the team and they have done themselves so proud. Also the volunteer group behind the team have done so well and put in so much effort for them. To thank you and well done to you all too!”

The Wild Academy are looking to recruit new players for the 2023/2024 season across all age groups from Under 10 to Under 18 and are holding a series of welcome sessions at the Planet Ice rink during May and June. 

Separate “Learn To Play” sessions are also available for anybody new who would like to take up the sport.  For more information, contact Academy Head Coach

Wild Junior Player In England Internationals

Widnes Wild Academy player Jared Knowles  (Photo by Geoff White)

Widnes Wild Junior Academy player Jared Knowles was the latest Widnes player to gain international honours after he was selected to play for the England Under 16 team in a weekend tournament against Scotland U16s in Dumfries.

The tournament saw Scotland play England at Under 14 and Under 16 levels with two games for each team on both the Saturday and Sunday.  

The Under 14 series ended in 2 wins for each team, with the hosts eventually taking the trophy with an over time winner.

The Under 16 series saw a 4-0 whitewash with the England youngsters only managing 3 goals all together and conceding a “character building” 30 in return.

In order to be selected for the England team, the players had to attend a number of selection camps in the run up to the tournament.

Jared joins an impressive - and ever growing - list of Widnes Wild players who have played for their country.  Katie Fairclough, Sophie Sinclair Reeks, Sarah Hutchinson and Nicole Jackson have all played for the GB women’s international team while Leen de Decker is the all time record appearances holder for her native Belgium. Wild NIHL player Matty Barlow also played for the England Under 23 team last season.

The full results for the weekend were:

U14s Series (at Dumfries)

Game 1: Scotland U14 5 – England U14 3

Game 2:  Scotland U14 5 – England U14 3

Game 3: Scotland U14 1 - England U14 3 

Game 4: Scotland U14 1 - England U14 3 

OT: Scotland U14 1 - England U14 0 

U16s Series (at Dumfries)

Game 1: Scotland U16 7 – England U16 0

Game 2: Scotland U16 4 – England U16 0

Game 3: Scotland U16 9 – England U16 2

Game 4: Scotland U16 10 – England U16 1

Halton Huskies To Face Blackburn Buccaneers This Sunday

Match action from the recent Riverside Raiders v Halton Huskies game at Planet Ice Widnes (Haganova Photo)

The Widnes based Halton Huskies team play their first home game of this year’s Summer Classic Cup this Sunday 28th May when they entertain the Blackburn Buccaneers at Planet Ice Widnes, 5.45pm face off.

The Huskies have played two away games in the cup so far, winning 1-13 away to strugglers Hull Knights and then narrowly losing out in a thrilling 4-3 penalty shoot out game to Riverside Raiders, also based at Widnes.

The full Huskies fixture list for the summer is:

28th May: home v Blackburn Buccaneers

4th June: away @ Blackburn Buccaneers

10th June: home v Hull Knights

1st July: home v Riverside Raiders

16th July away @ Connah’s Quay Cobras (challenge match)

Match Report: Connah's Quay Cobras 6 - Trafford Thunder 9

Connah's Quay Cobras team photo by Sophie Harrison-Jones (HJ Photography)

Sunday 21st May 2023 - Challenge Match: Connah's Quay Cobras 6 - Trafford Thunder 9

The Connah’s Quay Cobras put in a battling performance against the Trafford Thunder, narrowly losing out 6-9 in a highly entertaining challenge game at Deeside Leisure Centre on Sunday.

This was only the Cobras’ second ever game, with the team having just been formed at the start of the year, and the roster is composed of an interesting mix of youth an experience, including a number of former Deeside junior players, recreational players  and players with league experience.

Despite the overall scoreline, the Cobras easily gave as much as they got, out-shot their opponents by more than 2 to 1 over the course of the game and were unlucky to come up against former Altrincham Aces and Manchester Minotaurs league netminder Aran Fox - who was also once on the Manchester Phoenix Elite League roster - in the Trafford goal.

Trafford took the lead just two minutes into the game and were 0-3 up by the time the Cobras managed to score their first goal – from former Deeside Dragons player Sam Krempasky on 16 minutes.

A further goal for the Thunder saw them leading 1-4 at the first break and they extended their lead yet more with a 5th goal just 40 seconds into the second period.

Two more Trafford goals followed but a goal from former Dragons junior Luke Wainwright doubled the Cobras tally for the game on 28 minutes and a strike from former Slough Jet Stewart Cutting 5 minutes later further narrowed the score.

Trafford fought back with two more goals of their own to lead 3-8 at the second break but the Connah’s Quay team were growing in confidence and looking ever better as the game went on. 

A goal early in the 3rd period put the Thunder 3-9 ahead and, despite the Cobras continuing to pepper the visitors’ net with shots, the game seemed pretty much over as a contest.

However, the home side moved up a gear in the closing stages and three unanswered goals – from Wainwright on 48 minutes, and a brace from former Dragon and Bradford Bulldog Gez Evans  on 49 and 55 – made the score look infinitely more respectable.

The MVP awards went to Radovan Spavelko for Connah’s Quay and John Leach for Trafford.  An honourable mention must also go to Aran Fox in the Thunder goal who saved 90 of the 96 shots that he faced for an impressive  Save % of 93.75

Full Line Ups and Statistics

Connah’s Quay Cobras:  Matthew Harrison Jones, Stewart Cutting (1+1), Gez Evans (2+0), Kenny Williams, Evan McKinney, Louis Ellwood (0+2), Mike Filek (0+1), Brad Bannon (2PIM), Luke Wainwright (2+1), Paul Jones, Slavomir Sykora, Radovan Spavelko, Libor Krempasky (0+1), Sam Krempasky (1+0)

Netminder:   Paul Jones – 60 Mins, SA 42, GA 9, 78.57 Sv% 

Trafford Thunder:  Aaron Baldwin (1+1), Adam Kennedy (1+0, 2PIM), Alexander Fisher (0+1), Andrew Walch, Aran Fox (2PIM), Benjamin Pepper-Proctor (3+1), David Saville-Elliott (0+1), John Leach (3+1), Jonathan Pennell (0+1), Jospeh Rigby, Lee Hadfield, Mark Arnold (0+3), Michael Turnbull, Robert Ollier, Stephen Redfern (2PIM), Warren Baldwin (1+2)

Netminder: Aran Fox – 60 mins, SA 96, GA 6, 93.75 Sv% 

Friday 19 May 2023

Connah's Quay Cobras To Play Trafford Thunder at Deeside

Connah's Quay Cobras team photo by Sophie Harrison-Jones (HJ Photography)

The Deeside-based Connah’s Quay Cobras team play only their second ever game this Sunday 21
st May when they host Trafford Thunder in a challenge match at Deeside Leisure Centre in Queensferry, 8.30pm face off.

The Cobras are a new side in recreational ice hockey, having been formed at the start of the year after the Deeside venue re-opened following a 2 ½ year closure due initially to the Covid lockdown and then the building subsequently being used as an NHS vaccination centre.

They played their first match on 16th April 2023 when they narrowly lost 4-8 to the Widnes-based Riverside Raiders team.  

The Connah’s Quay team features an interesting mix of youth and experience and includes a number of former Deeside junior players and rec players from other teams. 

Several former league players are also on the roster, with notable names including former Deeside Dragons NIHL players Kenny Williams, Scott Egerton and Sam Krempasky, ex Riverside Raider, Dragon and Bradford Bulldog Gez Evans, Stewart Cutting of Slough Jets and Swindon Wildcats and former women's league players Cath Thornton of Flintshire Furies and Emma Dutton of Manchester Phoenix.

The game against Trafford faces off at 8.30pm on Sunday and admission is free.

You can find out more about the Connah’s Quay Cobras via their Facebook page HERE and their website HERE.

Tuesday 16 May 2023

De Decker Leading Points Scorer Heading Into Play Offs.

Wild Women captain Leen de Decker (#5) in action against Grimbsy Wolves (Photo by Annie Bennison)

DMUK Widnes Wild women captain Leen de Decker finished up as the team’s top points scorer for the regular season with 24 goals and 11 assists. The Belgium national team record holder for international appearances, she was one of four ever present players to have played in all 14 league games, along with Rachael Pearce, Charlotte Cramp and Jennifer Hickey.

De Decker was pushed all the way in the scoring standings by former GB Under18 international Katie Fairclough, who finished just 3 points behind with 20 goals and 12 assists from 13 games – including 2 hat tricks and an impressive 5-goal haul in the home game against Kingston Diamonds.

Last season’s top scorer Preston Gennoe weighed in with 13 goals and 10 assists while Pearce, Cramp, Danielle Skilander and Lucy Kirkham also made double figures.

De Decker is one of the longest serving players on the Wild women’s team, having been part of the group that moved to Widnes from Altrincham in 2015 to set up the new club.

Stephanie Drinkwater, Lucy Kirkham, Vanessa Crickmore-Clarke, Elizabeth Loss and Catherine Fell are the other founder member of the Wild women still to be playing with the club and, with a combined total of over 450 appearances between them, the team will be relying heavily on their experience when it comes to the play offs over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Wild Women Qualify For Play Offs

The DMUK Widnes Wild women's team after their last home game of the 2022/23 of the season against Leeds Roses (Photo by Paul Breeze) 

The DMUK Widnes Wild women’s team have qualified for the end of season play offs - to be held in Sheffield at the end of the Month.

They achieved this without even having to step out onto the ice after their closest rivals Telford lost a crunch match against already confirmed champions Solway Sharks, meaning that they will no longer be able to overtake the Wild Women in the league table.

The Widnes ladies had already finished their regular season schedule with a 9-2 win over Leeds Roses at the end of April but the WNIHL season runs until the end of May and other teams in the division still have games to complete. The Telford match result means that the Wild women are confirmed in second place in the table with 11 wins from their 14 league games, and can look forward to the Play Off weekend at iceSheffield.

This will be the first time that Widnes have appeared in the end of season tournament since 2017 when they finished 4th in the Women’s Premier League and lost to Streatham Storm in the semi final. In the normal run of events, they would also have played in the 2020 tournament after having won the Division 1 North title that season but all sports were suspended due to the Covid pandemic and the Play Offs never took place.

This year’s event will see the top two teams from Division 2 North – Solway and Widnes – take on the top two finishing teams from Division 2 south – Cardiff and Peterborough – in semi finals and final to decide an overall winner.  The team that wins the final will also be eligible for promotion to Women’s Division 1 for next season.

The women’s play off weekend takes place at iceSheffield over the Bank Holiday Weekend of 27th to 29th May and features teams from all 6 women’s competitions - Elite League, Division 1, Division 2 North and South and Under 16 girls North and South - with 13 games over the 3 days.   

The WNIHL Division 2 Semi Finals take place at 6pm and 8.15pm on the Saturday and the final will be played at 3pm on the Sunday.

The full schedule for the weekend is:

Saturday 27th May 2023

09.00 – WNIHL Division 1 Semi-Final 1

11.15 – WNIHL Division 1 Semi-Final 2

13.30 – WNIHL Elite Semi-Final 1

15.45 – WNIHL Elite Semi-Final 2

18.00 – WNIHL Division 2 Semi-Final 1

20.15 – WNIHL Division 2 Semi-Final 2

Sunday 28th May 2023

09.00 – WNIHL Division 1 Final

11.15 – WNIHL U16 Semi-Final 1

13.15 – WNIHL U16 Semi-Final 2

15.00 – WNIHL Division 2 Final

17.15 – WNIHL Elite Final

Monday 29th May 2023

09:00 – WNIHL U16 Final

10.45 – WNIHL Playoff

Admission tickets cost £5 per person for the whole weekend and can be booked via the EIHA website at:

A livestream option is available for anybody who is unable to travel to Sheffield, and can be booked via the same ticket link.

Tuesday 9 May 2023

Summer Classic Cup: Riverside Raiders 4 - Halton Huskies 3 (PS)


Riverside Raiders' Eemeli Vuorihovi (#24) put the Huskies goal under pressure (Photo by @haganovaphoto) 

Sunday 7th May – Summer Classic Cup: Riverside Raiders 4 – Halton Huskies 3 (PS)

The Riverside Raiders moved clear at the top of the Summer Classic Cup group table after a thrilling victory over the Halton Huskies at Planet Ice Widnes on Sunday.

There was very little to choose between the teams throughout the game and, in the end, the result had to be decided in a nerve wracking penalty shoot out.

The Raiders were the home team for the game but, as the Huskies also use the Widnes rink as their home base, there was a good vocal support for both teams.

With local rink pride at stake as well as the cup points, the opening phase was very tense as both teams tested each other out and it wasn’t until the 7th minute that the first breakthrough actually came.

Thomas Pendlebury fired the Huskies into the lead but it didn’t last long as David Geroc equalised for the Raiders just 2 minutes later. Two minutes after that, the Raiders went in front as Louis Grogan fired in during a delayed penalty call and the home team held a very narrow 2-1 lead at the first period break.

The second period was just as closely fought and the game could easily have gone either way but, as it was, the Huskies made the more of their chances on goal.  Brendan Lucas levelled the scores on 24 minutes and then, with just 2 minutes left on the clock, Jake Berry edged the visitors back in front.

The Raiders rallied after the second break and equalised with a well-taken goal from Ben Donkin on 45 minutes. The tension mounted around the rink as the clock ticked down – with both sides desperate to try and score a late winning goal.

However, the score stubbornly remained 3-3 after 60 minutes and the tie had to be decided by a nail biting penalty shoot out, with 3 players from each team taking shots.

Adam Jenkins fired home the first penalty shot for the Raiders and that turned out to be the winning goal, as all of the other penalties were saved.

The result means that the Raiders head the Cup group with 2 wins from 2 games with Halton Huskies  and Blackburn Buccaneers both on 1 win each, with all teams having beaten bottom team Hull Knights.

The Raiders are next in action on Saturday 3rd June when they are away to Hull, 5pm face off, and are then at home to Blackburn Buccaneers the following Saturday 10th June – 4.15pm start – at Planet Ice Widnes.

Raiders Line Up & Stats: Luke Pengelly (4PIM), David Geroc (1+0), Emma Pearson, Andrew Birch, Adam Jenkins (1PS), Alex Newman, Eemeli Vuorihovi, Louis Grogan (1+0) Stephen Harvey, Rory Sillery (2PIM), Ian Thirkettle, Alain Barthelemy, Shawn McBride, Shaun Sillery, Ben Donkin (1+0, 4PIM), Ratislav Geroc

Netminder:  Thirkettle – 60 mins, 42 SA, 3 GA, 3 GAA, 92.86 Sv%

Huskies Line Up & Stats: Jonathan Lomax (2PIM), Robert Lomax (2PIM), Jeff Chapman Watson, John Buckell, Brendan Lucas (1+0), Conor Cooper (2PIM), Adam Darbyshire, Rebecca Donnelley, Anthony Hough, Stephen Hay, Thomas Pendlebury (1+0), Jack Davies, Matthew Kohler, Nathan Hewitt, Edward Ridding, Jake Berry (1+1, 2PIM), Callum Fraine.

Netminder:  Darbyshire – 60 mins, 39 SA, 3 GA, 3 GAA, 92.31 Sv%

Monday 1 May 2023

Summer Classic Cup: Riverside Raiders (Widnes) 18 - Hull Knights 3

Riverside Raiders 2023 team photo by Mike Teinert

Saturday 29th April – Summer Classic Cup: Riverside Raiders 18 – Hull Knights 3

The Widnes based Riverside Raiders got their 2023 Summer Cup campaign off to a flying start with a comprehensive 18-3 victory over Hull Knights at Planet Ice Widnes on Saturday.

The game was very close early on as both teams tested out the other’s strengths and weaknesses, and the first breakthrough did not come until the 12th minute when Kai Gennoe opened the scoring for the Raiders. Three more goals followed in the first period for the Widnes side – from Ben Donkin, Adam Jenkins and Rory Sillery – and the Raiders led 4-0 at the first break.

The Raiders kept up the pressure in the second period and a goal from David Geroc just 2 minutes from the restart edged them further ahead. Second strikes from Jenkins and Geroc and a goal from Louis Grogan saw the Raiders leading 8-0 before Hull finally got on the scoresheet with a goal on 35 minutes.  A second goal of the game from Gennoe rounded off the scoring for the period and the Raiders led 9-1 at the second break.

By this time, the game was already over as a contest and the Raiders really went to town in the third period. Eemeli Vuorihovi fired them into double figures with just 19 seconds gone on the clock and Andrew Birch made the score 11-1 23 seconds later.

Adam Jenkins scored his hat-trick goal on 42 minutes before Hull scored their second goal of the game to bring the score to 12-2. David Geroc rounded off his hat-trick on 46 minutes to restore the 11 goal advantage but Hull stubbornly hit back again with their 3rd goal 70 seconds later. 

But that was as good as things were to get for the visiting Knights as five unanswered goals for the Raiders – from Sillery, Birch, Jenkins, Geroc and Gennoe – in the latter stages rounded off a resounding performance.

The win sees the Raiders move to the top of the 4-team qualifying group, level on points with Halton Huskies - who also beat Hull in their first game, but by a lesser 13-1 scoreline.

The Riverside Raiders are next in action this Sunday 7th May when they take on the Huskies in a top of the table all-Widnes derby at Planet Ice Widnes, 4.15pm face off. Admission is free, as is parking. 

Full Raiders Line-up:

Kai Gennoe (3+5), Emma Pearson (0+2), Andrew Birch (2+0), Alex Newman, Adam Jenkins (4+3, 2PIM),  Eemeli Vuorihovi (1+2), Lewis Grogan (1+0), Miles Radford, Stephen Harvey (0+1), Rory Sillery (2+1, 2PIM), Ian Thirkettle, David Geroc (4+2), Shawn McBride (0+1), Alain Barthelemy (0+1, 2PIM), Ben Donkin (1+1, 4PIM), Ratislav Geroc (2PIM).

Netminders:  Ian Thirkettle (20 mins, 0 GA) / Miles Radford (40 mins, 3 GA)