The Mayhem sledge hockey team came back from South Wales on the wrong end of a 13-1 defeat after a tough game against defending league champions Cardiff Huskies on Saturday
As with the previous week’s home game against the same opposition, Cardiff had a much stronger bench and the Mayhem team - who have lost several key players from last year’s squad – struggled to match them in terms of speed and puck possession.
Cardiff powered into a 3-0 lead in the first period and were 8-0 ahead after the second. The Huskies scored 5 more goals in the third period and the clock was ticking down to zero when a breakthrough eventually came for the struggling Mayhem.
Their duck was finally broken when a rocket shot from out by the halfway line from Dean Lahan beat the netminder with just 61 seconds left to play. That strike rounded off the scoring for the game and made sure that the Widnes-based team, at least, avoided suffering a shut out.
The Mayhem are at home this Saturday 17th June when they take on the Peterborough Phantoms at Planet Ice Widnes – 4.25pm face off.