|Katie Fairclough is the Wild Women's
leading points scorer so far this season
(Photo by Paul Breeze)
They have won both of their home games by a comfortable margin – beating Grimsby Wolves 5-0 and Kingston Diamonds 10-2 - but an unfortunate run of 4 defeats in 4 consecutive away games has left them with a lot of catching up to do in the second half of the season.
Katie Fairclough is the leading points scorer thus far for the Wild Women with 6 goals and 5 assists in 6 games while Preston Gennoe is just behind with 8+2. Katya Oliver – a new player on the team this season – weighs in with 1+5 in third.
The team to beat so far this season is Caledonia Steel Queens, who are a new team to the league, based in Edinburgh. The Wild Women lost 10-1 in the first ever WNIHL league match to be played in the Scottish capital and the Steel Queens have a 100% record of 4 wins from their 4 games played. Leeds Roses are in second place with 3 wins from 3 games
The Wild Women’s first game of the new year is on Sunday 7th January, when they take on the Whitley Bay Beacons at Planet Ice Widnes, 4.25pm face off. The Beacons are currently third in the league table with 3 wins and 1 defeat from their 4 games to date and this is a game that Widnes will be keen to win in order to keep their season’s hopes alive.