Monday 10 June 2024

Match Report: Halton Huskies 9 – Manchester Swarm 4 (Blood, Sweat & Beers Cup)

Jake Berry top-scored for the Huskies against Manchester with 3+2 (Photo by David Tattum / DJT Ice Hockey Photos)

Saturday 8th June – Blood Sweat & Beers Cup: Halton Huskies 9 – Manchester Swarm 4

The Halton Huskies extended their lead at the top of the Blood Sweat & Beers Cup table with a 9-4 victory over Manchester Swarm at Planet Ice Widnes on Saturday.

Jake Berry opened the scoring for the Huskies on 6 minutes and a powerplay strike from Reid Ryan on 12 minutes, punishing a Swarm penalty for an illegal body check, doubled the advantage. 

A straight hat-trick from Matt Kohler at the start of the second period saw Halton build up a commanding lead and a further goal - from Stewart Jamieson on 27 minutes - put the Huskies 6-0 up before the Swarm finally managed to score their first goal of the game.

A second Manchester goal quickly followed but two more goals for Berry – to round off his hat-trick - and a second of the game for Jamieson brought the score to 9-2 at the second period break.

The third period saw two more goals for the Swarm, but no more for Halton as they slightly took their foot off the gas, and the game finished as a 9-4 victory for the Huskies.

They remain unbeaten in this summer rec competition with 3 wins and 2 draws from their 5 games to date and lead the table with 8 points. Blackburn and Manchester both trail in their wake with 4 points each but they do both have a game in hand.

The Halton Huskies are next in action this Saturday 15th June when they travel to Altrincham to take on the Manchester Swarm, 5.45pm face off. They are next at home on Sunday 7th July when they entertain the Bradford Cannibals at Planet Ice Widnes, 4.15pm face off.

They finish off their group games with a home fixture against Bradford on Saturday 10th August.