Monday 17 June 2024

Match Report: Mayhem 5 – Sheffield Steelstings 0 (British Para Ice Hockey League)

The Mayhem team celebrate their first win of the 2024 season (Photo by Paul Breeze)

Sunday 16th June – BPIHL British Para Ice Hockey League: Mayhem 5 – Sheffield Steelstings 0

The Mayhem sledge team picked up their first win of the 2024 British Para Ice Hockey League season with a 5-0 victory over Sheffield Steelstings at Planet Ice Widnes on Sunday.

The game was quite close in its early stages but the Mayhem took the lead with a goal from Karl Nicholson on 6 minutes and then doubled the advantage with a strike from Felicity Gregory three minutes later. A second goal for Nicholson – unassisted on 12 minutes – gave the Mayhem a 3-0 lead at the first period break.

The visitors visibly upped their game in the second period but were not able to break through a stubborn Mayhem defence and a goal from Anthony Booth on 19 minutes edged the home side further ahead.

The third period played out in similar vein and a second goal from Booth rounded off the scoring for a 5-0 win for the Mayhem.

Darren Pomfrett put in a superb display in the Mayhem goal to record a shut out and the MVP awards for the match – presented by Mayhem head coach Peter Hagan - went to Gaz Lawton for Sheffield and Dave Lawrence for the Mayhem.

The wins sees the Mayhem draw level on points with the other Sheffield team – the Steelkings – who are in third place in the league table, although the Kings remain above the Mayhem by virtue of the head to head record between the two teams. 

The Mayhem travel to Peterborough this Sunday 23rd June to take on the league leading Phantoms, 4.25pm face off.  They are next at home on Sunday 30th June when they entertain the Sheffield Steelkings – at Planet Ice Widnes.