Monday 10 June 2024

Match Report: Sheffield Steelkings 5 – Mayhem 1 (British Para Ice Hockey League)

Anthony Booth scored the Mayhem’s only goal away at Sheffield (Photo by @haganovaphoto)

Saturday 8th June 2024 – British Para Ice Hockey League: Sheffield Steelkings 5 – Mayhem 1

The Mayhem sledge team slumped to their second defeat of the new British Para Ice Hockey League season with a 5-1 loss away to Sheffield Steelkings on Saturday. 

They travelled without a number of key players but welcomed back Canadian international player Peggy Assinck as player coach and the team gave a good account of themselves in the circumstances.

The game was actually very close in the first period and remained goal-less until the 13th minute when the home side took the lead.

The Mayhem equalised 2 minutes into the second period with a goal from Anthony Booth but Sheffield upped their game after that and outshot the visitors by a considerable margin thereafter. 

The SteelKings retook the lead on 22 minutes and edged further ahead with a powerplay goal on 28 minutes, punishing a Mayhem holding call.

The third period played out in similar vein with two more goals for the hosts on 32 and 37 minutes and Darren Pomfrett in the Mayhem goal was, once again, the busiest of the two netminders.

Over the 45 minutes, he managed to keep out 27 of the 32 shots that he faced, otherwise the score might have been much higher.

The Mayhem are next in action this Sunday 16th June when they face the Sheffield second team – the SteelStings - at Planet Ice Widnes.  Face off is at 4.25pm and admission is free for all spectators.