North Ayrshire WILD v Aberdeen Lynx at Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenston.
Saturday‘s game saw the Wild at home against Aberdeen. Aberdeen were not having much luck on their arrival at the rink with one player forgetting his skates and another his helmet. The Wild were able to help out with a helmet but as for size 11 skates, there are no giants at North Ayr, so we were unable help out with that one.
The first period from the Wild showed skill and determination, Aberdeen didn’t know what had hit them when Captain Scott Cowan pinged the puck past the Aberdeen goalie with only 1.13 on the clock, a further goal from Mark Fowley put the score too 2-0 Wild after the first period.
Into the second period and the Wild were as thirsty as the first period, getting to the puck first and generating chance after chance, they also had 3 penalty kills to content with but produced some good hockey and held Aberdeen away from our goals, this period ended 5-0.
Into the 3rd & Aberdeen started making a few more hits and got more physical on and off the puck. The Wild were slightly on the back foot and this allowed a late goal from Aberdeen that saw the game finish 5-1 to the wild.
The Man of the Match was No 17, Scott Wright, but this could have gone to a few players.
Sunday’s game had the Wild travel North to take on Dundee Comets. Let’s see if they can make it a double win this weekend.
North Ayrshire Penguins v Lanarkshire Lightning U12’s at Hamilton Ice Rink – Saturday 11th January
Final Score Penguins 7 – 3 Lightning. Our Man of the Match went to Jack Malcolm.
North Ayrshire Devils v Belfast Junior Giants U20’s – Dundonald Ice Bowl, Belfast – Saturday 11th January
Final Score: Devils 3 – 1 Giants. Goals from Jamie Miller & Jamie Sturrock (2x). MoM – Elliot McLachlan
Photo Credit: Sharon Sturrock.
North Ayrshire Wild v Dundee Comets at Dundee Ice Arena – Sunday 12th January
North Ayrshire Wild travelled through to Dundee for there 2nd game this weekend, this time facing Dundee Comets. The game started of well but soon Comets were over–powering the Wild team, was last nights game starting to tell on the players?? The first period ended 3-1 to Comets. Into the second and the Wild players looked tired and Dundee took advantage,they were constantly breaking through the middle of the ice meaning this period ended 5-1. Into the 3rd and the Wilds legs have loosened up and we get to see the Wild from last night, during this period we saw them play much better and actually won that period but sadly it still wasn’t enough to take the win & the points as the game ended 7-4 to Dundee Comets with Wild Man of the Match going to Gary Parker.
Photo Credit to Derek Black from Dundee Ice Hockey Club