North Ayrshire WILD v Aberdeen Lynx at Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenston.
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First game of the new year against Kilmarnock, this is always a rough game and proved to be just that with penalty minutes for both teams hitting 50 mins. Both teams were a wee bit rusty in the first period after the festive break but the Wild managed to go 3-0 up. Into the second period and the Wild were beginning to wakeup with a constant pressure on the Kilmarnock net minder, 30 shots in total although just managing to scored with 6 of them, finishing the period 9-0. The 3rd period saw the Wild coast alonghowever Kilmarnock Thunder were constantly playing with 4 men on the ice with one player taking 45 mins of penaltiesalone. Wild’s Adam Kerr got called for fighting which saw him and his opponent leave the ice. Kilmarnock then started to play good hockey and managed to score 2 goals but Wild were not giving up and also scored goals finishing the game 14-2. Man of the Match: Scott Cowan.
Everyone at North Ayrshire Ice Hockey Club would like to thank you all for your support and commitment over the last year. From getting players to training on time to helping out on match nights all these little things really help out the managers and coaches more than you realise.
So a Big Thank You and here’s to 2020! Our club is growing and it’s all thanks to you all.
#Lets Go North Ayr.
We send our good wishes for a successful trip to Sheffield for our fab 4 as they join their respective Scotland Squads to take on teams from South-West, South-East, Northern & Midlands.
U15’s we have Harry Campbell & Lewis McCrindle
U17’s we have Jamie Sturrock & Kyle Forsyth.
The boys have worked so hard to make it this far and we know they will do their very best with their squads.
North Ayrshire U10’s & Learn To Play had their Christmas party on Saturday at Auchenharvie Leisure Centre, Stevenston.
This was a family day where siblings and parents could all get on the ice with their player to enjoy the fun with some special guests including Minnie Mouse and of course the main man himself, Santa. Great fun was had by everyone that attended. A special thanks to Ayley and Jock from Functionz for supplying the kids with hot dogs, popcorn and candy floss for the party, these went down a treat.
The coaches would like to wish all the players, helpers and their families a very Merry Christmas. Report & Photos from David Turner.
North Ayrshire Wild v Dundee Tigers – Scottish Cup 2nd Leg At Auchenharvie Leisure Centre, Stevenston.
The Wild took on Dundee Tigers at home in the second leg of the Scottish cup. Wild found themselves 4 goals behind from the first leg so needed a powerful start to pull this game back. The first period saw a very lazy Wild team take to the ice,with a few exceptions, but the shots on goals possibly say it all, Wild only managed 5 shots on goal while the Tigers fired 11 shots at our net, remarkably, this period ended 1-1.
2nd period was not much different although both teams took a few penalties and the Tigers lost a player after a bad challenge on Wild’s Liam Anderson which saw him head to hospital to be checked over leaving him out for a few weeks with concussion and a fractured eye socket, despite this upset, there were a few goals from both teams leaving it 4-3 to the Tigers. Could the Wild do it in the 3rd period? This is normally a strong period for the Wild, so hopes were raised. However it was not to be, the Tigers came onto the ice wanting this win and soon put it out of reach for The Wild & saw the game finish 7-3. With 38 to 27 shots on goal for theTigers, they proved to be to much for the Wild!Wild goals came from Marc Fowley, Scott Cowan and Jamie Sturrock. Man of the Match was Lewis Davidson.
Photos from Gordon Fowley.
The Club have no league games over Christmas although we do have 4 players heading to Sheffield Ice Arena for the EIHA mini conference series on Saturday & Sunday December 28 & 29.
Representing the U15’s we have Harry Campbell & Lewis McCrindle while at U17’s we have Jamie Sturrock & Kyle Forsyth.
Good luck to all our players and their Scotland teams, we know you will do us proud.
All our Managers & Coaches would like to thank all parents & carers for their help and support throughout the season & to the players, thank you for your continued effort, attitude and hard work. Enjoy the holidays and have a Merry Christmas.
North Ayrshire Sabres at X-Ice.
North Ayrshire Sabres travelled to Kilmarnock to take part in a x-ice with teams from Kilmarnock, Lanarkshire, Murrayfield(red) and Murrayfield(white). The day seen some very good skills from all the players who have been listening to their coaches at training and are now taking their skills into games. With Lanarkshire and Murrayfield(red) turning up short of players. Sabres Brad Ruxton & Lucas Allen volunteered to ice for Lanarkshire whilst David Turner, Leighton Murray and Bailey Toner volunteered to make up the numbers for Murrayfield, this was very mature of the boys and showed great spirit allowing the event to go ahead and all the kids play hockey. All the kids had a great day and we are really happy with the way the team is progressing.
North Ayrshire Penguins v Belfast Junior Giants U12’s at Auchenharvie Ice Rink.
North Ayr Penguins were hoping to slay the giants from belfast for the second time this season and they have 3 of the squad on a high after receiving Scotland call upsto the U11’s squad. But it was Belfast who opened the scoring after 10 seconds catching the Penguins team off guard scoring from face off. Penguins weren’t going to let giants have it their own way and equalised through Scotland forward Lennon Deeney. Belfast showed they had skill in their own team and regained their lead making the score 2-1 to the visitors. Lennon again got Penguins back on level terms with a fantastic solo goal to tie the game at 2-2. With the end of the 1st period approaching it looked as if the teams would go in level until Penguins Captain and Scotland forward Rocco Murray scored to send the Penguins into the break with a 3-2 lead.
The second period saw Belfast start on the front foot again and could have scored early on if it wasn’t for a fantastic save from Caiden MacColl. This woke up the Penguins and Rocco soon made it 4-2 and another moments later made it 5-2 soon with his hat trick goal. Penguins increased their pressure on the giants goal and increased their lead when Lennon sent a rocket into the top corner with his 3rd goal of the game making the score 6-2. Belfast reduced the deficit near the end of the second with a well worked goal making the score 6-3. Jack Malcolm restored the penguins 4 goal lead with an excellent goal to make the score 7-3. This sparked a mini comeback from the giants who scored 2 quick goals making the score 7-5. Penguins then scored 2 quick goals of their own from Lennon increasing their lead to 9-5. The game then went end to end with Belfast being the next team to get on the score sheet reducing the deficit to 9-6. Rocco then increased Penguins lead by scoring another 2 goals making the score 11-6 before Belfast finished the scoring with a late goal making the final score 11-7 to North Ayr Penguins. Goals for Lennon Deeney x5 Rocco Murray x5 and Jack Malcolm. Man of the Match was Jack Malcolm.
North Ayrshire Devils v Belfast Junior Giants U20’s at Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenston.
The first period saw the home team take an early lead with a goal from captain Ryan Campbell assisted by Connor Park with only 3mins on the clock but Belfast answered back making it one all at 9.44. Each side desperate to find the net but denied. End of the first 1-1. Belfast answered back early in the second with a power play goal. The home side would make it even again at 20.49 with a goal from Jamie Miller assisted by Kyle Forsyth. Devils then increased the lead with a third goal from Lucas Correia assisted by Jamie Miller and Ryan Campbell. The away side returned at 23.35 making it three each. Devils answered this with two quick goals from Kyle Forsyth assisted by Haydn Woods and Sean Woods. With the Devils on a power play, Darren Easton found the back of the net assisted by Ryan Campbell and Haydn Woods to finish the end of the second 5-4 Devils and this were looking great. Third period however saw Belfast bag three quick goals to seal the fate of the devils. End of the game 5-6 Belfast. Man of the Match: Callum Ramsay.
North Ayrshire Wild v Solway Sharks at Dumfries Ice Arena.
Wild travel to Dumfries to take on the Solway Sharks. The Wild were short benched with car breakdowns and players not managing to get there, but the team wasn’t going to let that stop them. It was always going to be a tough night playing the team that will probably go on to win the league. Unfortunately The Wild went down with only 34 seconds on the clock then another 2 minutes later, the period ended 5-0. Into the second and the Wild upped their game and managed to score 2 goals but so did Solwayand then a couple more with this period ending 9-2. The final period was much the same with the Wild always playing second best, this game was played with the highest spirits and its great to watch a game of good ice hockey and very few penalties, Solway were a fast clinical team with crisp passes straight on to sticks between players, but the boys put up a fight and the game ended 14-4. Man of the Match: Scott Blackwell, Wild Net Minder.
North Ayrshire Ice Hockey Club are delighted to have had 9 players selected for Scotland Conference Squad this season. This is testament to the hard work, self motivation and dedication to their sport from the players at club level and throughout the Scotland training camps so far. Congratulations to: Under 11’s Squad:- Jake Reilly, Lennon Deeney & Rocco Murray. Under 13’s Squad:- Flynn Massie & Liam Houston. Under 15’s Squad:- Harry Campbell & Lewis McCrindle. Under 17’s Squad:- Jamie Sturrock & Kyle Forsyth.
Well done boys, keep on working hard!!
DEADLINE DATES UPDATED.
29th November for Stockings then 10th December for mugs & bottles.
We are pleased to be able to offer you some team & club branded stocking fillers and as long as you order before the 10th December you will have them in time for Santa’s arrival!