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Mixed bag when Belfast came to visit

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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.

 

Other News:

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!!

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Winning ways continue …… Reports from 23rd/24th November

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Saturday 23rd November
North Ayrshire Predators v Kilmarnock JIHC @ Galleon Leisure Centre. Face Off: 5.30pm
Always a hotly contested game, and always seeming to be scheduled early in the season, your Predators arrived at the Galleon fired up for the game against their local rivals.
Biggest surprise of the game is that there were only 10 mins in penalties awarded, as both teams put playing disciplined controlled hockey first.
It started badly for the Predators with the officials awarding a goal to Kilmarnock despite the puck being under the glove of the Predators netminder in front of the goal line.
It didnt take long for the response, Kyle Forsyth netting the equaliser on a feed from Dylan Murray.
The game flowed from end to end, Kilmarnock scored next, then the equaliser, this time Dylan Murray scoring, assisted by Kyle Forsyth.
2nd period saw the Predators jump out to an early lead, with goals from Antony Curlett and Kyle Macintosh, before Kilmarnock scored another to reduce the lead to 1 again.
Next goal from Kilmarnock saw the officials ignore the rule book and award a goal that was scored after a puck had been shot at the netminders helmet, even the home team were surprised to be awarded this “goal”.
3rd period saw Kyle Forsyth and Dylan Murray combine again to take the Predators into a 2 goal lead, before an unstoppable shot from Innes Gallagher brought the home team to within 1 again.  A defensive lapse in our own zone on the PP saw the Predators cough up the puck to Charlie Christie, who made no mistake in burying the final equaliser with a fine finish.  Fiercely competitive game, played in the correct spirit by both teams, in spite of questionable officiating!
Final Score: North Ayrshire Predators 6 – 6 Kilmarnock U16’s. Man of the Match: Dylan Murray.
 
North Ayrshire Penguins v Ayr Bruins U10’s @ Auchenharvie Leisure Centre,  Stevenston. Face Off: 6pm. 
Penguins were looking to continue their undefeated start to the season against Ayr Bruins.
1st period started well with chances at both ends before Penguins took the lead with a goal from Rocco Murray. Rocco then made it 2-0 with a well worked goal shooting it high into the net ensuring Penguins ended the period on top.
The second started with North Ayr increasing their lead through a goal from  Lennon Deeney.   Penguins weren’t for letting up and laid siege on the Ayr Bruins goal with Rocco coming close with a shot that struck the bar. But his continued persistence paid off as he increased the Penguins lead with his hat trick goal to make the score 4-0.
Penguins kept the pressure on the Bruins net with some good team work and eventually increased their lead with a goal from Jack Malcolm. Penguins kept the pace up and nearly increased their lead with some great skills from Liam Durning but he found a Bruins goalie on top form, making a great save to deny him. The second period ended 5-0.
The 3rd period saw Penguins increase their lead through Captain Rocco Murray making the score 6-0. Rocco wasn’t for letting up with the  goals and soon made it 7-0 before Jack Malcolm made the final score 8-0. This was a great team performance making it 4 wins from 4 for the Penguins. Man of the Match: went to solid defence man David Turner(Photo Credit: Fiona McBride)
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North Ayrshire Devils v Ayr Bruins @ Auchenharvie Leisure Centre Face Off: 7:30pm 
Devils look to Make it 4
League Leaders North Ayrshire Devils were in action again this weekend with a home tie against local rivals Ayr Bruins.
Devils were out to continue their winning start to the season, and it wasn’t long till their quality in attack brought the first goal. Ryan Tunnicliffe opened the scoring assisted by Christopher Burwood and Lucas Correia. With Angus Gaffney adding a second almost immediately. This set the tone for the first period as the Devils stormed into a 9-goal lead at the end of the first period.
The Second period saw the Devils ease up in their urgency only converting 3 goals from the numerous chances some in part due to some outstanding net minding by the Bruins. With the second period finishing 12-0 to the Devils, it would take a big third period for the Bruins to close the gap.
The start of the third period would see the return of former Devils netminder Brandon Rooney take his place again between the pipes. From the drop of the first puck in the third period the Devils had regained their momentum from the first period scoring 7 unanswered goals.
Final score 19-0 Devils making it 4 wins in a row. Devils Man Of the Match: Lucas Correia.
 
The Devils next game is at home to Belfast Junior Giants on Sat 30/11/19 Auchenharvie Leisure centre face off 7:30pm.
Sabres x ice
Sunday 24th November 
North Ayrshire Sabres hosted a x-ice tournament at Galleon Leisure Centre,  Kilmarnock. 
North Ayr Sabres & Learn to play welcomed teams from Dundee, Lanarkshire, Kirkcaldy and Ayr Bruins for their 1st x-ice of the season.
There was some great skill on show from all the kids. Everyone had fun and we look forward to more games this season.
These small ice games give the children the chance to put all they are learning into practice and gives then a sense of game play scenarios and encourages then to make split-second decisions on the go!
Man of the Match: Ruaridh White
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Wild continue their winning streak while Stars get hit by Lightning = 16th/17th November

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Saturday 16th November 
North Ayrshire Wild v Belfast Giants SNL at Auchenharvie ice rink, Stevenston.
North Ayrshire Wild went into this weekends game against the newly returned Belfast Giants on a high, following last weekends heroics against Paisley Pirates.
Wild got off to a slow start, in a cagey first period and went in 1-0 down at the first interval.
This was to be the last time Giants troubled the score-sheet as Gary Parker got Wild’s first goal 5 mins into the 2nd period.
After this, it was all Wild, and special teams played a big part, with the team scoring 1 short handed goal followed by 3 on the power play.  Wild’s more disciplined approach is starting to pay dividends, with the team only taking 2 minor penalties throughout the game.  All 3 lines were on the score-sheet, with 8 different players getting the goals, which proved very pleasing to the coaching team.
Final score: Wild 8 – 1 Giants. Man of the Match was Luke Kearsley.
Next home game is 7th December v Dundee Comets at Auchenharvie Leisure Centre,  Stevenston. Face Off: 6.30pm.
Everyone is Welcome!
Sunday 17th November.
North Ayrshire Stars v Lanarkshire Lightning U14’s at Time Capsule,  Coatbridge.
Early morning road trip to Coatbridge for our Stars. They worked hard, showed some great team play but it wasn’t too be. The score line really doesn’t reflect how great this game was.
Final score: Stars 3 – 11 Lightning. 
Goals from; Kerr Drummond, Flynn Massie & Liam Houston.  Man of the Match: Liam Houston.
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Wild see off the Pirates in Robertson Cup Action double header.

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Saturday 9th November
North Ayrshire Wild v Paisley Pirates – Stuart Robertson Cup – Home Game.
Wild edge out Pirates double header!
 
Saturday night saw the first visit of local rivals Paisley Pirates to Auchenharvie, and some bad bounces and slack play saw the visitors jump out to an early lead, going in 3-0 up at the first interval.
 
2nd period and the Wild came out with more resolve, and picked up a goal to cut the deficit, Adam Kerr scoring, assisted by captain Callum Siebenaler, although it was short lived, as Pirates scored again within 20 seconds to restore the 3 goal margin. 
 
Play went end to end, with Wild getting more into the game as it progressed, but there was no further scoring before the next interval.
 
Inspirational team talk from coach Cowan at the interval saw the boys come out flying in the 3rd period to score 3 unanswered goals to tie the game, the equalising goal coming with less than 2 mins to go. Ryan Parkin with a double, and Captain Siebz with the equaliser just when it was needed.
 
A frantic last minute saw some heroics from netminder Scott Blackwell to keep the scores level, and set up an exciting 2nd encounter in Braehead.
Final score: Wild 4 – 4 Pirates.
Sunday 10th November
 
North Ayrshire Wild v Paisley Pirates – Stuart Robertson Cup – Away Game.
After last nights heroics, your Wild team were fired up for a big game in Braehead tonight and they did not disappoint.
 
A double from Martin Cardno, and a power play goal from player coach Scott Cowan saw the boys take a commanding 3-0 lead in the first period.
 
They fully expected the Pirates to come at them hard in the 2nd, which they did, however their short bench was struggling to cope with the energy and desire of the Wilds 3 lines and the intensity they were bringing to the game. 2 more goals from Andy Barr and Marc Fowley saw the Wild take a commanding 5-0 lead before Richard Thorpe got the Pirates on the board.
 
Wild then lost Marc Fowley for 14 mins on a fighting penalty for taking exception to the attention being shown to netminder Scott Blackwell. 
 
The game continued with the Wild’s intensity dominating and being rewarded with a 6th goal scored on the backhand by Liam Anderson.
 
3rd period sees the Wild run into some penalty trouble as the Pirates increased the pressure chasing the equaliser, and a 5 on 3 Power play results in 2 goals from Adam Walker and Connor Spiers.
 
The game then gets heated and a couple of guys from each team leave the action early but there is no further scoring and the Wild leave with the points in the bag and a semi final slot in the Stuart Robertson cup.
Final Score Wild 6 – 3 Paisley Pirates.
 
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North Ayrshire Predators U16’s v Lanarkshire Lightning at The Time Capsule, Coatbridge.
Final Score Predators 2 – 4 Lightning. Man of the Match Josh Carslaw.
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Stars, Predators & Wild all in action this weekend with mixed results.

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North Ayrshire Stars U14’s v Belfast Junior Giants

North Ayrshire’s Stars U14’s welcomed Belfast Junir Giants this Saturday in their latest game at home. The rink was packed for an exciting night of hockey, with the under 16s set to play straight after.

The first period was a close fought match and both teams had their own chances . The Stars piled on the pressure but with lots of shots on target the period still ended 0-0.

The pace increased in the second period and the Stars took a lead of 2-0 early into the period, but with a penalty for the Stars in the 8th minute, Belfast took the opportunity straight away and got a goal back to make it 2-1. In the 13th minute Belfast were so close to making it 2-2, but the chance was ceased and the period closed at 2-1.

The third period was key for the Stars and they really put the pressure on Belfast with Belfast having little to offer in defence.  The game ended 6-2 to the Stars to make a convincing win at their home rink. Teamwork won out in the end, a solid performance from the Defence, both net minders tracking the puck and denying Belfast time & time again to the Forwards who worked together, passing and taking the chances to find the back of the net out shooting Belfast with 31 to 11 shots on goal.

Goals came in the form of a hat-trick from Flynn Massie, with 1 each Liam Houston, Rocco Murray & Aedan Monaghan. Man of the Match: Kris Sommerville.

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North Ayrshire Predators U16’s v Belfast Junior Giants U16’s.

This is always a fast and fully charged game. Belfast come to win and as hard as the Predators tried they could not get the breakthrough goal. Belfast outshot Predators 29 to 13 making them 8-0 winners in the end with Harry Campbell (NM) being awarded Man of the Match.

North Ayrshire Wild SNL v Aberdeen Lynx.

WILD travel to Aberdeen for the first time this season…..and what a game it turned out to be! 1st period seen WILD go 1 goal down but soon equalised and with another goal from the WILD, saw them go 2-1 up.

Into the second period and it was end to end play, WILD certainly had upped their game forcing Aberdeen to defend the hungry WILD team, both sides scored leaving the score at the end of this period 3-2 to the WILD .

Into the 3rd and some decisions that didn’t go the WILD’s way, saw them play shorthanded with a 5 on 3.  Aberdeen took full advantage and soon got the equaliser 3-3. Shortly after Aberdeen scored again and the WILD trailing 4-3, then before the game finished, WILD were again back to being short handed on a 5 v 3 and again the Aberdeen Lynx made the WILD  pay leaving the score 5-3 to Aberdeen, with Man of the match going to Gary Parker.

A lot can be taken from this game as the WILD are now competing amongst the best in the league with this young team and things are certainly on the up.

Photo Credit for Wild v Lynx images to Susan Strachan at Aberdeen Lynx.

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North Ayrshire Wild SNL v Dundee Tigers – Scottish Cup Game.

Sunday’s game seen the WILD back up the M9 to Dundee to play Dundee Tigers in the Scottish cup.

The first period saw the WILD go 1 down with only 1 min on the clock but this soon woke them up and they equalised 12 mins later meaning the first period finished 1-1.  Into the second period and it looked like the WILD had not showed up, their team spirit began to sink when the Tigers clocked up a further 3 goals, although the WILD did manage another goal, this period ended 5-2.  The 3rd period was a far better period for the WILD but unfortunately they couldn’t close the 4 goal lead to catch the Tigers who kept pushing and were rewarded with a late goal, the tigers went even further ahead.

Having said that the shots on goal were even at 44 to 45.  They just couldn’t score on this trip, possibly a case of the night before telling on the team.

Final Score: North Ayrshire WILD 2 – 6 Dundee Tigers.  Man of the Match: Scott Wright

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A great win for the Penguins

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Saturday 26th October

North Ayrshire Penguins v Ayr Bruins U12’s at Ayr Ice Rink.

North Ayrshire Penguins made the short journey to Ayr for this weekends game. Both teams started the match well and the action moved from end to end. The Penguins eventually broke the deadlock just before the 5th minute of the 1st period with a well worked goal finished off by Lennon Deeney. This encouraged the Penguins who quickly increased their lead with 2 quick goals, 1st from Max Stevenson then a second from Lennon to make the score 3-0. Penguins kept the pressure on Ayr Bruins goal and got their reward when Max sent a shot crashing off the Bruins post and with Oliver Turner at the back post to put the loose puck into the net, this sent Penguins into the interval with a 4-0 lead. 

The second period started with North Ayr Penguins on the attack, keen to increase their score & Lennon was unlucky not to add to his tally with his shot hitting the bar.  It wasn’t long though before Penguins got the goal and increased their lead with Jack Malcolm making the score 5-0. Penguins weren’t giving up and continued to play great hockey as a team and would have been further in the lead if it wasn’t for some fantastic saves from the Ayr Bruins goalie who certainly was on fire. Penguins patience paid off with goals from Ben Roxburgh, Rocco Murray & a second from Max, making the score at the end of the second period 8-0 to the Penguins. 

The 3rd period was to start the same way the second ended, the Penguins came out hard and fast with Rocco scoring twice in the opening minutes.  Lennon finished the scoring for the Penguins with his 3rd goal of the game making the final score 11-0 to North Ayr Penguins. Thanks to Ayr Bruins for not giving up and pushing our team in each and every period.

A fantastic team performance from all the kids with goals coming from all lines and various players; Hat-tricks from Lennon Deeney & Rocco Murray, 2xMax Stevenson with 1 goal each from Ben Roxburgh, Jack Malcom & Oliver Turner.

Man of the Match went to Ashton Lomas.

North Ayrshire Sabres v Ayr Bruins U10/U8’s at Ayr Ice Rink.

North Ayrshire Sabres also made the short trip to ayr with a young group of players looking to put their training into action and gain much needed game experience.

The Sabres started the game brightly and raced into a 3 goal lead with an impressive hat-trick coming from Ashton Lomas who had just finished playing up with the Penguins in the previous game. But Ayr Bruins where not giving in and answered back with an explosive display of play, racing into a 9-3 lead at the end of the 1st. This shook the Sabres a little and they struggled to return to form.

The second was to be more of the same with Ayr Bruins playing siege on the Sabres goal with Jake Reilly making some fantastic saves to keep the score down to 14-3 at the end of the second. 

3rd period saw the Sabres fight back and although Ayr Bruins didn’t let up their attack, Sabres managed to keep them restricted to only scoring 4 goals this period.  Some of the team had played the previous game for the Penguins so tired lets had set in but it a learning game and there were definitely positives to be taken away from the match. The final score 18-3 to Ayr Bruins. 

A big well done to both teams for their effort, determination and good sportsmanship, but especially to our Harrison Provan and Bailey Toner who played their 1st game for u10s.

Man of the Match was our Net Minder Jake Reilly.

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North Ayrshire Wild v Dundee Comets SNL at Auchenharvie Ice Rink.

Not the best of nights for the Wild, losing 1 – 6 to Dundee Comets.

 

 

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Devils & Wild Away Weekend -19th October

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Saturday 19th October.

North Ayrshire WILD v Kilmarnock Thunder at Galleon Leisure Centre.

The WILD clock up another win this weekend against Kilmarnock Thunder, in what was one of their best displays of teamwork.  Scott Blackwell one of the WILD keepers actually played outfield this game and eventually, with the assistance of the team, got him his first goal (not bad for a goalie).

The 3 periods were controlled by the WILD throughout but Thunder had a few good goals too and played some good team hockey.

The score ended, on what was an entertaining game, 24-3 to the WILD.

Next week finds the WILD at home against the Dundee Comets, so we will see if they can clock up another win.

North Ayrshire WILD v Solway Sharks at Dumfries Ice Bowl.

High Flying Devils Make 3 in a Row.

The League Leaders where on the road again this weekend with a trip to the home of the Sharks. Devils were out to continue their winning start to the season with a tough opponent waiting for them.

Solway’s quality showed as they took the lead after only 25 seconds. They then doubled their lead before the Devils struck midway through Haydn Woods assisted by Ryan Campbell goal time 10:03. End of the first 2-1 Sharks.

The Devils started the second period brighter of the two sides scoring early to level the tie Goal-scorer Haydn Woods turn provider this time assisting Jamie Miller goal time 24:30. Almost immediately the Devils took the lead again at 24:30 through Christopher Burwood assisted by Brandon Anderson and Kyle Forsyth. Their lead wouldn’t last long as the Sharks scored two quick goals finishing the period with a slim 4-3 lead.

The Sharks would extend their lead early in the third. However, the Devils showed the free scoring play that has them at the top of the league. First through Matthew Miller assisted by Brandon Anderson, then straight from the face off, lead scorer Jamie Miller put the Devils in front assisted by Haydn Woods and Ryan Campbell.

The Devils would add 2 more unanswered goals from Ryan Campbell and Sean Woods. Winning the tie 7-5.  Man of the Match went to Darren Easton with a superb performance in Defence.

The Devils have the next few weekends free with their next game at home to local rivals Ayr Bruins Sat 23/11/19 Auchenharvie Leisure Centre with face off 7:30pm.

 

Next Weekends Fixtures:

Saturday 26th October

North Ayrshire Penguins v Ayr Bruins U12’s at Ayr Ice Rink, Face Off: 3.15pm

North Ayrshire Wild v Dundee Comets SNL at Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenston, Face Off: 6.30pm.

Sunday 27th October

Scotland National Team Trials.  North Ayrshire Ice Hockey Club have 16 players attending trials hopeful of winning a place in the Scotland Squad.  Good Luck to each and every one of them.

We also have our 3 female players heading to The Timecapsule in Coatbridge for Scotland Girls Development Training. Keep up the hard work girls!

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Christmas Orders from Club Online Shop – DEADLINE – 1st NOVEMBER

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Christmas delivery

If you are planning on ordering anything from our online shop for Christmas this year:

PLEASE NOTE: 1st November is the cut off date. 

Any orders received after this date cannot be guaranteed in time for Christmas.

Please don’t delay, get ordering today as we’d hate you to miss out!

https://northayrshireicehockeyclub.co.uk/club-shop/

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North Ayr v Solway Sharks Weekend – 12th & 13th October

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North Ayrshire Stars v Solway Sharks Juniors U14’s

This was the 3rd away game in a row for the Stars and it was another early start as they headed down to Dumfries to take on Solway Sharks U14’s.

Determined to bag their 3rd away win they came out hard, pushing hard and were rewarded after 5 minutes when a lovely piece of teamwork saw Flynn Massie snake the puck up the ice before passing to Jacob Woods who found Emma Lamberton in front of the net and happy to score the 1st goal of the game for the Stars.  This was even more special today for Emma as she was playing for her grampa who passed away during the week. Solway came back hard and were rewarded with a goal. The play continued to move fast all across the ice with great saves coming from Calum Simmonds to finish the period 1-1.

The 2nd period started just as hard with the play going end to end with shots coming from Jake Larcombe, Kerr Drummond & Flynn Massie but these were all met by the Solway Netminder Logan Reid who was playing great between the pipes.  With both teams suffering penalties it was Solway who scored next bringing the 2nd period to a close, 2-1 to Solway Sharks.

The 3rd period started as the other 2 had with both teams fighting for the next goal and play was fast and furious with emotions high.  It was, on this occasion the Sharks who were to come away the winners after another 2 quick goals. 

Final Score: Solway Sharks U14’s 4 – 1 North Ayrshire Stars. Man of the Match Emma Lamberton.

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North Ayrshire Predators v Solway Sharks Juniors U16’s

The sides met for the second time this season at Dumfries ice bowl, with an early morning start for the North Ayrshire team. Both teams started brightly but it was the visitors who took the lead via Dylan Murray, assisted by Josh Carslaw and Kerr Drummond. With further goals from Dylan Murray & Jamie Wilson (scoring on his debut 16’s game), the Predators finished the period 4-0 up.

The home side came out in the second period looking to reduce the deficit but to no avail, with goals from Jack Neil & Dylan Murray again with a double,  would see the Predators end the period with a 7-0 lead

The third period saw indiscipline from both teams lead to both sides losing three players. The game finished with North Ayrshire adding 3 more goals from Josh Carslaw, Kyle McIntosh and Flynn Massie (also scoring his 1st goal for 16’s).  

Final score 9-0 Predators, Man of the Match, Kyle McIntosh. Report by Paul Miller.

 

North Ayrshire WILD v Solway Sharks SNL

This weeks game was at home against Solway Sharks and what a game it was. 

The WILD matched Solway for most of the game. The first period saw the WILD take 12 shots on goal against Sharks 7 and this period ended 0-0 .

Into the 2nd and WILD could only manage 3 shots on goal but this was because of some good defensive Solway play, it was end to end stuff with John Russell pulling off save after save. Adam Kerr even stopped one from going in by putting himself in the goal mouth and took the shot to the body, Solway managed a short handed goal at 37.53 seconds, ending this period 0-1.

Into the 3rd and Scott Cowan changed the lines about with lines 1 and 2 going for it but energy soon got sapped when Solway scored another, shortly after they got a 3rd and so on, the WILD had run out of stamina, but this was a great game against probably this years league winners.

Final Score: North Ayrshire Wild 0 – 7 Solway Sharks.  Man of the Match, John Russell (GK). Wild Photo Credit: Gordon Fowley.

 

Next Week’s fixtures:

North Ayrshire Devils v Solway Sharks U20’s at Dumfries Ice Bowl, Face Off: 4pm.

North Ayrshire WILD v Kilmarnock Thunder at Galleon Leisure Centre, Face Off: 7.30pm