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Sam Wallace Memorial Tournament Tournament 2020

Booking open

Bookings are NOW OPEN for June 2020.

North Ayrshire Ice Hockey Club are please announce that now our dates have been finalised we are now taking bookings for our home tournament the Sam Wallace Memorial Tournament over the 1st 2 weekends in June 2020.

6th & 7th June is open to teams from the following age groups: Under 11’s, Under 15’s & Under 20’s.
13th & 14th June is open to teams from the following age groups: Under 9’s, Under 13’s & Under 18’s.

 

We are looking for teams from all over the UK and Ireland to come and join us at Auchenharvie Leisure Centre, Stevenston for 2 weekends of non-stop junior hockey action from Under 9’s right through to Under 20’s.

Each weekend the teams will play round robin games in their age groups to determine the semi-finalists who will then go head to head on Sunday to find the winners.

Players will also be nominated from the weekends games to be part of the All-Star Team as chosen by their opposition.

Don’t delay, get in touch today and book your team(s) in.

 

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Winning ways for our teams.

Stars @ Elgin

North Ayrshire Stars v Moray Juniors U14’s

Our Stars had another long journey this weekend as they travelled through to Elgin for their 1st meeting this season and came away with a comfortable win.  Final Score: North Ayrshire Stars 12 v 1 Moray Juniors U14’s. Mn of the Match: Conor Wood.  Photos by Antonia Cameron.

Stars in Elgin Stars at Elgin

 

North Ayrshire WILD v Kilmarnock Thunder SNL – Stuart Robertson Cup.

The WILD’s second home game of the season was against their local rivals Kilmarnock Thunder. 

The first period saw the WILD come of the bench and play not as individuals but as a team and they tore Kilmarnock Thunder apart, tempers flared early on and Thunder had their keeper sent for an early shower leaving rookie goaltender Stewart Wilkie on his first season in the SNL to step in and he done well taking a total of 76 shots on goal and only conceding 19. The first period ended 9-0.

The second period was much the same with the WILD all over them, Kilmarnock didn’t give up and created a few breakouts but WILD were too strong for them and the second period ended 16-0. 

Going into the 3rd and WILD could afford to ease the pressure off and just enjoy the game. Kilmarnock Thunder suffered with discipline which saw a 2nd man put off the ice, as the period continued, a high stick caught Warren Crawford in the mouth costing him 4 teeth and he had to leave the ice.

The night was a good night for the WILD and certainly entertained the crowd, finishing the game 20-0 and a well deserved Man of Match went to Jamie Sturrock who netted a hat trick. Next weeks home game is against Solway so we need a large crowd to get behind our guys and give them a lift.

Sunday 6th October 

North Ayrshire Devils v Ayr Bruins U20’s at Galleon Leisure Centre, Kilmarnock

The Devils were runaway winners with goals coming from throughout the team.  Final Score: North Ayrshire Devils 35 – 7 Ayr Bruins. Man of the Match: Sean Woods

North Ayrshire Sabres v Ayr Bruins at Galleon Leisure Centre, Kilmarnock

The U8s/U10s enjoyed their first game of the season against Ayr Bruins at Kilmarnock. 

Both teams played well with some kids on both teams getting their first game under their belts. The game involved them getting to try out everything they have been learning during their training sessions, with some good goals scored by both sides. Man of the Match for North Ayrshire was Kyle Wedegren.

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Boat Trip to Belfast & Wild at Home – 28th Sept 19

Saturday 28th September.

Boat trip weekend for 3 of North Ayrshire’s teams as they descended upon Belfast and the SSE arena for their away games against Belfast Junior Giants.

1st up were out Stars (U14’s) 

In this 1st meeting between the 2 teams this season, it was the Stars who came out wanting it more netting their 1st goal after only 3 minutes with a nice clean pass from Aaron Stewart which allowed Adam Bainbridge to slot it passed their keeper with ease.  This seemed to give Belfast a shake as the play, then moved up the ice making a bee-line for the goal but were stopped by our Net minder Calum Simmonds again and again before D-man Kerr Drummond swung a powerful slapshot to get the 2nd goal for the Stars, Belfast were unable to make a breakthrough and the period finished 0 – 2 to our Stars.

2nd period started with the Stars taking a string of silly penalties which saw the team down to 3 players on ice, but the penalty kill line really worked their skates off , but it looked like legs were tiring on this line and Belfast scored but this was disallowed due to High Sticking.  The Stars dug deep and with when finally back to full strength it only took 30 seconds for Liam Houston to find the back of the net assisted by Rhys Deeley. This in turn was answered with a goal from Belfast 3 minutes later but the Stars cancelled this out 2 minutes later when d-man Conor Wood moved the puck up the ice to find Flynn Massie waiting to receive his pass to bring the score at the end of the 2nd to 1 – 4 to Stars!

With the start of the 3rd brought a change in goal keeper for the Stars, bringing in new keeper Connie MacDonald for her 1st taste of league action at 14’s.  She got off to a flying start with a great close range save and then a rebound save seconds later and she kept them at bay until just over 3 mins in a sneaky puck whizzed right passed her.  Emma Lamberton made a breakaway but was shut down just before the blue line. Despite the teams best efforts Belfast’s Ellie Patrick again found a way through to score her 2nd of the game.  Stars decided to bring Calum Simmonds back between the pipes, unfortunately Belfast were on a roll and managed to slot one past Calum before he knew what was happening, but that was where he stopped their goal fest and this spurred on the Stars who began raining shots on the Belfast keeper, Flynn, Rhys, Kerr, Liam, Emma all firing shots but despite the great passing and structured team work these were all denied. It was Flynn Massie who got the breakthrough goal to net his 2nd goal of the game minutes later, bringing them to 4 – 5 but not happy to leave it at that, Adam Bainbridge slotted his 2nd of the match after a textbook pass from Liam Houston to make his goal look all too easy.

Final Score: North Ayrshire Stars 6 – 4 Belfast Junior Giants U14’s. Man of the Match: Adam Bainbridge. Scorers: Adam Bainbridge x 2, Flynn Massie x 2, Kerr Drummond & Liam Houston.

Next up were our Predators (U16’s)

Belfast got off to a fast start and after only 23 seconds Belfast opened the scoring. North Ayr got a power play early in the 1st period but they just couldn’t take advantage of their extra man. 

Belfast then got a power play of their own, going 5 on 3 and they made North Ayr pay to make the score 2 nil Giants. Late in this period North Ayr had some good play but a resilient Belfast defence & good goalkeeping kept their goal intact, ending the period 2 nil to Belfast.
The 2nd period started the same way as the 1st with Belfast coming out of the blocks quickly & after 1 minute 3 seconds, they made it 3 nil.  Belfast kept up the good work and soon scored their 4th goal in the 20th minute with another 2 minutes later they made it 5 nil. Net minder Harry Campbell made a good save but the Belfast forward popped in the rebound. Harry made several further good saves but got injured half way through the period taking a strong shot to his head. After a short break Harry continued between the pipes continuing his good work. North Ayr had a breakaway chance but Dylan Murray was judged off side. Antony Curlett was next up with a quick fire shot but it missed the target. With 3 minutes 30 left in the period Belfast made it 6 nil & 90 seconds after that they got their 7th. End of the 2nd period 7 nil Belfast. 
North Ayr started the 3rd period on a power play after the Belfast captain was thrown out the game for a check to the head. This didn’t seem to deter Belfast as they scored 2 short handed goals within a minute of each other making it 9 nil. A change of net minder for North Ayr saw 14’s Stars goalie Calum Simmonds entering the fray. With 32 mins played, North Ayr pulled 1 back with Antony Curlett scoring with a slap shot from the top of the circle. 2 minutes later Kyle Forsyth scored from close in, picking up a rebound in front of the net. Both teams created several opportunities but both goalies stood firm.  Reported by; Colin Massie.

Final Score: North Ayrshire Predators 2 – 9 Belfast Junior Giants U16’s. Man of the Match: Antony Curlett.

Preds in Belfast

Finally to complete our trio of games were our Penguins (U12’s).

This weekend saw the Penguins have an early rise to travel across the Irish sea to take on the Belfast Junior Giants. Penguins started brightest and opened the scoring early on with a short handed goal from Max which was followed by a spectacular blue-line goal from Lennon. Belfast proved the Penguins wouldn’t have it all their own way by scoring 2 goals of their own. Penguins finished the period the stronger team and Jack made sure they went into the break with a 3-2 lead after scoring his 1st league goal for the club. The start of the second period saw Belfast come shooting out of the blocks and it wasn’t long before they took the lead for the 1st time in the game with another 2 goals. Penguins weren’t going to give up and equalised with a second goal of the game from Jack to end the period all square at 4-4. Before you knew it, Penguins took the lead again through Lennon with another shot from the blue-line but Belfast equalised again with a well worked goal to tie the game at 5-5. Penguins regained the lead through a solo goal from Max and then increased their lead with a fantastic breakaway goal from Rocco. Belfast threw everything they had into the final stages of the game but found Penguins netminder Caiden MacColl was letting no more pass him.  The match ended with a fantastic result for Penguins winning 7-5. A great team effort from all the kids and a great debut for Lucas and Jack. A well deserved Man of the Match for Penguins Caiden MacColl. Reported by; David Turner.

North Ayrshire Wild v Murrayfield Racers to Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenston, Stuart Robertson Cup.

This weekend’s game brought Murrayfield Racers through to the WILD’s first home game of the season, with the wild carrying a couple of injured players meant that lines had to be swapped around.

Start of the first period saw WILD come off the bench strong, but couldn’t get many shots on their goalie, Racers replied by scoring their first goal with 3.28 on the clock and the second from what looked like a copycat play with 5.15 on the clock.  WILD began to struggle with the experience of the racers, but with Scott Beverage pulling off save after save, it kept them from an embarrassing score line. Racers continued scoring goal and the period ended 0-4.

2nd period was much the same as the first but the WILD started to put some good plays together and created shots on goal, but it wasn’t to be as the Racers stayed composed and put another 4 goals on the board period ends 8 -0

Into the 3rd period of what has turned out to be a difficult night for the WILD, but whatever the pep talk in changing room was – it worked, the WILD stepped up and produced some lovely link up plays and young Ryan Campbell showed the older players how it’s done by firing 3 goals passed the Racers goalie in 6 mins, the players soon tired and fitness stepped in with the Racers looking more comfortable, they racked up another 3 goals making the score 11-3  but in hockey terms the period was held to 3-3. Reported by; David Kerr.

Final Score: North Ayrshire Wild 3 – 11 Murrayfield Racers.  Man of the Match: Ryan Campbell.

Sunday 29th September 
NATIONAL TRIALS DAY – Dundee ice Arena.
NAIHC were delighted to have 13 players over 4 age groups attend national trials this year in preparation for conference series, held in May at Ice Sheffield.  Keep up the hard work.  Good Luck Boys.
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Game Reports- Saturday 21st September

Penguins v Kilmarnock (104)
North Ayrshire Penguins v Kilmarnock U12’s – Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenston. Face Off – 6pm.

North Ayrshire Penguins welcomed Kilmarnock for their 1st league game of the seasonLooking to continue with the success of last season which saw the Penguins finish second place in the league, they were going to be coming out strong with their new look team right from the 1st puck drop and started in fine form racing into a 2 goal lead. Kilmarnock pulled a goal back before the Penguins regained their 2 goal advantage. Once again Kilmarnock scored and then again to level with the Penguins taking the 1st period to a 3-3 finish. The second period started in similar fashion to the 1st with Penguins regaining the lead. Kilmarnock weren’t for lying down pegging North Ayr Penguins back before going 5-4 in front. Rocco Murray then scored 3 fantastic solo goals to take the wind out of Kilmarnock this brought ‘we can do this’ feeling back to the Penguins who scored another 4 goal while only allowing Kilmarnock to gain 2 goals meaning the period on fire, with the Penguins racing into a 10-5 lead. The 3rd was to be more of the same for this new look penguin side who eventually run out 19-8 winners. A fantastic performance from all the kids, great start to the season and we are all looking forward to the rest of their season.                           

Big Well Done to Max on scoring his 1st competitive goals for North Ayr Penguins. A well deserved MOM went to Rocco Murray. Report by David Turner. 

Penguins v Kilmarnock (25)
Photo by Fiona McBride Blacklock
Penguins v Kilmarnock (30)
Photo by Fiona McBride Blacklock
Penguins v Kilmarnock a - Edited
Photos by Colin Durning

Penguins v Kilmarnock b - Edited

 

North Ayrshire Devils v Kilmarnock U20’s – Auchenharvie Ice Rink,Stevenston. Face Off – 7,30pm.

The Devils kicked off this season’s campaign with a home tie against local rivals Kilmarnock. This year’s team have a new captain in the form of Ryan Campbell who will be assisted by Christopher Burwood and Matthew Miller, Well Done guys, we are sure you will lead your team well.

Captains & Assistants for Devils 2019

As the puck dropped the Devils went on the offensive, creating a string of early chances with their first goal timed at 2:20 by Christopher Burwood assisted by Jamie Miller from good power play work. Ryan Campbell added a second on the fifth minute assisted by Christopher Burwood. Kilmarnock managed to pull one back through a solo short-handed
goal from Mark Solerod. Ryan Campbell added his second of the night on 14:47 assisted by Jamie Miller and Haydn Woods. With a two goal lead the Devils looked to see out the period but Kilmarnock wouldn’t allow them to get their way pulling back two goals late on.  End of the first 3-3 Devils.
The second period would see North Ayr dominate scoring eight unanswered goals. With goals from Jamie Miller, Christopher Burwood, Ryan Campbell and returning player Jamie Sturrock. Other scorers was Kyle Forsyth and Connor Park who were both making their 20’s league debut. End of the second 11-3 Devils.
The Home team would again score early in the third through Matthew Miller assisted by Brandon Anderson. Jamie Miller would add to his tally taking him to 4 goals for the evening assisted by Haydn Woods. Kilmarnock would take advantage of their powerplay to pull one back through Lewis Grant and assisted by Rhyce Anderson before adding another through Sean Brown. Ryan Campbell scored his fourth late in the third period assisted by Haydn Woods who was accredited with 6 assists for the evening. 
Final score Devils 14-5 Kilmarnock. Devils Man of the Match: Kyle Forsyth. Report by Paul Miller.
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Round up from the weekends games – 14/Sept/19

Stars - Solway Home

Come join our club.

We have recently had a recruitment drive to encourage new players into our club, focusing on the 4yrs – 10yrs age group. This resulted in 12 new kids taking to the Ice on Saturday. We are delighted and excited to be working with these children and our fully qualified coaches are teaching them the basics of skating, giving them sticks to handle and letting them have fun while learning.
If you have a child who would like to come and try out Ice Hockey, email Pamela on naihcltp@gmail.com

6pm – North Ayrshire Predators v Solway Sharks Under 16’s At Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenston. 

Predators opened their season against an under strength Solway U16s icing most of their U14s team to make up the numbers. Whilst the Predators dominated the game from the first puck drop, the Solway players did a great job defensively and Robbie Gordon in the Solway net did a grand job keeping the home teams attack at bay. The breakthrough came just after 7 mins when Cameron Murray slotted home, assisted by debutant Kyle McIntosh and Josh Carslaw. Kyle and Josh then both scored to send us into the interval 3-0 up. The following 2 periods saw more of the same, some fine passing from the Predators, good positional play, and some very good power play work that resulted in another 5 goals to finish the game 8-0.
Shot count was 50-8 in favour of the Predators, which reflects the difference in experience between the 2 teams, but the Solway team kept the battle going to the end, despite the injury to goaltender Robbie Gordon and to player Gregor Mills. We wish them both a speedy recovery.  Man of Match for Predators: Fraser Maloney.

7.30pm – North Ayrshire Stars v Solway Sharks Under 14‘s At Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenston. 

And so it begins! The masses arrived in anticipation of a highly competitive match between our very own North Ayrshire Stars and the highly talented Solway Sharks U14’s. At U12 level last year the games between these two teams were always very tight, and this game proved beyond doubt that this trend will probably continue this year.
1st Period. 
Mmmmm, The less said the better!  After a very even start, with not much between the sides, there was growing evidence that the Stars were struggling to find their ‘groove’. Solway were looking the more dangerous team and with 11:41 on the clock, Calum Simmonds produced a great save to keep the scoreline at 0-0, and then again 30 seconds later. It was becoming all too easy for the Sharks to get shots at goal. However, a minute later a good piece of play by Jake Larcombe almost produced a rare chance for the Stars, with Flynn Massie just unable to get on the end of the eventual pass. And when a good backhand shot by Flynn was well saved by the Solway goalie Logan Reid, this signalled the end of any positives from North Ayr until the end of the period.  With 6:13 on the clock a breakaway goal by Tomas Vyrostek made it 1-0 for Solway and then two minutes later it was 2-0 after a goal by Kyle Carruth, who was bizarrely sent straight to the penalty box!!??  At this point, in true first game of the season style, the Stars looked as if they had never even met each other, let alone played as a team before. The forwards could hardly string a pass together and it appeared they had never heard of the phrase’ back checking’; the D-men were posted missing all too often; and our goalie seemed to pick the puck out of the net more often than out of his glove. It was fast becoming a nightmare period for our young team, and it was only to get worse.  With 3 minutes left on the clock, a misplaced pass by Liam Houston was picked up by the grateful Solway forward Kyle Carruth, who picked his spot for 3-0, and another breakaway goal by Cassie McGregor, with 40s remaining, made it 4 for the confident young Solway side. End of period; 4-0 Solway Sharks.
2nd Period.
Well, I don’t know what ‘words of wisdom’ our coach Jamie Easton uttered in the two minutes between periods, but it certainly worked! The Stars came out a completely different team and within 19 seconds had narrowed the margin. Liam Houston, eager to appease for his mishap from the 1st period, weaved his magic through the Solway rear guard and with a cute pass, picked out Rhys Deeley who made no mistake, finishing with a wonderful slapshot. But, within minutes it was 5-1 to Solway. The Stars forwards, guilty of not retreating once more, left the defence horribly exposed and a fine finish by Tomas Vyrostek, his second of the game, allowed Solway to regain their four goal advantage. A minute later another great save from Calum Simmonds, who seemed to have rediscovered his confidence, kept the Stars in it. However, the Stars regained their composure and began to control the game once more. All three lines were contributing now and playing as a unit, and five minutes into the period the Stars reduced the deficit once more. Rhys, who by now was having a fine game, won the puck, got his head up, and played a sublime pass to Liam Houston, who skated in on the net and coolly slotted home with a mature finish. Midway through the period, the Stars had a chance to narrow the gap on a power play, but a resolute Solway team kept them at bay. Nevertheless, the Stars managed to score once more in the second period, a wonderful unassisted goal by Rhys Deeley, ironically on a penalty kill! The Stars had their tails up, and the forwards on all lines were proving to be a thorn in the side of the shell-shocked Sharks. A great skate by Adam Bainbridge produced a chance for Jacob Woods, whose shot was well saved by the Shark goalie. And in the dying seconds of the period, Rocco Murray, relishing his unfamiliar forward role, was unfortunate not to score after a lung bursting skate down the left wing. End of period; 5-3 Solway Sharks.
3rd period.
The Stars came out flying in the 3rd, eager to at least salvage a point from their disastrous start.The whole team were buzzing and this was epitomised by the unmistakable white helmet of Aaron Stewart, who was chasing everything and giving the Sharks defence a torrid time. And then the deficit was one! An exquisite lofted pass by Flynn Massie found Jacob Woods who produced a beautifully controlled finish to make the score 5-4 to the Sharks. The Stars could smell blood (ironically not the Sharks!), and 30 seconds later Adam Bainbridge had a great chance saved by the helmet of the Solway goalie. Then almost immediately from the face-off, good work by Liam Houston behind the net created a chance for Conor Wood, whose slapshot forced another fine save out of the Solway keeper. This was now a real contest between two tiring teams, but who would prevail? With 5 minutes to go of the period, North Ayr had a chance to level the match with another power play opportunity. Our young team, desperate for the equaliser, were reigning shots in on the Solway goalie, and eventually the pressure paid off. After great work by our Captain, Kerr Drummond, Liam Houston managed to ’pick the pocket’ of the Solway keeper and slotted home to level the match, much to the delight of everyone involved! The Stars pushed for the winner, but unfortunately, this was to be the end of the scoring in the game. It was an exciting end to a really entertaining game, with both teams deserving of real credit on their first game of the season. 
End of period and match; North Ayr Stars 5, Solway Sharks 14’s 5. Man of the Match; Rhys Deeley.  Reported by William Houston.

7.30pm – Galleon Centre, Kilmarnock – North Ayrshire WILD v Kilmarnock Thunder SNL – Stuart Robertson Cup.

The WILD travelled to local rivals Kilmarnock Thunder on Saturday night to play their second game in the Stuart Robertson Cup . Having suffered a 9-1 loss against Murrayfield Racers in their first game the team were looking to get some points on the board.
The 1st period was tight with both teams taking a few minor penalties. Wild managed 24 shots on the Kilmarnock keeper but it took until the 19th minute of the period to get the opening goal, scored by Ryan Campbell assisted by Luke Kearsley.
The Wild were 2 up with 2 minutes gone of the 2nd period when Ryan Parkin scored a power play goal assisted by Callum Siebenaler. The Wild then had to redo their lines when Campbell got thrown out the game after 26 minutes.  Kilmarnock didn’t give up and pulled a power play goal back with 32 minutes on the clock. But the Wild were determined and with 33 minutes on the clock, it was their turn to score a power play goal with Callum Siebenaler finding the net assisted by Ryan Parkin. Kilmarnock fought hard & pulled it back to a 1 goal game with 4 minutes left of the 2nd period.  With only 2 minutes of the period remaining Wild got their 4th of goal of the game, Warren Crawford assisted by Lewis Davidson and Jamie Miller.  The 2nd period ended Thunder 2 – 4 Wild with the Wild out shooting Thunder by 27 shots to 4.
Wild upped the tempo at the start of the 3rd period and with only 35 seconds gone Martin Cardno scored a power play goal assisted by Callum Siebenaler followed quickly only 24 seconds later when Lewis Davidson scored assisted by Chris Underwood. A further 2 minutes later Andy Barr scored assisted by Chris Burwood and Luke Kearsley then it was the turn of Marc Fowley, who scored a lovely solo effort, still only 3 minutes into the 3rd period.  This prompted Thunder to change their keeper.  The new keeper had only been on ice for 1 minute before he was picking the puck out of the net after Lewis Davidson scored his 2nd of the match assisted by Chris Underwood. With the Wild on a roll and only 5 minutes of the 3rd period gone it was Ryan Parkin who scored next with his 2nd goal of the game assisted by Lewis Smith and Haydn Woods. 30 seconds later Kris Underwood fired one in from the blue line assisted by Luke Kearsley. Wild then scored another Power play goal when Jamie Miller redirected a shot by Luke Kearsley into the net followed minutes later when Callum Siebenaler scored his 2nd goal unassisted.  The final goal of the game came with 5 minutes left & was scored by Martin Cardno assisted by Callum Siebenaler and Haydn Woods.  The 3rd period ended with the Wild out shooting Thunder 29 shots to 8.
Final score Kilmarnock Thunder 2 – 14 North Ayrshire Wild  with the Wild Man of the Match: Their Captain Callum Siebenaler.  Reported by Ronnie Miller.
Next Weeks Fixtures:
Saturday 21st September at Auchenharvie Leisure Centre, Stevenston.
Face Off: 6pm – North Ayrshire Penguins v Kilmarnock Tornadoes U12’s
Face Off: 7.30pm – North Ayrshire Devils v Kilmarnock Avalanche U20’s.
Admission charges payable at the centre reception: Adults £5.50, Kids & Concessions £4, Under 5’s & NAIHC players are Free of charge.
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Stars (U14’s) take on Lightening in a pre-season friendly

Face Off

Face off again

Well here we go again!

The kit has been bought, the parent’s are skint once more, and everyone headed to Harvies for an eagerly anticipated pre-season friendly between our very own North Ayrshire Stars and Lanarkshire Lightning 14’s, two teams that fancy themselves for one of the top spots in the SIHA U14 league section for the coming season.

The first period started competitively and within the first minute the Lanarkshire Captain Brodie Kay was sent to the sin bin for interference, but unfortunately the Stars couldn’t make him pay for his misdemeanour.  The game was played at a frantic pace, but it was fast becoming a scrappy affair with neither team able to get the puck down and play constructive hockey. With around five minutes played, it was North Ayr’s turn to be a man down, with Liam Houston sent to the box with a minor for crosschecking (although he still denies it!).

The Stars penalty kill team of Kerr, Flynn, Rocco and Rhys worked tirelessly to keep Lanarkshire at bay, but just when they thought they had done enough, Lanarkshire struck in the last second of their power play with a great goal by Tymo Szewczyk. 1-0 Lanarkshire Lightning.
From this moment on, Lanarkshire began to gain control of the game, but the Stars battled hard and the third line really stepped up to the plate displaying some really solid defensive play and energy, with Jake Larcombe in particular catching the eye with his tenacity and workrate.  Caiden Maccoll was also playing a blinder in goal, keeping Lanarkshire at bay with a string of nice saves. The Stars were really struggling to work the keeper, but with a minute left on the clock Liam Houston, after good work from Flynn Massie, managed a good shot at goal, which was well saved by Brooke Jansen. End of period; 1-0 Lanarkshire Lightning.

The second period started brightly for the home team, and they were starting to string a few passes together but with 13:24 left to play of the period, a stop in play due to an injury to Bailey Yates of Lanarkshire (thankfully he was okay), seemed to upset their rhythm and Lanarkshire began to go forward with a bit more menace once more. A great save by Caiden Maccoll after the recommencement of play gave the Stars a boost, and with a great skate down the left by Rhys Deeley almost ending up in a goal, it was evident the Stars were still in this game. Halfway through the period, Caiden Maccoll made way for Connie Mcdonald in goal after a sterling performance by the youngster.

The Lanarkshire captain Kay was really starting to impose himself on the game, and without a brilliant last ditch challenge by our captain Kerr Drummond to deny him, it looked as if 2-0 was on the cards. Shortly after though, we were down to 4 men once more after a penalty to Rhys, and within this period, Tymo Szewczyk struck for his second goal of the game, a power play goal to make it 2-0 Lanarkshire.
However, minutes later it looked as if North Ayr had pulled one back- a terrific ’snipe’ from Jacob Woods after a great pass from Adam Bainbridge looked as if he had scored ‘crossbar and down’, but the referees judged it had not crossed the line. End of period; 2-0 Lanarkshire Lightning.

North Ayr once again started the third period brightly, and good interplay by Flynn and Liam ended up in a good save by Jansen once again from Flynn’s wrister. However, penalties once again were to be the downfall of the side, and two quick power play goals for Lanarkshire effectively ended the contest. North Ayr heads were down, and Lanarkshire seized the initiative, playing some nice stuff, with almost everything created hitting the back of the net.

End of period and match; 8-0 Lanarkshire Lightning.

Positives to be taken from first two periods, but obviously a bit of work to be done in order to compete in the coming season.

Man of the match; Liam Houston

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Club Kit & Merchandise – Shop Online

NAIHC Tie (1)

Don’t forget to check out our online store.

Here you will find the Club jacket & tie which are match day attire for U12’s & upwards.

You will also find a whole range of items:

  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Hoodies
  • Jackets
  • Baseball Caps
  • Beanie Hats
  • Kit Bags
  • Short Covers
  • Blankets
  • and more…….

Most items are personalised and therefore take up to 28 days to be delivered.

Any questions…..feel free to ask us.

Adults soft shell with NAIHC and numberBackpack North Ayrshire Ice Hockey ClubMixed Colour Hoodie Heat Seal North Ayrshire Ice Hockey Club

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Come and Learn to Play Ice Hockey!

Deal for New Players

It’s the fastest sport in the area!

We are recruiting new players into our club.

No experience or equipment required.

We are offering a 10 week learn to play block which comprises of the 1st 2 weeks free and then £40 for the remaining 8 weeks.

Go on…..you know you want to join us!

Email: naihcltp@gmail.com

Try it, Love it, Live it.

Our Sabres U9's

Sabre's Teammates

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Come and be in our Team

Join our club

It’s the greatest sport around.

 

North Ayrshire Ice Hockey Club are looking to welcome anyone who is interested in learning the great game that we all love so much.

Fancy trying out for our club?

Want to see how it feels to be part of the team?

Can you skate? Then let our fully qualified coaches teach you to play ice hockey.

Email: naihcltp@gmail.com

& reserve your space for when we restart training in August.

 

Try it, Love it, Live it.

Penguins Win Sam Wallace Memorial Tournament 2018

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