This Saturday, 23rd April we host Aberdeen Lynx SNL team at Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenston for the 2nd leg of the play-off quarter finals.
We are encouraging everyone to come along, fill the rink and make some noise to support our North Ayrshire Wild SNL Team.
Payment at the door in cash, 50/50 tickets available to purchase along with Wild Merchandise, our teabar will be up and running too.
This week, Scottish Ice Hockey launched a new feature where they review the weekends games and select the player they feel deserves a special shout-out to be Star of the Week.
1st ever Star is our very own Harry Campbell – net minder.
He was chosen after making a superb senior debut for North Ayrshire Wild in this weekends game at Auchenharvie Leisure Centre against Paisley Pirates.
Harry was on ice for the full game and faced a volley of shots, 57 in total, saving 54 shots, making it 94.7% save percentage.
Harry is out Devils regular net minder and only 16, so this, you’ll agree is very well deserved praise for all his hard work.
Well, Ice Hockey is back for North Ayrshire Ice hockey club with 4 teams in action over 5 games.
We have 2 teams travelling to Aberdeen (weather permitting) to visit the Linx Ice Arena for the first time ever.
Our U14s, North Ayrshire Stars are facing off at 6.15pm against Aberdeen Lynx Juniors
Our U16s, North Ayrshire Predators face North Warriors (a mix of Aberdeen Lynx and Moray Juniors) at 7.30pm for their 1st meeting this season.
While, at our home rink in Stevenston, our North Ayrshire Wild SNL team will host their first game with Belfast SNL Giants this season.
If you are local to Stevenston, or looking for your hockey fix, get along to Auchenharvie Ice Rink from 6pm to soak up the pre game atmosphere before face off at 6.30pm.
These teams aren’t shy and both will be looking for the win.
Saturday saw North Ayrshire Wild v Dundee Tigers Ice Hockey at Auchenharvie Ice Rink for their first home league game of the season.
Our Rookie Revolution & Sabres players took to the ice before the teams got started.
Many thanks to everyone for joining us to remember our former chairman Ronnie Miller.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get the win this time with game finishing 6 – 4 to the Tigers.
CONSISTENCY AND DISCIPLINE!
On a night when we honoured former chairman Ronnie Miller, we would have benefited from the team playing with a bit more of the passion he had for the club.
Dominant spells, throughout the game, but not on a sustained or consistent basis mean the Wild eventually went down 6-4 to the Dundee Tigers
Wild started well, with the excitement of Dylan Murray scoring his first goal, from his first shot on his first shift at SNL level, and then continuing their good play to take a 3-1 lead.
However, what then followed was a lesson in hockey being a 60 min game, with Tigers following up with 3 goals in just over 2 mins to take a 4-3 lead. This is definitely something we need to work on.
Lack of discipline saw the Wild run into penalty trouble which restricted their ability to get back into the game and allowed the Tigers to score a PP goal and take a 2 goal lead.
A final push saw a great short handed goal from team captain Gary Parker get us back within 1, but Tigers sealed the game with an empty net goal, with Scott Blackwell pulled for the extra attacker.
Gary Parker x 2
Wild MoM: Scott Blackwell
Tigers MOM: Andrew Henderson
Thanks to all the supporters from both teams for creating a great atmosphere and to Allan Maxwell Media & Lowri Wilson for these images.
For more images head to Allan’s facebook page or see them on the North Ayrshire Wild Page.
Come along on Saturday as Our SNL team NORTH AYRSHIRE WILD welcome Paisley Pirates to our town for our 1st (friendly) clash in a long time!
Auchenharvie Ice RInk, Stevenston.
Doors open at 6pm with Face Off at 6.30pm.
Come along early as our house is looking like it’ll be a busy house.
Payment at the Ice rink door, cash only please. Adults £8, Concessions & Kids £4, Under 3’s and NAIHC registered players FREE.
Tea bar will be open.