Saturday 2nd March
North Ayrshire Devils v Solway Sharks U20’s at Dumfries Ice Arena. Face Off: 4.15pm.
Final Score: Devils 2 – 13 Sharks. Man of the Match: Jack French.
North Ayrshire Penguins v Dundee Stars U12’s at Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenston. Face Off: 6pm
This weekend North Ayrshire U12s Penguins faced the Dundee Stars at home in what turned out to be a fast paced game.
The Penguins struggled in the first period to find their rhythm, penalties were clocking up as frustration was setting in trying to break through the Dundee opposition.
Dundee seized the opportunity as #16 Jarred Dolan gained the first goal on the score board, 8 minutes into the first period.
The puck continued to be played from end to end, but the Penguins couldn’t penetrate Dundee’s net minder Evelyn Brown and thankfully Dundee couldn’t get past North Ayr’s net minder #1 Caiden MacColl.
After time to re-group on the bench the Penguins started the second period more determined than ever, this time frustration setting in Dundee’s camp as they starting racking up the penalty minutes. North Ayr’s #12 Liam Houston seized a power play opportunity and set up a nice pass to #17 Lennon Deeney who quickly passed to #8 Flynn Massie, bagging North Ayr’s first goal. With spirits raised the Penguins didn’t let up, with continual shots on Dundee’s net minder, it was #8 Flynn Massie made another three goals count, with teamwork assists coming from #17 Lennon Deeney, #20 Rocco Murray and #12 Liam Houston.
North Ayr switched Net minder and #33 Calum Simmonds took to the nets, the shots on goal continued on both net minders, North Ayr’s #33 Calum Simmonds just couldn’t get to a fast paced top right hand corner shot from Dundee’s #14 Ethan Hardie.
The second period ended on a high note with #20 Rocco Murray, assisted by #22 Aaron Stewart and #12 Liam Houston managing goal number 5.
Four minutes into the third period and North Ayr’s #2 Aaron Turner found a way through to #22 Aaron Stewart, who made a great pass to #12 Liam Houston securing goal number 6. The celebrations didn’t last long and a quick line change was made allowing North Ayr’s #10 Jacob Woods, assisted by #6 Oliver Turner and #17 Lennon Deeney gain another goal securely on the scoreboard. Dundee were fighting hard trying to relentlessly gain play # 20 Rocco Murray got a sore one to the head off the boards, but regained his composure continuing to battle hard. The shots from both sides continued, with neither side managing to penetrate there defences.
Man of the Match went to Flynn Massie who showed excellent Team Play and secured 4 of our 7 goals, keeping North Ayr U12s in contention for the top spot in the League.
Final Score: Penguins 7 – 2 Stars. Man of the Match: Flynn Massie. Goals from 4 x Flynn Massie & 1 each from Jacob Woods, Liam Houston & Rocco Murray. Man of the Match: Flynn Massie (C)
North Ayrshire Predators v Dundee Stars U16’s at Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenston. Face Off: 7.30pm
Final Score: Predators 0 – 10 Stars. Man of the Match: Calum Ramsey
Next Weeks Fixtures:
Saturday 9th March
North Ayrshire Penguins v Murrayfield U12’s at Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenston. Face Off: 6pm
North Ayrshire Stars v Murrayfield U16’s at Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenston. Face Off: 7.30pm
Sunday 10th March
North Ayrshire Predators v Murrayfield U12’s at Murrayfield Ice Rink. Face Off: 5.30pm