All of our clubs observed a 1 minute silence prior to their games over the weekend.
Saturday saw 4 of our teams in action, 2 home and 2 away.
Our Sabres traveled to Hamilton Ice Rink to play Lanarkshire Lightning U10’s
We have a new young team with a sprinkling of experienced players who all fought a hard game. For some it was their 1st time playing a full ice game so that in itself was tough on them and it took a few periods for them to find their themselves. Game saw Connie McDonald in goals for her 1st game and she played brilliantly but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be with the game finishing 11 – 7 to the Lightning. Every player gave it their all and although they lost, there was lots of smiley faces. and that’s what counts. Man of the Match: Zach Docherty
SNL team North Ayrshire Wild traveled to Aberdeen to take on Aberdeen Lynx for what was billed to be a good game.
Final Score:North Ayrshire Wild 2 – 6 Aberdeen Lynx.
North Ayrshire Penguins v Solway Sharks U12’s
This was the 1st meeting for these 2 teams this season and with the Penguins on a winning streak, they were keen to continue this and were out for the win from the very 1st puck drop resulting in the 1st goal at 2.04 minutes from Lennon Deeney, Solway didn’t like this and levelled the scoring at 5.23 sneaking it past Penguins net minder Calum Simmonds. Penguins dominated this period with 3 goals in 2 & half minutes, Rocco Murray got onto the score sheet and Deeney pulling of a hat-trick to finish off the 1st period. It seemed that Solway’s spirit had been broken. End of 1st period finished 4 – 1 to North Ayr.
The 2nd period got off to a flying start with the play going from end to end but it was Solway who were to dominate this period scoring 4 goals, while the Penguins struggled to find a way past the Solway net minder, but Liam Houston managed bring the 2nd period to a close at 5 – 5 and Solway very much back in the game.
The 3rd period started badly for the Penguins with Solway finding their way past Penguins net minder Caiden MacColl in less than 2 minutes, but this seemed to bring the fight back to Penguins, who really upped their game and pushed their opponents to defend their net, displaying some great passing and skated right through to find the net 4 minutes later thanks to Aaron Stewart, the score was now leveled so the pressure was on both teams. With this game so close the atmosphere round the rink was electric with both sets of supporters cheering on their teams. It was the Penguins who found the back of the net thanks to a fantastic breakaway goal from Rocco to put us again, in the lead. With tensions getting high & both teams desperate for a goal, Solway found themselves a player down, sitting out a penalty for tripping, With North Ayr having an extra player thing were looking good for them. With 50 seconds left to play, Solway gambled and pulled their net minder, giving them an extra outfield player….Penguins took full advantage and with some excellent passing play the length of the rink from Houston to Deeney it was Captain Flynn Massie who netted it with 11 seconds left on the clock.
Final Score: North Ayrshire Penguins 8 – 6 Solway Sharks JIHC
Goals from: Hat-trick from Lennon Deeney, 2 x Rocco Murray, 1 each from Liam Houston, Aaron Stewart & Flynn Massie.
Assists from: Jacob Woods, Matthew Evans, Emma Lamberton, Liam Houston, Flynn Massie, Rocco Murray & Lennon Deeney.
Man of the Match: North Ayrshire Penguins : Flynn Massie
Man of the Match: Solway Sharks JIHC: Logan Reid – Net minder.
Devils v Solway Sharks U20’s.
Devils face off against a depleted but still very experienced Solway Sharks U20s team. Taking 6 minor penalties in the first period meant that the Devils couldn’t find any rhythm and never really gave themselves a chance to get going, despite this, they came out of the period relatively unscathed, with the scoreline at 2-1 to the visitors. They had matched the talented Solway team well and had managed to kill off most of the penalties. Solway scored a 3rd on the powerplay 40 seconds into the 2nd period, and that was it, game over. The Devils basically quit playing, and lost their discipline completely taking penalty after penalty for which the visiting teams talented players punished them. Score at the end of the 2nd was 10-2 to the visitors, who were well worthy of it. Devils lacked discipline, desire and effort and were way below the standard they are capable of playing if they focus on playing hockey 5 on 5. Nowhere near good enough, final score 13-2
Final Score 16 -2 to Solway. Man of Match: Matthew Miller.
Sunday 11th November.
North Ayrshire Devils v Murrayfield U20’s
A big turnaround from Saturday night, Saw the Devils come out as winners tonight. Final Score: Devils 9 – 3 Murrayfield.
Next Weekend’s Fixtures:
Quiet weekend for North Ayr with only 1 Home game.
SNL WILD v Solway Stingrays @ Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenson. Face Off 6.30pm.
Photo Credit: Fiona McBride for Penguins Photos