After an extended summer break it was back to business for the U14s with a short trip to Deeside. With several new members in the team, anticipation was high for a great season ahead.
Although making a positive start, early errors resulted in the home team notching a couple of quick goals in succession. To their credit the players weathered the storm and settled well with Noah and Haven creating a couple of good chances. In response, the home team applied more pressure resulting in a couple of goals towards the end of the period leaving them 7-0 up.
Into the second period and the team made a great start with Haven scoring after only 32 seconds. This was followed with some positive forward play resulting in a couple of good chances. Although conceding a couple of goals, the team kept creating further chances and were rewarded later in the period with 2 further goals from Haven. This lifted the team going into the break 11-3 down.
After some good defensive work, 3 early goals were then conceded followed by some fantastic saves from Bailey. Not letting the score dampen spirits, the team pushed again resulting in a great individual goal from Koby.
Although conceding, further goals from Sam, Haven and Noah showed that the team were not giving up lifting the crowd and ending a great period of play from the team with the game ending 17-8.
Although any defeat is disappointing the team can take lots of positives from this game. Some fantastic hockey played and credit to the team for not letting the first period discourage them for the remainder of the match.
Of particular interest is that, discounting the first period, the score from the remaining 2 periods was 10-8 highlighting a good positive attitude. Well done to each and every player who contributed and lets take those positives into the next game.
We run teams at all ages from our Under 10's Merlins to our senior team the Blackburn Eagles. If you want to try out for any of the teams then come along to the Blackburn Ice Arena at 6pm - 7pm Monday nights where we run a session where you can learn skating skills and how to handle a hockey stick. Don't worry about kit to get started, we have a room full of loan kit in all sizes, even skates.Club Sponsors
Monday night is learn to play night
All of our introduction sessions take place on a Monday night at Blackburn Ice Arena.
The timing of each session is as follows:
- Learn to Hockey Skate: 19:00 - 20:00
- Learn to Play Hockey 1: 18:00 - 19:00
- Learn to Play Hockey 2: 20:00 - 21:00
Each introduction programme consists of twelve weeks of structured training with on-going assessment throughout. Attendance at each of the consecutive sessions is necessary for successful completion of the programme, and progression onto the next stage.
Each 12 week programme costs £70, which is payable at the start of each programme.Videos