With the positives taken from the previous home win against Grimsby, the team made their first start in 2015 away at Sheffield.
Following a good positive start, the Blackburn defence came under increasing pressure from a very well organised Sheffield team. To their credit, the team rallied and several early saves from Mattie boosted team confidence. At the other end, Haven and Kobe began to cause the Sheffield defence some problems of their own with each player going close. In the middle of the ice, Adam worked hard to keep possession and create chances for the forwards. As the Sheffield team grew in strength and pushed forward looking to break the deadlock, the away team failed to clear their lines and conceded twice in quick succession. Again, the team remained positive and after some good work from Sol, Haven burst through the Sheffield defence smashing the puck past the helpless net minder. Although Sheffield came back to score again the away team kept pushing with Noah going close and the period ending 3-1 to the home team.
Starting the second period, Sheffield pushed early and got their rewards scoring a well worked goal. At this point, the away team started to create more chances keeping the Sheffield net minder busy. Both teams worked really hard to break each other down with some great hockey from both teams. Mattie continued to shine between the pipes with Nathan and Lewis working equally as hard in defence. Sheffield piled on the pressure towards the end of the period but the away team were equal in their determination not to concede.
Into the third and Sheffield started well by scoring 2 early goals. Still the away team continued to create chances with Helmuts going close. In defence, Ronnie worked tirelessly to protect his net minder with some good play in clearing the puck. Haven and Kobe continued to create chances for themselves with some great passing coming out of defence however, after further Sheffield pressure 2 more goals were conceded with the away team failing to clear the puck. Shortly after, picking the puck up on his own blue line, Haven weaved his way through the Sheffield players and smashed the puck beyond the Sheffield net minder. Further saves from Mattie kept the team going and although conceding late in the period, it was clear that the away team were giving their all in particular Jack who worked really hard throughout the period.
Although disappointing to lose the game it was great to see the team working hard and not conceding the game without a fight. Team spirit is improving every game and with the continued hard work of everyone concerned, it wont be long till our next win.
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