Following on from a disappointing start at Deeside, the team made their first appearance of the season on home ice.
Early pressure from Hull lead to 3 fantastic saves from the Blackburn netminder lifting the home team and helping to calm some nerves. As the home team settled there followed some good play by both teams with chances at both ends. Confidence grew and after 10 minutes the deadlock was broken. A superb skate by Haven lead to a one on one with the Hull net-minder resulting in the first goal of the match. This was followed shortly after by a second individual goal from Haven which he converted with ease. Further encouraging play and support by the parents, lead to a third goal this time scored by Oscar and assisted by Sam. After settling into their game well,the team finished the period with some good passing and positive play.
Into the second period and Hull started well with some great play again testing the Blackburn netminder on several occasions. An early penalty for the home team resulted in further pressure which the home team managed to handle well. Jack was a rock throughout this period and was involved in some good positive play going forward. Play was end to end with both teams displaying some great hockey leading into the final few minutes of the period. This was followed by the fourth goal of the match converted by Oscar. Again this lifted the team with the period ending on a real high.
After a Hull penalty early in the final period, the home team were able to take advantage with Oscar scoring his third goal. Hull continued to pressure resulting in some good defensive work. Again the home team came back into play lead by Kobby and Sol pushing forward into an attacking position. This seemed to lift Hull even further leading to 2 successive goals for the visitors. To their credit, the home team weathered the storm and still continued to create good chances. With the end of the game in sight, both teams continued to play some great hockey with chances at both ends.
With the home team recording their first win of the season, it was great to see the positive attitude of the team. There is no reason why this confidence and great team work cannot be taken forward into the return leg in Hull just a week away. Well done to each and every player who played their part in a great win and to Mattie for receiving the MVP award.
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