Weekend Preview: Wild v Scimitars

The Wild narrowly beat Sheffield in overtime in their last meeting away at iceSheffield. (Photo by Jake Oakley)

The YKK sponsored Widnes Wild are at home this Saturday 20th March when they entertain the Sheffield Scimitars in their latest game in the NIHL North Cup 2021 competition at Planet Ice Widnes – 1pm face off.

At the half way point in this 4-team competition, the Wild lead the table with three wins from their three games to date. 

They picked up a dramatic last gasp victory away to the Scimitars last Saturday when they trailed 5-2 heading into the third period before overturning the deficit and winning the game in sudden death overtime.

It was Sheffield’s third overtime loss in three games so they will definitely feel they have a point to prove and Saturday’s game should be quite a spectacle.

The game is being played behind closed doors under strict safety protocols as part of the EIHA’s “Return to Play” strategy.  As such no spectators are allowed into the venue to watch but it will be live-streamed over the internet by BASN – and also covered on the Wild’s official Twitter feed, so there is no need for anybody to miss out on the action.  The livestream is free to view but the Widnes club are inviting supporters to make a donation to the Runcorn-based Halton Haven Hospice.

The other game this Saturday sees bottom team Nottingham Lions take on second place Blackburn Hawks in a 4pm face off and that game can also be viewed live on the internet.

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