The RTL sponsored Widnes Wild return to the ice this Sunday 22nd October when they face Sheffield Senators in an NIHL North Division 2 (Laidler) match at Silver Blades Widnes – 5.30pm face off.
The Wild were knocked off the top of the Laidler Division table after a game-free weekend last weekend which saw the previously second placed Altrincham Aces overtake them after notching up two wins, so the Widnes side will be keen to make up ground on Sunday.
They have already played the Senators once this season – away at iceSheffield at the end of September – and staged a sensational fight-back to win 4-5 after having been 3-0 down at the half way stage of the game.
The Senators are currently 3rd in the Laidler table – 3 points behind the Wild – but have played two more games. The Sheffield side have had an “up and down” start to the new campaign and, apart from a 4-1 early season win against Telford Tigers N2, all of their points to date have come against sides in the bottom half of the table.
The Wild have won all of their 7 Laidler games to date – including a sensational 2-1 overtime win against Altrincham in their last home game – and will be keen to continue their winning steak against Sheffield on Sunday.
The RTL sponsored Widnes Wild take on Sheffield Senators this Sunday 22nd October at Silver Blades Widnes. Face off is at 5.30pm and doors open at 4.45.
Report by Paul Breeze (www.icehockeyreview.co.uk)