The YKK-sponsored Widnes Wild’s home game against Telford Tigers 2 Team was postponed on Sunday due to travel concerns caused by Storm Ciara, which wreaked chaos and destruction right across the country over the weekend.
The match will now have to be rearranged for a later date – although, with several other games also being called off over the weekend, this is likely to cause a headache for the League Management Committee who will need to find suitable dates – because all Laidler Division games have to be completed by the end of March.
The Wild have already had two away games at Blackburn rearranged this season due to ice time issues and also had to postpone their home game against the Hull Jets at Planet Ice Widnes on 22nd December.
The Hull game has now been re-scheduled for 28th March which, unusually for a Wild home game, is a Saturday – face off 5.30 p.m.
The Wild are already due to travel to Humberside on 1st March and then play the Jets at home a week later, so this new date means they will play the potential title rivals three times in the space of a month in a set of games that will undoubtedly have a huge bearing on the Laidler Division championship race.
Somewhat ironically, the Wild are without a game this coming weekend and are next in action the following weekend with back-to-back matches against erstwhile league leaders and serious title contenders Bradford Bulldogs.
They travel to face the Bulldogs in West Yorkshire on Saturday 22nd February – 4.45 p.m. face off – and are then at home to Bradford the following night at Planet Ice in Widnes – 5.30 p.m. face off.