The Widnes Wild women’s team take to the ice for the first time this season this Sunday 15th October when they face Nottingham Vipers in the EIHA Women’s Premier League at Silver Blades Widnes.
The Wild are the last team to start their 2017/18 WPL campaign as the other teams have already played some games. Top of the table at this early stage of the season are the recently relegated Swindon Topcats who played in the Women’s Elite League last season and who have beaten last season’s play off winners Milton Keynes Falcons home and away in their first two games to lead the division with 4 points.
In second at present are last season’s WPL runners up Chelmsford Cobras who battered the newly promoted Bracknell Firebees 12-1 in their opening game and the Kingston Diamonds – currently 3rd – also got off to a winning start narrowly beating the Vipers 4-5 in Nottingham.
The Wild women will be hoping to carry on where they left off last season when they sensationally won their last three games away from home to reach the play offs and also came a very creditable second in the annual Swindon Friendship tournament.
The Wild women’s team’s fixtures for the 2017/18 WPL season are as follows:
15th October 2017: Home v Nottingham Vipers
5th November 2017: Home v Swindon Topcats
3rd December 2017: Home v Milton Keynes Falcons
10th December 2017: Away @ Milton Keynes Falcons
17th December 2017: Away @ Nottingham Vipers
14th January 2018: Home v Chelmsford Cobras
10th February: Away @ Bracknell Firebees
11th February 2018: Away @ Swindon Topcats
18th February 2018: Away @ Kingston Diamonds
25th February 2018: Home v Kingston Diamonds
18th March 2018: Home v Bracknell Firebees
6th May 2018: Away @ Chelmsford Cobras
Home games (in bold) are played on Sundays at Silver Blades Widnes. Face off time for home games is 5.30pm.
You can find out more about the Wild women’s team by following them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/widneswildwomen/
Supporters travelling to Widnes via the M56 should note that the new Mersey crossing bridge is likely to be open for the first time this weekend and that a new system of tolls will be in operation for anybody using that route.