Wild Women Lose To Squaws in Season Finale

Wild women’s netminder Stephanie Drinkwater pictured in away action earlier in the season.  She saved 113 of 120 shots away at Whitley on Sunday.
(Photo by Conor McGill)

The Widnes Wild women’s team rounded off their roller coaster Women’s Premier League season with a 7-0 defeat away to Whitley Bay Squaws on Sunday.

Any defeat is always disappointing but “only” losing 7-0 to the league runners up who have several Great Britain international players in their ranks is certainly no disgrace and the Wild women can hold their heads high, having put in another battling performance in one of the more tricky away rinks to play in.

Netminder Stephanie Drinkwater had a particularly impressive game and, while 7 shots might have beaten her, she actually faced an incredible 120 shots over the course of the game – meaning that she SAVED 113 shots in 60 minutes.

The Squaws took the lead in the 6th minute of the game and were 3-0 up by the end of the first period. The second period saw them limited to just one strike but 3 more in the third period handed them a 7-0 win in the last game of the WPL season.

The Wild women’s team finish the season in bottom place in the Women’s Premier League table with “minus two points” due to a points deduction from when they refused to travel away to play Chelmsford on Easter Sunday after the fixture had been switched at very short notice to an alternative venue and much later face off time.

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The national Women’s Trophy Finals weekend takes place at Planet Ice Widnes this Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd June featuring all the top women’s team in the country with 10 games over two days.

The action on Saturday faces off at 11am and has six semi-finals from the Women’s Elite League, Women’s Premier League and National Division 1 – with the three finals plus the U16 north v U16 south championship game being played on Sunday from 10.45am onwards.

Admission is free for spectators across the weekend.

Match Details:

  • Sunday 26th May 2019 – Women’s Premier League
  • Whitley Bay Squaws 7 – Widnes Wild Women’s Team 0
  • Period Scores: 3-0, 1-0, 3-0
  • Shots on Goal: Whitley 120 – Widnes 10 (49-3, 31-5, 40-2)
  • Penalties In Minutes: Whitley 0 – Widnes 6
  • Report by Paul Breeze (www.icehockeyreview.co.uk)

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