Coach’s Comments – from Richard Haggar

The YKK sponsored Widnes Wild had a mixed weekend in the NIHL North Three Rivers Cup competition, narrowly losing 9-8 away to the Sheffield Scimitars on Saturday night before beating them 4-3 at home at Planet Ice Widnes on Sunday.

Looking back at the two weekend games, Wild Player/Coach Richard Haggar said:

“Saturday was a back and forth game but we showed our commitment, heart and desire to bring it back to 9-8. I think we were unlucky that we didn’t level the game and go on to win it as we showed our true potential in the third period but unfortunately not coming away with the points.”

“We took our momentum in to Sunday and we learnt from our mistakes on the Saturday. The first period we felt came out and worked hard but went down 2-0 but like we have throughout this series, our never say die attitude shone through for us to end a very good Sheffield teams winning streak in this series. It was nothing less than the team deserved and we will continue to work hard to get the results going in to the next games to try and close the gap on Sheffield at the top of the table in the last 3 games.”

The YKK sponsored Widnes Wild are next in action this Saturday 8th May when they take on Nottingham Lions in the Three Rivers Cup at Planet Ice Widnes. The game is being played behind closed doors due to Covid safety restrictions but will be livestreamed over the internet – face off 1.30pm. 

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