Weekend Preview

 

The YKK sponsored Widnes Wild have a busy weekend ahead of them with two games in the NIHL North Three Rivers Cup – away to Nottingham Lions on Saturday 15th May – 3.30pm face off – and then at home to Sheffield Scimitars on Sunday – starting at 6.30pm.

Two wins could theoretically see the Wild top the table on Sunday night, as that would put them level on 10 points with current leaders Sheffield. However, they would need to beat the Scimitars by 4 goals or more in order to have the superior playing record in the matches between the two teams – which is how teams on the same number of points are separated in NIHL competitions.

Sheffield are still favourites to win the group overall, though, as they have a game in hand and will play against bottom team Nottingham next weekend.

No spectators are allowed into the venues to watch these games due to Covid safety regulations but they will be live-streamed over the internet and also covered on the Wild’s official Twitter feed.

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The Wild Academy Under 13 team are at home to Coventry U13s in the Planet Ice Cup on Sunday 16th May – 12.45 face off. The Under 18 team play their first game of the inter-rink cup competition on Sunday. They are away to Coventry Under 18s, face off 4.20pm.

No spectators are currently allowed into venues to watch junior games but that situation may change as Covid regulations are gradually lifted.

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