Wild Confirmed Runners Up In Three Rivers Cup

The YKK Widnes Wild squad that played in the 2021 Three Rivers Cup competition (Photo by Geoff White)

 

The NIHL North Three Rivers Cup competition was finally completed this weekend with Sheffield Scimitars making sure of top spot after a 9-4 win over Nottingham Lions. They finish the group with 14 points from their 8 games – their only defeat being a 4-3 defeat to Widnes on 2nd May.

Widnes finished in second place in the cup table with 6 points from 8 games and Nottingham third with 4 points. For the record, the Wild’s full record in the Three Rivers Cup was:

  • 10th April: lost 2-6 v Nottingham Lions
  • 11th April: lost 5-2 @ Sheffield Scimitars
  • 24th April won 3-5 @ Nottingham Lions
  • 1st May: lost 9-8 @ Sheffield Scimitars
  • 2nd May: won 4-3 v Sheffield Scimitars
  • 8th May: won 8-5 v Nottingham Lions
  • 15th May: lost 6-5 (OT) @ Nottingham Lions
  • 16th May: lost 3-9 v Sheffield Scimitars

Looking back over the Three Rivers Cup, Widnes Wild General manager Wez Spurrett said:

“We have been delighted that the Three Rivers Cup was able to go ahead, especially with the short time we had to get it together. A huge thank you to not only our players and staff that took part, but also the other teams as we know it’s been tough with all the Covid protocols in place.”

“Naturally we are happy with finishing second and making the upcoming playoffs, but we would have liked to have had a better end to the series. That said, we will be refreshed and ready to go on June 5th to try and build on the recent Streaming Series success.”

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