NIHL BLAZE 3-4 ACES (OT)
The NIHL Blaze put in a solid team performance tonight and were unfortunate not to take two points, loosing 4-3 in overtime.
Trailing 2-1 going into the 3rd period the NIHL Blaze scored two powerplay goals to take a 3-2 lead with just under 9 minutes to play but they were unable to hang on, Aces equalising at 56:46....
A tense overtime saw both sides get chances but it was the Aces who managed to grab the winner, a long range shot beating Laverick in the NIHL Blaze net.
NIHL Scoring: Lubomir Plandor, Sam Dean & Sam Prosser all 1+0, Antti Kohvakka 0+2, Jordan Liddell, Luke Curtis & Stephen Crowe all 0+1.
NIHL Blaze MoM: Antti Kohvakka
STING 6-2 NIHL BLAZE
The NIHL Blaze were beaten 6-2 by Sutton Sting in Sheffield on Sunday afternoon.
With the academy’s U20 side playing in Nottingham the same evening and several other players unavailable the NIHL Blaze were severely short benched, icing only 12 players and 2 N/Ms.
However, despite the short bench they managed to hold the Sting to a 1-1 scoreline until the 36th minute before the short bench started to show.
Two late goals in the second period by Sting’s Scott Morris turned the tie.
NIHL Blaze Scoring: Antti Kohvakka 1+1, Ryan James 1+0, Kristaps Lejins & Jordan Liddell both 0+1.
NIHL Blaze MoM: Graham Laverick
SENATORS 4-1 NIHL BLAZE
The NIHL Blaze were back in action at Ice Sheffield this time v Senators. Finnishing the 1st 1 down and tied at 1 each at the end of the 2nd. Abad start to the 3rd saw 3 unaswered goal by Senators secured the win. The game ended early at 4-1
NIHL Scoring: Lubomir Plandor 1+0
BULLDOGS 4-3 NIHL BLAZE (OT)
A defensive slip towards the end of the 1st left the home team leading by one goal. The end of the second NIHL Blaze had the uper hand at 1 2 . At the end of regular time the scoreline was tied at 3 all. NIHL2 Player of the Month, Ryan Kemp scored the decisive goal.in Overtime getting Bradford the bonus point
NIHL Scoring: Jordan Bloom 1+1, Sam Dean & Sam Chandler 1+0, Austin Mitchell-King & Daniel Mulcahy 0+1
Blaze MOM Oliver Lord
NIHL BLAZE 16-2 DRAGONS
The NIHL Blaze ran out comfortable 16-2 winners tonight against Deeside.
A dominant second period saw the NIHL Blaze score nine times without reply.Goals coming from Kyle Nash (4), Luke Curtis (3), Zac Chamberlain (2), Sam Chandler (2), Jordan Bloom, Sam Dean, Austin Mitchell-King, Jordan Liddell & Sam Prosser.
NIHL Blaze MoM: Kyle Nash
NIHL BLAZE 2-1 HAWKS (OT)
The NIHL Blaze made it back-to-back wins with a 2-1 overtime win against Blackburn Hawks A tight start with the 1st period ending scoreless. Blaze gaining the advantage in the 2nd & Harks pulling it back in the 3rd with a PP goal. Blaze sealed the win in OT , Jordan Bloom scoring both the NIHL Blaze goals.
NIHL Blaze MOM Hayden Laverick
DRAGONS 0 NIHL BLAZE 15
The NIHL Blaze made it three wins in a row tonight with a convincing 15-0 win in Deeside.
With period scores of 4-0, 6-0 and 5-0 the NIHL Blaze performed well throughout and became the first team this season to shut out the Dragons in Deeside.
NIHL Blaze MoM: James Lindley
HAWKS (2) 1-9 NIHL BLAZE
The NIHL Blaze extended their winning streak to four games tonight with a comfortable 9-1 win in Blackburn.
NIHL Blaze Scoring: Lubomir Plandor 3+2, Robert Perks 2+2, Jordan Liddell & Antti Kohvakka 1+2, Luke Curtis 1+1, Sam Prosser 1+0, Anthony Pointney 0+4 and Sam Chandler 0+2.
NIHL Blaze MoM: Sam Chandler
2017-18 SEASON AWARDS
After a great well attended end of season awards evening We are pleased to anounce this years award winners:
Young Player of the Year: Daniel Mulcahy
Most Improved Player: Ryan James
Player of the Year: Graham Laverick
Coaches Player: Sam Chandler
Players Player: Sam Chandler
Congratilations to the above. Thank you to all our sponsors, Volenteers, and suporters. Without you the team would not exist.
NIHL BLAZE 1-8 TIGERS 2
Despite a reasonable first period (1-2) the NIHL Blaze struggled to cope with Telford’s top Line of Bowley, Jets and Griffin tonight with the trio scoring 7 of their teams 8 goals.
“Considering we just came back training this week I felt we had a decent first period but we struggled to get to grips with some of the new rules that have come into play this season.”
“There is no question that we were second best tonight but I felt the scoreline flattered them a little, however, there are still some positives we can take from tonight’s game.”
“We will also be much better equipped once we get everyone in and/or back from holidays, etc and we’ve had a few more training sessions together.”
The NIHL Blaze’s lone goal tonight was scored on the power play by Daniel Mulcahy with Oliver Lord and Andrew Hayward picking up the assists
NI BARONS 8-0 NIHL BLAZE
The NIHL Blaze put in a gutsy performance tonight against a strong Barons side who finished in the top four of the Moralee Division (Division 1) last season.
Speaking to NIHL Blaze Head Coach, Sean Alderson after tonight’s game he said...
“We knew it would be a backs against the wall type of game tonight but considering the offensive firepower the Barons have I felt we defended very well.”
“A couple of mistakes led to a couple of cheap goals but other than that I felt we gave a good account of ourselves.”
“Having just started back this week the team has come a long way in just a few days and I can only see us getting stronger as we get everyone back in (from holidays, etc) and get a few more training sessions together.”