The YKK sponsored Widnes Wild will be looking to extend their recent winning run from 3 games to 4 when they entertain the Sheffield Scimitars this Sunday 20th November at Planet Ice Widnes, 5.30pm face off.
They should have been playing Deeside Dragons away in North Wales on Saturday but that game has had to be postponed because the Queensferry rink is not yet ready to stage matches after a post-Covid refit.
Following consecutive home wins over the Dragons and Blackburn Hawks and a victory away in the Steel City at the end of October, the Wild host the Moralee Division’s bottom team, who are still looking for their first win of the season. The Scimitars have just one point from their 12 league games so far – that coming from an overtime loss at the hands of the Dragons.
Widnes are in 5th place in the Moralee table with 12 points from 11 games – just one point behind 4th place Solihull Barons who have also played 11.
Sheffield have a good record overall in games against Widnes and last season each team won their two home league games with the Scimitars having the upper hand in goals scored by 15 to 13. The first meeting this season in Sheffield saw the Wild win 1-3 in a very closely fought and entertaining match.
This Sunday’s game will have double significance as the first meeting home and away between all the teams in the league also counts towards the Moralee Cup qualifying table. The Wild need to finish in the top 4 of the group to qualify for the semi finals of the competition that they won last season.
As usual, after the game, two Wild players will be available to meet with supporters for photos and autographs. Please note that this is now taking place in a new location in the corner of the rink by the entrance to the changing rooms - and not down by the café as was the case in previous years.
For anybody who is not able to attend Sunday’s game, the Wild’s broadcasting partners BASN are livestreaming all home league games this season over the internet. Online viewing tickets can be booked to watch the game HERE
Wild Ladies Team
The Wild Ladies team continue their WNIHL North 2 title challenge on Sunday when they make the relatively short trip across the Pennines to face Leeds Roses at the Planet Ice rink in Leeds, 6.15pm face off.
The Roses are a new team in the league for this season and this will be the first time the Wild Ladies have played in that rink.
Wild Junior Academy
The Wild Academy junior teams have two home games this Saturday at Planet Ice Widnes. The Academy Under 16 team take on Leeds Under 16s at 4.20pm and the Under 18 team take on Whitley Bay Under 18s at 6pm.
Admission to all Academy home games at Planet Ice Widnes is free and spectators are encouraged to come along and cheer on the stars of the future.