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Weekend Preview



The YKK sponsored Widnes Wild have a busy weekend ahead of them with a home game against high flying Whitley Warriors on Saturday at Planet Ice Widnes – 5.30pm face off - and then an away trip to Billingham on Sunday, also 5.30pm start.


The Warriors are currently second in the Moralee Division table and have won 19 of their 25 league games this season.


The Wild pushed the Warriors close in their first league meeting back in September, narrowly losing 4-3 in the North East, but lost 6-1 on their follow up visit and 1-8 in the first home game in Widnes. However, Whitley have lost their last two games – 2-7 at home to Billingham and 5-4 away at Solihull – so could be considered to be on a bit of a losing streak.


Sunday’s opponents, the Billingham Stars, are having superb season and, currently in third place, occupy their best league position for a number of years. They won 1-5 in Widnes earlier in the season and then 6-3 up on Teesside but Widnes won the last encounter 5-2 at home back in November.


The Stars won their last league game 0-9 away to bottom team Sheffield Scimitars last weekend and also beat Whitley on their own ice the week before that and have a second place finish firmly in their sights, so they will provide tough opposition on Sunday.


With the final league positions deciding the pairings for the play off quarter finals, all teams will be keen to have the best possible finish to their season so every point from every game is crucial.


For anybody who is not able to attend the home game against Whitley on Saturday, 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


The game faces off at 5.30pm and doors open at 4.45.



DMUK WIDNES WILD WOMEN


The DMUK Widnes Wild women’s team are at home on Sunday when they take on the Grimsby Wolves in the women’s Division 2 North at Planet Ice Widnes – face off 4.25pm.


The two teams met in Lincolnshire two weeks ago and the Wild women came away with a 5-12 victory to keep them in second place in the league table, 4 points behind leaders Solway with 5 games left to play.


Grimsby are bottom of the table with just 1 win from their 7 games to date but are involved in their own lower half tussle with 3 other teams who are separated by just 1 point, so both teams will be keen to secure the points from Sunday’s game.



WILD JUNIOR ACADEMY


The Wild Academy Under 14 team are away to Telford U14s this Saturday 4th March, face off 4.15pm. On Sunday, the Academy Under 16 team are away to Nottingham U16s, 5pm face off.


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