Sheffield Ice Tigers 11-2 Flintshire Phantoms
An inspired weekend for the Tigers, this being part-2 of the double header weekend. The long bus drive to Flintshire was wholly worthwhile as what was possibly the best start for the Ice TIgers ever. 5 unanswered goals before the first intermission before a late reply, Flintshires immense effort levels were in vain as Tom Forster completed his first career hattrick to keep the heavy lead and help maintain control of the game. Also scoring was Karl Taylor (2+1), Adam Durrans (2+2) Ryan Kelly (1+3) 'Peewee', Ben Low and Matt Hogan. These results give Sheffield, a real sniff of some silverware if the Altrincham teams slip up..
Sheffield Ice Tigers 6-3 Deeside Demons
What was lookin like a Tough way to start the double header weekend, turned into a tight, but comfortable game for the Sheffield outfit. Adam Durrans continuing his domination of the league with 4 goals in this game, an outstanding effort for the ex teammate of GB's Ben O'Connor, given his unfortunate distance from the club in recent weeks. Also contributing was Luke Bennett and Matt Hogan with a goal each and Tom Forster and Ryan Kelly who fed each other all night to get 3 and 2 assists respectively. The push for the cup is back on track.
Sheffield Ice Tigers 20-3 Flintshire Phantoms
A Hat-trick of Hat-tricks gave the Tigers their first regulation win of the Northern Cup. Joe Armitage started quickly, scoring 3 of the first 4 goals of the game. He finished with 5+1 with his linemate Matt Hogan scoring 1+7. Ryan Kelly and Ben Low also got 3 goals each leading the Sheffield outfit to a very comfortable victory. Credit to Flintshire, they battled hard and despite the result, the Goaltender kept them competing the whole game. This gives the TIgers some real momentum to build on to take them further in this tournement, starting with a double header next weekend.
Sheffield Ice Tigers 7-8 (After S/O) Altrincham Mustangs
Heartbreak for the Tigers as Mustangs equalise with just a second remaining. A frantic scramble around the crease resulted in a buzzer beater to take this cup fixture to a shootout. After a strong offensive start without much reward, the Tigers started taking ahold of the game with multi point games for 5 players. Adam Durrans led as usual with 3+1,Joe Armitage got two goals of his own, Ryan Kelly with 1+2 Tom Forster and Matt Hogan both getting 3 assists. Ultimately though, it was very poor all round defensive play that led to this loss, the Mustangs unusual set up in the offensive zone led to confusion and resulted in a number of goals for them. The Tigers look to use this point gained to gain a little momentum for the Game against Flintshire on sunday.
Sheffield Ice Tigers 4-12 Altrincham Aardvarx
The bad run of form continues for the tigers. Despite getting off to the best possible start to the debut cup game, through a score by Ben Low, the Aardvarx came flying back scoring 3 unanswered. The tigers got one back before period 1 intermission. The reassesment during the break didnt help steady the Altrincham attack. Throughout the next 9 goals against, Sheffield replied with a mere three. The remaining 3 goals were tallied by Ryan Kelly, Karl Taylor and Joe Armitage. The game was feisty and physical despite it's strict 'no checking' rule being diligently enforced by the Officials. Blob Chambers engaged in a little roughing towards the end, recieving a 10 minute misconduct for his efforts. Overall a huge dissapointment for the first of their cup series. They're aiming to reply with a W on sunday against the Altrincham Mustangs.
Sheffield Ice Tigers 3-8 Grimsby Ice Bears
A spirited effort proves no match for a superbly well drilled Grimsby team. The Tigers got off to a good start, holding the Grimsby team to a lead of 3-2 at the end of the first, goals by Tom Forster and Ben Low slowing the Ice Bears Rampage. Grimsby were physical, skilled and superb on their own ice, which showed to thir advantage after taking the second period 4-0 to take a 7-2 lead. Stand-in Captain Ryan Kelly boomed home his trademark slapshot from the blue line, but it was for little more than pride as the Tigers were defeated in a fantastic battle. An excellent experience for the Sheffield team to learn from. M.O.M James PeeWee Firth.
Sheffield Ice Tigers 7-7 RAF Eastern Crusade
A riveting last minute display led to the TIgers snatching a draw from the jaws of defeat. The Tigers played admirably with their stand in skipper David Lloyd and their mish mash of the usual lines and Tommee Murray in the cage. Rob Fawthrop netted himself a brilliant hattrick and also on the scoresheet was Adam Durrans, Ryan Kelly and Tom Forster. 3 goals were scored in the last minute alone, the final tally being at 13 seconds from the final buzzer. The record moves to 5-1-1
Sheffield Ice Tigers 4-8 Sheffield Blazers
A solid defensive game led to the Blazers handing the Tigers their first loss of the season. An admirable effort by Tommee in his season debut, helped out by a solid defensive show, but the Tigers got off to a slow start which led to the Blazers scoring a couple of early goals. Durrans notched a shorthanded goal in reply to the barrage of offense, while Matt Hogan also added one while dishing out an assist to Ben Low. Tigers tried to play a little bit more physical to attempt to build some momentum, namely hits from Luke Bennett, Rich Parker and Ryan Kelly, but The blazers continued their solid play by limiting the Tigers offence and shots to around 4-5 a period, Ryan Kelly sparked a little late hope by scoring a big goal late, but that quickly dissapeared with a late shorthanded effort by the visitors. The winning streak ends at 5..
Sheffield Ice Tigers 15-3 Blackpool Seagulls
A trio of hat tricks led to a rampant victory for the tigers. Matt Hogan and Karl Taylor led the second line to success after notching 4 goals and a hattrick respectively. Rob Fawthrop and John Wynn also added their first goals as TIgers. Adam Durrans continues to lead the team scoring charts after he added three of his own, helped by linemate Ryan Kelly who fed him with a couple of good assists as well as a goal of his own. James Firth and Tom Forster also hit the net. The winning streak goes to 5 for 5..
Sheffield Ice Tigers 6-1 Grimsby Stormers
Another win for the tigers.. a hatrick from Adam Durrans, one from lover tom Tom Forster, one from big Ryan Kelly, and not to be outdone one from Ben Low.
The winning streak continues...
Sheffield Ice Tigers 5-2 Altrincham Mustangs
Today's game ended in another victory, we were on the right end of a 5-2 score line. With a surprising 2 goals from Mark McGovern, as well as secondary scoring from Karl Taylor and Mark Flaherty. The highlight of the game goes to Matt Hogan who fed Ben Low with a sublime through the leg pass to dummy the goalie allowing Ben Low to slot it home.
Sheffield Ice Tigers 6-4 Nottingham Phantoms
A tenacious affair between these two bitter rivals, resulting in a 6-4 win for the Tigers. a typically gritty game with plenty of goals and big checks. Some bad blood that had carried over from a previous game erupted towards the end concluding in a fairly one sided bout between Scott Antcliffe and Phantom's Rob North. However, any emotions were settled prior to the teams post match handshake.