North Ayrshire Wild v Dundee Tigers

WILD on Saturday returned home for their final home match of the year at Auchenharvie Ice Rink, following a dismal performance against Dundee Comets the previous weekend.

They were determined to put on a better show for the fans.

In the first period that definitely happened as the Wild came out on fire, following the structure and systems given to them by the coaches before the game, with two short-handed goals on the same penalty, two powerplay goals and three more at even strength to go in 7-0 up at the first interval.

Effectively the game was put to bed already, but Tigers came out battling in the second and made it much tougher for the Wild, who won the period 2-1 to go in 9-1 at the second break.

The third period saw both teams take a lot of unnecessary penalties that interrupted the flow of the game, and saw the Tigers battle hard for every puck and make the scoreline more respectable, winning it 4-2, making the final score 11-5 for Wild.

Man of the Match was club captain Callum Siebenaler.

There was improvement from last time, but Wild coaches say they still need to work on their discipline and stick to the game plan before Saturday's visit to Paisley Pirates.


Saturday, December 22

Home Games:

North Ayrshire Stars v Lanarkshire Lightning (U14's) at Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenston - face-off: 6pm - Scottish Cup Game.

North Ayrshire Predators v Lanarkshire Lightning (U16's) at Auchenharvie Ice Rink - face-off: 7.30pm

Away Game:

North Ayrshire Wild v Paisley Pirates (SNL) at Braehead Arena, Glasgow - face-off: 6.30pm

Christmas Fixtures:

Saturday, December 29

Away Games:

North Ayrshire Penguins v Murrayfield Juniors (U12's) at Murrayfield Ice Arena, Edinburgh - Face Off: 12.15pm

North Ayrshire Devils v Murrayfield (U20's) at Murrayfield Ice Arena, Edinburgh - Face Off: 4.45pm

Sunday, December 30

Away Game:

North Ayrshire Penguins v Solway Sharks (U12's) at Dumfries Ice Arena, Dumfries - Face Off: 10am.

The club would like to thank all their players working so hard throughout the season so far and their families for volunteering at home games so that they can happen, as well as ferrying the players around the country for away fixtures and to supporters, who faithfully come along to the home games and lend a voice in the support of our teams. They hope they have enjoyed it so far and look forward to welcoming old and new supporters over Christmas and in the New Year at all the age groups.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at North Ayrshire Ice Hockey Club.