Here’s a roundup of the games our Cardiff Junior Devils played over the weekend…
The U9’s schedule this past weekend mirrored that of the Devils, having both a home and an away game. On Saturday, they were invited to join forces with the U11B’s for a highly competitive in house game. For many of the U9’s this was their first full ice game. The size and age differences meant nothing when they began battling in the corners. Both age groups were able to take advantage of the longer ice time and played over 1 hr 45 min of end to end hockey.
On Sunday the tired legs of the U9’s took their learnings from the day before on the road to Oxford. There they faced their nemesis Swindon. Back on the smaller x-ice surface it was evident how far the U9’s have grown defensively. Using stick and body they created great scoring opportunities and maintained possession.
The U9’s have earned a welcomed two week break before their home game, where they hope to debut a few LTP call ups.
(Thanks to Jason Lambly for the U9 write-up)
U13B were at home in an exhibition game against division one side Chelmsford Ice Hockey Academy. Chelmsford eventually took the spoils in a feisty encounter (Cardiff taking 5 x 2 minute minors) with a 10-1 win however the score-line doesn’t reflect how well this side played against some incredibly tough opposition. Cardiff’s unassisted goal was scored by Kayden Cottrell.
U13A travelled to Bracknell for a closely fought road game. It was exciting stuff with both teams sharing the points after a 6-6 tie. Cardiff scorers were Elin Rees (1) Alex Rimko (1) Leilo Bellamy (2) Lewis Lunn (2) with the Man of the Match being awarded to Lewis Hallewell. Lewis didn’t take over netminder duties until 41:15 so being the sportsman that he is, awarded his MoM award to Leilo Bellamy. Spirit of the game went to Matthew Hughes.
Our U15s played a tough distance road game away to a strong Streatham side. Streatham took the points in this particular clash with an 8-1 win. A goal from Dan Kinsey (assisted by Lewis Lunn & Rory McMillan) robbed Streatham netminder Dominic Rae of his shut out.
Incidentally, we’ll keep doing these weekend roundup features if you keep sending in the match reports!