The first game of the Buccs season saw them travel down to M56 to North Wales to take on old friendly rivals, the Flintshire Phantoms. Traditionally, games between the two sides are close and hard-fought affairs but only the latter would apply this time around.
The Buccaneers went to Wales on Sunday (which won’t be possible when we BUILD THE WALL) and played the best hockey ever, seriously you should have seen the hockey they played it was awesome. Anyone who says we didn’t beat the Phantoms 100-0 is FAKE NEWS.
As our opening game of 2017 draws closer, we thought it would be a good time to catch up with two Buccaneers who won’t be pulling on the black and yellow this season after making the jump to league hockey. Mark Higson left us for his second stint in NIHL2, this time with the Bradford Bulldogs and Carl Price made the somewhat shorter journey to the Blackburn Hawks in NIHL1.
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Our resident web article writer has been absent for the past couple of weeks so here is our delayed end of season roundup!
The big news is that we lost out in the Ice Hockey Summer Classic Final to the Grimsby Stormers at Ice Sheffield. Despite going in front twice early in the game, the first period ended 7-2 to Grimsby and we just weren’t able to pull it back, the final score 13-6 to the Stormers.
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Due to a scheduling error, Kingston City Knights are unable to ice a team for the scheduled semi-final against the Buccaneers. The other semi-final was another tense affair, with the Ice Tigers being unable to ice a team, meaning the Stormers join the Buccaneers in the final. It promises to be a cracking game, with the Buccs coming out on top in a 5-4 thriller in the last game of the group stage.
Kingston will now face the Buccs in a friendly game at Blackburn on August 20th, 6pm Faceoff.
Unfortunately the home game against Tyneside Jesters scheduled for July 23rd has been cancelled. The Buccs are next in action on August 7th at home to the Grimsby Stormers in their Summer Classic round-robin game. Faceoff at 6pm.
Saturday 9th July saw the Buccaneers travel down to Cardiff to take on old friends and rivals, the Cardiff Demons. Off the back of wins against Sheffield Ice Tigers and Don Valley Vikings, the Buccs knew the Demons were going to be an entirely different proposition and took a strong team down to Wales.
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With a comprehensive 20-2 victory over the Sheffield Ice Tigers on Sunday, the Buccs secured a top-two finish in the round-robin stage of the Summer Classic.
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Saturday 14th May saw the Buccaneers travel to Grimsby to take on the Stormers in the fourth game of the Summer Classic. Home and away wins over Kingston City Knights and a victory and Ice Sheffield against the Ice Tigers meant the Buccs were heading into this as unbeaten league leaders. The Stormers were unbeaten themselves after their only game – a 5-3 win over the Knights at Hull Arena.
Sunday 24th April saw the Buccaneers play host to the Kingston City Knights in their second meeting of the Summer Classic. The first game saw the Buccs run out 13-4 winners, but with the Knights out for revenge, this one promised to be a much tighter affair.
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