Sharks Spanked By Phoenix
The Solway Sharks, sponsored by Building Craftsmen (Dumfries) Ltd, were taught a lesson on the ice on Saturday night as EPL Manchester Phoenix came to town and left with both points courtesy of an eleven-nil victory.
From the opening puck drop Phoenix took the game to the Sharks and opened the scoring after just seventy-eight seconds when Ben Wood (01:18) found the net. While the Sharks fought hard they were often chasing shadows and Jack Watkins (03:34), Luke Boothroyd (09:22 PP) and Adam Walker (17:54) Made it four-nil by the first interval.
After the break Manchester again turned the screw and added five more strikes through Michal Psurny (21:39 & 31:30), Johan Burlin (26:08), Adam Walker (26:25) and Jack Watkins (29:19 PP) with only Josh Hay (pictured) providing any real goal threat for the Sharks.
The Sharks gave sixteen year old netminder Kyle Johnston ice time for the final period and like Jordan Boyle before him he made a number of good stops but could do nothing to prevent Jack Watkins (49:30) and Michal Psurny (53:03) claiming their hat-trick goals as Manchester played out the game at a canter.
D&G Council Seek IIHF Womens World Championship Volunteers
The organising committee of the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships, being held at Dumfries Ice Bowl, is looking for enthusiastic people who can help as off-ice officials for various roles throughout the tournament. The forthcoming Championships take place in March/April 2015 where the following teams will take part in the tournament: Kazakhstan; Great Britain; Korea; Poland; New Zealand; Croatia.
Sharks Welcome New Zealand Forward Josh Hay To Their Ranks
The Solway Sharks, sponsored by Building Craftsmen (Dumfries), are delighted to announce that twenty-five year old New Zealand forward Joshua Hay has joined the club.
Josh has represented his country at U18, U20 and senior level and last season played nine games for HF Linköping in the Swedish third division scoring six times with three assists. He broke into the ranks with his home town club Botany Swarm (Auckland) in the 2004-05 season and iced for them one hundred an two times scoring fifty-four goals with fifty assists until moving abroad at the end of last season.
Welcome to the Shark Tank Josh.
Sharks Lotto Not Won, £1,550 Jackpot Next Saturday
The Solway Sharks Lotto was not won on Saturday so will once more rise by £50 to leave next Saturday's Jackpot at a cool £1,550. Get your lotto tickets at the merchandise stall on Saturday night or see Rab or Graham to arrange to have your numbers entered automatically each week. See the full lotto results here.