Youth Team Sub
Jan 10, 2016, 10:01 AM
Location: Somewhere On The Sunny South Coast Of England
Team(s): Chelsea & England
Re: [HantsLondoner] Where are you going - where did you go? ICE HOCKEY
National Ice Hockey League South Division One
Solent Devils 5 v Oxford City Stars 5
@ Gosport Ice Arena
Saturday, 09 January 2016
Face Off : 1700
Admission : £9
Programme : Free
Last season I watched these two teams do battle and it ended 10-2 in favour of the Gosport-based hosts...but what a different story it turned out to be this time around!
Having struck the post and scorned a two-on-one, Devils suddenly found themselves in a very big hole at 0-4 down inside the opening 13 minutes before they reduced the arrears to 1-4 at the first break.
There then followed a blank middle session and there seemed no way back for a home outfit that has struggled to find the net this term against an away side who have grown in stature this campaign.
But just when even their most ardent followers had decided that a hot chocolate from the cafe was a better option than enduring another disappointing night on the ice Devils finally found their A game and came roaring back with four unanswered goals to take a sensational 5-4 lead.
A very late penalty call however gave Stars a powerplay situation and they made full use of the opportunity to salvage a point with their fifth with just 57 seconds on the clock.
(This post was edited by Boroboy60 on Jan 10, 2016, 10:16 AM)