Saturday night will see another double header at the Dundalk Ice Dome. In the IIHL, it’s Flyers I.H.C. v Dublin Rams. That faces off at 8:00 p.m. Following it is the IIHL Development Division clash between the Belfast Eagles and the Kilkenny City Storm. Face-off is scheduled for 10:30 p.m.
The Eagles will be looking to build upon their recent 1-0 victory against the DkIT Ravens. They had a short bench in that game but they welcome back some key players from suspension for this game. In the game against the Ravens they played extremely well and fought hard for everything. They played as a team. They received some solid goaltending from Jon Arnold who posted a shutout and made some extremely important saves late on, including a breakaway or two. This is why they won that game so they will be hoping to do the same on Saturday
The Storm hasn’t played a game in a while. They last played at the start of the month when they lost their first game of the season. They lost 9-2 to the Dublin Wolves. However, they will be looking to rebound after that and mount some pressure on the Wolves who currently sit atop the league table after their win on Wednesday night. These 2 teams will be fighting it out for top spot on the league table over the rest of the season. A win for the Storm would bring them back into 1st place. However, they will only be 1 point ahead of the Wolves having played an extra game. So it’s close and all the points matter.
The Eagles on the other hand are part of the group of 5 teams who are 9 points. This group includes Dublin Rams ‘B’, Latvian Hawks ‘B’, DkIT Ravens and Whalers. The Eagles are behind all of those teams as a result of their goal difference which is -15. It’s so close that a win would bring the Eagles from 7th up to 3rd and back into a playoff spot. It really is close and this should prove to be an excellent game.
Come along and enjoy a great game in the IIHL Development Division. Why not even come for the IIHL game between the Flyers I.H.C. and Dublin Rams and stay on for the clash between the Belfast Eagles and Kilkenny City Storm. Entry is free for the Development Division and it’s always a good atmosphere.