Weekend Preview

Dundalk Bulls v Dublin Wolves

This weekend sees the Dundalk Bulls taking on the Dublin Wolves for the first time this season. The Bulls are looking good at the moment, winning many of their games in the Irish Ice Hockey League. But the Wolves will be looking for a win, after their defeat to the Dublin Rams at the weekend, losing to the score line of 12-5. The Wolves are new to the IIHL this season, and have yet to prove they are up to speed.

The Bulls will be looking for some goals from Eric Hogberg, who is currently 2nd top scorer in the Celtic Cup. I’m sure Bulls head coach Kenny Redmond will be hoping to finish the game early, as the Bulls have a crucial game in the Celtic Cup Sunday morning against the Fife Flyers. So it’s the Dublin Wolves take on the current Irish Champions the Dundalk Bulls, this Saturday at 3:45 – Dundalk Ice Dome.

Celtic Cup

This weekend sees the Fife Flyers swoop into town, to take on the Latvian Hawks in the Celtic Cup. The Hawks were very unfortunate last weekend, losing their 2 games away in Scotland. They took on the Fife Flyers last Sunday, and competed right up until the final whistle. But the Flyers nicked the game in extra time, leaving the Hawks devastated.

The Hawks also took on the Dundee Stars on Sunday. The Stars took the game 4-2 in the end, but I am sure the coach/player for the Hawks Aigars Brencis will be working his players hard in training for this weekend, as they will be looking to get into the playoffs of the Celtic Cup. The Hawks always have good support from their supporters at the Dundalk Ice Dome, a fact that must be taken into consideration whenever Aigars leads his Hawks out to play. Their Supporters want to see a good game of hockey, and most off all they want to see a Hawks win! And hopefully that’s just what we will get this weekend, as the Hawks fight for the points, the game and the playoffs! So come on down to the Dundalk Ice Dome, and watch some high class Ice Hockey this Saturday evening.

It’s full steam ahead for the Dundalk Bulls, as they take on the Fife Flyers, at an early face off time of 12pm on Sunday. The Bulls previously had a great weekend away in Scotland, winning their match against the Paisley Pirates 8-1 and most importantly taking home the full 3 points on offer back to the Emerald Island. They will be looking for more of the same this weekend, as the Flyers roll into town to take on the Irish Champs! After a solid performance last weekend, there is a buzz around the team right now and this game can’t come fast enough for the Bulls. The win against the Pirates in Glasgow has really got the team going and the big push is on for a playoff place.

The Bulls will be looking for an early goal, quick changes and most importantly those crucial points. The Bulls know that Fife were always going to be the bench mark by which other teams are measured this season and in the two games they have played there was little to seperate them and a solid 60 minute performance by the Bulls coul see them edge their way into the playoffs. Fife are currently sitting second place in the Celtic Cup, two points behind the top shots, the Dundee Stars. Fife have two tough games on their hands this weekend, while the Bulls just have 2 points on their mind in the Celtic Cup. So roll on Sunday. Face Off at 12pm

Latvian Hawks v Dublin Rams

TheDublin Rams play host to the Hawks this Sunday, and this should be a thriller for both teams. The Hawks are coming off a double loss last weekend, losing their match against the Dundee Stars, and again the previous day against the Fife Flyers. They will be looking for a win this weekend, playing in front of their home fans.Meanwhile the Rams will be looking to continue there winning streak, after defeating the Dublin Wolves, by a score line of 12-5. Sean Gibson will be looking for a good solid game, while Aigars Brencis from the Hawks will be looking to get some vital points in their Irish Ice Hockey League campaign. The Rams will be looking to add some more points as they proudly stand top of the table with 21 points from 9 games played, 6 wins and 3 losses, and lurking behind them are the Belfast Giants who have 18 points after 10 games played, 4 wins and 6 losses. The Bulls currently have the best stats, with 5 games played, 4 wins and 1 tie, and an remarkable no losses in their campaign .
So this match is equally important for both these teams, so it’s the Latvian Hawks v Dublin Rams this Sunday, Face off at 7pm.

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