Following an eventful weekend of hockey two weeks ago, Telford Tigers 2 had a well deserved rest from hockey with a fixture free weekend last week. After kicking off the season mid-September, Tigers 2 were quick enough to snap up some points with three wins on the bounce, including a heart-stopping victory over Widnes Wild on home ice. Unfortunately, the last game played game for Tigers 2 delivered an unwanted result for the team and Tigers fans alike. The 6-3 victory for Deeside Dragons saw the Flintshire side creep up the league table.
With some certainly unpredictable results emerging from the weekend just passed, Tigers 2 are now looking to jump straight back into action ahead of their first clash of the season again Hull Jets this Sunday. The East Yorkshire side currently sit 1 point ahead of Tigers 2 taking the third spot on the league table.
Telford Tigers 2 defence-man Liam Preece is confident the team will continue to develop.
“We’ve had a great start to the season, but I think the way the league is shaping up this year there’s no room for complacency. This has shown with our last game against Deeside. It’s been good for the team to have a weekend off early on in the season to assess where we’re at as a team and what we need to work on,” he said.
“We’ve worked hard over the past few weeks, and we’ll continue that throughout this week and into the weekend seeing Hull for the first time this season. Bowley has been a great coach this season and I think if we all buy in to what he has to offer we’ll continue to be an extremely difficult team to play against.”
With the 2018/19 season still in its infancy, theres all still to play for! Ahead of Tigers 2 this month is a series of table topping battles, with fixtures against the top three sides; Bradford Bulldogs, Widnes Wild and Hull Jets. With any result possible, Tigers 2 player coach Callum Bowley is in the midst of preparing his team for the upcoming fixtures.
“This weekend is going to provide a big test for us and I want to see a response after our disappointing loss to Deeside. Hull picked up a great result against a strong Widnes team at the weekend and I expect them to come to our rink on Sunday and play with a lot of confidence,” Bowley said.
“They are a team that sprung a huge surprise last season and always made it quite difficult for us when we played them. We have to make sure we’re ready to go, come to the rink with the right mindset and put the defeat against Deeside behind us, we need to bounce back and play at our level.”
Tigers 2 are back in action this Sunday at home for a 6pm face-off against Hull Jets. Match night tickets are available to purchase online. Click here to purchase your tickets now!