The Nottingham Lions provided stiff opposition for the Blackburn Hawks Sunday night 4/11 with the result hanging in the balance to the final hooter. The fourth and game winning goal appeared to come from a bad bounce off the boards that found it’s way to a very grateful Hawks player who made no mistake. The Lions were that close to their first marker on the board but unfortunately it was not to be, well tonight anyway. Some inexperience in the Lions game did show but they had enough to keep the game tight.
Scorers: Jakub Klima 1+1, Ruskin Hughes 1+1, Harry Hopkins 1+0, Cameron Powell 0+1, Luke Thomas 0+1. Alan Levers placed a 90.48% save rate tonight.
A good night for young defenceman Jordan Wright who has come through the 18’s B and U20s and was tonight’s MOM. This young man has now played in excess of 80 games for the Lions over the last few seasons he came late to hockey commencing playing in his teens and came to ice hockey via The National Ice Centre grass roots hockey programme part of an increasingly important gateway for young players including late starters to this great sport. This just shows the further commitment of the Lions to the young players within the NIHC. Maybe not winners now, but winners in the long run?