Five Cardiff Fire players in the penalty box.

Fire Prepare To Repel Raiders In Final 2018 Fixture

Cardiff Fire return to ice hockey action this Saturday when Romford Raiders are visitors to the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay (6.30pm).

Captain Alan Armour and his Fire team won a bruising, physical battle 7-3 against Swindon Wildcats in their last fixture despite having Swedish defenceman Viktor Langseth thrown out on a match penalty for slashing.

Wildcats had goalie Tyler Perrer dismissed for misconduct after being awarded a 2+2 penalty for roughing, while Fire had five players in the penalty box at one stage.

Stephen Dixon (2), Tamas Elias (2), Joe Morris, Ellis Sheppard and Jordan Powell scored for Fire in their National League South win against Wildcats, who then played Romford last weekend.

Raiders won 5-3 with Tommy Huggett (2), Brandon Webster, Clint Walton and Ewan Hill scoring.

Fire have made their presence felt in the National Ice Hockey League this season, winning three successive matches at one stage and playing with an aggressive and physical edge.

Visitors Romford Raiders include two young female players in their team.Β 

Abbie Sylvester, whose brother Jake plays for Division One Raiders, and Ellie Wakeling are both Great Britain junior internationals.

Sylvester also plays for Bracknell Queen Bees in the women’s Elite League and Chelmsford Cobras in the Premier League.

Wakeling, aged 16, has played 12 fixtures this season, three each for the London Raiders NIHL team, Raiders under-18s, Bracknell Queen Bees and Chelmsford Cobras.Β 

NIHL South fixtures:

December

Saturday 1: Solent Devils v Oxford City Stars, Lee Valley lions v Bristol Pitbulls, Bracknell Hornets v Slough Jets, Peterborough Phantoms v Invicta, Cardiff Fire v Romford Raiders.

Sunday 2: Guildford v Solent Devils, Romford Raiders v Basingstoke Buffalo, Swindon Wildcats v Chelmsford Chieftains.

Saturday 8: Solent Devils v Haringey Huskies, Invicta v Bracknell Hornets, Slough Jets v Guildford.

Sunday 9: Basingstoke Buffalo v Oxford City Stars, Guildford v Bristol Pitbulls, Swindon Wildcats v Peterborough Phantoms

English Ice Hockey Association

NIHL South 2 (Wilkinson Conference) 2018/19

P W OW OL L PIM F A Pts
1black_nochange.png Chelmsford Chieftains 12 10 0 1 1 360 94 26 21
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2black_nochange.png Oxford City Stars 10 9 0 0 1 153 81 24 18
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3black_nochange.png Slough Jets 11 8 1 0 2 191 90 36 18
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4black_nochange.png Solent Devils 10 8 0 0 2 265 73 29 16
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5green_up.png Raiders Junior S2 10 6 1 0 3 347 54 38 14
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6red_down.png Bracknell Hornets 9 6 0 1 2 271 67 38 13
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7red_down.png Guildford 10 6 0 1 3 208 41 27 13
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8red_down.png Bristol Pitbulls 12 4 1 2 5 192 43 51 12
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9black_nochange.png Peterborough Phantoms 11 2 3 0 6 169 53 50 10
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10black_nochange.png Cardiff Fire 10 4 1 0 5 385 44 54 10
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11black_nochange.png Haringey Huskies 11 3 0 1 7 479 47 61 7
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12black_nochange.png Invicta 11 2 0 1 8 226 31 63 5
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13black_nochange.png Basingstoke Buffalo 5 2 0 0 3 104 16 31 4
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14black_nochange.png Swindon Wildcats 2 11 0 0 0 11 196 17 95 0
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15black_nochange.png Lee Valley Lions 11 0 0 0 11 183 17 145 0
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