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.
Counting down the days til our final home game of 2018! 🔥🏒
This Saturday we take on @RJRIceHockey at Viola Arena (the new name for @IceArenaWales) with face off at 6:30pm. Come and join us for a night of hockey before we head into the Christmas break 🎄#LetsGoFire pic.twitter.com/TN7CeiVnMh
— Cardiff Fire IHC 🏒🥅🏴 (@CardiffFireIHC) November 28, 2018
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.
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.
NIHL South fixtures:
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
|2||Oxford City Stars||10||9||0||0||1||153||81||24||18|
|5||Raiders Junior S2||10||6||1||0||3||347||54||38||14|
|14||Swindon Wildcats 2||11||0||0||0||11||196||17||95||0|
|15||Lee Valley Lions||11||0||0||0||11||183||17||145||0|