On Saturday, the Sharks welcomed The Bees to Dumfries Ice Bowl for another weekend of ice action. Despite severe weather warnings in the area, Sharks supporters flocked to see the team and bring the noise to the Shark Tank!
The Sharks started the game with grit and determination, but despite producing
chances, they were hit with the 1-2 as the Bees were able to get a pair of goals and take
a lead into the first period break.
The second period was an end-to-end battle with both sides putting pressure on the
netminders, but Sharks goalie Calum Hepburn stood firm and kept the Bees at bay to
keep the score at 2-0.
As the Sharks applied extra pressure to get back into the game, the Bees scored to
make the score 3-0. The Sharks fought on and were rewarded with a goal thanks to
some excellent effort from Liam Stenton and Scott Henderson, who assisted Nolan
Gardiner. In search of another goal and pushing forward, the bees used the space to
score goal number four and win the Shark Tank 4-1.
Sharks forward Ross Murray said after the game “It’s been a hard few weeks adjusting to
this level. There have been moments where we are more than capable of competing at
this level, but we need to find a way to put a full 60 minutes together. Once again, the
fans have been unreal, and we can only apologise for the recent results, but be assured
we will turn this around”.
The Sharks travelled to Telford on Sunday evening to face the tigers, and they hoped to
apply their hard work and perseverance from the start. The team didn’t get off to the
best of starts, falling behind three goals in the first period when the Tigers took
advantage of the numbers advantage while the Sharks were serving penalties.
Craig Peacock scored in the opening period thanks to assists from John Dunbar and
Nolan Gardiner, showing that the Sharks were not discouraged and had a never-say-die
As the game resumed in the second period, the sharks showed some grit when Olivier
Arseneau, after the officials’ whistle, dropped gloves with Tigers Lucas Price. The
following goal was scored by the Sharks’ John Dunbar, who received aid from Olivier
Arseneau and Craig Peacock.
The Bees came back into the game and were able to score a fourth and fifth goal to take
the game and the points as they secured the win 5-2.
A zero point weekend is not what we wanted going into that weekend. We were good in
spells of each game but that is not good enough. We need to hold ourselves as a team to
a higher standard and learn to play a full 60 minute game and try to grab our first two
points of the season this weekend when we welcome the Raiders to the Shark Tank said
Sharks defenceman Liam Stenton after the weekend’s games.
The Sharks will return to the Dumfries Ice Bowl this Saturday, October 14th, at 6pm,
with doors opening at 4.30pm, so buy your tickets now as they face the Raiders. Tickets
can be purchased online at http://sharksihc.com/tickets/.