Cardiff Ice Hounds start to smell sucess in the Southern Conference

June 10, 2010 No Comments »

The Cardiff Ice Hounds now approach their final three group matches in the EIHA Southern Conference and whilst the team awaits official confirmation from the organisers, the Conference standings are as follows:

Week Ending 06/06/10
Bracknell BLIZZARD 12 10 2 0 20
Cardiff ICE HOUNDS 11 10 1 0 20
Guildford SMOKE 10 7 3 0 14
Army Air Corp ICE HAWKS 10 6 3 1 13
Cardiff EAGLES 11 4 7 0 8
Medway MADNESS 9 4 5 0 8
RAF BLUEWINGS 10 1 9 0 2
Slough SCORPIONS 11 0 11 0 0

Whilst the Ice Hounds still sit in second as a result of having a game in hand on the Blizzards, and have a six point buffer on third placed Guildford Smoke (swapped places with the Ice Hawks over the weekend, as they beat the Eagles and the Ice Hawks lost to the Hounds), the final push for the title, may be just a three horse race, with all pressure on the Ice Hounds to take wins against Guildford Smoke at home and Medway Madness away, meaning that their final pool game against the Blizzards will be a make or break game.

Current form suggests that a win for the Ice Hounds in this game, could mean they win the league by a clear four points (as they have only been beaten once).  Whilst a win for Bracknell at Cardiff on the 24th July, would mean that they would tie with the Ice Hounds on points, but would probably take the title, based on goal difference (the Ice Hounds currently lag behind the Blizzards on goal difference, as a result of being awarded a forfeit game, when Slough failed to travel to Cardiff at the beginning of January).

It’s still too early to call, but it seems as though the Cardiff Ice Hounds inaugural season in the EIHA Southern Conference is going to the wire.

Whilst confidence is running high throughout the club, the Ice Hounds management are quick to reflect that the sucess the squad has had to date, exceeds what the club had initially expected in their inaugral season in the Southern Conference.  Player Coach and Captain, Lucas Howell added “we’ve been kind of lucky that we’ve had some really good guys join the club over the last twelve months.  The team was set up by a good bunch of friends and it’s this that has helped bring together a tight squad.  As a team, we’ve still got a lot of work to do, to iron out some of our faults, but I’m confident that even though we’ve been more competitive than we thought we initially would be in the Conference, we’ve still got plenty more game to take to the ice”.

The Cardiff Ice Hounds next home match, is their penultimate regular season match, before they face the play-offs.  They face the Guildford Smoke at the Cardiff Bay Ice Arena Saturday 26th June 2010.  Face off is at 4:30pm and entrance is free.

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This is a guest post from Lucas Howell, club secretary of Cardiff Ice Hounds

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