So a day late but I have finally got round to looking at the Tigers performance last weekend. A real weekend of two halves, saturday saw the Tigers travel to Slough and then entertain the Swindon Wildcats at Telford Ice Rink on sunday. I don't think many fans out there thought the Tigers would take anything from the hangar and, sadly, they didn't coming away with a 6-1 loss. Even so it sounds like the Tigers played hard and kept it a close game for the majority, only being down 3-1 going into the final session. The damage was done during a period of mistakes from Telford, and Slough were able to capitalize. Against the top sides Telford need to make sure they don't make mistakes as they will get punished.
Anyway, for the Tigers, sunday was really going to offer the best chance of getting some points from the weekend, as they welcomed the Swindon Wildcats to Telford. I believe the Tigers first win of the season also came against Swindon. With the return of Ashley Calvert to the line up the Tigers were revved up from the first puck drop. A better defensive display from the Tigers and Martin in goal standing on his head gave a good base for the Tigers to work from. It showed to, going ahead and never loosing the lead the Tigers closed out an excellent 4-2 win.
Shropshire Star Highlights:
Telford Tigers weekend reports.
With the OT loss point picked up in Manchester and this win picked up last weekend the Tigers are building some nice momentum here. This weekend coming offers a great opportunity to keep that roll going. The Tigers have a home/away set with the Bracknell Bees. The Tigers have an opportunity to skate away with a 4 point weekend here, for me a great weekend for the Tigers would be a point from the away game and a home win. It's weekends like these that give Telford the chance to open up a little room between the bottom few clubs in search of that playoff berth. If the Tigers play hard again I can see a 4 point weekend happening, at worst both clubs will split the series.
So good luck Telford, this is a great opportunity for you!