Just the one game for the Tigers last weekend, following on from the tough loss to the Phoenix, the Tigers had the not so difficult task of overcoming the MK Lightning at Telford Ice Rink. Preparations for the game were not helped by the Tigers loosing Andrejs Maslovskis to an eye infection, Ash Stanton still out injured and the release of Chris Allen, left the Tigers with just five defense men and eight forwards. MK are a fast and skillful team, so not an opposition you want to be short benched against! Even so the Tigers have the determination to overcome such problems, and it would need them to be at their absolute best to get something out of the game.
Sadly the Lightning ran our 6-2 winners, the Tigers were just not able to pressure the Lightning all over the ice, the short bench will have taken its toll too! The task made harder when Joe Henry picked up a niggle during the second period. Opinion's from the fan's seem, mostly, to agree it was a hard working performance, but just came up against a well organised and settled MK Lightning. I certainly agree with 'shrek' the Tigers need to be looking to games against the Steeldogs/Bees and Wildcats to be picking up the points on a regular basis. I do think they have the squad to upset some of the bigger clubs too!
This weekend see's the Tigers host the Peterborough Phantoms at Telford Ice Rink saturday night, this is a winnable game, but the Tigers need to get bodies back to full health and concentrate on ironing out any mistakes and pressurising the full ice for the full 60 minutes. The Tigers then travel to Altrincham for their fist away game against the Manchester Phoenix. Most would not see much other than a Phoenix win in this game, myself included, but you never know! The Phoenix do make mistakes!
For those Tiger fan's making the trip up to Altrincham why not join us on the Phoenix podcast and talk a load of rubbish like we do!
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