25th Jun, 2019

Vixens top the Elite League after thumping newcomers Steatham

ICE HOCKEY: SOLIHULL Vixens top the Elite League Ladies Ice Hockey League following a 6-1 win over newly promoted Steatham Storm.

It was Vixens’ first encounter against Streatham, who have proved more than capable in the country’s top tier having beat Kingston Diamonds earlier in the season.

Storm held Vixens for the first handful of shifts before skipper Katie Henry scored on the powerplay at 5.18 to put the home side ahead.

From there, Vixens started to gain control of the game. Solihull-born Amy Trueman squared the puck to Saffron Allen to double Vixens’ lead before the teenager added another assist when Hannah Maurice converted at the end of the first period.

Only penalties were recorded in the middle period before Vixens stepped their game up at the start of the third.

Streatham’s Barton was boxed for hooking minutes into the third period, and it wasn’t long until Jess Urquhart found Dance who moved play forward to find Henry – who scored her second market and Vixens’ fourth.

Streatham bagged a powerplay goal of their own at 45.43 when Henry was boxed a minute previous.

Two missed powerplay opportunities did little to dent Vixens’ confidence as goals from Urquhart and Maurice wrapped up the game – Vixens earning a comfortable 6-1 win.

The girls are next in action on home ice against Bracknell on Sunday, December 10. Face-off is at 7.25pm.

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