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West Auckland Admirals | New Zealand Ice Hockey League

Success away vs. Red Devils

The Admirals have taken two wins and 5 points away from the weekends road trip to Canterbury.

Saturdays game was an intense back and forth match that saw the Admirals forward Jake Ratcliffe score on a penalty shot to tie the game. A Red Devils player dislodged their net in a desperation play with 0.6 seconds let in the 3rd period leading to the penalty shot call.

Neither team willing to give in the five minute overtime went scoreless and the game was decided with a penalty shootout, handing the Admirals the 10-9 win.

Sundays game saw considerably more game control from the Admirals, taking far less penalties while continuing to play a high energy game. The 7-3 win means that the Toa Kauhanga Riri Tio trophy is now back in Admiral possession.

This game also marked a career milestone for Andy Hart, becoming only the 4th Admirals player to reach the 100 game mark – all with the Admirals club.

Special mention to Jake Ratcliffe who scored a hat-trick in each of the weekends games.

The Admirals now move in to 3rd place in the NZIHL, slipping one point ahead of the Botany Swarm.