Chelmsford league championship winning teams, the Chieftains and the Warriors are both involved in massive games today as the quest to bring more silverware to the city goes on.
The last time the Chieftains played Streatham Redskins at Riverside was in the NIHL Division 1 cup final 2nd leg a fortnight ago. Chieftains went into that game with a 4-1 cushion and ended up giving the South Londoners a 9-2 dubbing over both legs. But this is play-off hockey and with Streatham wanting revenge for that cup defeat along with the last chance saloon for some silverware before the summer break, things are a little different this time.
A thrilling 4-4 encounter at Streatham last night sets the game up nicely for a thrilling 2nd leg at Riverside tonight (face-off 6.30pm). For the winner a place in next week’s cup final against either Invicta or Wightlink, for the looser it’s time to pack your kit away for the summer. Can the treble winning Chieftains make it the clean sweep?
The NIHL Division 2 East champions the Chelmsford Warriors had a tough semi-final against Bristol Pitbulls at the NIHL Cup Weekend at Ally Pally last night. The teams traded goals all evening with Ollie Baldock securing the 6-5 win with just 5 minutes remaining to take the Warriors into today’s cup final against Peterborough Islanders, the winners of the other semi.
So if you’re a Chelmsford Ice Hockey fan it’s a exciting and tense day ahead.
The Chieftains face-off at Riverside at 6.30pm this evening and the Warriors face-off at Ally Pally at 5.15pm.
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