Wild Lions took part in 2022 On the Rock tournament and had a blast.
This event took place on Saturday and Sunday.
This year we teamed up with Misfits players Fiona, Nicola, and Jess. We would like to thank all 3 for joining Wild Lions this year and they brought a great attitude and fun to the bench all weekend.
We then had 2 players Sammy & Danny who have been playing inline hockey for just over 12 months, both of them showed improvement from when they played in the tournament last October and some moments of coming close to scoring and making some important plays in the game.
We also had a beginner to inline hockey Claire, who started playing 6 weeks ago but she did not look out of place making some good tackles and passes as well as managed to get a breakaway and put the shot on target but was saved by the keeper.
We also had Abbie from White Lions and Hannah from Cayotes completing the final 2 players for the weekend and bringing some experience, energy and leadership to the team.
In goal, we had kate who has also been playing for just over 12 months, and again put on another great performance and finished runner-up in star player of the tournament.
Scores for the weekend were as follows:
12 – 4 to Lycans
2 – 1 to Angles
6 – 0 to Sirens
5 – 0 to London Lions
4 – 0 to Pucklings
2 – 0 to Angles
7 – 0 to Sirens
2 – 0 to London Lions
2 – 1 to Lycans
4 – 0 Pucklins
Even though we did not get a win over the 2 days the scores were much improved from last year and every team made a comment on how much improvement the players had made in the last 12 months. All of our players left with their heads held high in how far they have come in such a short time.
Wild lions then played in the 6th vs 5th spot final against Angels in which we had already seen 2 close games between the 2 teams.
This game was to be another close game and even though Angles made a 2 – 0 lead our players pulled it back to 2 – 2 and took the game into penalties but unfortunately lost out on the shootout 1 -0.
We would also like to thank all the teams for being supportive of all of our players throughout the tournament and making them feel welcome even with the less experience we had.
Big thanks to everyone involved in making the tournament happen as without Holimae, Clint, the 2 refs, the timekeeper, Photographer & the rink itself this tournament would not have gone ahead and the players would have never had the chance to gain the experience they have gained this weekend.
Wild Lions would also like to give a special thank you to Rachel Wells who was also down to play with us this tournament but had to isolate due to covid the day before the tournament started. We hope you are feeling better soon we see you join us for another tournament soon.
Wild Lions would also like to congratulate Sirens on winning the tournament this year. You were defiantly deserved winners over the weekend but we could see the other teams around pushing to get to the final.
If anyone in the Manchester area is looking for a female inline hockey team to join or even try inline hockey for the 1st time then come and join our Wild Lions inline hockey training session on a Monday evening at Ardwick Sports center 7:30pm until 9pm.
For more information contact us via our Contact us page.