Ice hockey: Streatham face Cardiff and Milton Keynes in double-header weekend action

Streatham are looking to extend their 100 per cent record with games coming up against Cardiff and Milton Keynes this weekend.

The RedHawks enjoyed another four-point haul with a convincing 7-0 win over league leaders Slough Jets in Berkshire last Saturday followed by a hard-fought 4-1 win over Oxford City Stars at Streatham Arena.

The game against Slough was expected to be their toughest test of the season but the South Londoners did not look back after a goal after just thirty seconds from Ben Paynter.

Rupe Quiney on the puck

Goalie Damien King secured his first shutout of the season, turning away 31 shots in the process.

Oxford City Stars pushed the hosts all the way, before running out of steam in the latter stages, to fall 4-1.

RedHawks forward Danny Ingoldsby scored a hat-trick, taking his tally to seven, and he was awarded man of the match.

Adam Carr on the puck

“It’s the first one in a while” said the former Basingstoke Bison forward, who joined Streatham this summer.

“Obviously it felt good when the third went in, and it was a great effort from all the boys. The season is going well and the results speak for themselves. I am really enjoying it and it makes it even better having such a good bunch of guys around the room.”

Andrew Cook blocks an Oxford pass

Adam Carr’s men now face Cardiff and MK, both winless. The RedHawks are in second in the Britton Conference with games in hand over league leaders Slough.

Captain Michael Farn said: “They [Cardiff and MK] will both be keen to take points off us.

“Cardiff will be a hard-working team who will look to put us on the back foot and the big ice in Milton Keynes will provide a tough test.

Danny Ingoldsby gets man of the match from Tanya Romans

“It’s vital, no matter who we play, that we stick to the systems Carrsy has set out for us and I believe we will give ourselves good opportunity to take all the points.”

Streatham face Cardiff Fire at the Streatham Arena on Saturday (5.30pm).

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