Tier 2 Information

Group 1

Team GP W D L PP* Pts
Northumbria Kings A Kings A 4 4 0 0 2 8
Cardiff Redhawks Redhawks 4 3 0 1 1 6
Sheffield Bears B Bears B 4 2 0 2 0 4
Edinburgh Beagles Beagles 4 1 0 3 0 2
UCL Yetis Yetis 4 0 0 4 4 0
Group Details

Group 2

Team GP W D L PP* Pts
Oxford Vikings Vikings 4 4 0 0 0 8
Kent Knights Knights 4 3 0 1 2 6
Southampton Spitfires B Spitfires B 4 2 0 2 0 4
Nottingham Mavericks B Mavericks B 4 1 0 3 1 2
Bradford Sabres Sabres 4 0 0 4 0 0
Group Details

*PP = Penalty Points; 1x for 10 min Misconduct, 2x for Game Misconduct, 3x for 5 + Game Misconduct, 5x for Match Penalty.

Playoff Fixtures & Results

Date Round 'Home' 'Away' Score Stats
Sunday 20th April Tier II Final Northumbria Kings A Oxford Vikings 2-5 View
Sunday 20th April Semi Final 2 Oxford Vikings Cardiff Redhawks 2-1 View
Sunday 20th April Semi Final 1 Northumbria Kings A Kent Knights 6-0 View

  Sat 19th Apr Cardiff Redhawks H: Cardiff Redhawks
A: Northumbria Kings A
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 08:00
Northumbria Kings A 1-3 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 19th Apr UCL Yetis H: UCL Yetis
A: Edinburgh Beagles
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 09:00
Edinburgh Beagles 2-6 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 19th Apr Oxford Vikings H: Oxford Vikings
A: Bradford Sabres
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 10:15
Bradford Sabres 7-2 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 19th Apr Southampton Spitfires B H: Southampton Spitfires B
A: Kent Knights
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 11:15
Kent Knights 2-5 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 19th Apr Sheffield Bears B H: Sheffield Bears B
A: Edinburgh Beagles
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 12:30
Edinburgh Beagles 4-3 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 19th Apr Northumbria Kings A H: Northumbria Kings A
A: UCL Yetis
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 13:30
UCL Yetis 6-0 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 19th Apr Nottingham Mavericks B H: Nottingham Mavericks B
A: Kent Knights
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 14:45
Kent Knights 1-3 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 19th Apr Bradford Sabres H: Bradford Sabres
A: Southampton Spitfires B
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 15:45
Southampton Spitfires B 1-2 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 19th Apr UCL Yetis H: UCL Yetis
A: Cardiff Redhawks
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 17:00
Cardiff Redhawks 1-6 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 19th Apr Northumbria Kings A H: Northumbria Kings A
A: Sheffield Bears B
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 18:00
Sheffield Bears B 1-0 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 19th Apr Southampton Spitfires B H: Southampton Spitfires B
A: Oxford Vikings
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 19:15
Oxford Vikings 2-8 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 19th Apr Bradford Sabres H: Bradford Sabres
A: Nottingham Mavericks B
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 20:15
Nottingham Mavericks B 2-3 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 19th Apr Cardiff Redhawks H: Cardiff Redhawks
A: Sheffield Bears B
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 21:30
Sheffield Bears B 2-0 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 19th Apr Oxford Vikings H: Oxford Vikings
A: Nottingham Mavericks B
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 22:30
Nottingham Mavericks B 3-1 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sun 20th Apr Edinburgh Beagles H: Edinburgh Beagles
A: Cardiff Redhawks
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 08:00
Cardiff Redhawks 1-7 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sun 20th Apr UCL Yetis H: UCL Yetis
A: Sheffield Bears B
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 09:00
Sheffield Bears B 0-5 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sun 20th Apr Kent Knights H: Kent Knights
A: Oxford Vikings
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 10:15
Oxford Vikings 3-5 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sun 20th Apr Southampton Spitfires B H: Southampton Spitfires B
A: Nottingham Mavericks B
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 11:15
Nottingham Mavericks B 6-2 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sun 20th Apr Edinburgh Beagles H: Edinburgh Beagles
A: Northumbria Kings A
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 12:30
Northumbria Kings A 1-2 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sun 20th Apr Kent Knights H: Kent Knights
A: Bradford Sabres
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 13:30
Bradford Sabres 3-0 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sun 20th Apr Winner Group 1 H: Winner Group 1
A: Runner Up Group 2
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 17:30
Runner Up Group 2 6-0 View Match Details
  Sun 20th Apr Winner Group 2 H: Winner Group 2
A: Runner Up Group 1
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 18:30
Runner Up Group 1 2-1 View Match Details
  Sun 20th Apr Winner Semi 1 H: Winner Semi 1
A: Winner Semi 2
Location: IceSheffield - Pad 1
Face Off: 19:45
Winner Semi 2 2-5 View Match Details
Oxford Vikings

1 - Oxford Vikings Up 1

W: 14D: 0L: 0GF: 163GA: 31GD: +132PP%: 43.9PK%: 88.5
Pts: Bardai (86) G: Bardai (47) A: Bardai (39) SAV%: Volsky (0.92)
Oxford Vikings
The only team to go undefeated in the cup competition's checking divisions this season. Looking at the ten games in the cup (two won by forfeit to London Dragons B) they outscored their opponents by 10.5 goals on average a game. Their line up features six players with over twenty points with Naeem Bardai leading the way with 75 points. Teams may use this info to try to shut Bardai down, but this team has more fire power than an Apache helicopter, so good luck keeping them all quiet. They are odds on favourites to make off with the plunder available at this year's nationals.
Northumbria Kings A

2 - Northumbria Kings A New Entry

W: 11D: 0L: 2GF: 110GA: 48GD: +62PP%: 38.7PK%: 66.7
Pts: Perrie (46) G: Perrie (32) A: Worrell (17) SAV%: Hudson (0.86)
Northumbria Kings A
The cup table may have Bradford sitting top, but that is largely due to a game sheet not being submitted following the Kings win in NIC on 19th March. This team is riding a wave of momentum into nationals having not lost a game since 5th December 2013 and surely getting some inspiration from their B teams impressive victory. The club's motto is 'Nobody Likes Us, We Don't Care' and they certainly do not play to win friends. Don't be surprised if there is a second coronation at nationals in as many weeks.
Bradford Sabres

3 - Bradford Sabres Non Mover

W: 9D: 0L: 2GF: 77GA: 22GD: +55PP%: 33.3PK%: 90.5
Pts: Barber (34) G: Barber (25) A: Ekhem (14) SAV%: Burdon (0.96)
Bradford Sabres
I have mentioned the Kings last loss and that came at the hands of these guys, who stand to lose the Northern Conference on goal difference. I would say this team is the most defence savvy team in Division 2 having given up just 19 goals all season and having a penalty kill percentage of 90.5%. Their defence definitely gets some help from their three goaltenders who all have high save percentages and in these shortened games that could help them go deep. The Sabres, like the Kings, will also have some inspiration to be drawn from their B team who won Tier 4 last week. They are definitely looking at a semi final berth, which may be the rubber match between them and the Kings.
UCL Yetis

4 - UCL Yetis Up 4

W: 9D: 0L: 4GF: 69GA: 52GD: +17PP%: 7.9PK%: 87.8
Pts: Ongemakh (21) G: Ongemakh (18) A: De Boer (7) SAV%: Ruckert (0.94)
UCL Yetis
The cocky new boys in Division 2 South have backed up their chat for the majority of the season. However, they had a tough time in the business end of the season. Their momentum really slowed following losing in Gosport to the Spitfires B. After complaining on twitter and being told to 'man up' by me they did not really pick it up. They have a shot at a semi final berth, but they need to find the form they had at the start of the season.
Cardiff Redhawks

5 - Cardiff Redhawks New Entry

W: 0D: 2L: 10GF: 27GA: 134GD: -107PP%: 6.3PK%: 61.5
Pts: Ingoldsby (10) G: Ingoldsby (7) A: Canario (5) SAV%: Rowlands (0.75)
Cardiff Redhawks
The whipping boys from Division 1 South have a chance to finish the season on a high playing in Tier 2 Nationals. Arguably I could of ranked these guys higher, but the word is in that Joe Staton is now not available having suited in Tier 3 Nationals for the Breadhawks. Will Dave Rogers suit is the question? With that question in the balance Cardiff will be a bit of an unknown commodity in Tier 2 nationals.* What I do know is their goalies have clothes pegs on their backs from the amount of times they have been hung out to dry and with there still being solid shooters in Tier 2 I would be concerned about their chances. * There are probably more important questions but I like to involve Dave when I get a chance.
Southampton Spitfires B

6 - Southampton Spitfires B New Entry

W: 9D: 0L: 4GF: 108GA: 68GD: +40PP%: 23.9PK%: 87.0
Pts: Beckett (32) G: Beckett (18) A: Flight (15) SAV%: Atkins (0.94)
Southampton Spitfires B
To be fair to the Spitfires B had they not been in a group with Bradford and Oxford who have been magnificent this season this team could easily be higher up the rankings. A new team to the checking ranks this season they have been impressive in their first season. I cannot see them knocking of the two big guns in this group, but if twitter banter kings Orlando Beckett and Luke Becker find form early on they could cause an upset when all is said and done.
Edinburgh Beagles

7 - Edinburgh Beagles Non Mover

W: 5D: 1L: 4GF: 29GA: 45GD: -16PP%: 18.2PK%: 90.0
Pts: Reed (16) G: Reed (10) A: Reed (6) SAV%: Cowie (0.90)
Edinburgh Beagles
The Beagles proved themselves to be the best of the rest in Division 2 North this season, but unfortunately for the underdogs being the best of the rest is not going to be enough to get you out of your group. The Beagles do not score a whole bunch for a team with a 5-1-4 record and have only one player who averages a point per game being James Reed. It should also be noted that their goals against is a negative 16, which goes to show that on their bad days they must play like a puppy chasing its tail. That being said their is fight in this team and you can never rule them out.
Kent Knights

8 - Kent Knights Down 4

W: 5D: 2L: 5GF: 49GA: 49GD: 0PP%: 10.5PK%: 74.2
Pts: Barrow (24) G: Barrow (20) A: Miller (7) SAV%: Nightingale (0.91)
Kent Knights
A mediocre season at best for this team. In actual games played the Knights record is 3-0-5 in the cup competition. They do own one win over the sixth ranked Spitfires B, but that was way back on 17th November 2014. The Knights charge will most definitely be led by Alastair Barrow, who on a team with only 39 goals scored in the games they played has 24 points. The biggest chink in their armour has to be the fact they have given up on average 51.75 shots again. If their goalies get peppered like that this upcoming weekend then they may find when all is said and done the goals against Camelot.
Sheffield Bears B

9 - Sheffield Bears B New Entry

W: 4D: 0L: 6GF: 29GA: 47GD: -18PP%: 16.7PK%: 55.6
Pts: Simpson (8) G: Bell (4) A: Farnsworth (6) SAV%: Bastow (0.93)
Sheffield Bears B
You would think that I would have learned my lesson after last week's low ranking of a Sheffield team, but I just lay it out so y'all can play it out (five stars to anyone who can name that movie quote or possibly paraphrase). The question with Sheffield this weekend is will we see a true B team, like the one we have seen all year? If we do then I cannot see them causing too much difficulty for the other members of their group. If they find their stride or other teams get distracted trying to hunt down the guy with the megaphone then we could see them sneak out of this group. The good thing for them is it is they will not have to worry about cancelling hotels on the Sunday night.
Nottingham Mavericks B

10 - Nottingham Mavericks B Down 4

W: 1D: 1L: 8GF: 16GA: 60GD: -44PP%: 0.0PK%: 71.4
Pts: Twidle (7) G: Gook (6) A: Twidle (3) SAV%: Kelly (0.87)
Nottingham Mavericks B
This team has had nothing short of a horrible season this year and I am not sure that the mad coaching skills of Reece Clark can bail them out in time for Nationals. They have had a tough time finding the twine this season scoring on average just two goals a game. Their powerplay percentage of a big fat goose egg is not exactly a redeeming factor either. There will be old school hockey fans shedding tears thinking about the potential of a Nottingham and Sheffield bottom two this weekend I tell ya. Nottingham have for years proven that Nationals is where they channel the spirit of Hopkins, but this year they better channel the spirit of Robin Hood, because it is going to have to be multiple robberies if they are to advance.

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