02:00PM, Friday 03 December 2021
Photo: Fiona George Smith
It's a single game weekend for the TSI World Bees as they prepare to take on Leeds Knights at the Slough Ice Arena on Sunday night.
The Bees lifted themselves off the bottom of the NIHL National League after a win and a loss to the Telford Tigers last weekend with both games ending 5-2.
Josh Smith missed both matches but Bayley Harewood returned to the starting line-up and helped the Bees produce their most comprehensive display of the season so far on Saturday.
Vanya Antonov also lined up for the clash and contributed two of the five goals with Josh Martin, James Galazzi and Niklas Ornmarker completing the scoring.
Ornmarker and Dominik Gabaj were on target in Sunday’s road match, but the scoreline was a reversed with the Tigers claiming a 5-2 victory.
Sunday’s opponents suffered a 3-2 home defeat to the Raiders, and they’ll be in action on Saturday at Milton Keynes before heading to Slough on Sunday.
Bees Coach Doug Sheppard said: “It was good to get a win on home ice last Saturday in front of a good crowd.
“It was our best game for a little while, but I felt we left something on the table in Telford.
“After Saturday we were looking for something out of Sunday’s game!
“So, with only with the one game this weekend, and that being on our home ice, we definitely need to come out desperate and play the full 60 minutes.”
Bees host the Leeds Knights at the Slough Ice Arena this Sunday with doors opening at 4pm for a 5pm face-off.