It’s the second weekend of February and after a notable penalty shoot-out win at Ice Sheffield last night, Raiders will be looking for a 4 point weekend over a pair of teams above them in the league. That would replicate the double achieved in the second week of January when Swindon and Milton Keynes were the opposition.
Last night’s win was highlighted by an empty net decision from coach Sean Easton that reaped the rewards of a Sean Barry equaliser with seconds left on the clock fully utilising the man advantage.
Ethan James then shut out the Steeldogs in the penalties after over-time with 4 saves to end the contest after Roberts and Gomercic had beaten Zimozdra with 2 of the Raiders shots. That first win of the season versus the dogs is hoped to be the door opener to a successful February to guarantee post season action.
The home leg this weekend sees League favourites Leeds Knights at the Sapphire with a face-off at 5:15. A win against Leeds would see many ears prick up, and not just of the Dogs and Pitbulls
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