SNL preview: North Ayrshire working hard to improve league fortunes

North Ayrshire Wild visit Moray Typhoons on Saturday aiming to build on two improved performances in their last couple of SNL games.

Wild have struggled for results this season, with a 5-0 victory over Solway Stringrays during October their only success to date.

They led 4-1 at Kilmarnock Thunder in their last fixture before the home side recovered to win 5-4, but forward Kenny Fleetham says the team is gradually improving.

“Its been a challenging start to the season for the Wild, but we are working hard together to improve on things'” he said. “We have a young team this year and it’s great to see the guys working so hard.

“We travel to Elgin this Sat to play Moray Typhoons and we expect a fast-paced contact game. The Typhoons play well in their small rink and like to get physical, so we are prepared and looking to pick up an away win.

“I can see a change in the team on and off the ice and it’s all positive. We are enjoying playing and working hard together, so it’s onwards and upwards as we look to improve on things.”

Moray are on home ice again on Sunday as they host Dundee Tigers.

The Typhoons are currently 7th in the table having won three of their six games this term and forward James Feeley believes this weekend is an important one for the club.

“We have had a good start to this season, playing some very nice hockey with a few players missing,” said Feeley. “Now that we are back to full strength we are looking to push on and cause some upsets within the league.

“I think this weekend is a chance to prove ourselves coming off the back of the Edinburgh loss which a lot of the boys feel hard done by. Both games are at home and playing in front of the amazing Elgin support gives us that extra boost.

“The game on Sunday should be a good one and I’m personally looking forward to it, as both us and the Tigers have three wins each and it should be a pretty close game.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday

Aberdeen Lynx v Solway Stingrays
Dundee Comets v Edinburgh Capitals SNL
Kilmarnock Thunder v Kirkcaldy Kestrels
Moray Typhoons v North Ayrshire Wild

Sunday

Edinburgh Capitals SNL v Paisley Pirates
Moray Typhoons v Dundee Tigers

(Image permission: Stuart Gardiner)