Feeling the off-season blues and getting hot under the collar from all this lovely weather??
Then get yourself down to Dumfries Ice Bowl this Saturday and Sunday (26th & 27th May) where you can see an 18 game tournament! Starting on Sat from 12:15 - 22:00hrs (10 games) and then Sunday from 08:00 - 16:00hrs (8 games) it’s a great way to get your hockey fix!
After a marathon of 18 games, one of the six teams taking part will pick up the winners trophy. Will it be the Ayr Lion, Blackpool Seagulls, Dumfries Demons, Irvine Flyers, last years winners - the Northern Ireland Prowlers or the tournament hosts, Paisley Blackhawks.
All games are 2 x 20 minutes running clock with no icing calls and one ice cut after each game. “Reccy” (recreational hockey) rules apply, so no deliberate contact - but other than that it's normal hockey rules!
Weekend Tickets –
Adult £8 & OAP/13 years and over are £5
Day Tickets –
Adult £5 & OAP/13 years and over are £3
What a deal! An excellent weekend trip and value for money!
There will be a raffle held over the weekend, prizes up for grabs include a Clan tracksuit, 5 x envelopes with 2 tickets to the first Clan Home game of the season, a DVD player, jars of sweets, chocolates, champagne glasses, and lots and lots of bottles (alcoholic and non alcoholic for all the drivers and kids!)
The Blackhawks also have a Clan jersey that they are going to auction that has been signed by the 2011-2012 team.
Brian Murdoch from the Paisley Blackhawks had the following to say on the event; “The main thing that most people don’t know about reccy hockey is that it's 'pay to play' - players self-fund their teams, we get some assistance for events like this from generous organisations but on the whole the players split all the costs. Lastly I would like to thank the teams for taking part, without their commitment the event would not be possible and we hope they have a good time.”
In October the Blackhawks will celebrate their 20th anniversary; they will be looking to host an anniversary tournament during next season and are also planning another trip abroad. These guys really love their hockey.
Get your hockey fix in the off season and support your local reccy players and teams! This is a fun event for all the family! And there are Clan goodies up for grabs, so why wouldn’t you go?!
Braehead Clan would like to wish all six teams the best of luck, but especially the Paisley Blackhawks! Go Blackhawks!