btw we lost our first game vs Coventry 3-2. It was a hard fought battle. We were up 2-1 half way thru but too many penalties kept us from extending the lead and eventually the equalizer came. Both teams had chances (we had 3 breakaways and 2 slot shots that ought to have been goals).
Racers played a very physical game and when Coventry scored the winner with 10 min to go on a defensive break down of the 3rd line, Racers were too worn down to stage a significant comeback.
As this is a double round robin eleminator group where 2 out of 3 teams advance to the final four, a point against the best team in Britain (undoubtedly) would have been a bonus.
Yesterday, Coventry beat Nottingham the other team in our group 7-1. We fancy
our chances against Nottingham (Ian Moran and Steve McKenna playing there ).
Two of their players (1st goaltender) are injured and seem out for the season.
We play back in Coventry on Wedn.
Will keep you posted!