Haringey Huskies at Alexandra Palace

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Ice Hockey

Haringey Huskies v Swindon Wildcats

🏒 Strap yourselves in for Saturday night ice hockey as Haringey Huskies take on Swindon Wildcats in the first leg of their NIHL South 2 Division play-off quarter-final.  Face-off is at 5.30pm and tickets are on sale here.

CONGRATULATIONS to Haringey Huskies on a great 2021/2022 season which was them finish in second place in the South 2 Division table.  Stay tuned here for news of the 2022/2023 campaign which starts in the autumn – Huskies opening fixture will appear here as soon as published.   

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The business end of the season is nigh for Haringey Huskies who will be looking for a big win at Alexandra Palace against Swindon Wildcats, before travelling down the M4 ahead of tomorrow’s second leg of their play-off showdown.

After the covid pandemic put pay to the 2020/2021 season the Huskies have been evoking memories of their 2019/2020 National Ice Hockey League (NIHL) season – when their dominant league form saw them rack up an impressive 17 wins from twenty matches  – during this year’s campaign South 2 Division (see below for teams in the league). 

Haringey Huskies finished the regular season second in the table on 36 points, and were in sensational form at Ally Pally for much of the season.  Highlights included the 9-0 demolition of Solent Junior Devils which followed up 8-3 and 6-0 drubbings of Cardiff Fire and Basingstoke Buffalo respectively. 

Guildford were crowned the 2021/2021 NIHL South Wilkinson league champions, but the play-off title is up for grabs.  The Huskies are favourites to win their quarter-final tie against Swindon Wildcats (who finished seventh in the table in the regular season) and will be keen to register a comprehensive victory tonight ahead of Sunday’s second leg at the Link Centre in Swindon. 

Will the Huskies notch up another ‘W’ and put themselves in pole position to progress to the play-off semi-finals?  Or can Swindon Wildcats pull off a surprise win to take back to Wiltshire with them?  Great family entertainment is guaranteed as all roads lead to Alexandra Palace to find out.  

👀 One to watch: Huskies Kyle Nash.  Signed ahead of the current season, the 22-year-old Nash has previously played with Solihull Barons and Coventry Blaze where he scored an impressive number of goals and assists across two seasons.  He’ll be out to impress what should be a bumper Ally Pally crowd this evening.  

🕒 Face-off is at 5.30pm.

🎟️ Tickets for Haringey Huskies at Alexandra Palace are available via the Get Tickets link.  Booking in advance is highly recommended as previous matches this season have been a sell-out.

🚊🚗 Travel tips: The nearest railway station is Alexandra Palace situated at the Wood Green entrance to the park, a regular service runs direct from Moorgate.  The nearest tube station is Wood Green on the Piccadilly line, while the W3 bus runs from Finsbury Park and Tottenham.  There are 1,200 parking spaces in the grounds which are free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the league: The South 2 division comprises twelve teams who play each other home and away in the league.  Haringey Huskies, Lee Valley Lions and Streatham Black Hawks are the capital’s representatives.  The teams also contest the Wilkinson Cup, the qualification round having an East group (including Haringey and Lee Valley and Streatham from London).

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