Spartans pursuit of a play-off spot continues this weekend with two different but awkward games starting with a trip up to Dumfries to take on table topping Solway Sharks, facing off at 7.00pm on Saturday 8th February. Sharks have hit top form again after a little blip and are close to winning the league. Spartans performances have not necessarily matched recent games but are still in determined to take something from this game, especially in light of their last trip to the “Shark Tank” which resulted in a disappointing 8-0 defeat.
Whereas some may think that a Solway win on Saturday is a forgone conclusion, Spartans will start favourites against Manchester Minotaurs at Ice Sheffield on Sunday 9th February, facing off at 7.30pm. With favouritism comes added pressure but this is something that Spartans relish but they will be more than aware of the threat the Minotaurs pose after our two earlier meetings this season, both teams winning their home games 6-5 in close games. Manchester have an habit of springing a surprise against Spartans so we won’t be taking anything for granted in what will hopefully be an entertaining game of hockey. Please note that the face-off time for this game is 7.30pm.