After a 2 point weekend after a win against the Peterborough Phantoms at home last Sunday, the TSI World Bees return to the ice this weekend in a home game on Saturday evening against the Telford Tigers and then away on Sunday to face the Peterborough Phantoms at their home rink Planet Ice Peterborough.
The Telford Tigers currently sit in 7th place within the league table with 13 points from 6 wins, 6 losses and 1 overtime loss therefore securing 50% of the points that have been on offer so far in games this season. The Tigers have allowed 53 goals against them this season while on the other side scored a total of 44 goals. Their power play unit has a 22.58% effective percentage with 14 out of 62 power plays successfully used while their penalty kill unit is very strong and will be something the Bees will need to try to tackle with 43 out of 51 penalty kills successfully executed.
Telford have had a total of 480 shots against them in games with an average of roughly 37 shots against them per game. But have also had 418 shots for and having an average of roughly 32 shots a game on the opposition’s netminder. There have also been 3 short-handed goals scored against the Tigers this season but Telford have also managed to score 2 short-handed goals in response to that statistic.
A player to watch out for offensively during the game against the Tigers will be Finley Howells who so far this season has in 13 games scored 7 goals and had 12 assists, giving him 19 points. He has scored both short-handed goals scored by the Tigers this season while also scoring 4 out of 14 of the power play goals scored by the Tigers this season and 1 game winning goal. In defence for the Tigers, Rhodes Mitchell-King will be someone that the Bees will need to try and get around and also shut down as he plays a vital role in defence for the Tigers but also can offer and offensive defenseman role by setting up plays, especially on the power play for Telford as he out of his 9 assists has had 5 of those come from power play opportunities.
The Peterborough Phantoms are sat in 5th place in the league after playing 14 games and having won 7 games, losing 6 and losing 1 game in overtime, leaving them on the same amount of points as the Bees have with 15 points. The Phantoms have allowed 55 goals against them this season while on the other side scored a total of 62 goals. Their power play unit has a 21.57 effective percentage with 11 out of 51 power plays successfully used while their penalty kill unit is something to be aware of with 29 out of 46 penalty kills successfully executed.
Peterborough have had a total of 448 shots against them in games with an average of roughly 32 shots against them per game. But have also had 444 shots for and having an average of roughly 32 shots a game on the opposition’s netminder. There have also been 0 short-handed goals scored against the Phantoms this season but Peterborough have also managed to score 2 short-handed goals in their games.
The Bees will need to watch out for Martin Susters offensively in their game on Sunday against the Phantoms as he has collected 25 points in 12 games with 12 goals and 13 assists with 2 game winning goals and 2 power play goals. This will be a player the Bees will need to watch out for at certain points of the game like power plays to make sure Peterborough do not take advantage of the situation. Tom Norton will be someone the Bees will have to keep an eye out for as he is a tough player to break past to try to test the Phantoms goalies. He has also collected 8 points through 14 games with 2 goals and 6 assists.