This weekend the Bees enter their final 4 games of the 2022/23 season as they take on the Milton Keynes Lightning at Planet Ice MK on Saturday and then welcome the Bristol Pitbulls for their final visit to the Slough Ice Arena this season.
This month for the Milton Keynes Lightning has been very up and down. They have played a total of 6 games and won 3 games, lost 2 and taken one game to overtime but lost. The last time these teams met each other was last weekend when the Milton Keynes Lightning made the trip to the Slough Ice Arena on Sunday. The Bees walked away with the 2 points in this game with a 5-3 victory over the Lightning.
The Bees will need to be aware of players like Latvian Deivids Sarkanis, who in games against the Bees so far this season has a total of 5 goals and 7 assists. The Bees will also need to watch out for players like Ed Knaggs as well as Milique Martelly as both of these players are key in defending the puck from the opposition and setting up chances for the Lightning.
The Bristol Pitbulls have had a month where they have collected a total of 4 points by winning 1 game, losing 3 and taking 2 to overtime but losing. Last Sunday the Pitbulls saw their playoff chances crushed due to a 4-3 loss against the Hull Seahawks. Last time the Bees and Bristol faced off against each other was at the Slough Ice Arena, where the Bees skated away with the 2 points and a 5-0 shutout against the Pitbulls.
The Bees will need to make sure they watch out for players like Caly Robertson in this fixture as he recently overtook Owen Sobchak as top point scorer for the Pitbulls with a total of 51 points this season, 28 goals and 23 assists. But not only will the Bees need to be cautious about Caly, they will also need to shutdown Ed Bradley as he is always able to help set up chances for the Pitbulls and in games against the Bees so far this season has scored 1 goal and has 4 assist but altogether this season has a total of 32 points.
Face-off time for our final clash against the Bristol Pitbulls on Sunday is 5pm. Click here for tickets and help us countdown to our final game of the season, which is next Sunday against the Swindon Wildcats. However if you are unable to make this weekend’s game no need to worry as Bees MNL will have you covered.