19th September 2015 - 12:15 PM at Whitley Bay Ice RinkSee More
Following an influx of new players coming to the club, The Cleveland Comets were able to ice possibly the the strong team in the clubs history, against the Newcastle Predators on Saturday night at the Billingham Forum. The team now boasts the likes of Jimmy Moutrey, Anthony Price, James McCabe, and Garry Dowd to the roster. Add these to the current Comets A Team and you've got a very dangerous looking team.
Unfortunately for the Predators, they were the first team to be on the receiving end and from the first drop on the puck, the Comets looked in complete control of the game. 25 seconds into the game and Anthony Price scored on his debut, the first of his 4 goals on the night. Read more...
In a rare Sunday night game, the Cleveland Comets were in action against the Whitley Bay Lightning.
The 2 teams had never previously met so the Comets were in unknown waters, and iced a team consisting mainly
of B Team players. The team included new signing Micheal Thackeray
The Lightning weren't short on numbers and brought 3 lines of players, including Gavin Wafer who had just won the Summer Cup and Playoffs with the Whitley Bay Islanders.
From the off, both teams came out very physical and several big hits were thrown as the teams tried to stamp their authority on the game.
Gavin Wafer was the difference between the 2 teams, scoring a first period hatrick. With the Comets Chris Lutz giving the home team the only reply.
The 2nd period started just as bad as the 1st had ended, with the Lightning scoring early, although the Comets had woken up by now and managed another reply.
The 2 teams then traded goals through the rest of the 2nd period, to end with a scoreline of 5-7 in Whitleys favour.
The 3rd period continued with both teams going at it, the Comets looking the livelier of the 2 teams.
Despite having more of the positive play and the better chances, the Comets were struggling to score past the Lightnings Netminder, Max Hadfield who was in outstanding form.
The Comets did manage 3 goals, but guess what??........so the did Lightning.
The Comets were never able to make up the 2 goal difference from the first period, and the game ended 8-10 to the Lightning.
Comets Scorers on the night, Peter Johnson and Karl Robinson both with doubles. Andy Rouse, Chris Lutz, Chris Sayer and Ian Barnard picking up singles.
Man of the match awards went to James Parrish for the Comets and Netminder Max Hadfield for the Lightning.
The Cleveland Comets were in action on Saturday night at Whitley Bay Ice rink, to face off against the Whitley Wildcats.
After the last meeting between the 2 sides, where the B Team took a heavy defeat, the Comets iced a lot stronger side, consisting mainly of their A Team Players. The team also included new signing, Ex Billingham Bomber Jimmy Moutrey.
Things didn't goto plan from the off, with the Wilcats taking a very quick 2 goal lead. The Comets soon got things going and levelled the scores up.
The game was an even contest with goals being scored by both teams. for the first 2 periods.
In the final period, the Comets seemed to up the pace and started to pulled away. The Wildcats did manage a few consolation goals but the Comets had already built up a comfortable cushon.
We don't have the game sheet at the moment to confirm but the Comets scored 12 and the Wildcats either 8 or 9.
Even though he hadn't been on the ice for 5+ years, Jimmy Moutrey was given the Man of the Match award for his 2+4.
Other goals came from (and this is from memory) Dan Steel, Dan Flavell, Paul Gatley, James MacCabe, Graeme Brown and last but not least, with his only touch of the puck, the 1 shift wonder himself, Liam Senior.
The Comets would like to thank the hand full of supporters that came and watched us, including an ex player who has moved onto the Billingham Stars U21 team.
The Comets are next in action 14th Nov at the Billingham Forum with Newcastle Predators the visitors.
Face Off 19:00
After last weekends loss to the Grimsby Stormers, the Cleveland Comets bounced back in spectacular fashion with an 11-0 win over the Bradford Cannibals at the Billingham Forum.
In the first home game of the new season, the Comets were able to ice a very strong line up, which included former Billingham Stars player, James McCabe.
Goals came from a number of players, including a Hatrick from Dan Steel, doubles from Dan Flavell and Peter Johnson, with Ryan Deprez, Ben Suggitt, Matthew Costello and Karl Robinson contributing also.
This was Karl Robinsons first goal for the Comets.
Although McCabe wasn't able to score tonight, his overall play and 3 assists earned him the Man of the match honours.
The Comets are next in action on Saturday 24th Oct at Whitley Bay Ice rink, against the Whitley Wildcats.
The Cleveland Comets are a Recreational Ice Hockey Team from the North East of England, playing their games out of the Ice Forum in Billingham. The Comets have a rich history in UK Ice Hockey, established in the 70s and have even survived a rink closure.