By Tom Hurley
For the second week in a row Thunder’s lone game of the weekend sees Lewis Clifford and his team hit the road. This time around the destination is South London for a 6:45 p.m. face off with Streatham IHC at Streatham Ice Arena.
Unlike Thunder, Streatham (1-3-0 NIHL) did play last night — taking a 6-1 loss at Bracknell Bees in a game that saw seven players collect fighting penalties.
The South Londoners started the season strong, defeating Cardiff Fire on home ice with experienced trio Adam Carr, Michael Farn, and Ryan Watt combining for 13 points in a 9-2 win. Then came a 5-2 defeat in Peterborough, a 2-1 home loss against Swindon and last night’s game at The John Nike Leisuresport Complex.
Watt’s four goals, seven points and 29 penalty minutes leads the team in all categories, while Carr has two goals and tops the assists charts with four.
“We know what they’re about,” said Thunder forward Tom Carlon of Streatham. “It’s going to be very, very tough. They’ve got a good all around team.”
Thunder (2-4-1 NIHL) travel to London aiming to keep their capital city winning streak alive following a 6-0 victory at Cardiff Fire on Sept. 23.
Carlon is looking forward to playing against some former teammates but is focused on helping MKT bring two points back to Milton Keynes.
“There’s a lot of excitement to see how we match up with them,” Carlon said. “It’s gonna be very bizarre playing against (Carr) and (Farn).
Thunder captain Jamie Line sits ninth in league scoring heading into Sunday’s clash in South London with nine points, closely followed by Ross Bowers and Rio Grinnell-Parke who both have seven points on the young season.
MKT return to home ice next weekend when Invicta Dynamos visit Planet Ice for a 6:30 p.m. NIHL South 1 game. Tickets are priced at £9 Adults, £5 Concessions/MKL season ticket holders, and £1 Under 16s.