April 28, 2022, by Mathilde Tighe
Ice Hockey are raring to go at Varsity after 3 years away
Ice Hockey Varsity- UoN vs NTU
Date: Monday 2nd May
Time: Doors open 5pm, game starts 6pm
Venue: Motorpoint Arena
Tickets: Available here
Ahead of Ice Hockey’s Varsity game, we caught up with the club president to find out how the team is feeling.
The team has been training hard for their game, with club president Luke Thornton detailing their intense preparation:
“Everyone on the team has been extremely focused on preparing for the game over the last two weeks after our league campaign came to an end. We’ve had two really high intensity on ice training sessions as a team as well as several off ice fitness training sessions and classroom sessions with our coaches to discuss tactics and gameplan. I feel this is one of the most well prepared teams I’ve been a part of over the last few years and I’m excited to see what we can bring on Monday.”
The team has won the previous two Varsity games (2019 and 2018), so will be looking to make it three in a row. Unfortunately, Ice Hockey did not get to take part in the 2021 Nottingham Games due to venue restrictions. However, this just means that the team is ready to play against NTU again, as Luke explains:
“Everyone has been pumped up like no other year I’ve seen with Varsity returning for the first time since the pandemic. I think the endlessly long wait for this opportunity has only added to the excitement and intensity surrounding the game and I think it’s given the players even more energy and desire to perform in front of this amazing crowd and showcase the talent we have. Plus giving what looks to be a strong NTU team a good run for their money.”
The team are raring to go and, coupled with thousands of spectators expected to turn out to Motorpoint Arena, it is shaping up to be an exciting evening! When asked why spectators should watch the Ice Hockey Varsity game, this is what Luke said:
“The ice hockey Varsity match has historically been one of the highlights of the University sporting calendar and this year promises to be no different. After everything we have all suffered through with the pandemic being able to put on a spectacle for all of the incredible fans that support the sport and this event means the world to all of us. On behalf of everyone in the locker room, I can promise you will be bring an unparalleled energy and fight to this game and do everything we can to bring back that trophy to UoN for another year.”
We would like to thank Luke for his time and wish him and the team the best of luck in their game on Monday 2nd May!
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