There was blood (literally), sweat and chants that we definitely couldn’t publish. The National Ice Centre was well and truly alive last night. That can only mean one thing; Varsity Ice Hockey 2017.
We weren’t disappointed. NTU came out trumps with a 5-4 win against UoN, carrying on from their victory in last year’s 9-5 win.
The biggest and one of the best atmospheres in the Varsity series, Ice Hockey was charged up, and so were our Boys.
First period saw Trent go two up in quick succession, goals by Joe Aston who seemed to be our star player early on.
Uni Of really couldn’t contain him, Joe slotted another one past them towards the start of the second period, making it 3-0 to Trent, and the crowd were bouncing.
UoN were able to respond with a couple goals, but they simply couldn’t stop the Trent Army. High quality on the Ice and an incredible crowd pushing them forward, the second period finished 4-2 to Trent.
It truly was an NTU party on Ice, and the third period saw more goals for Trent, Jakub Guban scoring to make it 5-2 and practically sealing the victory for Trent.
University of Nottingham were able to pull back a consolation goal, but that was about it for them, Nottingham Trent win Ice Hockey 5-3.
A brilliant victory, man of the match and special mention goes out to Joe Aston, Trent Hero and hat-trick star.
The crowd we’re amazing and we can certainly say NTU put in a shift supporting their team, something that can make all the difference in a match like last nights.
This game has been the strong finish to the first half of varsity, making the Varsity series standings 5-4 to UoN going into the break. Now NTU needs to push themselves to finish on top by the series end in May.
By Polly Evans – Culture Editor
Edited by Ola Fisayo