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Jan 17, 2019

Challenge for a King


Netminder Damien King believes this weekend will be the most challenging of the season so far as the team travel to Swindon Wildcats and Peterborough Phantoms in the space of 48 hours.

King has been in fine form in recent weeks, and a fortnight ago was the hero in the shootout in the home win over Basingstoke Bison. The Peterborough native saved from Bison’s star sniper Michal Klejna to seal the points, before the team beat Invicta Dynamos 8-1 seven days later in SW16.

“I’m having a good year so far in the shootouts” said the 27 year old stopper who joined us from Invicta Dynamos last summer. “I’ve struggled a bit in the past, but I’ve been paying extra attention to my approach in training and it seems to be working out well so far.”

Against the Dynamos the result on paper looked more straightforward but was not without controversy as the Mo's iced a player in net in the third period after regular goalie Conor Morris was ejected.

"It was an interesting game you could say" explained King, who played in Kent for just over 2 seasons. "What was most pleasing from the boys was that we killed off the game early which is something we've struggled with. We approached the whole thing professionally and thats all we can do."

The RedHawks have a tough ask extending the back to back winning streak as we travel to second placed Swindon Wildcats on Saturday followed by a road trip to Peterborough Phantoms on Sunday.

“It’s the most challenging weekend of our season so far” admitted King, who has faced 877 shots so far this season, posting a +90% save average.

“Peterborough is my hometown club so it’s always fun to go back there and we will all be working hard in training this week to make sure we are ready. We need to compete in both games and get all the boys going to help us start climbing the table and up to where we should be.”

Want to travel to Peterborough with us this Sunday? Coach is £20 return, leaving Streatham Arena at 12 noon. First come first served email