OUR winning start to 2017 continued last weekend with another well-deserved four points.

We’re defending well, we’re scoring goals and it feels like we’ve got some real momentum going into the second half of the season.

Saturday night’s game against Sheffield started with a guard of honour for Ciaran Long, who was playing his 500th game. It’s been great watching Ciaran develop into a fine two-way player.

He’s already put some great numbers up, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the stats continue to improve.

He contributes so much to the power-play and the penalty-kill, but most of all he loves scoring. He celebrated this occasion with a fine performance in front of his home fans.

It was great, too, to be able to give young Dan Weller-Evans some ice time in goal. A back-up netminder is a very important part of the team. He’s got to work hard in every training session.

Dan’s in his third year with us now, and has always shown a good attitude. The fans showed their appreciation when he took to the ice in the third period.

On Sunday, we visited the League leaders, Telford, who had not lost at home all season. Our 4-1 win was thoroughly deserved.

Kurt Reynolds took a heavy blow to the head in the game. The way he got back into the game to take his man of the match award showed the spirit there is in the team.

We’ve just got one game this weekend, our last of the season against Bracknell. We’ve won all our previous games against our local rivals but we know they’ll be playing hard to get a win.

So we need to carry on our run of home wins on Saturday, knowing we can relax on Sunday.