Oxford City Stars weekend preview
2 big games for the Stars this weekend in the NIHL1 South, away to Solent Devils on Saturday and then home to London Raiders on Sunday for the final game of the regular season.
Solent Devils vs Oxford City Stars
Saturday 11th March 2017
Gosport Ice Arena
Oxford City Stars vs London Raiders
Sunday 12th March 2017
Get your tickets here.
The Stars will be looking for 4 points this weekend to secure the highest finishing position possible heading into the playoffs.
The NIHL S1 table heading into the weekend looks like this:
|4||Oxford City Stars||26||12||3||11||115||106||9||471||27|
|5||London Raiders S1||26||11||3||12||88||98||-10||532||25|
|7||Milton Keynes Thunder||28||9||2||17||91||125||-34||421||20|
Darren Elliott is still suspended, but other than that Head Coach Simon Anderson has got a full roster to choose from, including the returning Tom Annetts.
Ticket prices for Sunday’s Game against London Raiders
- Adults £10
- Concessions £5
- Children £5
- Family (2 + 2) £22
You can pay on the door, or you can beat the queues by buying your tickets online from our website.
Where to sit
There are 4 main stands at Oxford Ice Rink, and seating is unreserved and available to all. The Scott Gough Stand tends to be where most noise is generated, so take a sharp left on entry if you want to make some noise. The Dave Carr Stand is where away fans usually gather. Everywhere else will provide a pleasant and family friendly atmosphere for you to enjoy the game.
Where to park
It’s easy to get to Oxford Ice Rink by car, from the A34, A40, A44 and M40. Oxpens public car park is next door to the rink which has ample parking spaces – payment is by cash in the machines on site, or via the RingGo mobile app.
Getting there by public transport
Oxford Ice Rink is just a 10 minute walk from Oxford train station and Gloucester Green bus station.
Where to drink
Those of you getting the bus or train to Oxford will have an endless choice of pubs to visit when you reach the city centre. Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are also available from the café inside the ice rink.
After the game, who not pop over to the Rose & Crown on North Parade Avenue (roseandcrownoxford.com), you might bump into a Stars player or 2 enjoying a post-match drink.
Don’t forget to pick up your matchday programme – full of interviews, special features, player poster, stats, match reports, and much more. All for only £3. PLUS the chance to win a Domino’s pizza delivered to your seat if you pick up the Golden Programme!
Our volunteer run shop is open every match day with a wide selection of stars merchandise – hoodies, t-shirts, pucks, and lots more, with new lines being added all the time. You can also pick up a programme here.
You can also buy Stars merchandise via our website.
Can’t make it to the London Raiders game? Fear not, you can listen to live and exclusive online commentary from our friends at Oxfordshire Sports Online, just head to www.oxso.co.uk and tune in. They’ll have full uninterrupted match commentary, plus a pre-match interview with Head Coach Simon Anderson.
Live Match Updates
We’ll be live tweeting all of the action from both games, follow us @oxfordcitystars.
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