Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Battered Phoenix Must Bounce Back ; ICE HOCKEY

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Battered Phoenix Must Bounce Back ; ICE HOCKEY

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AARON FLANAGAN MANCHESTER Phoenix will be looking to bounce back from their heaviest defeat of the season this weekend.

Phoenix travel to Swindon tonight before welcoming Milton Keynes to Altrincham on Sunday evening, as they try to forget about the 8- 2 loss at Bracknell last week.

Head coach Tony Hand believes that every game will be a challenge and that they shouldn't take their games in hand for granted, despite sitting in second place.

"It is going to be tough for the rest of the year," said Hand. "There are too many good teams in the league.

"If we win our games in hand we go top of the league, and I think people are expecting us to win them, but that doesn't count for anything until we actually have the points."

Hand is refusing to get caught up about the defeat to Bracknell, in which his side outshot the Bees 50 to 36, but just struggled to score. …

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