Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Netminder: Cup Is Now Our Main Priority

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Netminder: Cup Is Now Our Main Priority

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MANCHESTER Phoenix netminder Declan Ryan R admits the cup is now his main priority this season.

Phoenix host Swindon Wildcasts in a league match at the Altrincham Ice Dome tomorrow before the two teams meet three days later in the Challenge Cup semi-final.

While Ryan is desperate R for a victory this weekend, his main focus is on Wednesday's fixture.

"The league title is gone for us so the current aim is to win the cup," he said.

"Sunday's game will be like a dress rehearsal for the cup and we do need the points to keep moving up the table.

"We will definitely be going for it all guns blazing and I'm confident that we can get a clean sheet too.

"It will have a good play-off mentality and we can close the gap on them if we get the win, but the cup is the priority."

Ryan has been in and out R of the Phoenix side this season, competing for the netminder's spot alongside Steve Fone. …

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