One Year Ago
Slough Jets made the journey to the Guildford Spectrum to take on the Flames for the first time on the road this season.
Guildford Flames 3
Slough Jets 6
English Premier Ice Hockey League & Premier Cup Match
Slough took the lead with the opening goal at 16.22 and Darius Pliskauskas quickly followed up with the second at 18.54 and the visiting team enjoyed a 0-2 scoreline at the first break.
Guildford pulled a goal back early in the second at 25.15 from Milos Melicherik but Ales Padelek reopened the two goal margin at 28.54 finishing from Tomas Fojtik. Padelek struck again at 30.18 for 1-4 an even a strike at 33.30 from Marcus Kristoffersson did little to change the dynamic of the game as Matt Towalski found the back of the net at 37.36 ending the second period 2-5.
Just 265 seconds into the final period Padelek struck for the third time completing his hatr-trick and at the same time Mark Lee left the net to be replaced by James Hadfield. The back up goaltender played out his 15.35 with a clean sheet as Slough had already sealed the win but Tom Duggan added a consolation goal with a powerplay strike at 59.42.
Guildford: Duggan 1+1; Melicherik, Kristoffersson 1+0; Savage, Longstaff, Kohut, Lundin 0+1. Net: Lee (44.25) 31/6 & Hadfield (15.35) 7/0
Slough: Padelek 3+0; Fojtik 0+2; Towalski, Pliskauskas, Koulikov1+0; Davies, Richardson 0+2. Net: Rockman (60.00) 38/3
Period scores: 0-2/2-3/1-1
Shots On Goal: 38-38
Penalty Minutes: 32-47
Referee: M Thompson. Linesmen: A Cook & A Korsaks
Two Years Ago
Slough Jets skated out on home ice for the second game of their weekend following the 0-5 win at Sheffield the previous evening.
Slough Jets 4
Swindon Wildcats 1
English Premier Ice Hockey League & Premier Cup Match
Alex Barker scored the game’s opening goal 2.21 into the match when he finished from Darius Pliskauskas and Mindy Kieras to beat Dean Skinns and despite some attacking hockey from both teams the remaining 17.39 of the first period saw no further scoring.
Pliskauskas scored 3.34 into the second period, converting a powerplay to make it 2-0 and Slava Koulikov bagged his first goal of the season at 25.16 to make it 3-0. Ryan Aldridge took his time-out after the 3rd goal and then Adam Greener picked up a tripping minor at 27.12 and just 2 seconds later added a 10 minute misconduct. Swindon’s Nicky Watt converted a powerplay at 35.39 to make it 3-1 at the second interval.
Josh Bruce picked up a tripping minor at 42.07 but 27 seconds in the Swindon powerplay Dan Davies netted shorthanded to make it 4-1. Chances came at both ends but Rockman and Skinns denied any further scoring and Slough closed out the win 4-1.
Slough stats: Pliskauskas 1+1; Barker, Davies, Koulikov 1+0; Greener, Connolly, Kieras, Bakrlik 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 39/1
Swindon stats: Watt 1+0; Nell, Hoog 0+1. Net: Skinns (60.00) 38/4
Period scores: 1-0/2-1/1-0
Shots On Goal: 39-38
Penalty Minutes: 20-6
Referee: M Thompson. Linesmen: S Hogarth & J Porter
Slough: Scott, Wales, Greener, Barker, Connolly, Davies, Godfrey, Pliskauskas, Kieras, Bruce, Towalski, Milton, Rockman, Koulikov, Bakrlik
Swindon: Perkkio, Jones, F. Taylor, Bullas, Richardson, L. Taylor, Nell, Kapicka, Hayes, Swindlehurst, Whitfield, Melichar, Bird, Skinns, Watt, Hoog
Three Years Ago
Slough made their first trip of the season to Altrincham Ice Dome to face the Manchester Phoenix
Manchester Phoenix 3
Slough Jets 4
League & Cup Match
The home team struck first with a delayed penalty goal from James Neil at 7.27 and Juraj Faith converted a powerplay at 11.36 to make it 2-0. Manchester then killed off a penalty but back at even strength Darius Pliskauskas netted at 14.25 and Ryan Watt scored the equaliser at 15.20 to end 2-2
The middle twenty minutes passed by with no addition to the scoring, 9 saves from Fone in the home net and 10 saves from Rockman in the visitors net.
Pliskauskas scored just 3.01 into the third period to put Slough ahead 2-3 but a bench penalty to Manchester saw Slava Koulikov net a shorthanded goal at 45.17 to equalise. The teams went on to trade powerplays but with no further scoring a penalty to the home team at 59.38 proved crucial. Faith picked up a hooking penalty with 22 seconds left in regulation time, Tony Hand called the home team time-out knowing that the penalty would carry over into overtime.
Overtime started 4 on 3 in favour of Slough while Faith continued to serve his penalty and 50 seconds into the additional period Dan Davies finished from Adam Calder and Joe Greener to bag the OT game winner.
Manchester: Hand 0+2; Neil, Koulikov, Faith 1+0; Spelda, Cingel, Fone 0+1. Net: Fone (60.50) 29/4
Slough: Pliskauskas 2+0; Davies, Watt 1+0; A Greener, Miles, Carlon, Calder, J Greener 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.50) 37/3
Period Scores: 2-2/0-0/1-1/0-1
Shots On Goal: 29-37
Penalty Minutes: 10-14
Referee: S Wardell. Linesmen: C Wells & H Hunter
Four Years Ago
Twenty four hours after the penalty shoot-out win at Basingstoke, Slough Jets entertained the Bison at the Hangar.
Slough Jets 1
Basingstoke Bison 2
Slough gave up but defended the game’s opening penalty but then capitalised on their first powerplay with Doug Sheppard netting at 10.24. Basingstoke gave another powerplay soon after but killed this one off and the period ended 1-0.
Slough were given three powerplay opportunities through the middle period while they stayed clear of the penalty box but the middle period of play passed by scoreless so the home team held their lead 1-0 going into the final period.
Ollie Bronniman levelled the game up scoring for Basingstoke at 43.46 and as both teams traded powerplays there was no change in the score until 1.48 remained and Andrej Lauko nudged the visitors ahead. Basingstoke picked up a too many men call with 58 seconds remaining and Slough called their timeout but couldn’t find the equaliser to force play into overtime.
Slough: Shppard 1+0; S Thompson, J Greener 0+1. Net: Rockman (59.54) 28/2 & Empty Net (0.06) 0/0
Basingstoke: Lauko, Bronniman 1+0; Moria, Skene, Long 0+1. Net: Annetts (60.00) 41/1
Period Scores: 1-0/0-0/0-2
Shots On Goal: 28-41
Penalty Minutes: 6-14
Referee: N Bonniface. Linesmen: S Hogarth & J Earl
Five Years Ago
Slough Jets made the journey to Peterborough to face the Phantoms at Planet Ice Arena.
Peterborough Phantoms 4
Slough Jets 3
Slough started swiftly and an early Peterborough penalty helped them gain momentum as Joakim Millqvist sat out a tripping call but it was back at even strength the game’s first goal was scored when Ciaran Long found the back of the home net at 6.25. The home team picked up another penalty they killed off and then failed to capitalise on their own first powerplay and the period ended 0-1.
The second period saw Peterborough step up their offence as they more than doubled the shots on goal faced by Gregg Rockman in the first period with a tally of 13 shots in the second. Joe Miller levelled up the game at 25.57 and although Blaz Emersic restored the Slough lead at 33.34 the home team found themselves on the right side of the interval scoreline when Shaun Yardley scored at 37.14 and Tom Carlon netted their fourth and game winning goal at 38.09
Both teams enjoyed offensive chances in the third period as the netminders dealt with 23 shots in total. Peterborough fell foul of the referee at 51.11 when Julian Smith picked up a cross checking penalty and Joe Greener fired home Slough’s third at 52.21. Tension mounted for the home team when Smith picked up a delay of the game penalty that saw them shorthanded again at 55.12 but they managed to hold on to edge out Slough by the single goal margin.
Peterborough: Miller 1+2; Gough 0+3; Morgan 1+1; Yardley, Carlon 1+0; Tait 0+1. Net: Wall (60.00) 37/3
Slough: J Greener 1+1; Jasik 0+2; Emersic, Long 1+0; Ward 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 29/4
Period Scores: 0-1/4-1/0-1
Shots On Goal: 37-29
Penalty Minutes: 8-6
Time-outs: 59.26 / 49.14
Referee: R Szucs. Linesmen: R Boot & N Stephenson