One Year Ago
Slough Jets started a three game week with a midweek trip to Swindon to take on the Wildcats at the Swindon Ice Arena.
Slough’s former player Ryan watt beat the visiting team at 1.24 with a powerplay strike but despite being outshot by 1 in the period Matt Towalski scored at 14.31 for Slough to level the game.
The middle period was where the game was won as Dan Davies completed a rebound chance at 30.19 to make it 1-2.
Both teams battled through the final period, Swindon conceding a single powerplay and Slough two but with 1.50 left to play Ryan Aldridge took the home team time-out. Slava Koulikov followed suit at 58.55 and from that point on Swindon left the net empty but still couldn’t find the equaliser.
Swindon: Watt 1+0; Symonds, Hoog 0+1. Net: Lyle (58.55) 25/2 & Empty Net (1.05) 0/0
Slough: Davies, Towalski 1+0; Scott, Rose, Pliskauskas 0+1. Net: Jarina (60.00) 26/1
Period scores: 1-1/0-1/0-0
Shots On Goal: 25-26
Penalty Minutes: 2-6
Referees: T Pickett & N Ormond. Linesmen: R Thrower & S Cugietta
Slough Jets travelled to Coventry Skydome to face the Milton Keynes Lightning with points in the league and cup on offer.
Ciaran Long opened the scoring just 4 seconds after Milton Keynes had returned to 5 on 4 by finishing from Mindy Kieras and Darius Pliskauskas at 7.35 while Janne Jokila served a hooking penalty. Less than 2 minutes later Ales Padelek completed after Slava Koulikov and Lee Richardson had earned the assists for 0-2 and with 1.42 left in the period Michael Wales made it 0-3 as Padelek and Dan Davies assisted.
The “home” team started their comeback in the middle period with two successive 5 on 3 goals, the first from Stanislav Lascek at 31.40 and the second from Jokila at 32.35. At 36.50 Leigh Jamieson levelled the game and the second interval came round with the teams tied 3-3.
5.47 into the final period Ross Bowers scored the game winning goal, making it 4-3. Slough continued to pressure Stephen Wall in the Milton Keynes net but with 1.14 left Slough took their time-out. Kamil Jarina stayed on the bench in favour of the extra attacker but Jamieson’s second was scored into the empty net with 8 seconds remaining.
Milton Keynes: Jamieson 2+1; Lascek 1+2; Farn 0+3; Jokila 1+1; Bowers 1+0; Russell, Emersic, Cownie 0+1. Net: Wall (60.00) 21/3
Slough: Padelek 1+1; Wales, Long 1+0; Davies, Richardson, Pliskauskas, Kieras, Koulikov 0+1. Net: Jarina (59.01) 31/4 & Empty Net (0.59) 1/1
Period scores: 0-3/3-0/2-0
Shots On Goal: 21-32
Penalty Minutes: 8-8
Referee: J Johnson. Linesmen: E Marshall & M Carrington
Two Years Ago
Slough Jets travelled to Planet Ice Basingstoke to face the Bison for the first time in the 2012/13 season.
Slough were missing Terry Miles and gave a roster spot to NIHL player Dan Rose while the hosts debuted their new signing Jaroslav Cesky. The first 20 minutes passed by scoreless with the teams trading un-converted powerplay chances.
The first half of the middle period also passed by with no scoring but Joe Rand scored a powerplay goal at 31.06 to break the deadlock. The game swung over the course of the next 1.18 with Doug Sheppard netting at 31.35 and Joe Miller scoring at 32.24 to make it 3-0 and the visitors took their 30 second time-out. With 2.21 remaining in the middle period the lead extended to 4 with Greg Owen finding the back of the net.
The final period got underway with Slough needing to pull back into the game and with Michael Wales serving a cross checking penalty Frantisek Bakrlik scored a shorthanded goal at 49.51 to start the scoring. The 4 goal margin was restored at 53.44 with Miller scoring his second before Matt Towalski scored Slough’s second goal at 54.09, finishing from Wales to make it 5-1. The games final goal came with 1.53 remaining when Sheppard scored his second of the night making the final score 6-2.
Basingstoke stats: Miller 2+1; Owen 1+2; Sheppard 2+0; Rand 1+1; Chambers, Cesky 0+2; Melachrino, Redmond 0+1. Net: Lyle (60.00) 27/2
Slough stats: Towalski, Bakrlik 1+0; Wales 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 40/6
Period Scores: 0-0/4-0/2-2
Shots On Goal: 27-40
Penalty Minutes: 16-30
Referee: R Szucs. Linesmen: C Edwards & Lee Young
Basingstoke: Symonds, Reynolds, Owen, Sullivan, Wynne, Melachrino, Remond, Miller, Chambers, Sheppard, Lyle, Standing, Cesky, Graham, Rand, Heron, Greener
Slough: Scott, Wales, Greener, Barker, Connolly, Davies, Rose, Godfrey, Pliskauskas, Kieras, Bruce, Towalski, Milton, Rockman, Valecko, Koulikov, Bakrlik
Three Years Ago
The EPL league current table toppers, Slough Jets, lined up for a home and away weekend against the mid table Swindon Wildcats with the first game at the Link Centre.
76 seconds after the start of the game Ryan Watt put the visitors ahead with a solo unassisted goal but by 6.44 Jasoslav Cesky had levelled the game. When Darius Pliskauskas scored at 8.24 he gave Slough back a lead they weren’t to lose and Aaron Connolly made it 1-3 at 8.42. The home team time-out followed immediately. Nicky Watt scored a powerplay marker for Swindon at 14.21, pulled the gap back to a single goal, but Tom Carlon netted with 3.26 left in the first period to end it 2-4.
After the first half of the middle period passed by scoreless Doug Sheppard netted a powerplay strike at 31.24 and was followed up by Pliskauskas with his second of the night, back at even strength at 33.00. 19 seconds later Swindon made it 3-6 with a goal from Samuel Bullas and Doug Sheppard took the visitor’s time-out at 34.05.
Starting the third period 3 goals ahead meant there was little the visitors had to do to secure the result however it was them who scored the only goal of the period when Tom Carlon netted his second at 53.33 and made it 3-7.
Swindon: Bullas, Cesky, Watt 1+0; Richardson, Taylor, Pinc 0+1. Net: Murdy (59.56) 35/7 & Empty Net (0.04) 0/0
Slough: Davies 0+4; Pliskauskas 2+1; Watt 1+2; Carlon 2+0; Sheppard, Connolly 1+0; Sullivan, J Greener 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 35/3
Period Scores: 2-4/1-2/0-1
Shots On Goal: 35-35
Penalty Minutes: 13-22
Referee: A Decaux. Linesmen: T Gillingham & C Edwards
Four Years Ago
After midweek action at the Swindon Link Centre both teams moved to the Hangar for the Slough Jets to take on the Wildcats on their home ice.
Slough Jets 6 Swindon Wildcats 5 (PS)
Slough took the lead just after the midway mark in the opening period which did little to indicate what was to follow. Doug Sheppard made it 1-0 at 14.09 but with just 32 seconds left in the period and the visitors on the powerplay it was tied up at 1-1when former Slough player Ryan Watt scored for his current team.
The second period was a dream for the visitors as Jozef Liska netted them three unanswered goals starting at 21.09. Despite Slough outshooting their opponents it was 1-3 at 35.27 with Liska’s second and when he completed an uninterrupted hat-trick at 37.38 with a shorthanded breakaway goal it completed the visitors period.
Slough came out in top gear for the final period and 1.22 in Darius Pliskauskas made it 2-4 only for Liska to step forward with his fourth at 41.43. Undettered Joe Greener pulled another goal back at 43.04 and when Blaz Emersic converted a powerplay at 45.02 there was real hope of a successful comeback. Pliskauskas scored the equalising goal at 55.38 and the teams headed to overtime.
Slough started overtime with a carry over powerplay from regulation time and were soon back on the powerplay when Swindon iced too many imports at 60.58. Jan Krajicek later took a slashing minor at 63.22 which offered the visitors a powerplay but with neither team scoring the game went to penalties.
Koulikov and Pliskaukas scored Slough’s first and second shots while Suursoo missed Swindon’s first and Liskas scored the second to take it to the final shots of the initial three. Davies missed for Slough meaning Watt had to score for Swindon but Gregg Rockman came up with the game winning save and Slough took full points.
Slough: Koulikov 0+3; Pliskauskas 2+0; Sheppard, J Greener 1+1; Krajicek 0+2; Emersic 1+0; Ward 0+1. Net: Rockman (65.00) 29/5
Swindon: Liska 4+0; Suursoo 0+2; Watt 1+0; Richardson 0+1. Net: Hadfield (65.00) 59/5
Period Scores: 1-0/0-3/4-0/0-0/1-0
Shots On Goal: 29-55
Penalty Minutes: 8-14
Referee: A Hames. Linesmen: R Webster & N Minhinick
Five Years Ago
Slough Jets entertained Sheffield Scimitars for their first visit of the season to the Hangar with high hopes of continuing their winning streak.
Slough Jets 3 Sheffield Scimitars 7
Sheffield had an aggressive start to the game when their first and third shot produced their first and second goals within 45 seconds. Peter Slamiar scored at 0.34 and Matt Haywood followed up at 0.45. Ben Bowns at the other end was confident in the visitors’ net and James Archer added their third at 14.24 for a clean sweep of the first period.
Slough started the second period with promise when Joe Greener scored at 21.41 but Sheffield continued pressuring Rockman and Stephen Wallace scored at 22.51, followed by Aaron Strawson at 24.08 and Archer again at 26.55 which saw Rockman replaced in net by Charles Kaylor. Slough pulled a goal back at 37.56 when Slava Koulikov scored on debut but Sheffield ended the period scoring their seventh and giving them an impressive margin for the third period.
Slough turned up the pace a bit in the third period but Sheffield were far enough ahead to play tight defensive hockey and Jan Melichar’s goal at 56.59 only eased the scoreline.
Slough: Koulikov, J Greener 1+1; Melichar 1+0; Jasik, Bowman, Long 0+1. Net: Rockman (26.55) 21/6 & Kaylor (33.05) 14/1
Sheffield: Strawson 1+2; Archer, M Haywood 2+0; Wallace, Slamiar 1+1; Duncombe, Squires, Farmer 0+2, Butterworth, L Haywood 0+1. Net: Bowns (60.00) 38/3
Period Scores: 0-3/2-4/1-0
Shots On Goal: 35-38
Penalty Minutes: 6-8
Time-outs: 26.55 / –
Referee: J Tottman. Linesmen: S Hogarth & R Boot