One Year Ago
Slough Jets headed to Telford with full hopes of returning with the points on offer in their final cup game.
After the teams played out a scoreless first period the Slough Jets opened the scoring thanks to Ales Padelek finishing from Captain Dan Scott and alternate captain Dan Davies completed at 23.43. The equaliser came on a powerplay from Mika Kiviranta at 25.53. Mindy Kieras scored Slough’s second at 34.26 from the coach Slava Koulikov and fellow Lithuanian Darius Pliskauskas and that ended the second period with the visitors ahead in a 3 goal game.
Darius Pliskauskas dominated the third period with a hat-trick that sealed the victory. 6.06 into the period he scored his first for 1-4 and 1.45 later he had netted a second. Despite Michal Pavlu scoring at 56.17 the visitors had the last say when Pliskaukas scored into a hopeful empty net to end the game at a comfortable 2-5 scoreline.
Telford: Kiviranta, Pavlu 1+0; Kuuluvainen, Pease, Walker 0+1. Net: Gospel (59.21) 42/4 & Empty Net (0.39) 1/1
Slough: Pliskauskas 3+1; Kieras 1+2; Koulikov 0+3; Davies 0+2; Scott, Towalski 0+1. Net: Jarina (60.00) 32/2
Period Scores: 0-0/1-2/1-3
Shots On Goal: 42-32
Penalty Minutes: 4-10
Referee: J Liptrott. Linesmen: C Wells & E Marshall
Two Years Ago
Following a home win against Sheffield Slough Jets took the road and journeyed to Altrincham to face the Manchester Phoenix.
Both teams came out and looked to be at 100% from the off and Ciaran Long put the home team ahead after 7.43 when he opened the scoring. His goal was complemented by Joachim Flaten netting for 2-0 at 13.12 but Slava Koulikov pulled one back before the interval finishing from Dan Davies and Frantisek Bakrlik at 17.24.
A tough middle period saw the teams locked together with Slough pushing their opponents hard. The shots on goal showed the offensive nature of Slough’s play in the middle frame and their out-shooting of their opponents was rewarded with 36 seconds left when Darius Pliskauskas made it 2-2.
Back out for the third period the first ten minutes passed scoreless but the deadlock was broken when James Archer put Manchester ahead at 53.47. Gregg Rockman stood tall in the net keeping his team in the game despite them being outshot and with 47 seconds left in regulation time Bakrlik added a goal to his earlier assist to level the game and force overtime.
The 5 minutes of sudden death 4 on 4 produced no difference in the score so it went to penalty shots. Flaten started the shots and was saved by Rockman and Pliskauskas’ opening effort for the visitors was also saved. Psurny’s attempt then hit the crossbar and Bakrlik took an excellent penalty shot to score. When Ciaran Long missed that ended the competition and Slough took the extra point for the win.
Manchester stats: Hand 0+2; Archer 1+0; Long 1+0. Net: Fone (65.00) 25/3
Slough stats: Koulikov, Bakrlik 1+1; Pilskauskas 1+0; GWP 1+0; Scott, Davies 0+1.Net: Rockman (65.00) 31/3
Period Scores: 2-1/0-1/1-1/0-0/0-1
Shots On Goal: 25-31
Penalty Minutes: 16-6
Referee: T Perring. Linesmen: J Posladek & C Wells
Manchester: Archer, Schabel, Boothroyd, Flaten, Hand, Neil, Psurny, Wood, Bentham, Fone, EL-Hage, Pozivil, McKenzie, Long, McKinney
Slough: Slough: Scott, Wales, Greener, Barker, Connolly, Davies, Rose, Godfrey, Miles, Pliskauskas, Kieras, Towalski, Milton, Rockman, Valecko, Koulikov, Bakrlik
Three Years Ago
Slough Jets made the long journey to Manchester to face the Phoenix with a road win earlier in the season already under their belts.
The visiting team enjoyed the much better start to the and were rewarded at 7.59 when Adam Calder found the back of the net to give them the lead.
The second period was again dominated by the visitors despite their netminder being the busier of the two. Calder netted his second just 51 seconds into the period and Joe Greener made it 0-3 at 27.57 with a powerplay goal. Doug Sheppard netted shorthanded at 29.51 and Dan Davies made it 0-5 at 35.31. From the bench Tony Hand had taken Manchester’s time-out at 27.53 but it had made little difference as Slough completed a perfect 0-4 period.
Penalty trouble at the start of the third period allowed Manchester to pull back into the game as Tom Duggan netted on the powerplay at 44.37 and Jaroslav Spelda also bagged a powerplay goal at 45.44. Slava Koulikov netted the home team’s only even strength goal at 49.00 but Gregg Rockman made big saves to keep his team their 2 goal margin as Manchester tried hard to complete a comeback.
Manchester: Spelda 1+1; Harrabin, Faith 0+2; Duggan, Koulikov 1+0. Net: Fone (59.39) 30/5 & Empty Net: (0.21) 0/0
Slough: J Greener 1+3; Calder 2+1; Sheppard 1+2; Davies 1+1; Carlon, Pliskauskas, Waller 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 45/3
Period Scores: 0-1/0-4/3-0
Shots On Goal: 30-45
Penalty Minutes: 8-30
Referee: S Wardell. Linesmen: C Wells & S Campbell
Four Years Ago
Slough travelled to Bracknell to face their nearest neighbours.
Bracknell Bees 1 Slough Jets 3
The first period played out pretty evenly with just a single shot on goal separating the teams however that different shot was also the go ahead goal for the visitors with Darius Pliskauskas scoring at 11.58.
The second period again saw the teams competitng evenly with again the visitors enjoying one extra shot over their visitors but this time it was Terry Miles who converted a Bracknell powerplay into the equalising goal at 35.13 and the teams enjoyed the second interval tied at 1-1.
After a delay for a broken down Olympia the third period got underway and the visitors turned up the heat. Adam Greener picked up a 10 minute and match misconduct penalty at 50.28 and while the home team were on the powerplay Jan Krajicek dumped in a goal shorthanded from way out at 54.54 and Scott Spearing scored a safety goal, also shorthanded, at 56.37.
Bracknell: Miles 1+0; Galazzi, 0+1. Net: Ambler (60.00) 33/3
Slough: Krajicek, Pliskauskas, Spearing 1+0; Munroe 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 27/1
Period Scores: 0-1/1-0/0-2
Shots On Goal: 33-27
Penalty Minutes: 8-45
Referee: N Boniface. Linesmen: D Warman & N Mihininick
Five Years Ago
Slough Jets made the short journey to Surrey to face the Guildford Flames at Spectrum Ice
Guildford Flames 4 Slough Jets 2
Guildford made a swift start to the game when Jez Lundin netted the opening period’s only goal at 5.53. Both netminders were forced into making saves as the teams racked up shots of 11-13 across the first 20 minutes of the game.
Guildford again outshot their opponents in the second period and at 32.21 Gary Clarke doubled up the lead. Just 59 seconds later Milos Melicherik made it 3-0 and left the visitors an uphill task for the final period.
Blaz Emersic got Slough on the board at 45.23 and with 5.25 remaining Jan Melichar pulled it back to a single goal game. Peter Russell took the visitor’s time-out at 57.47 but as Slough pushed for the equalising goal Rob Lamey put the game safe at 59.16.
Guildford: Lamey, Lundin 1+1; Masa 0+2; Melicherik, Clarke 1+0; Potts, Rempel, Plant, Smital 0+1. Net: Lee (60.00) 33/2
Slough: Emersic, Melichar 1+0; J Greener, A Greener 0+1. Net: Rockman (59.58) 36/4
Period Scores: 1-0/2-0/1-2
Shots On Goal: 33-36
Penalty Minutes: 4-4
Time-outs: – / 59.47
Referee: D Cloutman. Linesmen: T Perring, R Boot