One Year Ago
Slough Jets final home game of 2013 was against the previous night’s opponents in the second half of a home and away weekend series.
Ales Padelek put the puck past Stephen Wall for the opening goal 148 seconds into the game to the delight of the home crowd but Tom Carlon had the equaliser on the end of his stick when he beat Danny Milton at 6.44. A period totalling 35 shots continued playing out with both teams attacking and defending well but at 17.32 Tom Carlon added the visitors second for the goal ahead goal and ended the first period at 1-2.
Two quick goals started the second period and they were both for the visiting team giving them a cushion. Blaz Emersic scored at 20.58 and was quickly followed by Michael Farn at 21.54 but the home team weren’t out the game yet as Ales Padelek netted his second at 28.34 to pull it back to 2-4. Kamil Tvrdek scored at 34.50 and with the remaining 5.10 being held scoreless the second interval was taken with Slough right back in the game at 3-4.
Milton Keynes came out and finished the game off early in the final period with goals from Grant McPherson at 44.26, Stanislav Lascek at 48.33 and Lukas Zatopek at 52.12 making it 3-7. The never say die attitude from the home team continued with Andrius Kaminskas scoring the final goal of the game at 53.13 ending the scoring at 4-7.
Slough: Padelek 2+2; Lack 0+3; Kaminskas, Tvrdek 1+0; Towalski, Rose, Kieras 0+1. Net: Milton (60.00) 39/7
Milton Keynes: Jokila 0+3; Emersic 1+2; Carlon 2+0; McPherson, Lascek, Farn, Zatopek 1+1; Gore, Carr, Green, Bowers 0+1. Net: Wall (60.00) 46/4
Period scores: 1-2/2-2/1-3
Shots On Goal: 39-46
Penalty Minutes: 8-10
Referees: K O’Halloran & N Ormond. Linesmen: A Von Haselberg Palyvou & L Martin
Two Years Ago
The Slough Jets made the short journey across Berkshire to face the Bracknell Bees at the Hive for their final game of 2012.
The home team enjoyed a great start to the game when Lukas Smital netted after 6.55 and Matt Foord doubled the lead at 7.17. Darius Pliskauskas finally netted the visitors opening goal at 16.55 with a powerplay strike and the first period ended 2-1.
After 4.21 of the middle period Pliskauskas netted again for a 2-2 scoreline, this one scored shorthanded. Special teams also provided the next goal when Mindy Kieras scored a powerplay goal to give Slough their first lead of the game at 27.23. Smital’s second, on the powerplay, equalised at 3-3 at 30.24 but Kieras scored a second, another powerplay goal, at 33.43 to give Slough back the lead which they held until the interval.
The third period saw momentum swing from side to side as Slough extended their lead through a Frantisek Bakrlik powerplay goal at 43.51 to make the score 3-5 but a penalty shot chance for Bracknell came at 56.38 after Matt Towalski fell on the puck in the crease. Shaun Thompson netted the fourth of the night for the home team and with 2.30 left in regulation Cox took the time-out option. He pulled the netminder and the gamble paid off at 59.55 when Thompson scored the fifth and equalising goal forcing the game to overtime.
The extra five minutes failed to separate the game and penalties were needed. With all but Darius Pliskauskas failing to score Slough gained the winner’s point from the penalty shoot-out.
Bracknell stats: Smital 2+1; Thompson 2+0; Masa, Bronniman 0+2; Foord 1+0; Lamey, Bendik 0+1. Net: Annetts (63.55) 40/5 & Empty Net (1.05) 0/0
Slough stats: Koulikov 0+4; Pliskauskas, Kieras 2+2; Bakrlik 1+0; Hutchinson, Towalski, 0+1. Net: Rockman (65.00) 55/5
Period scores: 2-1/1-3/2-0/0-0/0-1
Shots On Goal: 40-55
Penalty Minutes: 24-58
Referees: D Cloutman & J Lalonde. Linesmen: P Brooks & J Dolphin
Bracknell: Turner, Lamey, Galazzi, Munroe, Thompson, Foord, Bendik, Oakford, Lack, Johnson, Rouding, Masa, Smital, Ambler, Spearing, Bronniman, Annetts.
Slough: Scott, Wales, Greener, Barker, Davies, Hutchinson, Godfrey, Towalski, Rose, Pliskauskas, Kieras, Milton, Miles, Rockman, Valecko, Koulikov, Bakrlik
Three Years Ago
For the final game before Christmas Slough travelled to Peterborough Arena to take on the Phantoms.
Roman Szucs took charge of the game and Peterborough took the lead at 3.21 when Joe Graham netted. Slough killed the game’s first penalty but the home team made it 2-0 at 16.14 when Ondrej Lauko netted, a lead which they held until the interval.
Ryan Watt pulled back the difference 3.06 into the second period with the visitors first goal but just 1.24 later Will Weldon made it 3-1. The teams traded powerplays but neither could find any further scoring in the middle period and it ended 3-1
Back out in the third period Jeff Glowa made it 4-1 at 43.43 with a powerplay goal setting them in a strong position but Tom Carlon bagged a goal at 50.46 to make it 4-2. Gregg Rockman left the net at 59.11 for the extra attacker and Doug Sheppard called the time-out at 59.27. 10 seconds after the re-start Sheppard found the back of the net to keep the comeback alive at 4-3 but the home team held on for the two points.
Peterborough: Allen 0+4; Glowa 1+1; Weldon, Lauko, Graham 1+0; J Ferrara, L Ferrara 0+1. Net: King (60.00) 30/3
Slough: Watt 1+1; Davies 0+2; Sheppard, Carlon 1+0; Connolly, Galazzi 0+1. Net: Rockman (59.11) 35/4 & Empty Net (0.49) 0/0
Period Scores: 2-0/1-1/1-2
Shots On Goal: 30-35
Penalty Minutes: 6-8
Referee: R Szucs. Linesmen: T Stephenson & R Fraley