One Year Ago
Slough Jets travelled up north to take on Sheffield Steeldogs 8 days after suffering defeat on home ice to the same team.
Just 4 seconds into the game Brad Watchorn and Callum Pattison got the game off to a physical start and got rewarded with double roughing minors. Kamil Tvrdek scored the opening goal of the game at 8.53 but Lloyd Gibson levelled up at 11.46 and by the end of the period Slough were 1 for 9 on Dalibor Sedlar while Sheffield were 1 for 23 on Andrej Vasiljevic.
Period 2 saw the visiting team open up a lead with Tvrdek netting his second at 25.28 but it was with 39 seconds left in the period and on the only powerplay in the period that Mindy Kieras found the back of the net for a 0-2 period and a 1-3 scoreline at the 40 minute interval.
The tension rose in the third period with Andrew Hirst making it 2-3 just 2.04 in with a powerplay goal while Dan Rose served a slashing penalty. Tvrdek completed his hat-trick on 55.02 to restore a safety margin but at 58.39 Greg Wood pulled it back to 3-4 with a powerplay goal scored with their net empty in favour of the extra attacker. Sedlar returned to the ice only to be beaten by Jamie Line at 58.53 and was the pulled again for the extra attacker but the gamble back fired when Rose fed the puck into the empty net for a 3-6 final score.
Sheffield: Hirst 1+1; Wood, Gibson 1+0; Haywood, Chambers, Calvert, Korhon, Smith 0+1. Net: Sedlar (58.26) 39/5 & Empty Net (1.34) 1/1
Slough: Tvrdek 3+1; Line, Rose, Kieras 1+1; Webb 0+2; Padelek 0+1. Net Vasiljevic (59.46) 53/0 & Milton (0.14) 0/0
Period scores: 1-1/0-2/2-3
Shots On Goal: 40-53
Penalty Minutes: 12-22
Referee: A Miller & T Perring. Linesmen: A Crawler & L Palmer
Two Years Ago
Slough Jets headed along the M4 to play the second of the home and away weekend series at the home of the Swindon Wildcats.
The home team enjoyed a great success in the first period and Henri Sandvik scored just 52 seconds into the game. His goal was followed by a powerplay strike by Jonas Hoog at 7.14 to make it 2-0 and it look a further 10.35 before Frantisek Bakrlik netted Slough’s first of the night but Swindon restored their two goal lead with 7 seconds left in the period when Sandvik netted again.
The middle period saw no change in the lead as Slough’s Dan Davies scored at 30.36 but his deficit reducing goal was cancelled out by Oliver Betteridge scoring at 35.48 and the second period ended 4-2.
The third period saw the visitors complete a remarkable comeback with three unanswered goals leaving the hosts with nothing to take from the game. Bakrlik netted his second at 41.42 with a powerplay goal and 31 seconds later Darius Pliskauskas scored the equalising goal. 6.37 later the same player finished from Mindy Kieras and Slava Koulikov for the game winning goal at 48.48 and the teams split the weekend’s results.
Swindon Stats: Sandvik 2+2; Nell 0+3; Hoog 1+1; Betteridge 1+0; Aldridge, Moore 0+1. Net: Murdy (59.41) 39/5 & Empty Net (0.19) 0/0
Slough stats: Bakrlik 2+1; Koulikov 0+3; Pliskauskas 2+0; Gomeniuk 0+2; Davies 1+0; Greener, Kieras 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 39/4
Period scores: 3-1/1-1/0-3
Shots On Goal: 39-39
Penalty Minutes: 8-20
Referees: T Pickett & S Matthews. Linesmen: S Thrower & R Webster
Swindon: Fojtik, Betteridge, F Taylor, Bullas, L Taylor, Nell, Swindlehurst, Sandvik, Whitfield, Melichar, Murdy, Skinns, Aldridge, Hoog, Moore
Slough: Wales, Greener, Barker, Davies, Hutchinson, Godfrey, Towalski, Rose, Long, Pliskauskas, Kieras, Milton, Rockman, Gomeniuk, Koulikov, Bakrlik
Three Years Ago
Slough Jets journeyed to Hampshire to face the Basingstoke Bison at the Basingstoke Arena with both teams aiming for 4 point weekends.
Darius Pliskauskas scored the opening goal of the game beating Stephen Wall at 7.11 for a powerplay goal but 10.19 later Joe Miller converted a Basingstoke powerplay into the opening goal for the home team and the teams headed to the interval tied.
65 seconds into the second period and Ryan Watt scored the go ahead goal giving the visitors the lead again but at 24.33 Daniel Volrab equalised with another powerplay goal. Pliskauskas scored his second of the night at 27.44 to put Slough back ahead but Tony Redmond levelled the game at 34.03 with the home teams’ first even strength goal and the second interval was taken at 40.00 with the score 3-3.
The third period failed to separate the teams again with Ryan Watt scoring the Slough fourth goal at 45.32 but Marcel Petran equalising with the home team’s fourth goal at 53.57. With the clock ticking down Dan Davies picked up a penalty and when the hooter sounded the teams headed to overtime with Basingstoke still having 1.54 of powerplay left.
The sudden death overtime failed to decide the result so the game went to penalties. Broninman, Davies and Moria scored the first three shots of the game before Pliskauskas shot was saved. Miller’s miss kept the game alive but Wall saved the shot from Watt and the home team added the second point to their tally.
Basingstoke: Volrab, Redmond, Miller 1+1; Petran 1+0; Kubenko, Moria, Oakford, Chinn 0+1. Net: Wall (65.00) 30/4
Slough: Watt 2+2; Pliskauskas 2+1; Symonds, Sheppard, Davies 0+1. Net: Rockman (65.00) 47/4
Period scores: 1-1/202/1-1/0-0/1-0
Shots On Goal: 30-47
Penalty Minutes: 12-12
Referee: R Szucs. Linesmen: S Hogarth & R Webster
Four Years Ago
Five Years Ago
Sixth placed Peterborough Phantoms, having lost out in a shut-out the previous night, played host to second placed Slough Jets, looking to complete a four point weekend.
Peterborough Phantoms 3 Slough Jets 7
Blaz Emersic gave the visitors a good start with the game’s opening goal at 6.01 before they dropped shorthanded, successfully killing the game’s first penalty. Peterborough also killed their first penalty before then levelling the game while killing their second penalty when James Knight netted at 16.22. Peter Jasik however converted the remainder of the powerplay and made it 1-2 at 17.06 and Paddy Ward converted the next powerplay to make it 1-3 with 23 seconds remaining.
The middle period spoils were shared at 1-1 when Joe Miller scored a powerplay goal at 25.26 for the home team only to see Ciaran Long restore the two goal margin at 26.06 with an even strength goal.
Slough wrapped up the game in the final period with Peter Poljacek scoring at 43.40 and Slava Koulikov scoring at 53.11 to make it 2-6. Morgan netted his second for the home team at 55.34 but Michael Bowan made it seven for Slough with his 54.48 goal. Adam Greener picked up a 10 minute misconduct which saw him miss the final 3.11 of the game while Peterborough iced back-up netminder Damien King in place of Stephen Wall.
Peterborough: Morgan 2+1; Knight 1+1; Spurr, Newman, Ziedins 0+1. Net: Wall (56.49) 40/7 & King (3.11) 1/0
Slough: Emersic 1+4; Koulikov 1+3; Poljacek, Jasik 1+1; Davies 0+2; Bowman, Ward 1+0; Greener 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 33/3
Period Scores: 1-3/1-1/1-3
Shots On Goal: 41-33
Penalty Minutes: 47-20
Time-outs: – / –
Referee: J Tottman. Linesmen: A Stanley & N Stephenson