One Year Ago
Bracknell Bees played host to the Slough Jets on the Hive ice with the visitors sitting out Andrius Kaminskas.
Ivan Antonov was the opening scorer when he made it 1-0 at 8.24 and the same player had the score doubled at 14.13 which were the only two goals in the opening period.
Five quick goals in just 5.37 in the middle period brought the game alive. Bracknell extended their lead to 3-0 at 26.17 with Shaun Thompson netting and Slough changing netminders just before Mindy Kieras was assessed a checking from behind match penalty. Matt Towalski scored Slough’s first at 27.50 and his was following 37 seconds later by Kamil Tvrdek and at 29.19 Ales Padelek netted a shorthanded goal and the score was 3-3. With Kieras’ penalty still being served Pavel Strycek scored with the man advantage for 4-3 at 30.54. Scott Spearing scored for 5-3 at 36.32 and Thompson’s second hade it 6-3 after 40 minutes.
The game was further titled away from the visitors with disallowed goals in the third period at 44.16 and again at 53.49. Ollie Bronniman scored the final goal of the game with 3.12 left.
Bracknell: Thompson 2+3; Antonov 2+0; Bronniman 1+1; Paynter, Oakford 0+2; Baird, Wiggins 0+1. Net: Mettam (60.00) 32/3
Slough: Tvrdek 1+2; Towalski, Padelek 1+0; Waller, Line 0+1. Net: Vasiljevic (22.37) 18/3 & Myers (37.23) 37/4
Period scores: 2-0/4-3/1-0
Shots On Goal: 32-55
Penalty Minutes: 24-37
Referees: T Pickett & N Ormond. Linesmen: A Cook & A Korsaks
Two Years Ago
Following a home win against Sheffield Slough Jets took the road and journeyed to Altrincham to face the Manchester Phoenix.
Manchester Phoenix 3 Slough Jets 4
After penalty shots
English Premier Ice Hockey League Match
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 second home game of the weekend saw them host near neighbours Basingstoke Bison.
Slough Jets 3 Basingstoke Bison 0
After both teams had tried each other out two quick goals put Slough ahead at 6.22 and 6.43 Darius Pliskauskas scored, both times assisted by Ryan Watt. Slough gave away two powerplay opportunities but still ended the period 2-0 ahead.
The middle period saw 22 shots in total with Gregg Rockman facing 13 and Stephen Wall facing 9 but neither team could find the back of the net. Slough’s first powerplay went without score and Basingstoke failed to capitalise on the two that they received.
The third period had only 15 shots, Slough enjoyed a shot advantage over their opponents and it was Darius Pliskauskas who netted at 50.27 to make it 3-0 and complete his own hat-trick. The visitors spent two of the final five minutes shorthanded but killed off the penalty but Slough closed out for the shut-out win, the third of the season for Rockman.
Slough: Pliskauksas 3+0; Watt 0+3; Davies 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 32/0
Basingstoke: Net: Wall (60.00) 27/3
Period Scores: 2-0/0-0/1-0
Shots On Goal: 32-27
Penalty Minutes: 8-4
Referee: T Pickett. Linesmen: R Webster & J Curtis
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