One Year Ago
Slough Jets made their way to Guildford for the final regular season clash with the Flames.
Guildford Flames 4 Slough Jets 3
After penalty shots
English Premier Ice Hockey League Match
Just 142 seconds into the game Kamil Tvrdek scored the opening goal, finishing a shorthanded move from Cam McGiffin or 0-1. At the other end of the period Milos Melicherik levelled up with a second shorthanded goal in the period at 18.30 and 1-1 was the ending score after the opening 20 minutes.
Andrew Sharp left the game with a match penalty for excessive roughness for an unprovoked check knocking Joe Myers into the net and clean off his feet. Fortunately, after a lengthy delay the Slough goaltender was able to continue and then Tvrdek stepped forward to net the go ahead goal for Slough at 31.00 and Ales Padelek made it 1-3 at 33.52.
The third period saw the home team easily outshooting their opponents but unable to penetrate Myers defence in front of the net. Eventually a 5 on 3 opportunity allowed Guildford to net their second at 59.21 and then with just 12 seconds left in the game a penalty shot was awarded against Slough which saw Guildford level the game at 3-3 when Kristofferson scored.
Overtime passed by scoreless and after 5 penalty shots it came down to Ales Padelk shooting last to Slough, needing to score to keep the game alive but with the netminder beaten by the narrowest margin the home team grabbed the win from the jaws of defeat when Padelek’s shot hit the bar.
Guildford: Melicherik, Dixon, Kristofferson, GWP 1+0; Kvetan 0+1. Net: Lee (65.00) 31/3
Slough: Tvrdek 2+1; Padelek 1+1; Line, McGiffin 0+1. Net: Myers (65.00) 55/3
Period scores: 1-1/0-2/2-0/0-0/0-1
Shots On Goal: 31-55
Penalty Minutes: 58-30
Referees: S Hogarth & T Pickett. Linesmen: J Lalonde & T Gillinghan
Two Years Ago
Slough Jets’ weekend concluded with a trip to Telford to take on the Tigers for the final time in the season.
Telford Tigers 2 Slough Jets 4
English Premier Ice Hockey League Match
It was all Slough in the opening period as Dan Rose fired the visitors into the lead at 4.36 and then Slava Koulikov finished the combined work of Rose and Alex Barker at 18.27 to enjoy the first interval ahead by two goals.
Tomas Karpov pulled a powerplay goal back for the home team 4.18 into the middle period and struck again at even strength to level up at 26.29. Frantisek Bakrlik put Slough back in the lead with the game winning goal at 27.56 and the second interval came round with Slough leading 2-3.
Slough dominated the final period with shots on goal of 10-6 and Matt Towalksi added the safety margin goal with 10.10 left and then the visitors closed out the remaining time with no further scoring for the win.
Telford stats: Karpov 2+0; Brittle, Rose, Burrows, McKenzie 0+1. Net: Ryan (60.00) 35/4
Slough stats: Rose, Koulikov 1+1; Towalski, Bakrlik 1+0; Wales, Barker, Kieras 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 22/2
Period Scores: 0-2/2-1/0-1
Shots On Goal: 35-22
Penalty Minutes: 8-8
Referee: T Perring. Linesmen: R Hamilton & E Marshall
Three Years Ago
After the win on home ice and Saturday night Sunday night saw the Slough Jets travel to the Spectrum to take on the Guildford Flames for the second time in the weekend.
Guildford Flames 4 Slough Jets 1
A tense end to end opening period saw the teams sharing the spoils after Nathan Rempel’s opening goal at 5.04 was equalled by Dan Davies at 7.48. 19 shots in total in the period resulted in just the two goals and the score stood at 1-1 after 20 minutes.
The second period saw Gregg Rockman much the busier of the two netminders and after 18.28 without a break through Rick Plant scored the game winning goal putting the home team 2-1 ahead for the second interval.
Guildford scored their 3rd at 40.37 with Jozef Kohut netting a powerplay goal and Melicherik scored their 4th goal at 44.53. Despite Guildford conceding two powerplay opportunities they held their lead and completed a split weekend with a 4-1 win on home ice. After the final whistle Adam Greener and Andrew Sharp were both awarded 10 minute misconduct penalties as Sharp looked to entice Greener into some un-needed afters.
Guildford: Melicherik, Kohut 1+2; Plant 1+1; Rempel 1+0; Dixon, Chambers, Lundin 0+1. Net: Lee (60.00) 29/1
Slough: Davies 1+0; Calder 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 36/4
Period Scores: 1-1/1-0/2-0
Shots On Goal: 29-36
Penalty Minutes: 16-16
Referee: M Thompson. Linesmen: S Hogarth & N Carmichael
Four Years Ago
Slough made their final trip of the regular season to Bretton Way to face the Peterborough Phantoms.
Peterborough Phantoms 2 Slough Jets 3
Slough capitalised on their first powerplay of the game and Adam Calder netted at 10.37 and then doubled up the lead at 17.52 with an even handed goal but with 1.22 left in the opening period Darius Lelenas pulled one back for the home team.
The visitors enjoyed the greater chances in the second period outshooting their opponents 16 to 11 and eventually the shots paid off when Warren Tait scored at 36.34 to level the game.
The third period saw more end to end action and looked to be heading towards overtime when Doug Sheppard scored the third and game winning goal at 55.21. Despite Peterborough pulling the netminder for the extra skater, neither team further capitalised on any further scoring chances, with Slough taking full points from the game.
Peterborough: Tait 1+1; Lelenas 1+0; Yardley 0+1. Net: Wall (59.33) 34/3
Slough: Calder 2+1; Sheppard 1+1; Krajicek, A Greener, J Greener 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 40/2
Period Scores: 1-2/1-0/0-1
Shots On Goal: 34-40
Penalty Minutes: 4-2
Referee: N Boniface. Linesmen: T Stephenson & J Wilson
Five Years Ago
After collecting two points in Basingstoke Slough welcomed Swindon with high hopes of completing a four point weekend.
Slough Jets 5 Swindon Wildcats 2
Both teams started the game attacking but it took the first penalty at 13.39 to Slough to allow the visitors to sneak a lead at 15.31 when Raimonds Danilics netted with the advantage for a 0-1 period.
Despite a better second period Slough still couldn’t get the lead. Slava Koulikov netted the powerplay equaliser at 29.24 but Jason Cassells soon put Swindon back ahead at 31.20. This time Slough went to the interval level thanks to a Ciaran Long goal at 34.51.
The home team owned the third period as despite their fatigue after a gruelling schedule they managed three unanswered goals. Blaz Emersic scored the game winning goal at 46.50, giving Slough their first lead of the night and Peter Poljacek added the fourth at 54.32. Koulikov secured his man of the match award with his second of the night at 58.39.
Slough: Koulikov 2+1; Poljacek 1+1; J Greener, A Greener 0+2; Emersic, Long 1+0. Net: Rockman (60.00) 29/2
Swindon: Danilics, Cassell 1+1; Bullas, Nell 0+1. Net: Douglas (60.00) 39/5
Period Scores: 0-1/2-1/3-0
Shots On Goal: 29-39
Penalty Minutes: 4-20
Time-outs: – / –
Referee: D Goodwin. Linesmen: N Carmichael & A Martin