One Year Ago
Slough’s fourth match up of the season with the Basingstoke Bison took place after the Jets journeyed to Planet Ice.
Basingstoke Bison 7 Slough Jets 2
English Premier Ice Hockey League Match
For the second time in the weekend Ales Padelek sat out and Andrius Kaminskas stepped up but for this tilt the visitors were also missing and Brad Watchorn. At 9.13 Ciaran Long netted on his former team for 1-0 and at 10.10 Aaron Connolly netted a delayed penalty goal to double the advantage. Andrew Melachrino madie it 3-0 with 2.10 left in the period Connolly’s second at 18.11 settled at 4-0. Joe Rand became the first non-former Slough player to score at 19.16 when his shorthanded marker made it 5-0.
Matt Towalski opened the scoring for the visitors at 28.25 which turned out the only goal of the period.
Tomas Karpov was spot on with his shot at 43.01 for 6-1 and with Basingstoke looking to be closing in on victory Eddie Temple netted his first Slough goal at 55.31 finishing from Matt Towalski and Dan Rose but the final scoring at 58.21 was Karpov’s second of the night and Basingstoke concluded the game 7-2 winners.
Basingstoke: Karpov 2+0; Connolly 2+0; Chinn, Greener 0+2; Melachrino, Rand, Long 1+0; Selby, Sheppard 0+1. Net: Skinns (60.00) 9/2
Slough: Towalski 1+1; Temple 1+0; Line, Rose, Waller 0+1. Net: Vasiljevic (60.00) 57/7
Period scores: 5-0/0-1/2-1
Shots On Goal: 9-57
Penatly Minutes: 4-8
Referees: M Thompson & D Cloutman. Linesmen: A Korsaks & A Cook
Two Years Ago
Slough Jets travelled across Berkshire to face the Bees for the final meeting in the season.
Bracknell Bees 3 Slough Jets 4
English Premier Ice Hockey League Match
Slough got on the board with Aaron Connolly netting the opening goal at 13.07 at even strength and doubled the lead at 15.06 with a shorthanded goal from Frantisek Bakrlik and the first period ended at 0-2 with no further scoring.
Shaun Thompson finished from Smital and Bendik in the 27th minute to make it 1-2 but there was nothing further from the home team and the period ended at 1-2.
Keen to press on in the third period the visitors benefited from a Darius Pliskauskas goal at 45.22 but Bracknell Captain Rob Lamey made it 2-3 with 5.22 left in the game Aaron Connolly scored the game winning goal at 55.04 and 35 seconds later Matt Foord bagged a consolation strike for Bracknell but they fell short and Slough’s win sealed their four point weekend.
Bracknell stats: Lamey, Thompson 1+1; Oakford 0+2; Foord 1+0; Smital 0+1. Net: Annetts ( 58.54) 33/4 & Empty Net (1.06) 0/0
Slough stats: Connolly 2+0; Pliskauskas, Bakrlik 1+0; Wales, Godfrey, Towalski Kieras 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 31/3
Period scores: 0-2/1-0/2-2
Shots On Goal: 33-31
Penalty Minutes: 12-20
Referees: D Cloutman & M Thompson. Linesmen: C Edwards & S Pering
Three Years Ago
Slough Jets made the long journey up north to face the Manchester Phoenix at Altrincham for the final time in the regular season.
Manchester Phoenix 2 Slough Jets 5
Joe Greener put the visitors ahead at 7.58, at the same time as Slava Koulikov left the game injured for the home team. 9.10 later Aaron Connolly finished from Adam Calder and Doug Sheppard to make it 0-2 and the lead extended to the interval.
The only goal of a scrappy middle period of hockey came just 11 seconds in when Jaroslav Spelda netted but despite the visitors being outshot more than 2-1 Spelda’s goal was the only shot to beat Gregg Rockman in the net and the period ended with 1-2 on the board.
Slough’s Darius Pliskauskas converted a powerplay at 42.38 to make it 1-3 and re-open the 2 goal margin. The same player scored agian at 50.57 to make it 1-4 but despite Juraj Faith pulling a goal back with a powerplay strike at 55.52 Pliskauskas completed the game’s scoring with his hat-trick goal at 56.48 and Slough closed out for a 2-5 win.
Manchester: Faith 1+1; Spelda 1+0; Boothroyd, Neil, Cingel 0+1. Net: Fone: (60.00) 26/5
Slough: Pliskauskas 3+0; Calder 0+3; Sheppard 0+2; J Greener 1+0; Galazzi 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 32/2
Period Scores: 0-2/1-0/1-3
Shots On Goal: 26-32
Penalty Minutes: 20-18
Referee: M Thompson. Linesmen: K Wells & S Campbell
Four Years Ago
Both teams went into this game with incredibly short benches with the home team having just 12 regular team members on their bench.
Slough Jets 8 Peterborough Phantoms 6
Slough took an early lead when Aaron Connolly beat Stephen Wall at just 2.42 and 20 seconds later Adam Calder made it 2-0 with some fantastic finishing. Backup goaltender Ryan Bainborough made some big saves and it wasn’t until Lelenas beat him at 14.39 that the visitors opened their accout. Veteran Yardley levelled the game with a powerplay strike ay 16.27
Peterborough played a fantastic first half of the second period with goals from Ziedins at 26.46 and Lelenas at 27.20 giving them a two goal lead but their efforts were eclipsed when the home team netted three times in 63. Darius Pliskauskas scored at 35.28 and Connolly scored his second at 36.10 to make it 4-4. Doug Sheppard put the home team back into the lead at 36.31 and Slough ended the period the happier of the two teams.
The visitors fought hard to keep the game alive in the third period but Dan Davies opened up a two goal lead at 48.49 and Adam Calder made it 7-4 at 50.48. Ziedins netted a second for Peterborough with 5.18 left and Lelanas pulled it back to 7-6 with his hat-trick goal at 57.14. With just 6 seconds left, and an empty Peterborough net, Joe Greener set up Adam Calder for his hat-trick.
Slough: Calder 3+1; Krajicek, J Greener 0+3; A Connolly 2+0; Sheppard, Davies, Pliskauskas 1+1; Watt, S Thompson 0+2; Bainborough 0+1. Net: Bainborough (60.00) 53/6
Peterborough: Ziedins 2+3; Lelenas 3+0; Carlon 0+2; Yardley 1+0; Spurr, Soar, L Ferrara 0+1. Net: Wall (59.14) 45/7 & Empty Net (0.46) 1/1
Period Scores: 2-2/3-2/3-2
Shots On Goal: 53-46
Penalty Minutes: 2-0
Referee: D Cloutman. Linesmen: S Hogarth & J Earl
Five Years Ago
The second game of the weekend saw Slough travel to Swindon to complete their season series with the Wildcats desperately chasing the final play-off spot.
Swindon Wildcats 3 Slough Jets 2
Swindon managed a couple of goals across the opening two periods that set them up for their victory. Jason Cassell scored at 12.19 on the powerplay to make it 1-0 and despite Slough clearly dominating the shooting of the second period with 1.25 left Lee Richardson made it 2-0.
The final period started with Swindon making it 3-0 just 3.29 in when Jozef Kohut scored but Ciaran Long pulled a goal back at 43.59. Carl Thompson drew it back to 1-2 but that was where the scoring ended and Swindon completed their win.
Swindon: Richardson, Kohut 1+1; Krajicek 0+2; Cassells 1+0; Nell 0+1. Net: Douglas (60.00) 35/2
Slough: Long 1+1; Bowman 0+2; Thompson 1+0. Net: Rockman (60.00) 32/3
Period Scores: 1-0/1-0/1-2
Shots On Goal: 35-32
Penalty Minutes: 8-18
Time-out: – / 55.23
Referee: R Szucs. Linesmen: C Davies & R Boot