Slough Jets travelled to Swindon Wildcats who they’d met in pre-season for their first competitive game on the road.
English Premier Ice Hockey League & Premier Cup Match
Slough Jets grabbed the lead after 4.09 when Ales Padelek completed the set up work of Sam Waller and Slava Koulikov but Henri Sandvik levelled up for Swindon at 13.39 finishing off from Sam Smith and Adam Harding. With 2.32 left in the first period Slough gave up the first powerplay but killed it off and the interval came with the teams all square.
Aku Pekkarinen got 5+game for high sticks at 26.26 which drew adouble roughing minor on Ciaran Long at the same time but the powerplay time went by with no change in scoring. Long was back in the box at 31.27 for another 2 minute stay and Swindon ended period 2 with a 2 man disadvantage with Ryan Aldridge and Alex Symonds both serving slashing penalties.
The third period ticked away with just a single powerplay opportunity to each team and neither scoring so for the first time this season the game went to overtime.
The home team ended the night with just the single point and the visitors left with both when Mindy Kieras netted the game winner from Darius Plisauskas on a delayed penalty call with 24 seconds remaining before the game headed to penalty shots.
Swindon: Sandvik 1+0; Smith, Harding 0+1. Net: Lyle (64.36) 39/2
Slough: Kieras, Padelek 1+0; Pliskauskas, Waller, Koulikov 0+1. Net: Rockman (64.36) 21/1
Period scores: 1-1/0-0/0-0/0-1
Shots On Goal: 39-21
Penalty Minutes: 31-10
Referees: D Cloutman & S Matthews. Linesmen: E Fusco & J Dolphin
Two Years Ago
Three Years Ago
The second leg of the pre-season weekend against the Bracknell Bees saw the Slough Jets journey to the Hive.
In contrast to last night’s high intensity game tonight’s game was officiated by just two officials running a two man system. The home team took the lead when Michael Bowman netted against his former club at 4.29 and Slough equalised on the game’s first powerplay at 11.21 through Dan Davies. Bowman scored his second at 16.12 and Martin Masa added a third at 19.31 to end the period 3-1 to the home team.
The second period was won by Slough who scored the only goal through Tom Carlon at 31.17, leaving the game to be decided in the final frame at 3-2.
Matt Foord scored at 42.52 to give Bracknell a two goal lead but again Slough kept it close with Adam Calder netting at 45.54. The see-saw battle continued with Sam Waller converting a powerplay at 49.03 only to see Aaron Connolly net at 50.41. Scott Spearing netted what turned out the final goal at 53.25 to seal the win for the home team 7-4.
Bracknell: Bowman 2+1; Masa 1+2; Foord, Spearing 1+1; Smital, Waller 1+0; Lamey, Watchorn 0+1. Net: Ambler (60.00) 32/4
Slough: A Connolly 1+1; Davies, Carlon, Calder 1+0; Miles, Pliskauskas, Watt, Kieras 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 43/7
Period Scores: 3-1/0-1/4-2
Shots On Goal: 32-43
Penalty Minutes: 12-14
Officials: J Lalonde & D Nutt
Four Years Ago
Pre-season challenges continued as Slough travelled to Bracknell to play the return leg following yesterday’s 9-2 win.
Bracknell Bees 3
Slough Jets 6
Bracknell surprised their visitors by taking an early 2-0 lead in the first period. Peter Jasik scored for the home team against his former team at 9.17 and another former Slough player doubled Bracknell’s lead at 16.49 with a powerplay goal.
After the interval it didn’t take long for Slough to re-dress the balance and as Bracknell picked up penalties Slough converted to level the game. Just 26 seconds into the period Darius Pliskauskas scored Slough’s first and just 123 seconds later Adam Greener made it 2-2 with another powerplay goal. Jaroslav Cesky scored Bracknell’s go ahead third goal at 23.40 but another powerplay opportunity allowed Doug Sheppard to make it 3-3 with Slough’s third special teams goal at 32.54. Adam Greener stepped in with his second goal at 35.07 to make it 3-4 going into the second interval.
The third period saw Bracknell outshoot their visitors but Blaz Emersic netted Slough’s fifth at 44.29 and less than a minute later Sheppard’s second, and Slough’s sixth, turned out to be the last goal at 45.26. Slough offered their opponents powerplays at the end of the game but they failed to capitalise and the score remained at 3-6.
Bracknell: Watt 1+1; Jasik, Cesky 1+0; Avery, Duggan, Pelikovsky, Pinc 0+1. Net: Ambler (59.42) 37/6 & Empty Net (0.18) 0/0
Slough: Pliskaukas 1+2; A Greener, Sheppard 2+0; Emersic 1+1; Koulikov 0+2; Krajicek, Davies, Bowman, Ward 0+1. Net Rockman (60.00) 39/3
Period Scores: 2-0/1-4/0-2
Shots On Goal: 37-39
Penalty Minutes: 12-28
Referee: J Tottman. Linesmen: A Lack & T Perring
Five Years Ago