After a Manchester win on Slough ice the Jets travelled to the Phoenix rink for the second of the home and away weekend series.
Frantisek Bakrlik scored on his former team 209 seconds into the game but the game was levelled up at 12.44 when Ales Padelek sent the puck flying into the roof of the net past Steve Fone. Fone denied the remaining shots on him as did Slough’s starter Danny Milton and the first period ended 1-1.
Slough gave away but killed off an early second period powerplay, as did Manchester when at 27.46 they went shorthanded for the first time in the game. A second penalty to the visitors was also killed off and the second period finished at 1-1.
Just 2.54 into the third period Bakrlik scored again to make it 2-1 but Ciaran Long netted on his former team at 47.16 to level up the game again. Michal Psurny bagged the game winner shorthanded at 52.14 and despite the visitors finishing the game with an empty net they couldn’t equalise and Manchester held on for the win.
Manchester: Bakrlik 2+0; Psurny 1+1; Schnabel, hand, Neil 0+1. Net: Fone (60.00) 34/2
Slough: Long 1+1; Padelek 1+0; Richardson 0+1. Net: Milton (59.18) 41/4 & Empty Net (0.42) 0/0
Period scores: 1-1/0-0/2-1
Shots On Goal: 34-41
Penalty Minutes: 8-6
Referee: J Liptrott. Linesmen: S Campbell & C Wells
Two Years Ago
Three Years Ago
The first official road game of the season took place at the Hive where the Jets had already played against the Bees in pre-season competition.
Slough went into an early lead with just 68 seconds played when Joe Greener beat Tom Annetts and after a period of penalty killing by the visitors the home team converted a powerplay at 19.39 via Rob Lamey to end the first period 1-1.
A quick start in the second period saw Bracknell take the lead when Carl Graham scored at 21.56 and the Michael Bowman scored a powerplay goal against his former team at 24.09. Penalties seemed the order of the day as Ryan Watt pulled one back for Slough with 50 secodns left in the middle period ending it 3-2.
The penalties didn’t stop in the third period as Slough spent another 20 minutes killing penalties. Bracknell capitalise by extending their powerplay goal tally at 40.32 through Martin Masa and then Lamey again at 51.31 to make it 5-2. No further scoring took place and the home team claimed the points.
Bracknell: Smital 0+3; Lamey 2+0; Masa 1+1; Jasik, Thopmson 0+2; Bowman, Graham 1+0; Foord 0+1. Net: Annetts (60.00) 40/2
Slough: J Greener, Watt 1+0; Carlon, Calder 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 34/5
Period scores: 1-1/2-1/2-0
Shots On Goal: 40-34
Penalty Minutes: 14-48
Referee: R Szucs. Linesmen: J Lalonde, D Nutt
Four Years Ago
Altricham Ice Dome was the venue for Slough Jets’ first away game of the league season to face Manchester Phoenix.
Manchester Phoenix 3
Slough Jets 0
From the first drop of the puck the home team looked strong and after killing a penalty Marcus Kristofferson put them ahead 5.46 in with the game’s opening goal. Carrying their lead into the second period Manchester finished the opener killing another penalty.
Slough played a much better game in the second period and after killing a penalty set about taking the game to the opposition. Conceding only 4 shots through the period Slough bombarded Fone with 14 shots however the period ended at 1-0 just as it had begun.
Manchester were back attacking for the final period after an early penalty kill. The home team doubled their score through a Tony Hand goal at 47:19 and with no change at 55:30 Peter Russell called Slough’s time-out. Tony Hand used Manchester’s time-out with 1.18 left and when Gregg Rockman left the net for the extra attacker Manchester made it 3-0 through Curtis Huppe.
Manchester: Huppe 1+2; Hand, Kristofferson 1+1. Net: Fone (60.00) 31/0
Slough: Net: Rockman (58.56) 32/2 & Empty Net (1.04) 1/1
Period Scores: 1-0/0-0/2-0
Shots On Goal: 31-33
Penalty Minutes: 6-2
Five Years Ago
2008/09 Treble winners Peterborough Phantoms were the first road game of the league and cup season for the Slough Jets.
Peterborough Phantoms 4
Slough Jets 6
The home team took the lead just 4.03 into the game through Jason Cassells but Peter Jasik was on hand at 5.31 to level up, finishing off from James Knight. Cassells scored Peterborough’s second at 15.33 to give his team the lead at the interval.
Slough started the second period two men down with carry over penalties from the first and James Morgan netted on the two man advantage just 38 seconds into the middle period. Slough failed to capitalise on a powerplay but a spell of 4 on 4 play saw Knight net at 30.11 to pull back a goal. Jasik chipped in with his second, this one a powerplay goal at 35.55 and Blaz Emersic scored the go ahead goal at 38.37 to swing the lead around by the next interval.
The game continued to see-saw in the third period and another powerplay goal levelled the score when Brent Gough netted at 49.28. Peterborough called their time-out 28 seconds later but Slough were soon back ahead when Peter Poljacek scored at 52.27, followed immediately by Slough’s time-out. Carl Thompson added a safety margin for the visitors at 53.24 and they ended up completing a four point weekend.
Peterborough: Cassells 2+1; Morgan 1+2; Ziedins 0+2; Gough 1+0; Miller 0+1. Net: Wall (60.00) 43/6
Slough: Jasik 2+1; Knight 1+1; J Greener 0+2; Emersic, Poljacek, Thompson 1+0; Ward, Long 0+1. Net: Rockman (60.00) 24/4
Period Scores: 2-1/1-3/1-2
Shots On Goal: 43-24
Penalty Minutes: 16-20
Time-outs: 48.48 / 52.27
Referee: J Tottman. Linesmen: T Stephenson & J Earl