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MK Thunder vs Streatham IHC

MK Thunder vs Streatham IHC

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Recap


By Tom Hurley

Ross Bowers sniped the shootout winner on his 600th appearance in MK colours to lift Thunder to a wild 5-4 victory over Streatham at Planet Ice on Saturday night.

With a bumper crowd on hand to see the Milton Keynes Storm graduate on his marquee evening, the number 61 went shelf on Nathan Gregory to score the lone penalty shot and secure two points for Lewis Clifford’s squad.

Bowers was nearly denied his big moment, however, as Streatham appeared to have won the game in overtime when former MK Lightning forward Michael Farn hit the post and crossbar from a tight angle.

The South Londoners streamed onto the ice in celebration; only for referee Dean Smith to deem the puck did not cross the goal line after consulting the goal judge.

Grant McPherson provided the game’s first two highlights — first slamming home the rebound to Rupert Quiney’s slapshot for a 1-0 lead, then minutes later dropping gloves and going toe-to-toe with Jordan Gregory.

Ryan Watt equalized before the period’s end, then goals from Andreas Siagris and Ryan Webb put the visitors 3-1 up late in the second frame.

Captain Jamie Line brought Thunder back within one through 40 minutes, then Quiney’s blast had the hosts level six minutes into the third period.

Bowers lifted the roof off Planet Ice when he skated through several Streatham jerseys and banked his own rebound into the net to send Thunder 4-3 ahead with under seven minutes remaining.

Aidan Doughty tied the game at 4-4 not long after to force Overtime, and eventually a penalty shootout.

The two men with their jersey numbers hanging in the rafters went first, with McPherson unable to beat Gregory and Tom Annetts denying former MK Lightning captain Adam Carr.

Bowers found the top corner on his effort to spark jubilation in the stands and on the home bench, with Annetts then making a kick save on Farn to give Thunder the advantage through two rounds.

Line wasn’t able to take his opportunity to seal the win, but when Annetts stopped Watt’s effort it was the home side’s turn to stream onto the ice in celebration of earning two points.

Details

Date Time League Season
October 28, 2017 7:00 pm NIHL South 1 2017-18

Venue

Planet Ice MK
1 S Row, Milton Keynes MK9 1BL, UK

Scoreboard

Team1st2nd3rdOTF
MK Thunder11215
Streatham IHC12104

MK Thunder

# Player Position G A H SOG PIM SA GA SV
2Alex WhyteDefence00000000
5Jamie LineForward10002000
9Grant McPhersonForward11004000
11Oliver LordForward00000000
13Nidal PhillipsDefence00000000
14Hallden Barnes-GarnerForward00000000
15Tom MboyaForward00000000
17Rio Grinell-ParkeForward00002000
21Ross GreenDefence00000000
23Tom CarlonForward00000000
29Logan PrinceForward00000000
44Rupert QuineyDefence11000000
50Greg RandallDefence00000000
61Ross BowersForward11000000
66Lewis ChristieDefence00002000
73Gareth O’FlahertyForward01000000
75Ryan HandisidesForward00000000
81Harrison GoodeForward00000000
82Connor GoodeForward00000000
95Tom AnnettsNetminder0000046442
1Mark WoolfNetminder00000000
 Total 54001046442

Streatham IHC

# Player Position G A H SOG PIM SA GA SV
5Jamie HayesSkater01000000
7Alex SampfordSkater000012000
10Brandon MilesSkater00002000
11Joe AllenSkater00000000
13James WarmanSkater00002000
14Ben PaynterSkater00000000
15Brendan BairdSkater00002000
18Adam CarrSkater00000000
19Aidan DoughtySkater11002000
22Adam WoodSkater00000000
24Daniel RoseSkater00000000
43Jacob RansonSkater01000000
55Michael FarnSkater01004000
61Jordan GregorySkater01004000
78Ryan WebbSkater10000000
95Christopher CookeSkater00000000
97Nathan GregoryNetminder0000027423
6Brett ShepardNetminder00000000
21Andreas SiagrisSkater10000000
49Ryan WattSkater11000000
90Matthew ColcloughNetminder00000000
 Total 46002827423
G
5
4
A
4
6
H
0
0
SOG
0
0
PIM
10
28
SA
46
27
GA
4
4
SV
42
23