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MK Thunder vs Basingstoke Bison

MK Thunder vs Basingstoke Bison

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Recap

By Tom Hurley

Two goals from Aaron Connolly lifted Basingstoke Bison to a 3-2 victory over Thunder at Planet Ice on NHS Night Sunday.

Penalty trouble mounted up for the home side as Lewis Clifford’s men incurred 52 penalty minutes over the course of the game, a stark contrast to the lone 2-minute minor committed by Basingstoke.

The Bison scored the opening goal on one of their eight power plays when the impressive Ivan Antonov knocked the puck to Connolly on the boards, with the visiting captain skating into the slot and firing past Tom Annetts inside of eight minutes.

That lead was doubled by the time the first intermission came around after Connolly carried into the Thunder zone and fed Tomas Karpov behind the goal line. The Czech forward slid the puck past Annetts from a tight angle to make it 2-0 through 20 minutes.

Thunder came back strong in the second period and halved the deficit in the 25th minute. Rupert Quiney collected the puck on the left wing boards, worked himself down the corner then in front for a shot, his rebound was met by Ryan Handisides who snapped it past Basingstoke netminder Dean Skinns.

The scoreline remained 2-1 deep into the third period when Clifford called a timeout and elected to pull Annetts for an extra attacker, with a face-off coming deep inside the Bison zone.

Greg Randall couldn’t convert with a slapper from the point, then when Ross Bowers was unable to get his stick on the end of centering pass from Tom Carlon, Connolly raced away to score into the empty net for a 3-1 advantage.

Gareth O’Flaherty gave Thunder a glimmer of hope with nine seconds remaining when he sent the rebound from Carlon’s shot into the net, but MKT were unable to score again as the clock wound down.

Details

Date Time League Season
December 3, 2017 6:30 pm NIHL South 1 2017-18

Venue

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

Scoreboard

Team1st2nd3rdF
MK Thunder0112
Basingstoke Bison2013

MK Thunder

# Player Position G A H SOG PIM SA GA SV
2Alex WhyteDefence00000000
5Jamie LineForward000016000
9Grant McPhersonForward00000000
11Oliver LordDefence00000000
13Nidal PhillipsDefence00000000
14Hallden Barnes-GarnerForward00000000
15Tom MboyaForward00000000
17Rio Grinell-ParkeForward000025000
21Ross GreenDefence01000000
23Tom CarlonForward01002000
32Josh CraneNetminder00000000
44Rupert QuineyDefence01000000
50Greg RandallDefence00000000
61Ross BowersForward00000000
66Lewis ChristieDefence00004000
73Gareth O’FlahertyForward10002000
75Ryan HandisidesForward10002000
81Harrison GoodeForward00000000
82Connor GoodeForward00000000
95Tom AnnettsNetminder0000038236
 Total 23005139336

Basingstoke Bison

# Player Position G A H SOG PIM SA GA SV
7Kurt ReynoldsSkater00002000
11Hallam WilsonSkater00000000
13Daniel ScottSkater00000000
16Ryan SuttonSkater00000000
17Grant RoundingSkater00000000
21Paul PettsSkater00000000
24Ivan AntonovSkater01000000
29Oscar EvansSkater00000000
36Elliott DeweySkater00000000
44Tomas KarpovSkater10000000
45Dean SkinnsNetminder0000023221
47Daniel DaviesSkater00000000
63Aaron ConnollySkater21000000
93Daniel Weller-EvansNetminder00000000
94Stuart MoggNetminder00000000
27Joshua SmithSkater00000000
 Total 3200223221
G
2
3
A
3
2
H
0
0
SOG
0
0
PIM
51
2
SA
39
23
GA
3
2
SV
36
21