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

Results

Team1st2nd3rdF
MK Thunder0112
Basingstoke Bison2013

MK Thunder

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
2Alex WhyteDefence000000
5Jamie LineForward0016000
9Grant McPhersonForward000000
11Oliver LordDefence000000
13Nidal PhillipsDefence000000
14Hallden Barnes-GarnerForward000000
15Tom MboyaForward000000
17Rio Grinell-ParkeForward0025000
21Ross GreenDefence010000
23Tom CarlonForward012000
32Josh CraneNetminder000000
44Rupert QuineyDefence010000
50Greg RandallDefence000000
61Ross BowersForward000000
66Lewis ChristieDefence004000
73Gareth O’FlahertyForward102000
75Ryan HandisidesForward102000
81Harrison GoodeForward000000
82Connor GoodeForward000000
95Tom AnnettsNetminder00038236
 Total 235139336

Basingstoke Bison

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
7Kurt ReynoldsSkater002000
11Hallam WilsonSkater000000
13Daniel ScottSkater000000
16Ryan SuttonSkater000000
17Grant RoundingSkater000000
21Paul PettsSkater000000
24Ivan AntonovSkater010000
29Oscar EvansSkater000000
36Elliott DeweySkater000000
44Tomas KarpovSkater100000
45Dean SkinnsNetminder00023221
47Daniel DaviesSkater000000
63Aaron ConnollySkater210000
93Daniel Weller-EvansNetminder000000
94Stuart MoggNetminder000000
27Joshua SmithSkater000000
 Total 32223221
G
2
3
A
3
2
PIM
51
2
SA
39
23
GA
3
2
SV
36
21