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MK Thunder vs Bracknell Bees

MK Thunder vs Bracknell Bees

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Recap

By Tom Hurley

A record-breaking crowd saw Thunder take on ex-EPL outfit Bracknell Bees in Sautrday’s home opener at Planet Ice.

Ex-Lightning import Frantisek Bakrlik and EPL stalwart Shaun Thompson both hit hat-tricks as Bees skated back to Berkshire with a hard-earned 7-5 victory.

Bakrlik scored the game’s first goal two minutes into the contest with young Thunder forward Rio Grinell-Parke replying ten minutes later.

Bakrlik’s second restored Bracknell’s advantage before Gareth O’Flaherty broke free on the power play to send the teams into the first intermission locked at 2-2.

Grinell-Parke showed his hand-eye coordination to bat the puck home for Thunder’s first lead five minutes into the second. Three penalties against the home side then put Bracknell on a 5-on-3 power play where Bakrlik secured his natural hat-trick with a slapshot from the point.

Connor Goode found the net with a slapshot of his own early in the third to restore Thunder’s lead, which was then doubled by Line’s top corner snipe on the PP with less than ten minutes to go.

Bracknell were back within a goal almost immediately courtesy of Thompson, and were then on level terms when the former Basingstoke Bison rounded Tom Annetts in the MKT goal.

The Bees continued to press forward in search of a winner and found it when George Norcliffe eluded his defender and unleashed a low shot that beat Annetts five-hole.

Thompson completed his hat-trick with an empty netter late on to secure the 7-5 score line.

Details

Date Time League Season
September 9, 2017 7:00 pm NIHL South 1 2017-18

Venue

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

Scoreboard

Team1st2nd3rdF
MK Thunder1225
Bracknell Bees1247

MK Thunder

# Player Position G A H SOG PIM SA GA SV
2Alex WhyteDefence00000000
5Jamie LineForward11004000
8Connor HutchisonForward00000000
13Nidal PhillipsDefence000012000
14Hallden Barnes-GarnerForward00000000
15Tom MboyaForward00000000
17Rio Grinell-ParkeForward20000000
21Ross GreenDefence00000000
23Tom CarlonForward010012000
27Luke ReynoldsDefence00002000
32Josh CraneNetminder00000000
44Rupert QuineyDefence02000000
50Greg RandallDefence00000000
61Ross BowersForward00000000
66Lewis ChristieDefence00002000
73Gareth O’FlahertyForward10000000
75Ryan HandisidesForward02000000
81Harrison GoodeForward00000000
81Connor GoodeForward10000000
95Tom AnnettsNetminder0000035629
 Total 56003235629

Bracknell Bees

# Player Position G A H SOG PIM SA GA SV
4Luke JacksonSkater00000000
10James GalazziSkater00000000
11Callum BestSkater01000000
13Shaun ThompsonSkater33000000
15Jack HayesSkater00000000
16Matt FoordSkater00000000
17Jan BendikSkater00002000
19Tom AverySkater00000000
21George NorcliffeSkater10000000
25Joshua TetlowSkater01000000
28Alex MettamNetminder0000022517
42Daniel MiltonNetminder00000000
44Scott SpearingSkater00000000
61Jared LaneSkater00002000
63Joshua Ealey-NewmanSkater00000000
65Harvey SteadSkater01002000
67Alex BarkerSkater00000000
83Frantisek BakrlikSkater32000000
88Joshua MartinSkater000100000
92Steve OsmanSkater00000000
 Total 78012622517
G
5
7
A
6
8
H
0
0
SOG
0
12
PIM
32
6
SA
35
22
GA
6
5
SV
29
17