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

Results

Team1st2nd3rdF
MK Thunder1225
Bracknell Bees1247

MK Thunder

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
2Alex WhyteDefence000000
5Jamie LineForward114000
8Connor HutchisonForward000000
13Nidal PhillipsDefence0012000
14Hallden Barnes-GarnerForward000000
15Tom MboyaForward000000
17Rio Grinell-ParkeForward200000
21Ross GreenDefence000000
23Tom CarlonForward0112000
27Luke ReynoldsDefence002000
32Josh CraneNetminder000000
44Rupert QuineyDefence020000
50Greg RandallDefence000000
61Ross BowersForward000000
66Lewis ChristieDefence002000
73Gareth O’FlahertyForward100000
75Ryan HandisidesForward020000
81Harrison GoodeForward000000
81Connor GoodeForward100000
95Tom AnnettsNetminder00035629
 Total 563235629

Bracknell Bees

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
4Luke JacksonSkater000000
10James GalazziSkater000000
11Callum BestSkater010000
13Shaun ThompsonSkater330000
15Jack HayesSkater000000
16Matt FoordSkater000000
17Jan BendikSkater002000
19Tom AverySkater000000
21George NorcliffeSkater100000
25Joshua TetlowSkater010000
28Alex MettamNetminder00022517
42Daniel MiltonNetminder000000
44Scott SpearingSkater000000
61Jared LaneSkater002000
63Joshua Ealey-NewmanSkater000000
65Harvey SteadSkater012000
67Alex BarkerSkater000000
83Frantisek BakrlikSkater320000
88Joshua MartinSkater000000
92Steve OsmanSkater000000
 Total 78622517
G
5
7
A
6
8
PIM
32
6
SA
35
22
GA
6
5
SV
29
17