MK Thunder vs Invicta Dynamos

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Recap

By Tom Hurley

A late equaliser and an overtime winner saw reigning playoff champions Invicta Dynamos earn a 2-1 victory over Thunder at Planet Ice on Sunday, October 15.

An end-to-end first period began with Dynamos’ import forward Adam Rehak striking the frame of Tom Annetts goal, with both goalies pulling off a string of saves to preserve the 0-0 score line through 20 minutes of play.

Ex-Thunder netminder Damien King thwarted efforts from Ross Bowers, Grant McPherson, Gareth O’Flaherty and Rio Grinnell-Parke while Annetts shut down efforts from Louis Colvin and Mason Webster.

The second period saw power play opportunities for each side come and go before an odd-man rush enabled Thunder to take a 1-0 advantage.

McPherson and Bowers combined to set up the pacey Jamie Line for his third goal of the season in the game’s 39th minute, giving MKT the advantage heading into the third period.

Only the goal post denied Grinnell-Parke the opportunity to double Thunder’s lead early in the third as both teams pressed forward in search of finding the net.

It was Invicta who would find a way to beat the opposing goalie in the 56th minute when Harrison Lillis setup Brandon Webster who beat Annetts to tie the game, ensuring a point for each team through 60 minutes.

A frantic 3-on-3 overtime then began which both sides going close to scoring an early winner, with the Kent club finally pouncing 58 seconds into the extra frame.

With Line lying on the floor in the attacking zone after being upended by two Dyanmos players, Invicta raced down the other end with Rehak beating Annetts to score the game winner and collect an extra point for the visitors.

Details

Date Time League Season
October 15, 2017 6:30 pm NIHL South 1 2017-18

Venue

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

Results

Team1st2nd3rdOTF
MK Thunder01001
Invicta Dynamos00112

MK Thunder

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
2Alex WhyteDefence000000
5Jamie LineForward102000
6Connor HutchisonForward000000
9Grant McPhersonForward010000
11Oliver LordForward000000
13Nidal PhillipsDefence002000
14Hallden Barnes-GarnerForward002000
15Tom MboyaForward000000
17Rio Grinell-ParkeForward002000
21Ross GreenDefence000000
23Tom CarlonForward000000
32Josh CraneNetminder000000
44Rupert QuineyDefence000000
50Greg RandallDefence000000
61Ross BowersForward010000
66Lewis ChristieDefence000000
73Gareth O’FlahertyForward000000
75Ryan HandisidesForward000000
81Harrison GoodeForward000000
82Connor GoodeForward000000
95Tom AnnettsNetminder00030228
 Total 12830228

Invicta Dynamos

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
1Damien KingNetminder00030129
9Scott BaileySkater010000
10Ondrej ZosiakSkater000000
11Adam RehakSkater102000
14Tom RalphSkater010000
16Ryan MorganSkater000000
20George HoangSkater000000
21Brandon WebsterSkater102000
22Mason WebsterSkater002000
35John DibbleNetminder000000
60Sebastian DowningSkater000000
61Arran StrawsonSkater000000
81Louis ColvinSkater000000
87Harrison LillisSkater010000
88Joshua CondrenSkater000000
8Justin RobinsonSkater000000
 Total 23630129
G
1
2
A
2
3
PIM
8
6
SA
30
30
GA
2
1
SV
28
29