Swindon Wildcats vs MK Thunder

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Recap

By Tom Hurley

Thunder fell in a shootout at ex-EPL outfit Swindon Wildcats in front of a packed house in Wiltshire on Saturday night.

Young forward Rio Grinell-Parke gave Thunder a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes at The Link Centre, only for Swindon to level 26 seconds into the second period through Aaron Nell on the PP.

Ross Bowers restored Thunder’s lead five minutes later but again the home side responded on the power play, this time Sam Zajac finding the net.

Grinell-Parke’s hit his second of the night as the period wound down to give MKT a 3-2 advantage heading into the second intermission.

The Wildcats were on level terms again less than 90 seconds into the third through former Nottingham Panthers forward Sam Bullas.

No further goals meant the teams headed to overtime, and a blank slate there setup a penalty shootout.

Thunder failed to convert all three of their penalty shots as Swindon took the shootout 1-0 to claim a 4-3 win and the bonus point.

Details

Date Time League Season
September 16, 2017 6:15 pm NIHL South 1 2017-18

Venue

The Link Centre
2 Link Ave, Swindon SN5, UK

Results

Team1st2nd3rdOTF
Swindon Wildcats02114
MK Thunder12003

Swindon Wildcats

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
4Oliver StoneSkater000000
11Chris JonesSkater000000
12Floyd TaylorSkater000000
13Samuel BullasSkater100000
18Sam ZajacSkater114000
19Aaron NellSkater120000
21Luc JohnsonSkater000000
23Maxim BirbraerSkater000000
25Phil HillSkater010000
26Jan KostalSkater010000
28Stephen WhitfieldSkater000000
29Matthew SmitalNetminder000000
30Renny MarrNetminder00025322
37Toms RutkisSkater000000
44Neil LiddiardSkater000000
73Joseph HazeldineSkater000000
77Ben NethersellSkater010000
96Kyle SmithSkater000000
 Total 36425322

MK Thunder

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
2Alex WhyteDefence000000
5Jamie LineForward030000
6Connor HutchisonForward000000
13Nidal PhillipsDefence000000
14Hallden Barnes-GarnerForward004000
15Tom MboyaForward000000
17Rio Grinell-ParkeForward200000
21Ross GreenDefence000000
23Tom CarlonForward000000
27Luke ReynoldsDefence000000
32Josh CraneNetminder000000
44Rupert QuineyDefence000000
50Greg RandallDefence000000
61Ross BowersForward122000
66Lewis ChristieDefence000000
73Gareth O’FlahertyForward000000
81Harrison GoodeForward000000
82Connor GoodeForward002000
95Tom AnnettsNetminder00049346
29Logan PrinceForward000000
 Total 35849346
G
3
3
A
6
5
PIM
4
8
SA
25
49
GA
3
3
SV
22
46