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Swindon Wildcats vs MK Thunder

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

Scoreboard

Team1st2nd3rdOTF
Swindon Wildcats02114
MK Thunder12003

Swindon Wildcats

# Player Position G A H SOG PIM SA GA SV
4Oliver StoneSkater00000000
11Chris JonesSkater00000000
12Floyd TaylorSkater00000000
13Samuel BullasSkater10000000
18Sam ZajacSkater11004000
19Aaron NellSkater12000000
21Luc JohnsonSkater00000000
23Maxim BirbraerSkater00000000
25Phil HillSkater01000000
26Jan KostalSkater01000000
28Stephen WhitfieldSkater00000000
29Matthew SmitalNetminder00000000
30Renny MarrNetminder0000025322
37Toms RutkisSkater00000000
44Neil LiddiardSkater00000000
73Joseph HazeldineSkater00000000
77Ben NethersellSkater01000000
96Kyle SmithSkater00000000
 Total 3600425322

MK Thunder

# Player Position G A H SOG PIM SA GA SV
2Alex WhyteDefence00000000
5Jamie LineForward03000000
6Connor HutchisonForward00000000
13Nidal PhillipsDefence00000000
14Hallden Barnes-GarnerForward00004000
15Tom MboyaForward00000000
17Rio Grinell-ParkeForward20000000
21Ross GreenDefence00000000
23Tom CarlonForward00000000
27Luke ReynoldsDefence00000000
32Josh CraneNetminder00000000
44Rupert QuineyDefence00000000
50Greg RandallDefence00000000
61Ross BowersForward12002000
66Lewis ChristieDefence00000000
73Gareth O’FlahertyForward00000000
81Harrison GoodeForward00000000
82Connor GoodeForward00002000
95Tom AnnettsNetminder0000049346
29Logan PrinceForward00000000
 Total 3500849346
G
3
3
A
6
5
H
0
0
SOG
0
0
PIM
4
8
SA
25
49
GA
3
3
SV
22
46