Luckless Slough Jets burned by Flames in penalty shoot out defeat

Luckless Slough Jets burned by Flames in penalty shoot out defeat

Dan Darlington

Luckless Slough Jets burned by Flames in penalty shoot out defeat

Kamil Tvrdek
Guildford Flames 4, Slough Jets 3

 

The Jets’ misfortune continued as they were beaten 4-3 on penalty shots at the Guildford Flames on Sunday.

Kamil Tvrdek scored the Jets’ opener, finishing a shorthanded move from a pass from Cam McGiffin just 142 seconds into the contest.

At the other end of the period Milos Melicherik levelled the scores to make it 1-1 after 18.30. The Flames’ Andrew Sharp was dismissed for excessive roughness following an unprovoked check, knocking Joe Myers clean off his feet and into the net.

Fortunately, after a lengthy delay the Slough netminder was able to continue, and Tvrdek restored the visitors’ lead on 31.00 before Ales Padelek netted their third on 33.52.

The Flames outshot the visitors in the third period but couldn’t beat an inspired Myers, but they scored twice in the final minute to break Jets’ fans hearts.

Their second came on 59.21 and with 12 seconds remaining Guildford levelled the scores through Kristofferson after the hosts were awarded a penalty shot.

It was a taste of what was to come for the Jets who lost on penalty shots after overtime finished goalless.

Ales Padelek missed the crucial penalty shot, cracking his shot off the underside of the bar, to hand victory to the hosts by the narrowest of margins.

 

Guildford: Melicherik, Dixon, Kristofferson, GWP 1+0; Kvetan 0+1. Net: Lee (65.00) 31/3

Slough: Tvrdek 2+1; Padelek 1+1; Line, McGiffin 0+1. Net: Myers (65.00) 55/3

Period scores: 1-1/0-2/2-0/0-0/0-1

Shots On Goal: 31-55

Penalty Minutes: 58-30

Referees: S Hogarth & T Pickett. Linesmen: J Lalonde & T Gillinghan.

 

Slough Jets 1, Milton Keynes 6

A deflated Slough Jets lost again as they were routed 6-1 at home by Milton Keynes Lightning.

The Jets prop up the division with 37 points following Saturday’s comprehensive home defeat which appears to have killed off their play-off hopes.

After a scoreless opening period the Lightning took the lead when Leigh Jamieson netted 3.28 minutes into the second period. Ross Bowers doubled their lead on 25.59 and Tom Carlon made it 3-0 on 28.31. Janne Jokila increased the home fans’ frustrations with their fourth on 38.56 and made it 4-0 going into the final period.

Slough’s Dan Rose scored a goal for the highlight’s reel as  the Jets briefly threatened a comeback but that was expunged a minute later when Milton Keynes restored their four-goal buffer as Jordan Cownie scored on 46.38.

Bowers netted his second of the game to complete the rout on 55.07.

Slough: Rose 1+0; Line, Webb 0+1. Net: Vasiljevic (32.02) 26/2 & Myers (27.58) 18/4

Milton Keynes: Cownie 1+2; Bowers 2+0; Jokila, Jamieson, Carlon 1+1; Emersic 0+2; Russell, Green, Zatopek 0+1. Net: Hedley (60.00)29/1

Period scores: 0-0/0-4/1-2

Shots On Goal: 44-29

Penalty Minutes: 16-18

Referees: K O’Halloran & N Ormond. Linesmen: J Lalonde & J Earl

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