ICE HOCKEY LIVE:Telford Tigers v Swindon Wildcats
5:30pm Sunday 6th January 2013 in Sport
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- Telford 4-8 Wildcats
- Swindon bag first four-point weekend of season
- Cats hit biggest score of 2012/13
- Reporting by NED PAYNE
That's it. Two normal periods, with one truly bonkers period in the middle. Swindon hit their highest score of the season and notch a four-point weekend in the process. Bang.
Two minutes left.
Telford get another powerplay.
Cats back to full strength.
Hoog and Nell still want more!
Two minutes for roughing for Nicky Watt.
GOAL! (Telford 4, Wildcats 8, 52.40)
Jaroslav Kruzik on the scoresheet. It would take an absolute miracle for the Shropshire side to come back from here, though.
Telford have stemmed the flow here. Either that or Cats have taken their foot off the pedal.
Hoog fires off the pipes.
You have to feel for Brandon Stones in the Tigers net. Harsh lesson for the youngster.
I do believe this will be Swindon's first four-point weekend of the season...
GOAL! (Telford 3, Wildcats 8, 41.06)
This is relentless. Hoog gets plenty of space down the left and he pings a beautiful wristshot in off the pipes. That is a hat-trick for the forward.
I think the lads could do double digits @SwindonWildcats how cool would that be— @beccitaylor2007 06 January 2013
Players back out.
Period two is over. Enough goals for you?
GOAL! (Telford 3, Wildcats 7, 39.24)
Danny Rose has been credited with that one, but frankly it could have been anyone. the puck was delivered weakly just in front of the crease and it deflected in, possibly even off a skate.
Hoog, Nell and Perkkio on a hat-trick now.
GOAL! (Telford 2 Wildcats 7, 36.59)
The same duo team up again. Hoog lays on for Nell. This is a rout, it's official.
Telford now back to the full complement.
GOAL! (Telford 2, Wildcats 6, 35.14)
Powerplay goal and very simple stuff. Hoog picks out Nell in space at the post and his slams home. This game has to be over now.
Tim Burrows gets two minutes for boarding.
Whitfield gets a shove from behind and Sam Bullas is right in there.
GOAL! (Telford 2, Wildcats 5, 32.39)
Class is starting to show now as Swindon's good recent form shines through. This time Perkkio scores from Nell.
Stevie Whitfield is serving two minutes for slashing.
GOAL! (Telford 2, Wildcats 4, 29.13)
Watt gives Cats breathing space from close range, set up by Jan Melichar.
GOAL! (Telford 2, Wildcats 3, 28.07)
Hoog scores assisted by Perkkio and Nell. Nicely tucked away in the bottom corner by the Swede.
Watt is back and not getting the most positive reception I've ever heard in my life from the Telford fans.
Shane Moore off for two minutes.
Big hit by Whitfield on Selwood doesn't go down too well. Only handbags, though.
GOAL! (Telford 2, Wildcats 2, 24.01)
Scott McKenzie levels matters up.
Murdy makes a couple of regulation saves.
The visitors are beginning to assert their authority here.
Cats back to full strength.
GOAL! (Telford 1, Wildcats 2, 20.21)
Cats have scored an early period goal again, but this time it was shorthanded. Hoog tucked it away from Nell's assist.
Tom Murdy has replaced Dean Skinns between the pipes for Cats tonight.
Period two has started.
Players back out.
There is no programme tonight, which is making things interesting. Watt has had the book thrown at him penalty-wise.
Declan Ryan replaced Hollyhead for the remainder of the first period.
Watt seemed riled on several occasions before that huge ruckus. Play was somewhere else and suddenly he launched into Hollyhead like nobody's business. Within seconds it was absolute carnage. Unbelievable scenes.
End of period one.
Massively kicks off. Nicky Watt goes flying in on netminder Barry Hollyhead and gets in a few shots. Then everyone piles in by the boards and it's a massive mess of players and officials.
Two minutes to Joe Baird for boarding.
Telford not looking too bad a side on tonight's evidence.
Four minutes left of period one.
Goal in the first minute? You should be late more often! @nedpayne1 #swindonwildcats #gocatsgo— @stripes 06 January 2013
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GOAL! (Telford 1, Wildcats 1, 7.20)
Adam Taylor provides an almost-immediate reply.
Perkkio slapshot is well-saved.
GOAL! (Telford 0, Wildcats 1, 0.41)
Matias Perkkio gets Cats off to the perfect start on the rebound. Assists Jonas Hoog and Aaron Nell.
Welcome to Telford versus Wildcats in the EPL. Apologies for the (very) late start. Let's call it travel issues.