Young Cats complete impressive Bees double
SWINDON Wildcats completed an English Ice Hockey Association Under 14s South One double over Bracknell.
Having already beaten the Berkshire side 9-0 this season, the young Cats eased to a 6-1 win at The Hive.
In the second minute player-of-the-match Mason Lipsey opened the scoring for Swindon. Despite strong puck possession it took until the 13th minute for Swindon and Lipsey to score again.
Swindon’s forwards were missing one player and consequently didn’t gel well in the first period.
The start of second period saw Lipsey get a penalty for tripping. Though Cats successfully saw out the two-minute man disadvantage period.
Soon after the penalty, Swindon’s first-line applied some sustained pressure. The eventually led to jay Warren winning a race to turn in a loose puck on the rebound for Cats’ third.
The game became more physical in the third period. Big hits came in from both teams, and the referees had to step in and calm the players down, especially in front of net.
Oscar Evans then made it 4-0 to Swindon, shooting home from Lipsey’s assist .
Bracknell’s Sam Talbot grabbed a consolation for the hosts before a succession of penalties on both teams marred the final period, four on Swindon and five on Bracknell. The young Cats scored two more to take the win.
Reed Sayers getting one and Henry Smith the other as George Summerbell got himself on the game stats with an assist.