There was just a single game at the weekend for the TSI World Bracknell Bees as they renewed rivalry with Swindon Wildcats eight days on from their trip to Wiltshire.
Head Coach Doug Sheppard shared his thoughts following the weekend’s game; “I’ve got mixed feelings as I look back. I’m happy we scored as late as we did so pleased to get a point but we could have had more. We played ok but it wasn’t our best game. Maybe if we’d played our best game we’d have given our self the best chance over 60 minutes to get full points.”
TSI World Bracknell Bees 1 Swindon Wildcats 2
Both teams got off to a scratchy start in an evenly matched first period. Chances came at both ends but both goaltenders kept the sheet clean for the opening period.
The second period was similar to the first setting up a tense and thrilling third period.
Swindon scored the opening goal 3.16 into the period thanks to Edgars Bebris but with 1.55 left to play Roman Malinik found the equaliser on a delayed penalty to make it 1-1 and send the game to overtime.
A tripping penalty assessed against Robin Kovar following a Wildcats breakaway saw Bees shorthanded and it would be with the man advantage that an Aaron Nell one-timer would provide the winner 53 seconds into sudden death.
Bracknell: Malinik 1+0; Smith, Knaggs 0+1. Net Goss (60.53) 34/2
Swindon: Bebris 1+1; Nell 1+0; Plews, Rutkis, Malasinski 0+1. Net: Marr (60.53) 19/1
Period Scores: 0-0/0-0/1-1/0-1
Shots On Goal: 19-34
Penalty Minutes: 10-8
Referees: M Rose & S Matthews. Linesmen: J Lalonde & L Young