The TSI World Bracknell Bees travelled to Basingstoke to start their weekend against the Bison.
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First period goals from Adam Jones (15.54) and Tom Ralph (19.35) gave the home team a two goal lead which Sam Talbot added to at 27.24. Zack Milton did pull a goal back at 36.58 to set up a thrilling third period.
The game was taken away as George Norcliffe (43.18) and Sean Norris (43.55) scored even handed goals. Michal Klejna scored two powerplay goals at 49.41 and 58.08 with Aidan Doughty netting in between at 57.34. A second from Talbot concluded the scoring at 58.38.
Basingstoke: Klejna 2+2; Tait 0+3; Talbot 2+0; Jones 1+1; Bordowski 0+2; Ralph, Norris, Norcliffe 1+0; Sampford, Sutton 0+1. Net: Mettam (60.00) 23/2
Bracknell: Z Milton, Doughty 1+0; B Baird 0+1. Net: Goss (60.00) 53/8
Period Scores: 2-0/1-1/5-1
Shots On Goal: 53-23
Penalty Minutes: 6-49
On Sunday night the TSI World Bracknell Bees hosted the Hull Pirates.
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The Bees opened the scoring at 2.49 with a Roman Malinik short handed goal but Jason Hewitt scored the equaliser at 9.48 for a 1-1 opening period.
The second period also ended tied with Josh Martin scoring at 23.01 but Jonathan Kirk equalising on the powerplay at 30.25. A Dominik Gabaj powerplay goal at 33.59 gave the Bees the lead again but a shorthanded strike from James Archer levelled the game with 41 seconds remaining in the second period.
Despite a five minute powerplay the Bees went through the final period scoreless while Bobby Chamberlain scored the game winning goal at 55.00. Pirates then found the back of the empty net at 58.35 through Hewitt and Archer doubled his tally with 30 seconds left with the net open again.
Bracknell: Martin 1+1; Malinik, Gabaj 1+0; Knaggs, Galazzi, H Stead, D Milton 0+1. Net: D Milton (59.00) 27/4 & Empty Net (1.00) 2/2
Hull: Archer 2+1; Norris 0+3; Hewitt 2+0; Kirk 1+1; Davies 0+2; Chamberlain, Towner, Bissonnette, Bonner 0+1. Net: Smith (60.00) 25/3
Period Scores: 1-1/2-2/0-3
Shots On Goal: 25-29
Penalty Minutes: 18-47