The TSI World Bracknell Bees headed to Wiltshire to start the weekend against the Swindon Wildcats.
Swindon Wildcats 4 TSI World Bracknell Bees 6
The Bees got off to a great start when Aidan Doughty scored at 11.58 followed by Roman Malinik at 14.01 and Dominik Gabaj at 16.32 for a 3 unanswered period.
It was just 23 seconds into the middle frame when Ryan Webb scored before Chris Jones opened the account for Swindon at 20.42. Josh Martin widened the gap again with a shorthanded goal at 32.34 but goals from Tyler VanKleef (35.52) and Edgars Bebris (35.57) set up a close finish.
Pressure was put on the Bees as 41.25 when Sam Bullas pulled the game to within a goal but an empty net strike from Dominik Gabaj with 46 seconds left finished the game off for the visiting team.
Swindon: Bebris 1+1; C Jones, VanKleef, Bullas 1+0; Rutkis, Nell, Malasinski 0+1. Net: Perre (58.20) 27/5 & Empty Net (1.40) 1/1
Bracknell: Gabaj 2+0; Z Milton, B Baird, Mogg 0+2; Doughty, Malinik, Webb, Martin 1+0. Net: D Milton (60.00) 45/4
Period Scores: 0-3/3-2/1-1
Shots On Goal: 45-28
Penalty Minutes: 18-14
Following victory on the road the Bees returned home for their Sunday fixture.
TSI World Bracknell Bees 4 Basingstoke Bison 7
It was a great start for the visitors when Sean Norris scored at 1.23 followed by Sam Talbot at 2.37. Roman Malinik pulled a goal back at 12.46 but Talbot’s second at 17.11 sent the Bison to the interval ahead by 2.
Ashley Tait scored a shorthanded goal at 21.05 before Josh Ealey-Newman scored a powerplay goal at 27.31. Powerplay strikes at 32.09 from Richard Bordowski and at 36.33 from Adam Harding gave the Bison a commanding 4 goal lead at the second interval.
An extremely shorthanded goal started the final period for the Bison as Michal Klejna scored with Ashley Tait and Adam Harding sitting out penalties. Late goals from Aidan Doughty (54.39) and Dominik Gabaj (55.31) left the Bees a chance but the Bison weathered the storm to close out the win.
Bracknell: Gabaj 1+1; Knaggs 0+2; Doughty, Malinik, Ealey-Newman 1+0; Webb, Smith, H Stead, B Baird 0+1. Net: Milton (60.00) 37/7
Basingstoke: Harding 1+2; Talbot 2+0; Tait, Klejna 1+1; Mettam, Morris 0+2; Bordowski, Norris 1+0; Sampford 0+1. Net: Mettam (60.00) 31/4
Period Scores: 1-3/1-3/2-1
Shots On Goal: 31-37
Penalty Minutes: 10-16