LiveICE HOCKEY LIVE: Telford Tigers v Swindon Wildcats

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Summary

  • Telford Tigers 1-2 Swindon Wildcats (result)
  • Telford scorer: Adam Walker
  • Swindon scorers: Aku Pekkarinen, Aaron Nell
  • Wildcats seal third win in a row in EPL
  • Get involved using #wildcatslive or tag in @nedpayne1
  • Reporting by NED PAYNE

9:38pm

That's a wrap.

9:38pm

9:37pm

9:37pm

The next Ice Hockey Live will be on Saturday when Swindon travel to Coventry to play Milton Keynes. See you then.

9:36pm

Time for a swift jaunt downstairs. Full reaction in tomorrow's Adver. Many thanks for joining me.

9:35pm

9:35pm

Kostal is Swindon's man of the match.

9:34pm

9:34pm

That is the kind of game that it's great to find a way to win. Looked destined for OT.

9:33pm

Scott will be absolutely kicking himself.

9:33pm

Nell bags the winner out of nowhere and Swindon have their third straight victory for the first time this season. They go sixth in the EPL table.

9:32pm

RESULT

Telford 1-2 Wildcats.

9:31pm

30 seconds. Ryan pulled.

9:31pm

TIGERS POWERPLAY

Pekkarinen called for delay of game.

9:30pm

Time out Telford.

9:30pm

GOOOOOOOOOAL! Telford 1 Wildcats 2, 58.37

Nell robs the hesitant Scott on the blueline and has a straight run towards Ryan, whereupon he finishes low past the netminder's left pad.

9:27pm

Two.

9:25pm

Three minutes.

9:25pm

It's not too bad, but it's not exactly Beatlemania.

9:24pm

Oh my. Miika Kiviranta is so close to a tap-in. As it happens, he ends up in the net himself, but that probably should have been Telford's second.

9:23pm

It's been a relatively trouble-free night for both netminders, in this period more than any I would say.

9:21pm

9:21pm

Five minutes left.

9:21pm

If Sunday's game was Independence Day, tonight's is Pearl Harbor. Or the final 25 minutes of the Matrix trilogy.

9:17pm

Maybe later...

9:17pm

Nine minutes left.

9:16pm

Pekkarinen sends a slapshot about three goals too high.

9:15pm

I think it's fair to say this game will not be remembered as a classic come the end of the season. Not by me, at any rate.

9:13pm

Sam Bullas from miles out. No goal.

9:12pm

Henri Sandvik sends a wrister the wrong side of the post.

9:11pm

There are 13 minutes left.

9:10pm

Just to clarify, I haven't gone for a burger. That would be highly unprofessional.

9:09pm

And the boy Whitfield has another crack. He's in acres of space but it's a fair way out and Ryan snaffles with his left glove.

9:08pm

If I go for a burger I bet the score won't have changed by the time I come back.

9:06pm

Smart double save from Ryan.

9:01pm

PENALTY KILLED

9:01pm

THIRD PERIOD UNDER WAY

8:59pm

Here come the players.

8:53pm

We will be back under way in around six minutes.

8:47pm

Swindon have 38 seconds of the penalty left to kill.

8:47pm

END OF SECOND PERIOD

8:45pm

TIGERS POWERPLAY

Walker with Lyle at his mercy, tries to take it round him. Net moves. Whitfield called for interference.

8:42pm

Dare I say it, is this getting a bit dull?

8:42pm

Three minutes to go.

8:41pm

Stevie Whitfield of all people gets past halfway and has a go. Why not?

8:38pm

Five minutes left in the second.

8:38pm

Hoog charges down the left wing and tries the wristshot back across Ryan, which the Tigers man gloves.

8:35pm

Both teams look tired to me. There is a definite lack of intensity tonight.

8:34pm

 

8:34pm

Lyle saves well from Marek Mikusovic.

8:33pm

8:30pm

GOAL! Telford 1 Wildcats 1, 29.04

Pekkarinen has a couple of cracks with the first being pawed away by Ryan. The puck comes back out to the Finn just inside the attacking zone and he finds a route to goal through traffic. It looked like it might have taken a nick on the way through but it's Pekkarinen's goal. Assists for Kostal and Sandvik.

8:27pm

Swindon have yet to wake up in this period.

8:26pm

Rick Plant nearly forces the puck home with his back to goal but Lyle sees it coming.

8:22pm

Wildcats have lost some of their fluidity. Surrendering possession far too easily.

8:21pm

Scott is a fraction away from making it 2-0. Just past the left post.

8:17pm

GOAL! Telford 1 Wildcats 0, 21.54

Everyone appears to be waiting for a call after a coming together, but play goes on and Callum Bowley centres the puck for Adam Walker to tap in with ease at the far post. Bryn Roberts also gets an assist.

8:15pm

Lyle gloves easily from Dan Scott's slapshot.

8:14pm

SECOND PERIOD UNDER WAY

8:12pm

The players are back.

8:08pm

8:08pm

When I said I wanted it to be quieter, I didn't say I wanted it to be 0-0. This needs to liven up.

8:07pm

8:01pm

We will be back under way in 12 minutes.

8:01pm

Miller's penalty is a 5+game, by the way.

8:00pm

Well, that was pretty tame stuff by the end.

8:00pm

END OF FIRST PERIOD

8:00pm

PENALTY KILLED

7:58pm

TIGERS POWERPLAY

Watt sits for slashing.

7:55pm

Four minutes left of the first period.

7:54pm

Wldcats looked more likely to score before the powerplay in all honesty.

7:53pm

PENALTY KILLED

Great effort from the Tigers. Frustration for Swindon.

7:50pm

Aku Pekkarinen's slapshot is nearly diverted in by Sam Bullas.

7:50pm

Michal Pavlu breaks away and fires low at near post, but Lyle blocks.

7:49pm

Swindon cycle it nicely but no breakthrough yet.

7:47pm

CATS POWERPLAY

Five-minute penalty on Joe Miller for high-sticks on Alex Symonds.

7:46pm

Swindon look to have the cutting edge that Telford are missing right now. Still 0-0.

7:45pm

Ryan saves with the arm from Kostal.

7:44pm

Watt barrels his way through two Telford players but can't squeeze past Ryan.

7:42pm

Aaron Nell's slapshot can only find traffic.

7:41pm

Telford have just managed to hit the ceiling with the puck, which is quite an achievement.

7:40pm

I reckon Kostal has had three shots in 5.19. He looks keen.

7:38pm

Jonas Hoog in for Floyd Taylor by the net and he's a fraction away.

7:37pm

Telford have had most of the puck but Jan Kostal is the only guy shooting.

7:35pm

Scrappy opening.

7:33pm

FIRST PERIOD UNDER WAY

7:32pm

Lyle has been patchy of late, but he was great on Sunday. Made some top saves.

7:30pm

In nets tonight are Stevie Lyle and Declan Ryan.

7:30pm

And here are the Tigers.

7:28pm

Here come the Wildcats players.

7:25pm

HE SAID WATT?

Ryan Watt isn't worried at the prospect of a third game in four nights this evening. In fact, he actively encourages it.

“I think that at the start of the season it would probably take its toll on the body a bit more, but because we’re in the middle of the season everyone’s game-fit now,” said Watt.

“I prefer to play games then practise anyway, and we just want to get a bit of confidence going.”

7:25pm

7:24pm

THE STATS

Swindon have won two and lost two against Telford this season. The Link Centre team lost the two most recent games, both by a single goal (1-0 and 7-6).

7:24pm

Don't forget to get your thoughts in using #wildcatslive

7:24pm

 

7:22pm

Kuuluvainen was a constant problem for Swindon the last time these teams met. He had a great game.

7:21pm

Missing for Telford tonight are Timo Kuuluvainen, Dan Harrison, player-coach Tom Watkins and Macaulay Heywood

7:19pm

Confirmed that Smith is not playing.

7:18pm

7:17pm

7:17pm

We've had a bit of Bowling For Soup already tonight which took me right back to 1999. Great days.

7:15pm

SHORT AND SWEET

Tonight's Ice Hockey Live will be a smidge shorter than usual due to deadline constraints, I'm afraid. But fear not, I will give you the full beans until the buzzer so you won't miss a single minute of the action. I wouldn't leave you hangin'. You know that.

7:14pm

TEAM NEWS

After his brief appearance on the ice on Sunday (mostly spent getting to know Andre Payette that little bit better), head coach Ryan Aldridge very much has his suit on again this evening. Finnish defenceman Aku Pekkarinen comes back in to replace Tomas Fojtik. Sam Smith bumped his head in training last week and missed the weekend, with tonight looking set to come too soon for him.

7:13pm

Very dubious 3G here tonight I'm afraid. Fingers crossed.

7:13pm

AARON ON A ROLL

Here's a few quotes from Aaron Nell, who has scored three hat-tricks in consecutive home games since arriving back at Wildcats on a two-way from Sheffield Steelers.

“Just one hat-trick would have been nice, but it’s been good,” said Nell.

“For me it’s always really easy to play with Jonas (Hoog) as he makes really good plays and Floydy (Floyd Taylor) was excellent on Saturday (when Swindon thrashed the Steedlogs 8-1).

“For someone that young to step in with me and Jonas, to do what he did and the fact he never stopped skating was great to see.”

7:09pm

THE BEST THINGS COME IN THREES

If Swindon take victory tonight then not only will it be the first time this season that they have won three in a row, they will also move to sixth in the EPL table. After all the doom and gloom flying about last week when Wildcats dropped out of the play-off spots altogether, that would make things a lot better. That said, it's worth noting that Telford would push Wildcats out of the play-off places into ninth if they win tonight.

7:06pm

Good evening all. Well, after the madness of Sheffield on Sunday (two fights in the first 20 seconds, coming back from two down to win via PSO), I'm expecting something slightly more sedate tonight. Probably. So, Telford vs Wildcats. Here we go.

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