SWINDON Wildcats’ netminder Renny Marr scored the first goal of his career at the weekend as Aaron Nell’s side took three points from a possible four in the National Ice Hockey League.

The Wildcats lost 5-4 to Sheffield Steeldogs in a penalty shoot-out at the Link Centre on Saturday before thumping The Bees 5-1 in Slough on Sunday.

The latter of the two results saw Swindon’s stopper seal a first-ever goal when an errant backwards pass escaped the clutches of a Bees forward late on. With the laws of ice hockey preventing an own-goal from being recorded on the score-sheet, the fact that Marr was the last Swindon player to touch the puck saw him marked down as the scorer.

On Sunday night, Nell began the Cats’ scoring spree at 15:47 before adding his second at 24:39.

Alan Lack netted the only goal for the hosts on a powerplay at 29:17, but Colby Tower re-established the Cats’ two-goal advantage shortly before the second buzzer sounded.

Russ Cowley scored a fourth 39 seconds into the third period, and Marr’s unlikely contribution wrapped up a perfect away trip for Swindon.

The night before featured a hectic nine-goal thriller as Sheffield took the win at the Link Centre.

Alex Graham and Cameron Brownley put Sheffield in charge within the first seven minutes, and Graham notched again in between a pair of Tomasz Malasinski strikes prior to the end of the first period.

Matt Bissonnette made it 4-2 before Brownley grabbed his second to suggest the game was going to get away from Swindon.

But Balint Pakozdi netted less than three minutes later to give the Cats hope, and Floyd Taylor brought the hosts to within one at exactly 38 minutes.

Swindon threw everything at Sheffield and eventually equalised inside the final 90 seconds through Nell.

The Wildcats missed a last-minute penalty shot in overtime to snatch the win, and after eight failed attempts between the teams in the shoot-out, Vladislavs Vulkanovs won it for the Steeldogs.