Match Report: Guildford U18s vs Bison U18, 7th December 2013
The first period saw both teams come out ready to play with Guildford having the best of the opportunities meaning that #33 Jordan Lawday was called upon even when Guildford lost a man to the bin for a 2 minute tripping call at only 1.48. He needed to make two quick saves in succession. When the junior Bison did get control of the puck they worked it well up the ice and only a last second clearing off the goal line stopped them going ahead. At 12.59 Basingstokes Matt Levy went to the bin for a 2 min interference call. The Bison held off Guildford's power play unit until with only 13 seconds left of the penalty Guildford scored through # 24 Chris Martin.
1-0 End of First Period
At the start of the second period The junior Bison again started like they meant business with shots from # 7 Alex Sampford and # 11 Hallam Wilson. Strong defence by Man of the Match Matt Levy also kept Guildford quite for the first 5 minutes. But then Guildfords Captain # 18 Josh Abbott scored three quick goals to put Basingstoke under the cosh. Finally Basingstoke started to fight back at 30.09 when Wilson picked up a pass from Levy to go one on one with Guildford's Netminder #30 Sam Calder and scoring their first goal against Guildford this season. The team were going now and shots from Sampford and Jennings followed with good support play from #18 Nathan Moss. Under the pressure Guildford had a man sent to the penalty box for a slashing call on their Netminder. With only 30 seconds left in the period the Junior Bison had a face off in their own zone which was won by #27 Paul Petts and sent up ice for Wilson whose footwork left the Guildford defence man falling on the ice and leaving him to another one on one with Calder which ended the same way as the first with a goal.
4-2 End of Second Period
Just 31 seconds into the final period Guildfords #6 Ellis Sandy took a 2 minute penalty for hooking and his resulting argument with the ref saw him earn a further 10 minute misconduct. Basingstokes #16 Jack Standing was given the space to skate up the ice and let fly with a shot from just over the blue line but was denied by Calder. Guildford then had another player in the penalty box when #33 Ralfs Circenis was called for high sticks. The Bison Took full advantage of the extended power play with Petts scoring from close in at 43.54 assist's going to #3 Jordan Gillard and #11 Hallam Wilson. Guildford then changed their netminder and put #1 Spencer Caminsky between the pipes. It was an end to end affair from then on with the Junior Bison pushing for an equaliser and Guildford trying to pull away again. Shots fell to Petts and Levy and again the pressure told when Guildford's Circenis when to the bin for a 2 + 2 penalty for roughing at 46.34. Basingstoke could not this time capitalise. In the final ten minutes #6 Connor Hutchinson was judged to have tripped and was dispatched to the penalty box from the resulting power play Guildford scored again from Captain Josh Abbott. He then wrapped up the scoring with another goal at 54.53. Basingstoke called a timeout to steady things down and the final chance of the game fell to Basingstokes #12 Lewis Jennings who could not find a way past the Guildford netminder. All in all a much better showing for the Basingstoke U18's after losing heavily to Guildford earlier in the season and shows how things are coming together for the team.
6-3 Final score
Match Report: U18s vs Bracknell, 1st December 2013
1st December saw Basingstoke line up against league leaders Bracknell with both teams icing their EPL players. Early into the game, Bracknell #7 Cameron Barker took a series of penalties for interference and roughing. Despite being shorthanded, Bracknell continued to shoot on the Basingstoke goal with Jordan Lawday fending off the relentless shots as Bracknell surged again and again. At 7:17 Basingstoke's Nathan Moss, facing his old team, took a 2 minute slashing penalty. Basingstoke worked hard in the fast paced game to keep the opposition out. When the Junior Bison were back to full strength, they scored through #19 Danny Ingoldsby only to have the goal disallowed because the puck crossed the line after the whistle had blown. Bracknell finally broke the deadlock with a goal at 11.26 scoring short handed whilst Barker served his second interference penalty. 12;36 saw the Bison #8 receive a two minute penalty for holding and Ingoldsby score Basingstoke's first goal at 13:38, assisted by Sampford. With less than a minute to go of the first period, Bracknell again took the lead through a great goal scored by their #16 Sam Duggan.
Match Report: U18s vs Peterborough, 17th November 2013
Peterborough started strong trying to take advantage of home ice against the team that is only one place above them at the bottom of the league. The Bison 8 was early into the bin taking a boarding call at just 46 seconds in. Number 10 Matthew Levy worked hard on the forecheck to keep Peterborough from capitalising on the power play. Despite this, Jordan Lawday in net had to make a couple of saves and then held onto the puck to force a face off. After the penalty had been served, the Bison stepped up a gear and held Peterborough back in their end zone with a series of shots. This led to the net being pushed off it's mooring and a face off which took place all the way back to the Basingstoke end. Man of the Match Paul Petts and # 11 Hallam Wilson forged up the ice with intent with Petts passing the puck out from behind the net onto #7 Alex Sampford's stick for a rocket of a goal timed at 4.19.
Shortly after the restart, the Bison made life difficult for themselves by taking two penalties in quick succession. First # 8 Jake Edwards received 2 minutes for tripping and then twenty seconds later #18 Nathan Moss received a 2+10 for checking from behind. Basingstoke again worked hard on the forecheck to kill the 5 on 3 power play. When they were back to full strength, the game continued end to end with shots on both goals to no avail. With only 2.56 left of the first period, #10 Matthew Levy took a 2 min penalty for elbows. Again Petts worked hard on the forecheck to keep Peterborough from scoring. He powered down the ice needing two defenders and the netminder to deny him. It was Peterborough's turn to take a penalty a minute later when they # 17 was binned for 2 mins for roughing. The Bison found themselves with a power play of their own which lasted until only two seconds before the end of the first period seeing Levy again falling foul of a roughing call. 0-1 end of first period
Both teams started the second period with a man in the bin but Peterborough's #5 came the length of the rink to score the equaliser just 40 seconds in. The next 5 minutes of play was end to end again with both Netminders having to work hard to keep the score the same. It was #16 Jack Standing who broke the stalemate at 25.30 with a blue line rocket the the Peterborough netminder just could not get hold of. The Bison again stepped up a gear and two minutes later were 2 goals clear when Alex Sampford scored his second assisted by #11 Hallam Wilson. From the restart, Peterborough were under pressure and could not clear their zone. Connor Hutchinson put #12 Lewis Jennings clear only to narrowly miss. Lewis then took a penalty and sat for 2 mins. On his return to the ice he teamed up with Nathan Moss who attempted a wrap around only for the puck to bounce off of the netminder's pads onto Lewis' stick straight into the back of the net. With only 2.50 to go in the period, Peterborough again lost a player to a roughing call. 1-4 end of second period
Again the third period started with a Peterborough goal just 30 seconds in. A minute later, the Junior Bison were a man down as well as Jake Edwards took a 2 min hooking penalty. This time it was the turn of #11 Hallam Wilson to be strong on the forecheck and keep Peterborough from capitalising.
Peterborough made it easier when their #10 was binned for elbows. The first Bison goal came after both teams returned to full strength and was scored again by Alex Sampford, his first hattrick for his new team, with the assist again coming from Hallam Wilson. At 46.19 theJunior bison were again a man short when Lewis Jennings recieved 2 mins for high sticks. Basingstoke soaked up the power play with Jordan Lawday making saves to maintain the score line. For the next 5 minutes both teams traded power plays until at 53.50 when Peterborough scored a rebound from Jordan's pads. Peterborough were working hard to try and come back into the game. This eventually lead to punches being thrown reasulting in two Peterborough players being ejected from the game as well as #33 Jordan Lawday. With the Bison only having one netminder it was left to #8 Jake Edwards to don the netminder kit and guard the net for the remaining minutes. Basingstoke were not finished scoring with a goal for Hallam Wilson at scored at 59.01 followed by a final goal scored by #12 Lewis Jennings assisted by #9 Jack Standing.
A fantastic first win of the season by the 18's. moving them up to 7th in the league.
3-8 Final Score.
U16s start the season well at Cardiff!
Good Luck in their return match at Basingstoke rink this weekend.Cardiff started very strong and were playing well scoring 3 goals in very quick succession within the first 7 minutes of the period. Basingstoke looked like they were still trying to find their legs after the journey down to the Big Blue Tent. The Junior Bison then started to come alive and this culminated with a first goal of the season for the team scored by #8 Chris Hocquigny who joined the team over the summer. After the restart Cardiff tried hard to keep their scoring going but this led to their number 12 being ejected from the game with a 5 + Match after first pushing Basingstoke's number 6 Conor Hutchison to the floor and continuingly pushing him down as he tried to regain his feet. Basingstokes # 11 Hallam Wilson then stepped in between the players and Cardiff's #12 headbutted him directly in front of the ref who was coming into sort the ruckus out leaving the ref no option but to send the player of the ice to the changing room. The Match penalty means that he will also miss the return game next Sunday in Basingstoke. The period ended 3-1 to the home side.
The Bison came out for the second period fired up and like a different team scoring in just 1.26 on the power play that was a hang over of the 5 + match from the first period. Cardiff then saw another player dispatched to the penalty box after their #16 Owen Bradshaw was judged to have been holding Spirit of the game winner #12 George Gill. The next 5 minutes of the game was peppered with penalties on both sides and nobody able to score despite #13 Max Florey going close on a break away. Cardiff netminder #1 Kieron Matthews stopping the puck on the line. This lead to a time out being called by Cardiff. The stalemate was finally broken when # 6 Connor Hutchison pounced on a poor pass from a Cardiff defender in front of goal and the team celebrated tying the game with just under two minutes of the second period to go. But the scoring did not finish there just 1.04 later # 11 Hallam Wilson gave Basingstoke the lead. Finally for the period Cardiff's #15 was sent to the penalty box for a tripping call meaning they would start the third period a player short. End of period score 3-4 to Basingstoke.
Period 3 did not start well for Cardiff as they picked up a bench penalty for to many men on the ice. Then less than a minute later they had a goal disallowed as the puck was put into the net after the ref had blown the whistle when the puck had hit the netminders face cage. Basingstoke's #11 Hallam Wilson then completed his hat trick scoring at 32.32. Basingstoke had their own bench penalty for to many men on the ice which Cardiff tried hard to capitalise on. Jordan Lawday again taking a shot to the face cage but standing strong to deny the home team. As the teams tired and the game became more open and end to end and at 39.03 #15 Josh Richards broke away to score from a great pass from # 13 Max Florey. Cardiff continued to take penalties but kept the pressure up making #24 Steven Ratcliff have to go to full stretch to block a shot and Man of the Match Jordan Lawday had to pull of three quick saves from close in shots. The final play came from Basingstoke when #6 Connor Hutchison scored assisted by #8 Chris Hocquigny and #11 Hallam Wilson.
Final score 3-7 to Basingstoke.
This result moves the Basingstoke team to 6th place in the league after 3 games.
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