Close finish for Firestorm with local rivals from Slough
Saturday Jan 21st marked the second meeting of the season between Guildford U14’s and Slough U14’s – Guildford having won the first game 5-2 back in October. Saturday’s game started a few minutes late due to a Zamboni malfunction, but Slough in their traditional royal blue and red helmet uniforms came ready to play. Guildford took the lead early at 2:50 with a blue line cross ice pass from Sebastian Zinger to Luke Jackson whom finished with a beautiful slap shot putting Guildford up 1-0. Then at 11:30 into the match captain Joe Nefkens scored a solid strike from the point to put Guildford up 2-0. Slough had some solid shots in the first period which were stopped by a curtain of Guildford defense and aggressive goalkeeping by Jeppe Bock-Savage. Slough made some solid adjustments at the half but Guildford quickly neutralized those 1:26 into the second period with a pass from Joe Nefkens to Richard Krogh whom scored a laser shot from the hash marks making the score 3-0. Then at 35:13 and 36:02 Slough scored two quick goals putting the score at 3-2 setting the game up for a very exciting finish. Guildford tightened up its defense and held Slough off for the remaining four minutes of the game for a 3-2 victory. Spirit of the game awarded to Seb Zinger. A very exciting and well played game by both teams. Guildford’s U14 record now stands at 8 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw, with some very tough games coming up against Bracknell and Chelmsford. The second half of the season will be very exciting. Go Guildford Firestorm U14’s!