A Win and a Shutout

Louise Adams and Ali Emery scored twice each and Alex Barrow obtained a shutout during the Guildford Lightning’s home clash with the Kingston Diamonds on Saturday.

Almost six minutes into the game and Emery scored her first goal of the night.

Just over the halfway mark and the visiting team swapped netminder Holly Steeples with former Lightning puck stopper Samantha Bolwell.

The home side struck again thanks to Beth Hill at 38:37.

The final three goals were scored in quick succession with Emery scoring her second of the night at 49:09. Adams then scored her first at 52:59 and she then completed the scoring almost a minute later, converting a powerplay.

Final score: Guildford Lightning 5 – 0 Kingston Diamonds.

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Alex Barrow turned away all 20 shots in a 5-0 win for the Guildford Lightning against the visiting Kingston Diamonds on Saturday (December 9th)

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Lightning Edge Storm in Close Game

The Guildford Lightning took to the ice for the first time for the 2017-2018 season with a visit from London based Streatham Storm. The visiting side have been promoted up to the Women’s Elite League for this season after finishing top in the Women’s Premier League. Swindon Topcats, who finished bottom of the Elite League were relegated down to the Premier League.

The London side started the scoring at 5:51 thanks to Fiona King prior to Charmaine Easton leveling things up at 13:07. Jennifer Lawrence gave the visitors the lead again 7 seconds later.

End of first: Guildford 1 – 2 Streatham.

Beth Hill opened up the scoring in the second period at 21:08, to level things up. The Surrey side soon took hold of the lead at 24:32 thanks to Jordan Wilshire. Louise Adams gave scored the final goal for the Lightning just before the halfway point at 29:49. Chelsea Meaney gave the visitors another goal at 31:12 but that wasn’t enough for the Storm to secure the result.

End of second: Guildford 4 – 3 Streatham.

Into the third period, both teams were playing really on form, but it did not change the result, giving Guildford the win and the 2 points.

End of third: Guildford 4 – 3 Stereatham (final score).

 

Shots on goal:

Alex Barrow (Guildford):

20 (9 – 6 – 5)

 

Ruth Cattell (Streatham):

43 (13 – 12 – 18)

 

Time Out:

Guildford Lightning: Not Taken

Streatham Storm: 24:32

 

Team Lists:

Guildford

1 Alex Barrow
3 Kirsty Lake
4 Charmaine Easton
5 Faye Andrews
7 Jordan Wilshire
8 Victoria Connelly
9 Kirsty England
10 Lise Gillen
12 Louise Adams
13 Beth Hill
14 Josie Griffiths
16 Ali Emery
17 Amy Mansbridge
19 Hannah Ingledew

 

Streatham

3 Tiffany Trood
8 Eunice Boon
9 Chelsea Meaney
19 Jennifer Lawrence
21 Fiona King
22 Sabine Kleining
25 Alina Tuerk
29 Meghan Sullivan
31 Rachael Wood
33 Joanna Li How Cheong
42 Ruth Cattell
44 Parris Moore
52 Isabell Whiteley
77 Jamie Endrizzi

 

Louise Adams

Louise Adams picked up 1 goal and 1 assist during the 4-3 win for Guildford Lightning on Saturday night against the visiting Streatham Storm

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A Close Game

Three different players scored all of Guildford’s goals in a close but not close enough game for the Surrey side as they faced the Solihull Vixens on home ice to close out the end of the league games for the Surrey club of 2016-2017 prior to the Playoffs Weekend at Sheffield on 3rd and 4th June.

The visiting side were the first to start the scoring running at 14:01 thanks to Amy Trueman finding her way past Guildford’s Phoebe Shavelar. Both sides played a very close first period.

Into the second period Shavelar got swapped for Alex Barrow just over halfway through. Louise Adams levelled the score up at 37:05. During the second, Shavelar and Barrow for Guildford and Michelle Franklin for Solihull all made some incredible saves to keep the suspense up to make the game exciting for all

The bulk of the scoring came in the third period Hannah Maurice putting the visitors in the lead again at 45:11. Not long later, Beth Hill levelled up again at 49:01. Saffron Allen gave the Vixens the lead yet again at 52:21 prior to Lise Gillen making it 3-3 at 57:08.  Cloe Keijzer secured the result for the visitors at 59:11.

Final Score: Guildford Lightning 3 – 4 Solihull Vixens.

 

Goalie Stats:

Guildford:

Phoebe Shavelar

Total time on: 31:35

Shots faced: 17 (1st period – 10. 2nd period – 7)

Save %: 94.12%

Alex Barrow

Total time on: 28:25

Shots faced: 16 (2nd period – 4. 3rd period – 12.)

Save %: 81.25%

Solihull:

Michelle Franklin

Total time on: 60:00

Shots faced: 30 (1st period – 11. 2nd period – 7. 3rd period – 12)

Save %: 90.00%

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Michelle Franklin (above) of Solihull saved 27 out of 30 shots and recorded a save percentage of 90% during the Vixens’ 4-3 visit to Guildford Lightning.

 

 

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A Win and Two Points

On Saturday night the Guildford Lightning took to Spectrum Ice for the second to last home game of the 2016-2017 season to host the travelling Sheffield Shadows.

The game was only 5:20 in when Jodie-Leigh Bloom scored the first goal for the visitors. Jordan Wilshire scored her first goal of the night at 11:16 before an Amy Mansbridge goal at 14:30 to take the home side a 2-1 lead in the first period.

Louise Adams scored her first of two consecutive goals at 20:30 and then again on the powerplay at 28:01 to give the Surrey side a 4-1 lead. Hollie Neenan managed to shoot the puck past Phoebe Shavelar in the Guildford net and made it a close gap 25 seconds later. Just over the halfway marker, the home side pulled Shavelar in favour for Alex Barrow in the net.

Into the third period and yet more goals were scored. Kirsty Lake found her way past the visiting team’s netminder Tamara Donaghue to make it 5-2 at 42:46. Elizabeth Saunders shortly afterwards converted a penalty on Guildford into the Yorkshire side’s third goal. Wilshire doubled Sheffield’s total at 51:55 prior to the visitor’s Kelly Walsh making it 6-4 at 53:38. Guildford secured a three goal margin 3:32 from time thanks to a Victoria Connelly goal to make the final score Guildford Lightning 7-4 Sheffield Shadows.

The Guildford Lightning go into their final home game of the 2016-2017 season on 27th May 2017 against Solihull Vixens with a 6:15 faceoff at Guildford Spectrum with free entry.

Jordan Wilshire

Jordan Wilshire scored two of the goals in the 7-4 win for Guildford Lightning on Saturday night over the visiting Sheffield Shadows.

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Late Goal In Close Loss

Solihull Vixens made the trip down to Guildford for a close battle against the Surrey based Guildford Lightning on Sunday’s Women’s Elite League match on Spectrum Ice.

In the 6th minute of the game Charmaine Easton took advantage of a two minute tripping penalty to Solihull’s Elizabeth Hayward. Solihull soon struck back at 10:56 with the first of two goals from Hannah Maurice. Guildford quickly took control of the lead shortly after at 12:40 thanks to Kirsty Lake.

During the second period, Guildford netminder Alex Barrow and Solihull’s Michelle Franklin made some outstanding saves, keeping the score so close. Maurice scored her second goal of the night at 27:01 to even the score at 2-2.

Into the third period both Barrow and Franklin carried on making excellent saves. Unfortunately for the home side a Ali Emery and Jordan Wilshire taking penalties at 56:26 and 57:39 respectively for holding and kneeing as well as a Solihull penalty 56:16 to Cloe Keijzer for tripping, these penalties gave Solihull a 4 on 3 advantage and Lucy Lickman’s goal at 57:50 settled the result at a 3-2 win for the visiting team, placing Guildford 3rd in the league on 22, 1 point behind Solihull and 2 behind the league leaders and the visitors to the Spectrum on Saturday 13th May, Bracknell Queen Bees.

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Alex Barrow had an outstanding game saving 29 out of 32 shots and a save percentage of 90.63%

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Hat-trick and an 11-1 win

Refreee: Sam Pering

Linesmen: Simon Brown, Vladislav Myrsikov

 

Louise Adams had a hat-trick and a 5 point night in an 11-1 win over the Kingston Diamonds on the 12th February.

Adams scored her first goal of the night at 8:44 with Ali Emery scoring a second 55 seconds later. Carrying on the quick firing of goals saw Kirtsy Lake score at 11:02 prior to Adams’ second goal 23 seconds on. To close out the first period’s scoring, Adams got her hat-trick marker at 15:27, just over four and a half minutes before the end of the first period to give the home side a 5-0 lead.

An Aimee Baldwin goal at 24:18 was the only goal that the Hull-based visitors managed to score to destroy the shutout for Alex Barrow. To give the home side a 6-1 lead, Emery scored her second goal at 27:21 on the powerplay with a pass from hat-trick star Adams. Just over the halfway point, Jordan Wilshire scored goal number 7 whilst the home side were shorthanded at 31:31 during a penalty to Kirsty England for interference  after picking up the puck from Adams. Guildford carried on scoring with a Hannah Ingledew goal at 34:52.

Only three goals were scored in the final period, which all of them were for the Surrey side. Lucy Gruber scored goal number 9 at 47:53. Not long after, Charmaine Easton made it double digits with a poerplay goal at 49:23. Beth Hill completed the scoring at 57:23 on the powerplay.

Goalie Stats:

Alex Barrow (Guildford) shots on goal

1st period: 6

2nd period: 10

3rd period: 7

Total: 23

Save percentage: 95.65%

Charlotte Cook (Kingston) shots on goal

1st period: 27

2nd period: 21

3rd period: 12

Total: 60

Save percentage: 81.67%

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Louise Adams had a 5 point night during an 11- 1 win over Kingston Diamonds. 3 of those formed a hat-trick for her.

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Lightning Shutout Topcats

Alex Barrow had a 10 shot shutout whilst Laura Price scored her first goal in her first game back with the Guildford Lightning during a 5-0 win over the visiting Swindon Topcats on Sunday at the Spectrum in Guildford

Within seconds of each other and a case of two shots, two goals Guildford’s Kirsty England and the returning Price scored at 5:21 and 5:43 respectively.

Into the second period and only a single goal was scored thanks to a Jordan Wilshire unassisted and shot which managed to get passed Swindon’s Rachel Moore. Wilshire scored shothanded whilst Lightning captain Josie Griffiths was having to serve a two minute hooking penalty.

In the final period, Charmaine Easton and Kirsty Lake goals at 33:45 and 44:37 finalised the scoring and alongside netminder Barrow’s shutout contributed in the 5-0 win and 2 league points, placing the Surrey side fourth in the league, two points above the fifth placed Kingston Diamonds from Hull and 1 point behind joint second placed Solihull Vixens and Sheffield Shadows.

League Standings (As of 1st February 2017):

1st – Bracknell Queen Bees (13 points)

2nd – Solihull Vixens (9 points)

= – Sheffield Shadows (9 points)

4th – Guildford Lightning (8 points)

5th – Kingston Diamonds (6 points)

6th – Swindon Topcats (1 point)

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Netminder Alex Barrow saved all 10 shots to contribute in a 5-0 win over the visiting Swindon Topcats on Sunday

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