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.
Total time on: 31:35
Shots faced: 17 (1st period – 10. 2nd period – 7)
Save %: 94.12%
Total time on: 28:25
Shots faced: 16 (2nd period – 4. 3rd period – 12.)
Save %: 81.25%
Total time on: 60:00
Shots faced: 30 (1st period – 11. 2nd period – 7. 3rd period – 12)
Save %: 90.00%
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.
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 scored two of the goals in the 7-4 win for Guildford Lightning on Saturday night over the visiting Sheffield Shadows.
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.
Alex Barrow had an outstanding game saving 29 out of 32 shots and a save percentage of 90.63%
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.
Alex Barrow (Guildford) shots on goal
1st period: 6
2nd period: 10
3rd period: 7
Save percentage: 95.65%
Charlotte Cook (Kingston) shots on goal
1st period: 27
2nd period: 21
3rd period: 12
Save percentage: 81.67%
Louise Adams had a 5 point night during an 11- 1 win over Kingston Diamonds. 3 of those formed a hat-trick for her.
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)
Netminder Alex Barrow saved all 10 shots to contribute in a 5-0 win over the visiting Swindon Topcats on Sunday
After the long summer, the Guildford Lightning returned to the ice with a home visit from the Bracknell Queen Bees on Sunday night.
Not many changes of the team occurred over the summer months. We welcome Brooke New to the Surrey club as a welcome back to the club Louise Adams and Meghan Sullivan. New joins the Spectrum based ladies team from the Solent Amazons whilst Adams is a familiar face to the team having played for the Lightning prior to going to spend time playing for Bracknell Queen Bees. Another familiar face to the team, Sullivan, played for London based Streatham Storm before her return to Surrey. There were no changes in net with the returns of Lita-Lee Jarrold and Alex Barrow.
The Queen Bees quickly managed to start the scoring with Chrissy Newman scoring a shorthanded goal at 16:17. The Lightning managed to level the score at 48:19 thanks to Amy Mansbridge before the visitors wanted to take the lead again at 56:45. To finalise the result, Lightning coach Rob Lamey chooses to pull netminder Alex Barrow in favour for an extra skater to help with the Beth Hill goal 21 seconds from the final whistle of the game to give both teams a league point each.
Alex Barrow for Guildford
Shots on goal: 31
Save percentage: 93.55%
Sam Bonathon for Bracknell
Shots on goal: 29
Save percentage: 93.10%
Lita-Lee Jarrold saves 44 out of 49 shots in loss at Solihull
On Saturday 12th December 2015 Guildford Lightning took to the road once again but this time paid a visit to Solihull Vixens. However, the game did not go too well for the Surrey side. Katie Henry scores a hattrick whilst Lita-Lee Jarrold makes a save percentage of 89%.
3:41 into the game and Chloe Keijzer gives the home team the lead. It did not take long for Solihull to give Guildford a night they will forget after Kate Rigby gives the home side another goal 1:02 after their first.
Guildford settled into the game thanks to an Ali Emery powerplay goal at 18:29. Joelle Micklam cored her first ever goal in a Guildford uniform at 19:24 to go 2-2 after the first period.
Henry started her hattrick with a powerplay goal at 35:04. Guildford finished their scoring up thanks to Emery at 42:48.
Yet another Henry powerplay goal appeared at 47:58.
52:48 saw Henry complete the scoring and achieve her hattrick and Guildford could not score any more goals on Ruth Cattell in the Solihull net.
In all three periods, Guildford were clearly out-shot 16-15-18 with a total of 49 shots on Jarrold whilst Cattell received 33 shots (11-14-8) on her net.
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