Invicta Dynamos 4-6 Slough Jets
Invicta Dynamos 4-6 Slough Jets

The Invicta Dynamos fell short in a much-improved performance against Slough Jets in their second pre-season match. The Dynamos lost 6-4 to Lukas Smital’s side after a heavy 9-1 defeat the night before.

Goals from Brandon Webster, Filip Sedivy and Ryan Giles helped the Dynamos equalise, but the visitors managed to score two more unanswered goals.

Dynamos went into the game without Dale Buckland, Juraj Huska and Kieron Jones. The Jets missed Adam Rosbottom and Rob Horsfall.

The first period of the game saw the Dynamos and Jets clash as both teams tried to score the first goal of the night. Dynamos using their physicality to try to gain control over the Jets.  

Slough’s Stewart Tait received a two minute holding penalty which gave the Dynamos a powerplay opportunity. However, a high stick penalty from Tom Davis meant both teams battled four on four.

Anthony Leone and Filip Sedivy paired up to try and secure the Dynamos first goal, but the shot was sent over the top of the net.

With both teams back to full strength, Conor Redmond hit Jet’s defenceman Liam Clark mid-ice sending the visitor to the floor.

The Jets secured the first goal of the night at 7:39, as Dan Rose skated round the back of the net and back handed the puck beyond John Dibble.

Ryan Giles held the Dynamos defence together by using his size to defend the net and knock Jets players off of the puck.

Goal two for Slough at 9:02 as Samuel Talbot is left in front of Dibble and knocked it over the netminder’s pads.

Jake Stedman received a two minute interference penalty, quickly followed by Sedivy earning a two minute tripping penalty. Resulting in a 5 on 3 opportunity for Slough.

Slough’s Talbot received a two minute slashing penalty, which brought the battle down to 4 on 3.

Leone was quickly sent to box for a two minute holding. Game still 4 on 3 for Slough.

Dibble managed to perform a miracle save as he threw himself backwards to cover the puck before it went into the net.

Powerplay goal for Slough at 11:55 from Liam Underdown helped them secure a 3-0 lead.

Both teams finally back to full strength after the bundle of penalties. Sedivy, Leone and Owen Dell teamed up to try and score past Brett Shepherd. Dell tried to ram the puck home, but Shepherd managed to cover it.

Rose received a two minute slashing penalty, which gave the Dynamos another powerplay opportunity.

Stedman attempted to get a slapshot past Shepherd, but it was padded into the corner.

Dynamos using their physicality to try and control the game. Giles collided with a Jet centre ice sending the visitor crashing down onto the ice.

Brandon Webster made his first attempt of the night with a shot, but it was an easy save for Shepherd.

Giles and Dell both with attempts of Shepherd but the young netminder held his ground.

Luke Reynolds checked Webster into the boards which saw the youngster fall to the ice. Webster got to his feet, received a pass from Henry Aiken and fired it between the legs of Shepherd. Goal one for the Dynamos scored at 18:16.

First period concluded with the Dynamos down 3-1.

The second period begun, and the Dynamos came back stronger than ever with a quick second goal from Webster scored at 23:49.

Followed by a third goal from Sedivy at 24:30. The game was tied 3-3.

Sedivy swept Lewis English off of his feet, the former Dynamos forward shoved Sedivy and the two came together but the officials were quick to split them. Sedivy received a two minute cross checking penalty and English received a two minute elbowing penalty.

Dynamos secured the lead with a 4 on 4 goal from Giles. The defenceman slapped the shot home between the legs of Shepherd. Goal four for the Dynamos scored at 27:20.

Slough’s Clark received a two minute tripping penalty, which saw the Dynamos with yet another powerplay.

However, Talbot forced a turnover and skated towards Dibble alone. The Jet sent the puck into the back of the net. Equaliser goal, 4-4, for Slough scored at 29:54.

Aiken received a two minute interference penalty. Slough made use of the powerplay and managed to score their fifth goal of the night. Scored by Timo Lindgren at 35:04.

Trouble in front of the Dynamos net as Dibble made the save but Harrison Lillis charged in and pushed Talbot over the Dynamos netminder. English and Lillis came together but once again the officials quickly intervened and Lillis was sent to the penalty box for a two minute cross checking penalty.

End of the second period and the Jets led 5-4.

Period three saw the Dynamos start with one man down as the remainder of Lillis’ penalty counted down.

Underdown was sent to the box for a two minute tripping penalty. Quickly followed by Leone for a two minute hooking penalty.

Sedivy and Elliot Farrell with attempts at an equaliser but Shepherd saved both shots.

Dynamos down to three players as Redmond was sent to the penalty box for tripping, followed by Joe Stephenson with a two minute tripping penalty.

5 on 3 play led to the sixth and final goal of the night from the Slough Jets. Lillis was cross checked from behind by a Jets player and kept being pushed down. No penalty called. Sean Norris shot the puck home beyond Dibble at 55:51.

Aiken threw himself across the ice and in front of a shot from Norris.

End of the third period and the Invicta Dynamos were defeated 6-4. The Dynamos with a better performance than the previous night at Slough. The lack of defensive play in the third led to the Slough Jets being able to have a number of 1-on-0 opportunities with Dibble.

Picture supplied by Dave Trevallion.