Invicta Dynamos 6-3 Slough Jets
Invicta Dynamos 6-3 Slough Jets

Invicta Dynamos managed to secure two points on home ice with a 6-3 win against the Slough Jets on Sunday night.

Goals from Conor Redmond (2), Tom Davis, Tomas Banovsky, Owen Dell and Juraj Huska sealed the Dynamos a seventh win in their last eight fixtures.

Zach Grandy-Smith was in goal for Invicta. While Matthew Smital was between the pipes for Slough Jets.

The first period was underway, and the Dynamos were on an early powerplay as Slough’s Liam Clark received a two-minute penalty for a high stick on Arran Strawson.

Juraj Huska attempted to get the first goal of the game, his shot rebounded. The Dynamo’s forward collected the puck and passed to Henry Aiken who was waiting in the high slot. Smital managed to save.

Slough’s Stewart Tait received a two-minute penalty for tripping. Dynamos had a 5-on-3 advantage for 10 seconds.

Unable to make use of the powerplay, Slough were back to full strength.

Huska dropped the puck back to Tom Davis who fired a wrist shot from the left circle. The puck flew beyond Smital and into the net. Goal one for the Dynamos scored at 7:16.

Dynamos pinned Slough in their end as Conor Redmond flicked the puck towards Brandon Webster who tried to shoot low. Smital deflected the puck into the corner.

Jake Stedman found the loose puck, but the whistle was blown after a few shoves were exchanged. Webster jumped in to help Stedman but received a two-minute roughing penalty for his actions.

Slough had their first attempt at a goal as Dan Rose passed the puck across the ice to find Timo Lindgren, but Grandy-Smith managed to slide across the goal crease in time to save.

Jet’s forward Jacob Soper set up Tait who fired a shot low right in front of the net. Goal one for Slough scored at 13:40.

Tomas Banovsky was on the breakaway and managed to beat Slough defenceman Luke Reynolds. Reynolds held Banovsky in place and received a two-minute penalty for holding.

End of the first period and Slough managed to tie the game 1-1 after an early Dynamos goal.  

Second period underway and the Dynamos had 13 seconds left on the powerplay.

With the powerplay advantage over, Strawson skated from one end of the ice to the other and took a shot but Smital saved.

Goal two for the Dynamos scored by Conor Redmond at 26:55. Strawson passed to the Redmond who was waiting in front of the net, the forward poked the puck beyond Smital. Dynamos led 2-1.

Dynamos Harrison Lillis tried to pass across the front of the goal and the puck was collect by Bradley Hildreth who managed to score right in front of Grandy-Smith to tie it up at 2-2 at the 29 minute mark.

Another powerplay for the Dynamos as Hildreth laid a hit Dell against the boards. Two-minutes for interference.

Juha Lindgren managed to escape his zone and left the Dynamos defence behind him. The Slough forward was 1-on-1 with Grandy-Smith but the netminder managed to save.

Back in the Slough zone and Ryan Giles attempted a low slapshot from the blue line but Smital saved with ease.

Dynamos on another powerplay as Tait sat a two-minute tripping penalty.

Banovsky skated round J. Lindgren who had dived to block the Dynamos shot. Banovsky fired and the puck found the back of the net. Powerplay goal for the Dynamos scored at 35:12.

Dynamos Joe Stephenson sat a two-minute hooking penalty which gave Slough a powerplay opportunity.

The Dynamos killed the powerplay and ended the period with a 3-2 lead.

Third period underway and Redmond extended the Dynamos lead to 4-2. Webster passed to Redmond who was waiting close right and the Irish forward roofed the puck. Goal four for the Dynamos scored at 42:24.

Slough attempted to get a goal back as J. Lindgren took a shot between the circles and Grandy-Smith saved.

Giles blocked a shot with his skate and for the second time over the weekend he lost a skate blade.

Slough managed to secure another goal. Adam Rosbottom found Ryan Handisides and the Jet slammed the puck into the near corner. Slough goal scored at 50:06 which made the score 4-3.

Dynamos back in the Slough zone and Banovsky spotted Dell who was alone in the slot. Dell received the pass and slammed a one-time beyond Smital. Goal five for the Dynamos scored at 57:29.

Timeout Slough. Smital did not return to the ice and Slough gain a sixth player.

Davis shot the puck from the Dynamos end, but it missed the empty net. Davis chased the puck and landed a huge hit on a Slough defenceman which allowed Huska to collect the puck and put it in the empty net. Goal six for the Dynamos scored at 59:23.

End of the game and the Dynamos won 6-3. Slough fought a hard battle, but Dynamos managed to find the back of the net six times. Two points for the Dynamos.

Picture supplied by David Trevallion.