Lightning 9 - 2 Raiders

December 11, 2021 - 19:00

Everyone Active Raiders were thrashed 9-2 by Milton Keynes Lightning as they welcomed back Slovakian forward Erik Piatak.
Sean Norris opened the scoring after he broke away for a solo goal in the fourth minute while MK were short-handed thanks to a high stick call on Sam Talbot.
Raiders ran into further trouble less than three minutes later when MK captain Russ Cowley was hauled down on route to goal as he went through 1v1 with shot-stopper Ethan James.
For the second week running, the hosts were handed a penalty shot which Cowley duly put beyond goalie James.
Lightning ended the first period well in command with a 2-0 lead and they added to that total seven minutes into the second period when a well worked move involving Hallden Barnes Garner and Mikey Power resulted in a strike for Edgars Landsbergs.
Lewis Clifford’s men saw off a short-handed spell after Leigh Jamieson was given two minutes for cross checking former team-mate Rio Grinell Parke, before effectively putting the game beyond Raiders as Talbot finished off from a Bobby Chamberlain supply.
Liam Stewart sent Adam Laishram away up the ice to make it 5-0 in the 36th minute and there was further misery to come for the visitors at the start of the final period, despite MK having to start a man short on a too many men penalty right at the end of the middle session.
The sixth goal was the result of another breakaway, this time by Chamberlain who was sent on his way by Lewis Christie at picked out the top corner.
That was quickly followed by goal number seven. A turnover on Raiders’ blue line ended with an unassisted Talbot strike in the 43rd minute of play.
Raiders did however did gain some reward for the journey when import Lukas Sladkovsky found the net.
The home side were not finished yet and Power was credited with goal number eight – his first for the club – the assists went to Hallden Barnes Garner and Callum Field.
A slashing penalty for JJ Pitchley on Talbot gave MK the chance of a powerplay and they made it count as Cowley and Jamieson had the helpers on Laishram’s second goal of the night.
The goal prompted a change of netminder for Raiders – James giving way to 16-year-old Tyler De La Bertouche who, in the event, only faced two shots on target.
Aaron Connolly grabbed Raiders’ second goal to make it 9-2.

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