National Ice Hockey League Division 1 (South)

Stars win in overtime

6th January 2020    News

Matt Lawday’s overtime winner gave the Stars another road win over the Thunder in Milton Keynes.

The game started slowly with the Stars holding out over a few Thunder power plays. It wasn’t until late in the first period when Joe Edwards opened the scoring. with the Stars on their own power play.

The Stars looked strong in the start of the second but were unable to capitalise with a goal of their own. The Thunder scored an equaliser against the run of play which seemed to lift their confidence.

Olly Shone had a number of close attempts on goal and was rewarded in the third with a goal. The Stars were unable to hold the lead and after a few tense moments, Milton Keynes pulled back an equaliser to take the game to overtime and guarantee their first point of the season.

With the final point to play for, the Stars completed their away double in Milton Keynes when Matt Lawday put away an overtime goal.

The Stars are next in action with a double-header weekend. Firstly an away trip to Wales to face the Cardiff Fire and then they host Chelmsford at Oxpens Ice Rink on Sunday 12th January.

Photo credit: Lucy McGill

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