The TSI World Bees only have a one game weekend as they have no game Saturday evening but then return to the Slough Ice Arena on Sunday evening to welcome the Swindon Wildcats for the Bees’ home fixture of the weekend.

Swindon Wildcats

The Swindon Wildcats currently sit in 3rd place within the league standings after in the 41 games they have completed they have secured 58 points from 28 wins, 11 loses and losing 2 games in overtime. The Wildcats are going into this weekend after a 2 point weekend after facing the Sheffield Steeldogs and Hull Seahawks last weekend and saw a loss against the Steeldogs in a 2-0 shutout at Swindon and then a 2-1 win in Swindon again against the Seahawks. 

The power play that the Wildcats have been putting out this season has been roughly 30% effective as Swindon have been able to successfully execute 48 out of 162 man advantage opportunities they have had in the 41 games they have completed. Their penalty kill is also something the Bees will need to watch out for and try to push past as the Wildcats’ penalty kill is currently 77% effective as they have been able to see 120 out of 155 times where they have been short-handed all the way through. There have been a total of 7 short-handed goals scored against the Wildcats this season but Swindon have been able to get 9 short-handed goals to the back of the net and they have been scored by : Tomaz Malasinski, Aaron Nell, Glenn Billing, Gael Lubwele and Russell Cowley.

There have been 1,287 shots on goal against the Swindon netminders in the 41 games and they are currently facing on average 31 shots on goal a night. While on the other hand, Swindon have been able to have 1,458 shots on goal on netminders across the league and are roughly having around 36 shots on goal a night on the opposition netminder. There have been 145 goals scored against the Wildcats so far this season but Swindon have also been able to get 192 pucks to the back of the goal.

Going into Sunday’s fixture, the Bees will need to keep a close eye on players like Tyler Plews and Tomasz Malasinski. Tyler Plews is a big part of the Wildcats’ defence and even though he is not a massive point scorer, he really does make an impact on plays such as Swindon’s penalty kill. He has managed to collect 18 points from 3 goals and 15 assists so far this season in the 41 games he’s completed. Tomasz Malasniski is Swindon’s top point scorer as he currently sits on 79 points from 34 goals and 45 assists with 49 penalty minutes. He has managed to score 10 power play goals, 2 short-handed goals and 5 game winning goals for the Wildcats.