The TSI World Bracknell Bees were scheduled for an away weekend which started on Saturday night in Romford.
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Dominik Gabaj struck early to give the Bees the lead at 2.47 with a powerplay goal from Roman Malinik doubling the score at 11.23. The first period clean sheet was ended by Brandon Ayliffe at 18.34 striking on a powerplay.
A powerplay goal from James Galazzi increased the Bees lead at 21.56 but, on a delayed penalty, Aaron Connolly scored at 32.48 to pull the game back to 2-3. Malinik’s second, at 38.47, would turn out to be the game winner but ended the second period the same as the first 1-2.
Connolly scored his second at 51.21 to again bring the game close but a powerplay goal from Josh Ealey-Newman added a margin of safety with 4.32 to play.
Raiders: Connolly 2+0; Piatak 0+2; Ayliffe 1+0; Sylvester, Barry 0+1. Net: James (59.10) 39/5 & Empty Net (0.50) 0/0
Bracknell: Malinik 2+0; Webb 0+2; Galazzi, Gabaj, Ealey-Newman 1+0; Knaggs, W Stead, Smith, H Stead 0+1. Net: Goss (59.57) 42/3 & Empty Net (0.03) 0/0
Period Scores: 1-2/1-2/1-1
Shots On Goal: 42-39
Penalty Minutes: 36-18
Sunday’s trip to Sheffield was postponed following an update on available Coronavirus information regarding Covid_19.