The TSI World Bees started another weekend of Autumn Cup action on the road, this weekend at Peterborough.
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A powerplay goal from Ales Padelek opened the scoring at 13.40 but the first period ended level thanks to a powerplay goal for the Bees from Bayley Harewood with 2.32 left to play.
Bees broke into a lead at 20.58 through Juha Lindgren but Tom Norton levelled at 31.51. The first strike of the night from Dominik Gabaj at 34.40 gave the Bees the lead.
Gabaj struck again at 43.43 and ended Jordan Marr’s night in net. A second from Harewood at 47.35 welcomed Ryan Bainbrough to the net. Just over a minute later a shorthanded goal gave Harewood his hat-trick. A powerplay goal from Morgan Pizzo at 50.20 was followed by Glenn Billing 1.41 later. Mikey Power finished the Bees scoring with a powerplay goal at 55.28 but despite Billing netting a second, on the powerplay, at 56.50 Bees hung on for their road win.
TSI World Bees IHC 2 Sheffield Steeldogs 5
The home team were off to a flyer when Dominik Gabaj lit the goal light after just 123 seconds. Bees would go on to hold the lead at the end of a close fought and tight period that saw both goalies called into action to make some big saves.
At 28.24 Tom Ralph levelled the game up but Niklas Örnmarker grabbed the lead back at 33.20. Jason Hewitt converted a powerplay at 35.25 to ensure a tie as the 40 minute buzzer sounded.
Matt Bisonette scored at 49.14 and with time ticking away, and a face-off in the attacking zone Bees swapped the goaltender for an extra outskater however Nathan Ripley seized the puck off the face off and found the empty net. With the Bees still generating offensive pressure Warburton once again returned to the bench for an extra skater but Steeldogs sealed the game’s fate with 7 seconds left on the clock with Lee Bonner finding the empty net.