Laidler Cup Final (First Leg)
Telford Tigers 2 opened their first leg of the Laidler Cup Final with an exciting 4-2 win over Hull Jets.
Tigers found themselves with a two-goal advantage at the end of the first period after Oli Hunt managed to sneak the puck into the Jets’ net at 10:21, followed by a powerplay goal from Karol Jets at 14:46. Tigers managed to continue the pace in the second period and extended their lead by three goals by the 34th minute after an even handed gaol from Filip Supa.
A minor hooking penalty for Tigers’ Brandon Anderton allowed the hosts to capitalise on a powerplay, scoring their first goal of the game at 37:22. Tigers continued to retain control of the game and opened up their three-goal lead after a delayed penalty goal scored by Tigers’ youngster Charlie Webb just ahead of the end of the second period.
The third and final period was goalless for Tigers but the Jets did manage to tighten the gap after scoring another powerplay goal with less than two minutes on the clock. The second goal for the Jets game them the momentum push they needed, but they couldn’t find any further goals, despite battling to the final buzzer.
Telford Tigers 2 go into the second leg of the Laidler Cup final with a two-goal advantage.
Final Score: Hull Jets 2, Telford Tigers 4
Scorers: Oli Hunt, Karol Jets, Filip Supa, Charlie Webb
Man of the match: Liam Preece