Night to forget for injury-cursed Phoenix

Sunday, 29th November 2015

Manchester Phoenix were again missing Stanislav Gron through injury as they made the trip to Telford on Sunday evening with just 12 out skaters.

After a series of early penalties, Telford broke the deadlock on a 5 on 3 Powerplay with Jason Silverthorn scoring at the back post on 14:08.  Telford soon added to their lead on 16:21 when Silverthorn netted again, before the Canadian completed his hat trick at 18:31 as the first period ended 3-0.

The one-way traffic continued in the second period as Peter Szabo scored on the Powerplay at 22:58 before Silverthorn scored shorthanded at 25:17, and Nathan Salem added another on 26:58 to make it 6-0.  Phoenix lost another player to injury, James Neil, before the end of the period.

The third period saw former Phoenix player Joe Miller net at 41:31 before Blahoslav Novak quickly added an eighth at 41:55.  Phoenix gave some ice time to back-up netminder Phil Spanswick but the scoring continued through Dan Rose at 54:35 as the game ended 9-0.

Phoenix host the Basingstoke Bison next Sunday night in Deeside with a 6:30pm face-off.