MATCH REPORT | TELFORD WIN THE NATIONAL CUP

MATCH REPORT | TELFORD WIN THE NATIONAL CUP

Telford Tigers 8-3 Peterborough Phantoms (Agg: TT 14-7 PP)

The Telford Tigers won the National Cup with a comfortable victory over the Phantoms. 

A pair of Brandon Whistle goals in the first five and a half minutes sent the Tigers on their way. 

Jonathan Weaver made it 3-0 on the powerplay, before Petr Stepanek put the Phantoms on the board.

Jason Silverthorn found the top shelf in the closing minutes of the first period to give the Phantoms a mountain to climb. 

Ross Kennedy stabbed home the Tigers fifth goal before Whistle sealed his hat-trick. 

Ales Padelek blasted home the Phantoms’ second goal with 35:59 played in the game, but Whistle picked up his fourth of the night in the final minute of the middle period. 

Scott McKenzie added his name to the scoresheet in the third period, before Tom Norton pulled another goal back after rounding Brad Day and sending the puck into the unguarded net. 

But the Tigers cruised through the third period to claim the National Cup title. 

Tigers goals:

1:27 (TT 1-0 PP): #34 Brandon Whistle / #77 Scott McKenzie (EHG)

5:30 (TT 2-0 PP): #34 Brandon Whistle (SHG)

6:39 (TT 3-0 PP): #14 Jonathan Weaver / #77 Scott McKenzie (PPG)

17:06 (TT 4-1 PP): #22 Jason Silverthorn (SHG)

27:01 (TT 5-1 PP): #55 Ross Kennedy / #93 Jack Watkins / #46 Finley Howells (EHG)

31:24 (TT 6-1 PP): #34 Brandon Whistle / #14 Jonathan Weaver (PPG)

39:48 (TT 7-2 PP): #34 Brandon Whistle / #17 Rick Plant (EHG)

44:32 (TT 8-2 PP): #77 Scott McKenzie / #17 Rick Plant / #34 Brandon Whistle (EHG)

Phantoms goals: 

8:28 (TT 3-1 PP): #40 Petr Stepanek / #77 Martins Susters (EHG)

35:59 (TT 6-2 PP): #93 Ales Padelek / #72 Glenn Billing (EHG)

51:28 (TT 8-3 PP): #2 Tom Norton / #17 James Ferrara / #72 Glenn Billing (EHG)

Tigers man of the match: #34 Brandon Whistle

Phantoms man of the match: #93 Ales Padelek