The Peterborough Phantoms made it three wins on the spin with victory over the Bees on Saturday night.
Corey McEwen got the Phantoms up and running with his first goal since his return from injury. He was the grateful recipient of a Nathan Pollard pass and found the bottom corner with his finish.
And the second followed just 17 seconds later, Ales Padelek this time putting puck to twine to double the Phantoms’ advantage.
Jasper Foster rounded off the scoring for the period, by taking a good centring pass from Jarvis Hunt and finishing cleverly past Curtis Warburton in the Bees’ goal.
The second period was a different story entirely, though, with the Bees capitalising on defensive lapses to drag themselves back into the game. Adam Rosbottom got them on the board from out in front before Ed Bradley struck to make it a one goal game.
After their first, Joe Gretton went toe to toe with Josh Kelly after a high open ice hit on Brad Bowering in the build up to the Bees’ goal.
And the comeback was complete when Juha Lindgren found himself in time and space to apply the finishing touch past Jordan Marr.
But Glenn Billing ensured the Phantoms would head into the second intermission with the lead, finishing well after good work from Padelek to set him up.
Brad Bowering restored the Phantoms’ two goal advantage with the goal of the game and arguably a goal of the season contender. The young Phantoms defenceman worked his way around the Bees defence on the left wing, before cutting in front of goal and lifting a backhand effort into the top shelf.
And Billing rounded off the scoring with 53:28 to play, ensuring his side the win and securing himself the man of the match award with his second goal of the night, capping a good performance.
But there was still time for a bit more action, as Ross Clarke dropped the gloves for his first fight in senior hockey, taking on Bees’ forward, Christian Mohr.
13:43 (PP 1-0 BB): #71 Corey McEwen / #12 Nathan Pollard / #45 Callum Buglass (EHG)
14:00 (PP 2-0 BB): #93 Ales Padelek / #23 Brad Bowering / #13 Morgan Clarke-Pizzo (EHG)
16:10 (PP 3-0 BB): #95 Jasper Foster / #96 Jarvis Hunt / #97 Nathan Long (EHG)
38:42 (PP 4-3 BB): #72 Glenn Billing / #93 Ales Padelek (EHG)
50:30 (PP 5-3 BB): #23 Brad Bowering / #12 Nathan Pollard / #11 Scott Robson (EHG)
53:28 (PP 6-3 BB): #72 Glenn Billing / #45 Callum Buglass / #2 Tom Norton (EHG)
26:55 (PP 3-1 BB): #21 Adam Rosbottom / #54 Christian Mohr (EHG)
27:47 (PP 3-2 BB): #73 Ed Bradley / #38 Juha Lindgren / #65 Harvey Stead (EHG)
33:30 (PP 3-3 BB): #38 Juha Lindgren / #4 Luke Jackson / #21 Adam Rosbottom (EHG)
Phantoms man of the match: #72 Glenn Billing
Bees man of the match: #73 Ed Bradley