At the Milton Keynes Arena on November 10, 2023, an intense hockey match unfolded between the Milton Keynes Lightning and the visiting Swindon Wildcats. The game was a display of skill and strategy, with both teams giving their all. Here’s how the action went down, period by period.

First Period

The first period started with a bang as Gaël-Mukeba Lubwele of the Wildcats scored at 1:07, assisted by Reed Sayers and Samuel Godfrey. However, the Lightning quickly responded with Corey McEwen finding the net at 1:24, assisted by Mack Stewart and Edward Knaggs. The period ended with both teams tied at 1-1.

Second Period

The Wildcats gained a brief lead with Colby Tower scoring on a power play at 27:54, assisted by Chris Jones and Tomasz Malasinski. But the Lightning retaliated with two goals. Ross Venus scored at 30:16, assisted by Milique Martelly and Lewis Christie. Then, Mack Stewart scored a short-handed goal at 39:01, assisted by Rory Herrman, putting the Lightning ahead 3-2.

Third Period

In the third period, Russell Cowley of the Wildcats scored at 47:23, assisted by Godfrey and Malasinski. However, the Lightning maintained their lead with Stewart scoring again at 41:32, assisted by McEwen and Toms Rutkis. Tim Wallace sealed the deal for the Lightning with an empty-net goal at 59:26, assisted by Harry Gulliver and Venus. The period ended with the Lightning leading 5-3.


The game had its fair share of penalties. The Wildcats had penalties from Gaël-Mukeba Lubwele, Bálint Pákozdi, Edgars Bebris, and Stephen Whitfield. The Lightning’s penalties were from Harry Gulliver, Ben Solder, Tim Wallace (twice), and Lewis Christie.

Goal Scorers and Assists

Team Scorer Assist 1 Assist 2 Type Time
Wildcats Lubwele Sayers Godfrey Even Strength 1:07
Lightning McEwen Stewart Knaggs Even Strength 1:24
Wildcats Tower Jones Malasinski Powerplay 27:54
Lightning Venus Martelly Christie Even Strength 30:16
Lightning Stewart Herrman Short Handed 39:01
Lightning Stewart McEwen Rutkis Even Strength 41:32
Wildcats Cowley Godfrey Malasinski Even Strength 47:23
Lightning Wallace Gulliver Venus Empty Net 59:26


Team Player Penalty Mins Time
Wildcats Lubwele Hi Stick 2 12:25
Wildcats Pákozdi Hold 2 14:14
Lightning Gulliver Hook 2 20:49
Lightning Solder Hook 2 27:01
Wildcats Bebris Hold Stick 2 35:15
Lightning Wallace Trip 2 38:00
Wildcats Whitfield Trip 2 43:25
Lightning Christie Slash 2 54:27
Lightning Wallace Hook 2 55:05

Goaltender Summary

Goaltender Shots Faced Save %
Jordan Hedley (Lightning) 44 93.18%
Renny Marr (Wildcats) 29 82.76%

Player Summary

Milton Keynes Lightning

  • Corey McEwen: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
  • Mack Stewart: 2 Goals, 1 Assist
  • Rory Herrman: 1 Assist
  • Ross Venus: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
  • Tim Wallace: 1 Goal, 2 Penalties
  • Harry Gulliver: 1 Assist, 1 Penalty
  • Lewis Christie: 1 Assist, 1 Penalty
  • Ben Solder: 1 Penalty

Swindon Wildcats

  • Gaël-Mukeba Lubwele: 1 Goal, 1 Penalty
  • Colby Tower: 1 Goal
  • Russell Cowley: 1 Goal
  • Chris Jones: 1 Assist
  • Tomasz Malasinski: 2 Assists
  • Reed Sayers: 1 Assist
  • Samuel Godfrey: 2 Assists
  • Bálint Pákozdi: 1 Penalty
  • Edgars Bebris: 1 Penalty
  • Stephen Whitfield: 1 Penalty

In conclusion, the Milton Keynes Lightning showcased a strong offense and defense, ultimately claiming a well-deserved 5-3 victory over the Swindon Wildcats.