At the Milton Keynes Arena on March 24, 2024, the Milton Keynes Lightning showcased a dominant performance against the Bristol Pitbulls, ending the game with an 8-1 victory. The match unfolded over three periods, demonstrating the Lightning’s offensive prowess and strategic gameplay.

First Period

The game kicked off with an energetic start from both teams. Milton Keynes Lightning found the net first with Liam Stewart capitalizing on a pass from Toms Rutkis and Mack Stewart at 11:20. Shortly after, Toms Rutkis extended the lead with a goal assisted by Mack Stewart and Ben Brown at 11:34. The Pitbulls managed to respond with a powerplay goal from Bayley Harewood, assisted by Bari McKenzie and Adam Harding at 12:59, closing the first period at 2-1 in favor of the Lightning.

Second Period

The second period saw the Lightning intensify their attack, adding three more goals to their tally. Harry Gulliver found the back of the net at 23:16, followed by Tim Wallace at 28:17, and Toms Rutkis completing his brace at 35:44. The Pitbulls struggled to answer back, leaving the score at 5-1 by the end of the second period.

Third Period

Continuing their dominance, the Lightning added three more goals in the third period. Rory Herrman scored at 41:31, Nathan Ripley at 42:18, and Liam Stewart sealed the victory with a goal at 47:54. The period ended without any response from the Pitbulls, concluding the match with an 8-1 win for the Lightning.

Goal Scorers and Assists Table

Team Scorer Assist 1 Assist 2 Type Time
Milton Keynes Lightning Liam Stewart Toms Rutkis Mack Stewart Even Strength 11:20
Milton Keynes Lightning Toms Rutkis Mack Stewart Ben Brown Even Strength 11:34
Bristol Pitbulls Bayley Harewood Bari McKenzie Adam Harding Powerplay 12:59
Milton Keynes Lightning Harry Gulliver Nathan Ripley Even Strength 23:16
Milton Keynes Lightning Tim Wallace Ross Venus Callum Field Even Strength 28:17
Milton Keynes Lightning Toms Rutkis Liam Stewart Mack Stewart Even Strength 35:44
Milton Keynes Lightning Rory Herrman Even Strength 41:31
Milton Keynes Lightning Nathan Ripley Harry Gulliver Rio Grinell-Parke Even Strength 42:18
Milton Keynes Lightning Liam Stewart Ross Venus Rory Herrman Even Strength 47:54

Penalties Table

Team Player Penalty Mins Time
Milton Keynes Lightning Callum Field HOOK 2 12:27
Bristol Pitbulls Sam Smith TRIP 2 13:18
Bristol Pitbulls Bayley Harewood ELBOW 2 37:11
Bristol Pitbulls Sam Smith TRIP 2 45:58
Milton Keynes Lightning Harry Gulliver TRIP 2 48:37

Goaltender Summary

Goaltender Total Shots Faced Save Percentage
Jordan Hedley 25 0.96
Dean Skinns 59 0.864406779661017

Player Summary

Milton Keynes Lightning

  • Liam Stewart: 2 Goals, 1 Assist
  • Toms Rutkis: 2 Goals, 1 Assist
  • Mack Stewart: 2 Assists
  • Harry Gulliver: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
  • Nathan Ripley: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
  • Rory Herrman: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
  • Ross Venus: 2 Assists
  • Tim Wallace: 1 Goal
  • Ben Brown: 1 Assist
  • Callum Field: 1 Assist
  • Rio Grinell-Parke: 1 Assist

Bristol Pitbulls

  • Bayley Harewood: 1 Goal
  • Bari McKenzie: 1 Assist
  • Adam Harding: 1 Assist