Published: 1 February 2017
On Saturday 28th January the team from the K J Smith Solicitors Henley on Thames office took time out to show their support for the Guildford Flames Ice Hockey team; whom K J Smith proudly sponsor.
The match itself was a brutal encounter. The Flames were on top throughout, having more shots on goal than their opponents in each of the 3 periods of play as well as the overtime, but never established a lead. In fact quite the opposite occurred; after a goalless first period of play (which was far from a dull draw) the Steeldogs showed their metal and ruthlessly took a 2 goal lead. Rather than be down heartened the Flames rallied in the third period of play to score twice to level the match.
In Ice Hockey a level match must go one way and overtime began with the Flames lighting up the ice with 5 further fantastic attempts on goal that had the crowd jumping out of their seats over and over again but to no avail and a shootout was necessary. A shootout was possibly the perfect way to end this evening of drama…a nail biting finish. The Flames eventually coming out on top of the shootout 3-2 winners. The match was not without its disputes, with 13 penalty periods enforced by the referees with time on the side-lines varying from 2 minutes for minor offences to 20 minutes for player misconduct.
I myself am pleased my day job is not quite as physically demanding as the Flames players and I am glad the height of my drama comes in the local county court rather than on the ice.
Report by Chris Sutton
Chris is a Chartered Legal Executive in the Family Law team at K J Smith Solicitors. He works primarily out of the Henley on Thames office but also sees clients in Woodley and Abingdon. K J Smith are proud sponsors of the Guildford Flames and are pleased to regularly have members of staff in attendance at matches cheering on the team. The official match report can be found here: http://www.guildfordflames.com/january_28th_v_sheffield_steeldogs___league