Bracknell Bees forward Milan Kostourek’s four-goal haul against MK Lightning was a fitting tribute to his father, who sadly passed away recently.
The Czech forward was in outstanding form against Lightning, inspiring Bracknell to a 7-2 victory – their first EPL win in six games.
He said: “I’m very happy, especially after the 10-2 loss at Basingstoke on Saturday, and I’m glad to have scored these goals for my father, who recently passed away.”
“I’m very pleased that we beat them, and if I could add any bonuses for the team (on Sunday) then I would have done.
“The first goal was through great teamwork. I wouldn’t have been able to put it in the net without those other guys out on the ice with me, obviously. All the guys played phenomenal tonight.”
Bracknell’s miserable run had stretched back to early October, but they produced a polished performance which left Kostourek in a buoyant mood.
“We played a different hand on Sunday, and whatever the coach asked for we did,” added Kostourek. “We did a special thing tonight where every single player did everything asked of him, and it was good.
“It was a difficult stretch we went through without ice and without training and with all the games cancelled and hopefully everything is back to normal and we can start plugging away, just like we did earlier in the season.”
Bracknell are in back in action on Sunday at home to Swindon Wildcats.
(Image: Bob Swann)