Guildford dominated the first period, despite it being their first game of the season. Phoenix took a 3-0 lead into their dressing room at the first break. Bristol responded in the second and found themselves on 5-4 down with just over three minutes left in that period.
But two late second period goals restored Guildford’s three-goal lead and killed the game as a contest. Bristol couldn’t find a way to pull it back for a second time, leaving Guildford to finish off a comfortable win to start their season.
View all of the photos from the game here.