Barons defeat Lions to reach final

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 5
Nottingham Lions : 1
EIHA Midlands Cup Semi-Final

Despite the margin in points and goal difference in the league between the TC Cars Solihull Barons and Nottingham Lions, Sunday evening’s cup semi-final was, at least for half an hour, a much closer run thing than might have been expected.

Rich Slater picks up the pass (S Crampton)

The Lions opened with some spark, creating chances of their own and it took until the seventh minute for the Barons to breakdown the Nottingham defence and force the opener, Andy Whitehouse bundling the puck over the line from just outside the crease. While the remainder of the period would generally be played in the Lions end, the Barons struggled to ease out the advantage. More here.

Barons shake Sharks in Sunday night stunner

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 9
Solway Sharks : 6
EIHA Moralee Division

The TC Cars Solihull Barons and the Solway Sharks put on the entertainment on Sunday evening in an enthralling tie which had goals aplenty, momentum swings and more than a little controversial officiating.

Niklas fends off the Sharks (S Crampton)

The league-leading Sharks were the first to put rubber to net with a slotted home rebound by Peter Gapa off a Ben Coughtrie shot three minutes in. The Barons were however quick to strike back when Adie Brittle, on the penalty kill, seized the puck and raced up the ice harassed by the Solway D all the way before passing to Matt Maurice for the slot-in after five minutes. More here.

Barons avoiding getting Stung with final few minutes surge

Sutton Sting : 5
TC Cars Solihull Barons : 7
EIHA Moralee Division

The TC Cars Solihull Barons bucked the last weekend’s disappointment with a win away at Sutton Sting on Saturday evening in a Moralee league tie with the result only decided in the final minutes of the third period.

Sam between the pipes once more (J&K Davies)

An hour and a half earlier things had looked like a much more comfortable Barons win with the Solihull side burying the puck in the Sutton net before even a minute had ticked over Phil Mulcahy finishing off support from Niklas Ottosson. More here.