Barons bettered by Champions Sharks

Zoo Accounting Solihull Barons : 1
Solway Sharks : 6

A short benched Zoo Accounting Solihull Barons held the Moralee League champions elect, the Solway Sharks, in check for the first half of Sunday evening’s game before the Scots’ continual pressure told and the visitors eased away in the final period.

Rich Slater gives chase. (S Crampton)

After 4 minutes, the Barons looked to have opened the scoring as Niklas Ottosson bullied his way through the Sharks defence and slotted home only for a prior high sticks penalty to have wiped out the goal. The resulting powerplay however quickly saw scoring, the Shark’s Stuart Kerr swiftly finding the net. The Barons strongest spell came around the 10 minute mark but the final finish was not quite there. The remainder of the period became penalty filled but there was no further scoring despite the extra space on the ice and the teams went into the break with the visitors up by the single goal. More here.

Barons pick up the points in Hawks encounter

Blackburn Hawks : 6
Zoo Accounting Solihull Barons : 8

Sunday, and the Zoo Accounting Solihull Barons recovered quickly from Saturday’s heavy loss in Solway to post a second win over the Blackburn Hawks in the space of 7 days, both ties close but both going the way of the Midland’s side.

Phil Mulcahy helps protect Graham Laverick’s net (J&K Davies)

James Moeller enjoyed getting the opener on Sunday evening 14 minutes into the first period, support on this coming from Bailey Challans. Three minutes later and the Hawks danger man, Jacob Lutwyche found a way past Laverick and the sides were level once more. By the break however Solihull had nipped ahead again as the Barons made the most of a face-off violation by the Hawks and converted the resulting powerplay, Matt Maurice getting the go ahead goal. More here

Barons beat battling Blackburn

Zoo Accounting Solihull Barons : 4
Blackburn Hawks : 3

The Solihull Barons got an important win on Sunday evening following a closely fought battle with the Blackburn Hawks in a game which went right down to the final whistle.

Phil Mulcahy goes close (S Crampton)

The Barons got the first score of the evening, Dan Mulcahy tapping in his own rebound off of a Richard Crowe feed on the powerplay with the clock 5 minutes in. This lead would double 7 and a half minutes in as Filip Byfält took a sweet shot in from the right hand circle. The Hawks would counter and peg the Barons back during a spell of 4 on 4 play after 12 and a half minutes as Matthew Cross and Jacob Lutwyche broke away to slot the puck beyond Graham Laverick in the Solihull net. As the period went on the tempo and physicality heated up as but there was no further scoring. More…