Barons battle Blaze in Christmas challenge

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 8
Coventry NIHL Blaze : 2

The Barons emerged victorious on Sunday evening in a pre-season Christmas A45 derby ‘friendly’ against Laidler division side and close neighbours the Coventry NL Blaze.

Luke Brittle with the takedown (S Crampton)

The opening period began slowly for a slightly ‘tired’ Barons side who despite their superiority on paper struggled to get quality shots on net and indeed it would be the visitors who found twine first. Just after 11 minutes, exciting Blaze teenager Jack Lord found himself with the puck and fooled Dangie Brittle for the opening goal of the evening. Within a couple of minutes tensions had started to rise and saw uncharacteristically Solihull’s Luke Brittle and the Blaze’s Zac Chamberlain tangle. By period end the Barons had got the equaliser as Elliot Farrell evened things up. More here…