Blackburn Hawks – TC Cars Solihull Barons

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Recap

Blackburn Hawks : 2
TC Cars Solihull Barons : 10

The TC Cars Solihull Barons quickly put Saturday’s narrow defeat at the Solway Sharks to bed with an emphatic win at the Blackburn Hawks on Sunday to ensure a respectable points haul from the weekend long road trip. With the two sides having met in a closely fought tie only a week ago at Solihull where the result was only decided in the final minutes, more of the same might have been predicted. The Barons however seemed to have quite different ideas in what would be a difficult night for the Hawks.

Dramatic save from Sam (J&K Davies)

The game got off to a bad start for the Barons however when D-man Richard Crowe took a stick to the mouth and was forced to leave the game after only two minutes. This did little to unsettle the Barons and by the fifth minute Matt Maurice had fired home for the game’s opener. Mid-period the Solihull lead was doubled courtesy of Callum Bowley before Bowley provided for Tom Soar on a power-play in the final minute of the period.

Celebrate (J&K Davies)

By four minutes into the second Tom Soar found the net for the second time only for the margin to be pegged back to the three goals by Blackburn’s Petr Valusiak more or less straight of the restart. As the Hawks attempted to ramp up the physicality, the penalties started coming in and the Barons made the most of the opportunities – Matt Maurice and Rich Slater both finding chances to put the puck through the pipework on powerplay opportunities. A Phil Mulcahy even handed goal took the Barons tally to seven by the end of the second period and while a late powerplay goal by the Hawks James Royds gave the home support some relief, the closely fought game of a week ago seemed a long time ago.

A highlight reel goal for Niklas (J&K Davies)

By the final period the Barons were on a charge and netted a further three times without response, a classic Niklas Ottosson goal being the filling between Tom Soar’s third and fourth of the evening.

Callum Bowley (J&K Davies)

The Barons are on the road again this weekend when they will travel to Laidler side the Widnes Wild for an NIHL Midlands Cup tie before returning to home ice on the 20th October for another cup tie, this time against old foes the Nottingham Lions. Face-off 5:30pm.

Barons Man of the Match Tom Soar

Tom Soar (J&K Davies)

Hawks Man of the Match Petr Valusiak

Petr Valusiak (J&K Davies)

gamesheet

Details

Date Time League Season
October 6, 2019 5:30 pm Moralee Division 2019/20

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
Blackburn Hawks0202
TC Cars Solihull Barons34310

Blackburn Hawks

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 2332451035

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence032000
4Dave RogersDefence002000
6Richard CroweDefence000000
10Dan HarrisonDefence010000
14Elliot PerrinDefence000000
15Matt MauriceOffence200000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
17Richard SlaterOffence100000
23Daniel MulcahyOffence020000
24Philip MulcahyOffence100000
25Daniel BrittleGoalie000000
26Adam BrittleOffence020000
31Sam HewittGoalie00029227
41Tomas JanakDefence020000
72Callum BowleyOffence140000
77Andrew HaywardDefence000000
79Tom SoarOffence410000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence130000
97Ruskin HughesOffence000000
 Total 1018429227

Venue

Blackburn Arena
113 Lower Audley St, Blackburn, Blackburn, Blackburn with Darwen BB2, UK