Nottingham Lions – TC Cars Solihull Barons

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Recap

Nottingham Lions : 2
TC Cars Solihull Barons : 13
NIHL Midlands Cup

The TC Cars Solihull Barons notched a comfortable and convincing win at Nottingham Lions on Sunday evening getting their Midlands Cup off to a very positive start.

Ottosson strikes (J&K Davies)

Niklas Ottosson, a surprise returnee last week for the Barons, showed that he is still a big offensive asset for Solihull with the opening goal, a short range effort from the back post within two minutes of the puck drop. In a period largely played in the Nottingham end of the ice, strong play from Thomas Hovell in the Lions net did well to keep the Solihull goal tally down. The only other goal in the first twenty came from Adam Brittle who broke clear on the penalty kill before slotting the puck into the net.

Ben Lee in his debut for the Barons (J&K Davies)

The middle period saw the Barons put the game beyond the home side, with the puck finding its way into the Nottingham net no less than six times. Finding their way onto the scoresheet this time were Tom Soar and Callum Bowley with a pair each, joined by single goals from Phil Mulcahy and Ruskin Hughes.

A big points haul for Soarsy (J&K Davies)

The final period began with Solihull eight to the good and with the win more or less assured Daniel Brittle made way for Ben Lee – son of Barons legend Phil Lee – to step between the pipes for his senior debut. Solihull quickly added to their tally with a second from Niklas Ottosson before something of a bounce from Nottingham as lapses gifted the Lions soft goals. A slip by the covering Daniel Harrison gave Michael Berehowskj space and time to choose his spot for the Nottingham opener on the 48th minute, while a minute later an unchallenged Harry Hopkins skating up centre ice followed this up for the Lions second.

Bump (J&K Davies)

This however was as good as it got for the home side as Daniel Mulcahy, Tom Soar and two from Niklas Ottsson finished off a decisive evening for the Barons.

A good evening’s work from Callum Bowley (J&K Davies)

The Barons are back on league duty this weekend when they play host to the Blackburn Hawks on Sunday evening, face-off 5:30pm.

Niklas Ottosson (J&K Davies)
Barons Man of the Match : Niklas Ottosson
Thomas Hovell (J&K Davies)
Lions Man of the Match : Thomas Hovell

gamesheet

Details

Date Time League Season
September 22, 2019 7:30 pm NIHL Midlands Cup 2019/20

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
Nottingham Lions0022
TC Cars Solihull Barons26513

Nottingham Lions

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 2212541341

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence000000
6Richard CroweDefence010000
8Paul StanleyOffence000000
10Dan HarrisonDefence010000
15Matt MauriceOffence000000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
17Richard SlaterOffence000000
23Daniel MulcahyOffence100000
24Philip MulcahyOffence110000
25Daniel BrittleGoalie00211011
26Adam BrittleOffence110000
31Benjamin LeeGoalie000624
40Josh BruceOffence000000
72Callum BowleyOffence250000
77Andrew HaywardDefence000000
79Tom SoarOffence340000
81James MoellerDefence002000
91Niklas OttossonOffence430000
97Ruskin HughesOffence100000
 Total 1316417215

Venue

Nottingham Ice Centre
Bolero Square, Belward St, Nottingham NG1 1LA