Solihull Barons – Telford Tigers N2



The Solihull Barons got back on the ice on Sunday evening with a pre-season challenge against the Laidler winning Telford Tigers and emerged the loser after a competitive and exciting 9 goal tie.

Paul Stanley threads the puck past the Telford D (S Crampton)

The puck had barely dropped before the visiting Tigers got the opener. Some time Baron James Smith put the puck in the Solihull net within 30s of the game start. By the middle of the first, Telford had doubled their lead as Tiger mainstay Callum Griffin found a way past Barons netminder Graham Laverick for goal number 2.

Matt Maurice and Connor Keyes tussle (S Crampton)

The Barons struck back relatively quickly as Paul Stanley provided for Sam Chandler to pick up his debut goal in a Solihull shirt just shy of 15 minutes. The Tigers soon had a two goal advantage once more as Filip Supa netted for the visitors before Matt Maurice and Connor Keyes had a physical tussle to round off the opening period.

Philip Byfält (S Crampton)

Into the second and the Tigers once more eased out their margin as their Captain, Oliver Hunt, fired home three minutes into the restart. Three minutes later and Telford had a four goal lead as Callum Griffin slotted the puck into the Solihull for his second goal of the evening.

Slater scores! (S Crampton)

The Barons then mounted something of a chase down of the Tigers lead with Richard Crowe and the returning Dave Rogers linking up, mid-period to give the former Solihull’s second. By the close of the middle session the Barons had pegged the Tigers back to two goals as Graham Laverick quarterbacked a breakaway goal via a linking Kieran Papps for Richard Slater to defeat the very strong Matthew Croyle in the Telford net.

Phil Mulcahy looks for the gap (S Crampton)

The Barons would continue to press through the third and this was finally rewarded with a goal by Niklas Ottosson with three and a half minutes of the tie to go. Despite frantic efforts in the closing seconds, Solihull could not get that fifth goal to push the game into overtime.

Rogers, Crow, Maurice and Mulcahy celebrate (S Crampton)

The Barons have a busy weekend with a return pre-season tie against Telford on Saturday evening before beginning their Moralee campaign in Blackburn on Saturday. The Barons are next at home on Sunday the 25th September, when they will welcome the Sheffield Scimitars to Hobs Moat.

Tigers man of the match, Matthew Croyle (S Crampton)


Barons man of the match, Bailey Challans (S Crampton)


Date Time League Season
September 4, 2022 5:30 pm Friendlies & Challenges 2022/23


Solihull Barons1214
Telford Tigers N23205

Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
4Dave RogersDefence012000
6Richard CroweDefence100000
7Sam ChandlerOffence100000
8Paul StanleyOffence010000
11Brandon AndertonOffence000000
15Matt MauriceOffence015000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
17Richard SlaterOffence100000
20Filip ByfältOffence000000
24Philip MulcahyOffence012000
27Kieran PappsDefence012000
33Benjamin LeeGoalie000000
35Graham LaverickGoalie01034529
55Bailey ChallansDefence000000
77Andrew HaywardDefence000000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence100000
93Sam ProsserOffence000000
97Max SodenDefence000000
 Total 461134529

Telford Tigers N2

Position G A PIM SA GA SV


Planet Ice Solihull Ice Rink
Hobs Moat Rd, Solihull B92 8JN