Barons narrowly lose out to determined Stars

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 2
Billingham Stars : 3

After a string of heavy defeats the Barons would consider themselves disappointed to not pick up at least a share of the points against a determined Billingham Stars on Saturday.

Niklas goes in on goal ( Harish Chavda / Dingle Images)

The first period had the two sides fairly evenly balanced, disruptive play in neutral ice breaking up attacks with long cross ice passes continually cut out by defensive pokes. The only goal of the period came to the Stars. With the Barons taking a penalty in their own end negating an earlier Stars penalty Billingham made the most of the space from the face-off to gift Craig Thurston the opener over a sprawled Sam Hewitt in the Solihull net. Despite some late period powerplays the Barons failed to convert leaving a 1-0 scoreline in favour of the Stars after the first twenty. More here

Barons have another tough night

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 3
Hull Pirates : 12

The TC Cars Solihull Barons suffered another defeat against former Premier League opposition when they fell to the Hull Pirates on Saturday.

Steve Crowe’s early goal is celebrated (S Crampton)

It was the Barons who were first on the scoresheet after two minutes as Steve Crowe fired a long range effort past Jo Gent and into the Pirates net. Within two minutes Sam Towner had equalised for the Pirates and by 10, James Archer would take the visitors into the lead. While there would be no further scoring the Barons end would see more of the action and Dangie Brittle would have little respite in the Solihull goal. More here…

Barons struggle against Steeldogs

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 0
Sheffield Steeldogs : 11

The TC Cars had a disappointing start to the year falling dramatically to a fast and well drilled Sheffield Steeldogs.

Battling along the boards (S Crampton)

The game got off to a very poor start for the Barons going down a goal courtesy of an Ash Calvert tap-in from a feed by Milan Kolena on just 41 seconds. The Barons however showed some grit and the remainder of the period was fairly well balanced with a slight edge on speed and precision by the Steeldogs balanced by some extra grit and determination from the Barons. More here…