Barons squeeze out Stars in final period goal flurry

EDG Property Solihull Barons : 7
Billingham Stars : 3

The EDG Property Solihull Barons continued to show very strong home form in a closely fought tie on Sunday evening. This ultimately saw them win over league leaders, the Billingham Stars in a game which was anyone’s for 50 minutes before the Barons capitalised on some late chances.

Alex Whyte was immense over all parts of the ice (S Crampton)

The game however could have ended differently. With two minutes of the first puck drop the Stars, had pinned the Barons into their own end and confirmed their intent as Iain Brown slotted home from close range. By the 15 minutes mark there had been plenty end to end action but it would take a back-hander from Phil Mulcahy from a precise Niklas Ottosson feed to draw the Barons level. This was quickly followed by a spectacular Niklas Ottosson goal, the Swede breaking up the ice before a stunning diving shot sent the puck beyond Tom Brown and into the Stars net. More here