Blackburn Hawks – TC Cars Solihull Barons

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Recap

Blackburn Hawks : 7
TC Cars Solihull Barons : 7
EIHA Midlands Cup Final – First Leg

The TC Cars Solihull Barons and Blackburn Hawks tee’d up a winner takes all Midlands Cup Final second leg with a high scoring, end to end first leg on Saturday.

Sam plays well out of his crease. (J&K Davies)

Both sides were quick to get a score on the board with the Hawks Corey Lee opening scoring in the first 150 seconds of the game only for this to be rapidly countered by Solihull’s Calum Bowley with the Barons first goal of the evening a little over a minute later.

Henry Adams clears the crease (J&K Davies)

The Barons then pushed ahead and created a two goal buffer courtesy of a Tom Soar powerplay just shy of eight minutes and a Niklas Ottosson effort after twelve minutes. The buffer would not last long however and by the end of the period the Hawks had pulled level once more as both Lee Pollitt and Petr Valusiak both netted for Blackburn.

A hooked down Rich slater slides in on the Blackburn net (J&K Davies)

The second period would continue the end to end action with the attack and counter ensuring neither side could put clear water between themselves and the opposition. A solo effort by Matt Maurice put the Barons into the lead once more before Lee Pollitt brought the Hawks level. Andy Whitehouse countered for the Barons but was again pegged back level by the Hawks as Valusiak got his second.

Phil Mulcahy hustles for the puck (J&K Davies)

The final period had the Barons getting back up to speed that bit quicker and Daniel Mulcahy and Tom Soar had both found the net to give Solihull a two goal margin. Once more however the Hawk’s talons took a tight grip and they pulled their way back level via a pair of goals by James Neil and Joe Greaves to see a 7 all scoreline at the final buzzer to set-up a mouthwatering second leg at Solihull.

gamesheet

Details

Date Time League Season
February 15, 2020 6:00 pm NIHL Midlands Cup 2019/20

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
Blackburn Hawks3227
TC Cars Solihull Barons3227

Blackburn Hawks

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 79851744

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence012000
6Richard CroweDefence000000
8Paul StanleyOffence012000
10Dan HarrisonDefence000000
14Liam PreeceDefence002000
15Matt MauriceOffence110000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence100000
17Richard SlaterOffence022000
23Daniel MulcahyOffence110000
24Philip MulcahyOffence022000
31Sam HewittGoalie00038731
33Benjamin LeeGoalie000000
36Henry AdamsOffence000000
41Tomas JanakDefence012000
72Callum BowleyOffence102000
77Andrew HaywardDefence000000
79Tom SoarOffence200000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence120000
 Total 7111438731

Venue

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