Nottingham Lions vs TC Cars Solihull Barons

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Recap

The TC Cars Solihull Barons rounded off a run of four games away from home with a convincing win over the Nottingham Lions on Sunday evening and in doing so continued a very positive a very positive run of form which has seen them scoop 11 of the last 12 points on offer.

Sunday’s game apparently started very well for the Barons with the visitors appearing to have scored within a minute of the puck-drop only for the goal to be waived off – something of a recurring experience for the Barons this year. By eight minute mark the Barons had got the opener which stuck – Richard Crowe picking up his first goal of the season.

No goal apparently (again) ??? (J&K Davies)
No goal apparently ??? (J&K Davies)

With no further scoring in the first period it would fall to goals from Ed Eaton and Adam Brittle to ease out the Solihull buffer in the second twenty. The Lion’s Paul Stanley would pull one back for Nottingham to briefly encourage the home support only for a fourth goal for the Barons from Tomas Janak to restore the three goal cushion.

Ex-Lion Marcus Maynard tangles with Ex-Baron Luke Smith (J&K Davies)
Ex-Lion Marcus Maynard tangles with Ex-Baron Luke Smith (J&K Davies)

The final period saw the home side doing all they could to push forward in the hope of taking something from the Barons but this tended to expose gaps at the back allowing the Barons to ease out the final minutes with goals 5 and 6 from Luke Brittle and Tom Soar. There would be some handbags between Solihull defenceman Rich Crowe and his opposite number – and ex-Baron – Luke Smith late in the period which may have added some entertainment but did nothing to stop the Barons slipping the two points for the win into their kit-bags for the relatively short trip home.

Richard Crowe and Luke smith in the last couple of minutes of the tie. (J&K Davies)
Richard Crowe and Luke smith in the last couple of minutes of the tie. (J&K Davies)

The Barons are back on home ice this Sunday when they take on fellow mid-table side the Whitley Warriors on Sunday. The two sides have yet to meet this season but with similar styles of play – fast and high skill but not afraid of the more physical side of things, ties between the two are often very close and a good game is on the cards. Face-off 6:00pm.

Barons man of the Match, Josh Bruce (J&K Davies)
Barons man of the Match, Josh Bruce (J&K Davies)

gamesheet


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Details

Date Time League Season
November 5, 2017 7:30 pm Moralee Division 2017/18

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
Nottingham Lions0101
TC Cars Solihull Barons1326

Nottingham Lions

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
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TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence012000
4Dave RogersDefence002000
6Richard CroweDefence104000
11Edward EatonOffence100000
14Tomas JanakDefence100000
15Matt MauriceOffence000000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
17Luke BrittleOffence110000
24Philip MulcahyOffence020000
25Daniel BrittleGoalie000000
28Josh NichollsGoalie00230129
36Adam BrittleOffence110000
40Josh BruceOffence020000
44Elliot FarrellOffence000000
77Jacob SmithDefence010000
79Tom SoarOffence110000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence000000
 Total 691030129

Venue

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