Solihull Barons – Blackburn Hawks



Zoo Accounting Solihull Barons : 7
Blackburn Hawks : 3

The Zoo Accounting Solihull Barons knocked up a fairly convincing win over the Blackburn Hawks on Sunday evening to add an extra two points to the league campaign table with Filip Byfält picking up his first goal and first Man of the Match in a Barons shirt.

Marcus Maynard nets with a classy solo effort (S Crampton)

After nine minutes Filip Byfält got the Barons opening goal and his first goal as a Baron. Some hustling of the puck by Byfält allowing a lay off to Rich Slater who then returned the puck to the Finn for the opener. Two minutes later and the Hawks equalised as the puck escaped the view of Graham Laverick and Damani James found the net for the visitors. With 6 minutes left on the first period clock, the visitors pushed into the lead, Jacob Lutwyche breaking up the ice before cutting in and firing home from 20 feet. The Barons would quickly counter however, as Matt Maurice found the gaps for Solihull’s second. The period would be rounded off by a classy Marcus Maynard goal, the Barons captain picking up a loose puck before taking it on a tour of the Hawks end culminating in a deft shot into the visitor’s net.

Paul Stanley gives chase ( S Crampton)

By four minutes of the second the Hawks had equalised shorthanded as the Barons offered no cover for slow changing Hawks players leading to a relatively easy third for Blackburn. Solihull quickly countered however and by the sixth minute were back ahead – Matt Maurice with his second of the evening. The Solihull lead extended to two goals on the 13th minute of the second as Andy Whitehouse lofted the puck beyond young Hawks goalie Ben Keddie to give Solihull 5 goals. Following some fisticuffs involving Andy Hayward and Devids Jurinenoks, the outcome on penalties gave the Barons a net 2+2 powerplay the first of which was quickly converted by Phil Mulcahy.

It was a strong return for Filip Byfält (S Crampton)

Niklas Ottosson had a superb short-handed solo effort for the Barons early into the third period. The Swede, with a deft flick from fore hand to back hand giving Solihull number 7. By mid-period the Barons ran into a succession of minor penalties but survived these unscathed and there would be no further goals to give Solihull a comfortable 7-3 win.

James Moeller (S Crampton)

It is another home tie for the Barons this Sunday when the Whitley Warriors make the long trip down from the North East. The two sides have met once this season with the always physically strong and technically savvy Whitley getting the points at their home rink. Can the Barons balance things out? Face-off 5:30pm.

Barons Man of the Match, Filip Byfält
Barons man of the match, Filip Byfält (S Crampton)
Hawks Man of the Match, Brodie Kaye
Hawks Man of the Match, Brodie Kaye (S Crampton)


Elsewhere in the League
Solway Sharks 9-1 Nottingham Lions
Whitley Warriors 2-1 Solway Sharks
Billingham Stars 6-3 Widnes Wild
Nottingham Lions 7-5 Deeside Dragons


Date Time League Season
October 16, 2022 5:30 pm Division 1 2022/23


Solihull Barons3317
Blackburn Hawks2103

Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence110000
5Jordan StokesDefence010000
6Richard CroweDefence010000
8Paul StanleyOffence004000
11Brandon AndertonOffence020000
15Matt MauriceOffence202000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence100000
17Richard SlaterOffence010000
20Filip ByfältOffence107000
24Philip MulcahyOffence130000
27Kieran PappsDefence000000
35Graham LaverickGoalie00018315
55Bailey ChallansDefence004000
59Jordan JollyOffence000000
77Andrew HaywardDefence005000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence130000
93Sam ProsserOffence000000
 Total 7122218315

Blackburn Hawks

Position G A PIM SA GA SV


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