Solihull Barons – Sheffield Scimitars



EDG Property Solihull Barons : 3 (after overtime)
Sheffield Scimitars : 2

The EDG Property Solihull Barons notched up another four point weekend with an overtime win over Sheffield Scimitars on Sunday evening to go alongside their more comfortable 6-2 defeat of the Nottingham Lions on Saturday.

Alex Whyte pressures the Scims (S Crampton)

While the Barons had made quick work of a very short benched Sheffield Scimitars at Hobs Moat a few weeks ago, Sunday was quite a different game. Despite having little over two lines, the Scimitars played a co-ordinated and organised game backstopped by the excellent Nick Winters to frustrate the Barons in front of goal while also making the most of their offences chances when they came.

Brandon Anderton and Charlie Webb can’t get beyond Winters (S Crampton)

Indeed it would be not until the 15th minute and over 20 shots on goal to that point, before the Barons would find a way to get the puck into Nick Winters net as Dani Haid slotted home from a central position 10metres out for the opening goal. The remainder of the period would see the Barons pepper the Scimitars net with rubber but there would be no further scoring before the first 20 closed.

Nick Winters pulled off a string of spectacular saves to hold off the Barons forwards (S Crampton)

Five minutes into the second and Phil Mulcahy netted for the Barons second goal, a close in effort from just outside the Sheffield crease with assists from brother Dan and defenceman Max Soden. Thoughts that this might mark the start of a Barons runaway were quickly dispelled as Sheffield showed that despite getting few shots on goal, when a chance came it was not going to be squandered and Sam Rodgers placed the puck beyond Graham Laverick for the visiting team’s first goal of the evening. The remainder of the period saw both sides picking up penalties which despite the opportunities afforded by the powerplays, left the scoreline unaltered with the Barons pegged to a single goal lead.

Dani Haid and Sam Chandler push for a goal (S Crampton)

The third would see Solihull continue the pressure of the Sheffield net but quality in the final touch remained illusive. Instead it would be the Scimitars who would be the ones scoring – Tyler Nixon with an early period goal to level the sides up, a tally which would hold to the end of regulation time to set up a 3 on 3 spell of overtime.

Alex Whyte celebrates his winner (S Crampton)

Three minutes into overtime, Barons goalie Graham Lavekick cleared the puck himself to Alex Whyte who raced through the zones to finally find space round Nixon and bring the win to the Barons.

The Barons return in 2024 with our first game of the New Year on 7th January versus the Widnes Wild when we hope to welcome as many former Barons to the rink as possible for a reunion.

Barons Man of the Match, Richard Crowe
Richard Crowe (S Crampton)
Scimitars Man of the Match, Nick Winters
Nick Winters (S Crampton)

Around the League

Saturday 16th December
Hull Jets : 7 – 6 (OT) : Deeside Dragons
Nottingham Lions : 2 – 6 : Solihull Barons
Sheffield Scimitars : 1 -3 : Widnes Wild

Sunday 17th December
Blackburn Hawks :4  – 2 : Whitley Warriors
Deeside Dragons : 8 – 2 : Nottingham Lions
Widnes Wild : 1 – 7 : Billingham Stars


Date Time League Season
December 17, 2023 5:30 pm Division 1 2023/24


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Sheffield Scimitars0112

Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
2Alex WhyteDefence100000
5Jordan StokesDefence000000
6Richard CroweDefence002000
7Sam ChandlerOffence000000
10Jacob SmithDefence000000
11Brandon AndertonOffence000000
15Matt MauriceOffence000000
18Jacob RaceOffence000000
20Filip ByfältOffence000000
22Dani HaidOffence014000
24Philip MulcahyOffence100000
26Will ReedDefence000000
33Benjamin LeeGoalie000000
35Graham LaverickGoalie01016214
44Billy CroftsDefence000000
55Bailey ChallansDefence000000
59Jordan JollyOffence000000
75Charlie WebbOffence000000
77Andrew HaywardDefence010000
81James MoellerDefence000000
97Max SodenDefence010000
23Daniel MulcahyOffence010000
 Total 25616214

Sheffield Scimitars

Position G A PIM SA GA SV


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