Solihull Barons vs Blackburn Hawks

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Recap

The TC Cars Solihull Barons rounded of their preseason on Sunday evening with a convincing win over the Blackburn Hawks to give a three from three winning record against their Moralee Division rivals.

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Josh Bruce leaps for the puck (J&K Davies)

The first period would generally see the Barons carry the bulk of the play but without having the volume or quality of shots to put Steve Fone in the Hawks net under consistent pressure. It would be the visitors who would strike first as Richard Bentham made the most of a 4 on 4 situation in the final couple of minutes of the period to allow the Hawks to head to the dressing room with the single goal advantage.

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Matt Maurice gets physical (J&K Davies)

Within four minutes of the puck dropping for the second period the Barons would pull things back level as Marcus Maynard tapped in from the back post off of a Tom Soar pass. Two minutes later and Josh Bruce and Matt Maurice would combine, making the most of a powerplay opportunity to put the Barons into the lead for the first time of the night. The remainder of the period would remain scoreless, the Barons missing a chance to extend their lead during a 5 on 3 spell toward the dying minutes of the period.

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Jacob Smith rounds the Hawks Chris Gee (J&K Davies)

The Barons would however make no mistakes at the start of the final period as Tomas Janak found Josh Bruce skating up the centre of the ice for Solihull goal number 3. With 7 minutes to go ex-Hawk Luke Brittle set up perhaps the goal of the night with some sweet solo play teasing the puck round the front of the net before back-handing into the Blackburn net. The Solihull lead stretched further with six minutes to go as Andy Whitehouse poked the puck into the Blackburn net from inches out. Within seconds Whitehouse would once more find the net with a similar close-in chance, this time with the benefit of a powerplay.

The season kicks off for proper this weekend with the TC Cars Barons welcoming, for the first time ever, the ex-EPL Sheffield Steeldogs for what will be a stern test for Daniel Mackriel’s men.

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Hawks Man of the Match , James Neil (J&K Davies)
Barons Man of the Match Josh Bruce (J&K Davies)
Barons Man of the Match Josh Bruce (J&K Davies)

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Details

Date Time League Season
August 27, 2017 6:00 pm Friendlies & Challenges 2017/18

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
TC Cars Solihull Barons0246
Blackburn Hawks1001

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence100000
4Dave RogersDefence000000
6Richard CroweDefence000000
8Ryan SelwoodDefence006000
10Dan HarrisonDefence000000
14Tomas JanakDefence020000
15Matt MauriceOffence012000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence212000
17Luke BrittleOffence120000
25Daniel BrittleGoalie000000
28Josh NichollsGoalie00030129
40Josh BruceOffence212000
44Elliot FarrellOffence000000
77Jacob SmithDefence000000
79Tom SoarOffence010000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence000000
 Total 681230129

Blackburn Hawks

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 11057651

Venue

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