Solihull Barons vs Solway Sharks



Airport Placements Limited Solihull Barons : 2
Solway Sharks : 3

The Airport Placements Limited Solihull Barons concluded their 2016-17 campaign with a highly creditable performance in their Moralee Conference play-off semi-finals held at Ice Sheffield over the past weekend.

Going into Saturday’s semi-final tie, the fourth ranked Barons were drawn against top seed and league winners, the Solway Sharks. The Barons had struggled against the Sharks all season, failing to earn a single point and amassing only five goals over the four encounters, giving a form book sided toward the Scottish side.

The Barons however stepped onto the ice with a clear vision, taking the game to the champions and would be first on the scoresheet – Josh Bruce slotting the puck home in the 17th minute. Solihull’s lead would however only last for a matter of seconds as the Sharks Kim Miettinen evened things up shortly after the restart.

The Barons restored their lead shortly after the second period puck drop, Andy Whitehouse this time finding space in the Sharks defences. Meanwhile at the other end of the ice Solihull goalie Josh Nicholls was performing heroics, frustrating the Solway forwards and preserving the Barons narrow lead into the third period.

The Sharks restored the balance via captain Struan Tonnar in the 47th minute and despite valiant efforts by both sides, the score remained tied at 2-2 as the clock ticked down on regulation time, setting up a period of 3 on 3 sudden death overtime.

Sadly for the Barons travelling support, the Sharks made the most of the extra space getting the winning goal, via Duncan Speirs a minute into overtime, sending Solway to the final and ending the Barons season after a very strong final showing.

The Sharks went on to face Billingham Stars in Sunday’s final, emerging 3-1 victors and allowing them to complete the league and play-off double.

The Barons have their end of season awards on 29th April as their final event of the season with work already beginning to prepare for the 2017-18 season scheduled to start in the first weekend of September.


Presentation Night
Saturday 29th April


Date Time League Season
April 8, 2017 7:30 pm Moralee Division Play-off Finals 2016/17


Solihull Barons11002
Solway Sharks10113

Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
4Dave RogersDefence000000
6Richard CroweDefence002000
7Joe HenryOffence010000
8Ryan SelwoodDefence002000
14Tomas JanakDefence012000
15Matt MauriceOffence000000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
17Richard SlaterOffence000000
22Phil KnightDefence000000
27Kieran PappsDefence000000
28Josh NichollsGoalie00049346
31Sam HewittGoalie000000
40Josh BruceOffence112000
44Elliot FarrellOffence000000
79Tom SoarOffence000000
81James MoellerDefence000000
83Brandon AndertonOffence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence000000
 Total 13849346

Solway Sharks

Position G A PIM SA GA SV


Ice Sheffield
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