Solihull Barons vs Sutton Sting

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Recap

Airport Placements Limited Solihull Barons : 6
Sutton Sting : 3

An Airport Placements Solihull Barons squad missing a number of its key players showed character in pulling out an ultimately convincing winning margin over the Sutton Sting in their opening game of the new Morlaee Season.

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Paul Davies got a goal in his first league game for the Barons (Steve Crampton)

Matt Maurice opened the scoring for the Barons a little before the 5 minute mark, a breakaway through the neutral zone and the puck was calmly slotted under the the Sutton net minder. Within a minute the Barons had doubled their lead as Paul Davies got his first league goal for the Barons with a shot through traffic. The Barons continued to have the upper hand for the remainder of the period but failed to capitalise sending the sides to the dressing room with a scoreline of 2-0 to Solihull.

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A goal and two assists would secure Man of the Match for Matt Maurice (Steve Crampton)

The second period would quickly see the Barons quickly pegged back, Sutton’s James Spurr finding Barons netminder Sam Hewitt exposed to give the visitors their first goal of the night. Barons d-man Phil Knight restored the Barons two goal lead with a close in powerplay effort on 33rd minute, though this buffer would last little over a minute before the Sting fought back with their own powerplay goal, Mark Turner doing the damage for the Sheffield based side. By the 38th minute the Sting would set things up with all to play for in the final period as Lloyd Gibson found Scott Morris in acres of space for a well taken equaliser.

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Andy Whitehouse goes for the tap in (Steve Crampton)

Come the third period it would be Barons who would break the deadlock mid-period as Kieran Papps fired through a crowded defensive zone from the blue line for Solihull’s fourth goal. Two minutes later and Ed Eaton gave the Barons the comfort of a two goal cushion, a nicely lofted shot beating Dmitri Zimozdra in the Sutton goal. With two minutes to go Andy Whitehouse rounded off the scoring to give a 6-3 final scoreline.

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D-man Phil Knight got a power play goal from just outside the crease (Steve Crampton)

The Barons now face two road weekends with a short nip up the road to the Telford Tigers this Saturday before taking the long trip north to Whitley for a clash with the Warriors on the 18th September. The team returns to home ice on the 25th September when they take on the Deeside Dragons. Face-off 6:00pm.

(credit : Steve Crampton)
(credit : Steve Crampton)

Barons MoM : Matt Maurice

(credit : Steve Crampton)
(credit : Steve Crampton)

Sting MoM : Dmitri Zimozdra

gamesheet

Elsewhere in the league :
Deeside Dragons 1 : 8 Billingham Stars

Details

Date Time League Season
September 4, 2016 6:00 pm Moralee Division 2016/17

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
TC Cars Solihull Barons2136
Sutton Sting0303

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
4Dave RogersDefence000000
6Richard CroweDefence000000
8Ryan SelwoodDefence000000
11Edward EatonOffence100000
14Tomas JanakDefence010000
15Matt MauriceOffence120000
7Joe HenryOffence000000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence100000
21Dale WhiteDefence0012000
22Phil KnightDefence100000
26Paul DaviesOffence110000
27Kieran PappsDefence000000
28Josh NichollsGoalie000000
31Sam HewittGoalie00030327
44Elliot FarrellOffence010000
81James MoellerDefence000000
83Brandon AndertonOffence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence020000
96Stephen HeapeOffence000000
 Total 571230327

Sutton Sting

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 346000

Venue

Silver Blades Solihull Ice Rink
Hobs Moat Rd, Solihull B92 8JN