Solihull Barons vs Sutton Sting

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Recap

Airport Placements Limited Solihull Barons : 3
Sutton Sting : 2

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Josh Bruce skates into the crease (Mike Burrowes)

The Airport Placements Limited Solihull Barons had a less busy weekend than planned, when their Saturday tie away at Telford Tigers was called off due to ice problems at the Shropshire rink. Back on home ice on Sunday they ground out a victory over the Sutton Sting to ensure another couple of points on the table.

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Ed Eaton leads the chase (Steve Crampton)

The first half of the first period would be one of penalties but no goals, and while Solihull contained the threats, the disruptions made it difficult to exert significant pressure on the visitors. One person feeling the pressure was a linesman who was forced to leave the game following a collision into the board toward the middle of the period.

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Perry Doyle was back on the ice for the Barons picking up an assist (Steve Crampton)

The Barons opened the scoring with five minutes of the first period remaining, Ryan Selwood skating through the front of the crease with his close range shot rebounding to a grateful Josh Bruce on the back post. Solihull would however be pegged back before the first twenty was up as Sutton’s Martin Finkes would find Ryan Johnson clear in the centre of the Barons zone to shoot the puck in for the equaliser.

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Josh Nicholls made a strong return to the Barons line-up (Steve Crampton)

The second period started poorly for Solihull. Within two minutes of the restart an open James Spurr was gifted an easy tap in on the Barons back post for Sutton’s second. The remainder of the period would be scoreless. The Barons struggling to maintain offensive pressure, while Sutton threatened on the breakaway but would continually be thwarted by Josh Nicholls in the Solihull net.

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Dale White defends the puck (Steve Crampton)

The final period saw the Barons quickly re-establish their lead. Three minutes in and Josh Bruce slid the puck in under the Sutton keeper from the right-hand half boards while almost immediately after the restart Dale White put the home side into the lead with a wrist shot from the left hand circle.

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Josh Bruce celebrates his opening goal (Steve Crampton)

The remainder of the period would be scoreless but with the Barons generally controlling the game bar a few frantic moments in the final minutes as the Sting poured forward in an attempt to equalise. It was the Barons however who would hang on for the win and the points.

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Dave Rogers (Mike Burrowes)

The Barons will play the Sting once more next weekend, this time on Sutton’s home rink of Ice Sheffield. Solihull returns once more to home ice on the 20th November when league leaders the Solway Sharks come visiting for the first time of the season. Face-off 6:00 pm.

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Barons MoM : Kieran Papps (Mike Burrowes)

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Elsewhere in the League

Solway Sharks 6 : 3 Whitley Warriors

Whitley Warriors 8 : 2 Blackburn Hawks

Details

Date Time League Season
October 30, 2016 6:00 pm Moralee Division 2016/17

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
TC Cars Solihull Barons1023
Sutton Sting1102

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
4Dave RogersDefence010000
6Richard CroweDefence000000
7Joe HenryOffence000000
8Ryan SelwoodDefence024000
11Edward EatonOffence002000
14Tomas JanakDefence000000
15Matt MauriceOffence000000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
21Dale WhiteDefence102000
22Phil KnightDefence002000
24Perry DoyleDefence010000
27Kieran PappsDefence000000
28Josh NichollsGoalie00041239
31Sam HewittGoalie000000
40Josh BruceOffence202000
44Elliot FarrellOffence000000
77Jacob SmithDefence000000
79Tom SoarOffence000000
81James MoellerDefence000000
83Brandon AndertonOffence000000
 Total 341241239

Sutton Sting

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 236000

Venue

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