Solihull Barons vs Telford Tigers NIHL

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Recap

Tight Game between Moralee Contenders

Airport Placements Limited Solihull Barons : 2
Telford NL Tigers : 1

The Airport Placements Limited Solihull Barons edged matters on Sunday evening in a tight game which saw two of the most fancied sides in the Moralee square off in their final preseason warm-up tie before the start of the league proper this weekend.

The first period of the game saw both test the other early on but with no converted chances. Penalties against the Barons tilted the ice a little for Telford but solid Solihull defence and strong goaltending saw their net remain empty. Indeed it would be the home side who would break the deadlock. Niklas Ottosson shot from the edge of the right hand circle, firing an unstoppable rocket past Tigers netminder Daniel Brittle for the opener. The remainder of the period would offer a few chances for both the Midlands sides but the scoring would be limited to Ottosson’s goal as the sides took to the dressing rooms at the end of the first 20.

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Niklas Ottosson would get both Barons goal (Steve Crampton)
It would be a good first game for Barons newcomer Elliot Farrell (Steve Crampton)
It would be a good first game for Barons newcomer Elliot Farrell (Steve Crampton)

The second period began with the sides trading attacks and for a spell in the middle of the second period the Barons did ride a little of their luck with a few scrambly defences and the puck rattling off the Solihull pipework on the 28th minute. It would be from the defence however that the Barons would however build their second goal, Dale White and Phil Knight clearing to Ottosson who would break up the ice, through at least two Tigers d-men before finding a gap in the Telford goal mouth for both his and the Barons second goals of the night.

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Perry dressed for the game but concentrated on watching play from the benches (Steve Crampton)
Tensions boiled over with three minutes to go (Steve Crampton)
Tensions boiled over with three minutes to go (Steve Crampton)

Some tension on the buzzer at the end of the second period suggested that the Tigers saw the tie as far from over and this was to be confirmed with a goal 5 minutes into the final period, Corey Goodison finding a gap round the glove of the otherwise solid Josh Nicholls in the Barons net. The game continued at high intensity for the remainder of the period, and this would boil over with something of a line brawl with three minutes to go. No further scoring would occur leaving the Barons emerging from their short preseason undefeated.

Josh Nicholls was solid in net all evening (Steve Crampton)
Josh Nicholls was solid in net all evening (Steve Crampton)

The season proper starts this weekend with the Barons welcoming Sheffield based Sutton Sting for the opener. Face-off : 6:00pm Sunday.

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Barons MoM : Tomas Janak (Steve Crampton)

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Tigers MoM : Adam Brittle (Steve Crampton)

Details

Date Time League Season
August 28, 2016 6:00 pm Friendlies & Challenges 2016/17

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
TC Cars Solihull Barons1102
Telford Tigers N10011

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
4Dave RogersDefence002000
6Richard CroweDefence000000
7Joe HenryOffence000000
8Ryan SelwoodDefence004000
14Tomas JanakDefence002000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
17Richard SlaterOffence000000
21Dale WhiteDefence016000
22Phil KnightDefence010000
24Perry DoyleDefence000000
28Josh NichollsGoalie00051150
31Sam HewittGoalie000000
44Elliot FarrellOffence002000
79Tom SoarOffence010000
91Niklas OttossonOffence200000
96Stephen HeapeOffence0026000
81James MoellerDefence000000
 Total 234251150

Telford Tigers N1

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 111442240

Venue

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