Whitley Warriors vs Solihull Barons

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Recap

Whitley Warriors : 2
Airport Placements Limited Solihull Barons : 4

The Airport Placements Limited Solihull Barons came away with the points from a tricky away tie to play-off semi-finalists the Whitley Warriors at their Northumbrian home.

The two sides stepped onto some less than optimum Whitley ice on Sunday, ice which would later see the line markings break up causing a delay to the start of the final period. It would be the home side who would be the first to find the net, Dean Holland putting the puck beyond Solihull goalie Josh Nicholls on 15 mins. Within a couple of minutes the score would be back level, Tom Soar making the most of a Barons powerplay.

The second period would also see the sides trade a goal apiece. Dean Holland once more scored for the Warriors, this time within a couple of minutes of the face-off. The home supports enjoyment of the Warriors lead would again only last a couple of minutes with Niklas Ottosson quickly returning things level for the Barons.

Into the final twenty and the Barons began to break the deadlock. Within five minutes, a quick goal from Matt Maurice would first put Solihull into the lead for the first time in the game, followed swiftly by Andy Whitehouse establishing a two goal cushion which would last until the buzzer.

After a couple of weeks on the road, the Barons support have a home tie to look forward to this Sunday when the Deeside Dragons come calling. The two sides met in the preseason with Barons comfortably coming out on top against the newly promoted Dragons. Deeside are however now up to full strength and have shown themselves able to adapt to the increased pace of the Moralee Division, recently taking both points off of the Telford Tigers at their Shropshire rink. Face-off 6:00pm.

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Elsewhere in the league

Sutton Sting : 3 – 6 : Telford Tigers

Billingham Stars : 3 – 2 : Blackburn Hawks

Telford Tigers : 6 – 8 : Deeside Dragons

Blackburn Hawks : 2 -1 : Whitley Warriors

Solway Sharks : 4 – 1 : Sutton Sting

Details

Date Time League Season
September 18, 2016 5:00 pm Moralee Division 2016/17

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
Whitley Warriors1102
TC Cars Solihull Barons1124

Whitley Warriors

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
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TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
4Dave RogersDefence010000
6Richard CroweDefence000000
7Joe HenryOffence020000
8Ryan SelwoodDefence000000
15Matt MauriceOffence100000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence100000
17Richard SlaterOffence010000
21Dale WhiteDefence012000
26Paul DaviesOffence010000
27Kieran PappsDefence000000
28Josh NichollsGoalie00039237
40Josh BruceOffence000000
44Elliot FarrellOffence000000
77Jacob SmithDefence010000
79Tom SoarOffence100000
81James MoellerDefence000000
83Brandon AndertonOffence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence110000
 Total 48239237

Venue

Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Hillheads Rd, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear NE25 8HP