Sutton Sting – TC Cars Solihull Barons

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Recap

Sutton Sting : 8
TC Cars Solihull Barons : 6
EIHA Moralee Division

The TC Cars Solihull Barons came away pointless after a closely fought tie against the Sutton Sting at Ice Sheffield on Saturday evening.

Maurice goes for goal (J&K Davies)

The Barons squad which took to the ice was missing D-men Richard Crowe, Dave Rogers and longer term absentees Daniel Harrison and Elliott Perin but was bolstered by new signing Liam Preece of the Telford Tigers.

Rich Slater works the crease (J&K Davies)

The Barons however were stung early on as a fast starting Sting notched up two goals in the first five minutes. The first of these happened within seconds of the puck draw as the Stings Scott Morris and Stanislav Lascek combined for Suttons opener. By three and a half minutes Adrian Palak added the second for the Sting, while David Pyatt got Sutton’s third unanswered goal just after mid-period. The  Barons finally found their way onto the scoresheet with seconds of the opening period remaining as Phil Mulcahy made the most of a powerplay and provided the assist to brother Daniel who guided the puck into the Sutton net.

Tom Soar finds the gap (J&K Davies)

Another powerplay opportunity early in the second saw the Barons claw another goal back – Rich Slater this time finding the net. By the half hour mark the Barons had overturned the damage from early in the second as Paul Stanley bounced the rubber between the pipes for Solihull’s third. The balanced scoreline did not last long as the Sting regained their lead by the period end, Tyler Nixon getting the go ahead goal to give Sutton a 4-3 lead going into the final 20 minutes.

Liam Preece debuted for the Barons (J&K Davies)

George Cranshaw was the first onto the final period scoresheet as he defeated Sam Hewitt in the Barons net to stretch the Sting lead two minutes in though this was quickly pared back by Tom Soar before the Barons drew level courtesy of Andy Whitehouse. David Pyatt then exploited a powerplay to see-saw the Sting back into the lead before Tom Soar drew things level yet again. While the Barons had the balance of play it was the Sting who eased once more back into the lead, Adrian Palak once more, When with a minute or so to go the Barons pulled Hewitt for an extra forward in the hope of forcing overtime when the puck came once more to Palak it was easy for the Slovak forward to get the empty net goal and seal his hat-trick.

Maynard puts in the hard check (J&K Davies)

 

gamesheet

 

Details

Date Time League Season
February 1, 2020 7:30 pm Moralee Division 2019/20

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
Sutton Sting3148
TC Cars Solihull Barons1236

Sutton Sting

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 792047641

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence000000
8Paul StanleyOffence000000
15Matt MauriceOffence010000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence102000
17Richard SlaterOffence110000
23Daniel MulcahyOffence110000
24Philip MulcahyOffence010000
25Daniel BrittleGoalie000000
26Adam BrittleOffence000000
31Sam HewittGoalie00051744
36Henry AdamsOffence010000
41Tomas JanakDefence000000
72Callum BowleyOffence012000
77Andrew HaywardDefence000000
79Tom SoarOffence210000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence012000
92Liam PreeceDefence000000
 Total 58651744

Venue

Ice Sheffield
286 Coleridge Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S9 5DA, UK