TC Cars Solihull Barons – Billingham Stars



TC Cars Solihull Barons : 2
Billingham Stars : 3

After a string of heavy defeats the Barons would consider themselves disappointed to not pick up at least a share of the points against a determined Billingham Stars on Saturday.

Niklas goes in on goal ( Harish Chavda / Dingle Images)

The first period had the two sides fairly evenly balanced, disruptive play in neutral ice breaking up attacks with long cross ice passes continually cut out by defensive pokes. The only goal of the period came to the Stars. With the Barons taking a penalty in their own end negating an earlier Stars penalty Billingham made the most of the space from the face-off to gift Craig Thurston the opener over a sprawled Sam Hewitt in the Solihull net. Despite some late period powerplays the Barons failed to convert leaving a 1-0 scoreline in favour of the Stars after the first twenty.

Where’s the puck ? (Harish Chavda / Dingle Images)

The second period continued in much the same vein. There would be no further scoring with both Hewitt and Flavell being solid in their respective nets while disruptive play by the D’s generally prevented much quality goal attempts or set-up play.

Harrison on the Boards (Steve Crampton)

If the second had been rather cagey, excitement was injected into third with goals for both teams. The Barons would get the equaliser on the 43rd minute – Andy Whitehouse feeding Elliott Farrell in neutral ice allowing the rapid number 22 to race up the ice before crossing the puck to linemate Matt Maurice on the backpost for Solihull’s opener. By the middle of the period the Barons had begun to run into penalty trouble and from a 5 on 3, the Stars Edgar Protchenko shot the visitors back into the lead with a long range shot from the left hand boards. With five minutes to go the Stars took advantage of the pushing Barons to grab their chance and cut through the Solihull defence for Billingham goal 3, courtesy of Kristers Bromanis. The Barons were not done however and when Macaulay Heywood slotted beneath James Flavell for the Barons second the game was back on. Sadly for the Barons and despite a powerplay for the final two minutes the equaliser could not be found the points were packed up for the trip to Teeseide.

Whitehouse and Maurice celebrate the Barons opener (Steve Crampton)

The Barons are back on home ice in a fortnight’s time when they take on Nottingham’s Lions on Sunday 3rd February at 6:00pm. Between now and then are tricky put point-winnable away ties at the Whitley Warriors, the Lions and the Stars.

Matt Maurice (Steve Crampton)

Barons Man of the Match, Matt Maurice

James Flavell (Steve Crampton)

Stars Man of the Match, James Flavell


Next Home Game


Date Time League Season
January 19, 2019 5:15 pm Moralee Division 2018/19


Solihull Barons0022
Billingham Stars1023

Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence002000
4Dave RogersDefence010000
6Richard CroweDefence000000
7Macaulay HeywoodOffence102000
8Paul StanleyOffence000000
10Dan HarrisonDefence002000
11Edward EatonOffence000000
13Steve CroweDefence000000
14Elliot PerrinDefence000000
15Matt MauriceOffence110000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence012000
21Dale WhiteDefence000000
22Elliot FarrellOffence012000
25Daniel BrittleGoalie000000
26Adam BrittleOffence000000
31Sam HewittGoalie00037334
77Luke BrittleOffence002000
91Niklas OttossonOffence000000
96Stephen HeapeOffence000000
 Total 241237334

Billingham Stars

Position G A PIM SA GA SV


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