TC Cars Solihull Barons – Blackburn Hawks

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Recap

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 4
Blackburn Hawks : 7
Sam Hewitt (S Crampton)

The TC Cars Solihull Barons ended their home league season on a disappointing note on Saturday evening after letting league rivals the Blackburn Hawks make better capital on the opportunities presented to take the points for their win back up the M6.

Paul Stanley gets held up (S Crampton)

It started well however for Solihull. The Barons wasted no time following the puck drop before getting on the scoreboard as Adey Brittle forechecked his way to the puck before finding Niklas Ottosson – the Barons import slotting home through the Blackburn netminders legs for the opener with the clock having ticked off a mere 21 seconds. Seven minutes in and the Hawks had begun to find their way on the ice, putting more pressure on the Barons goal and were duly rewarded with a close in effort by Robin Kovar to tie things up. By thirteen minutes the visitors had pulled ahead via a James Royd shot from the left hand halfboards which defeated Sam Hewitt in the Barons net. Within a minute however the game was level again as a Daniel Harrison shot was scooped off the netminders pads and tapped into the net by Niklas Ottosson. Despite the Barons being on the powerplay in the final two minutes of the period the Hawks stole the puck for the breakaway and while Hewitt parried the initial shot, the deflection sat tee’d up in front of the goal with the resulting tap in by Royds returning the lead to the visitors.

Ottosson was brought down on the breakaway but the resulting penalty shot could not be converted (S Crampton)

The second period would see the Barons offered up a number of powerplay opportunities but it was not until the half-hour mark before these could be converted – a Niklas Ottosson hustle followed by a pass off to Daniel Harrison for the snipe into the Blackburn net for the equaliser. Two minutes further on and Solihull took the lead, making the most of pressure round the net, Luke Brittle tapped in from inches for the Barons 4th. The Hawks would however counter with two late period goals of their own, a James Neil blast with two minutes to go was quickly followed by a go-ahead powerplay goal by James Riddoch, tapping in beyond a drawn Hewitt in the final second of the period.

Niklas Ottosson gets some attention (S Crampton)

The final period would see the game descend into fractious and ill-disciplined play from which the Hawks would emerge on top with two further powerplay goals from the resulting penalties, Ross Kennedy getting the first of these with a shot from the blue line while James Riddoch would follow this up to put the game beyond the reach of Solihull and give a disappointing end to the Barons home league schedule.

Dave Rogers tangles (S Crampton)

The Barons will now face the first round of play-offs on the weekend of 23/24 March. Stay tuned for match details as and when we have them.

Daniel Harrison (S Crampton)

Barons Man of the Match, Daniel Harrison

Robin Kovar (S Crampton)

Hawks Man of the Match, Robin Kovar

gamesheet

Details

Date Time League Season
March 16, 2019 5:15 pm Moralee Division 2018/19

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
TC Cars Solihull Barons2204
Blackburn Hawks3227

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence012000
4Dave RogersDefence004000
6Richard CroweDefence000000
8Paul StanleyOffence000000
10Dan HarrisonDefence112000
11Edward EatonOffence000000
15Matt MauriceOffence0010000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
21Dale WhiteDefence002000
22Elliot FarrellOffence000000
26Adam BrittleOffence012000
31Sam HewittGoalie00031724
77Luke BrittleOffence128000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence2210000
 Total 474031724

Blackburn Hawks

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 7143827423

Venue

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