TC Cars Solihull Barons – Coventry NIHL Blaze



The TC Cars Solihull Barons put in a positive performance in their only preseason game of the 2018-19 season with a comfortable win over a promising young Coventry Blaze side captained by Hobs Moat favourite Rob Perks.

A strong debut for Filip Supa (S Crampton)

The opening goal saw Josh Bruce lifting the puck into the net off of assists from Joe Henry and Adam Brittle, a second shy of the four minute mark. Despite the league difference between the two sides, Coventry – while having few chances of their own – defended well against a Summer-rusty Barons side. The Blaze capitulated only a single further goal in the first period, when Andy Whitehouse found a way through a crease full of blue Coventry shirts for Solihull’s second goal as the clock approached 13 minutes.

Sam Hewitt back with the Barons (S Crampton)

The Baron’s continued to push forward into the second period and were rewarded in the 26th minute when Dan Harrison took to his knees to exploit a screened Graham Laverick in the Blaze net for Solihull’s number three. The pressure continued and when Niklas Ottosson picked up the puck on the powerplay, the Swede made no mistake with a deft backhand from the tightest of angles for the Barons fourth. By period end the tally had been added to once more, Steve Crowe finding debutante Filip Supa in neutral ice before the Slovak skated in and converted the sweetest of goals with a clever shot clear into the Coventry net.

Niklas Ottosson goes in on goal (S Crampton)

The final twenty would see the Barons add a further three goals to their tally. Joe Henry, who spent much of the past season out injured, celebrate his return to the line-up by finding the net after 42 minutes and this was added to a minute later as Filip Supa scored a short handed effort. The evening’s scoring was rounded off by a shot from the point by Dan Harrison with ten minutes left on the clock.

Steve Crowe (S Crampton)

The Barons season proper begins next Sunday when they face the Billingham Stars at Planet Ice Solihull. The Barons beat the Stars in each of their four encounters last season however these were often relatively close ties and the Stars will be bringing with them a couple of imports, new to the UK scene, in the form of Canadian/Brit forward Kevin Boyd and Lithuanian D-man Edgar Protcencko. Face-off – 6:00pm.

Barons Man of the Match, Filip Supa (S Crampton)

Barons Man of the Match – Filip Supa

Blaze Man of the Match, Connor Mellett, (S Crampton)

Blaze Man of the Match – Connor Mellett




Date Time League Season
August 26, 2018 6:00 pm Friendlies & Challenges 2018/19


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Coventry NIHL Blaze0000

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence000000
4Dave RogersDefence010000
6Richard CroweDefence012000
7Joe HenryOffence120000
10Dan HarrisonDefence212000
13Steve CroweDefence010000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence110000
22Elliot FarrellOffence010000
26Adam BrittleOffence030000
28Josh NichollsGoalie000808
31Sam HewittGoalie000909
40Josh BruceOffence122000
77Luke BrittleOffence000000
89Filip SupaOffence210000
91Niklas OttossonOffence112000
96Stephen HeapeOffence000000
 Total 815817017

Coventry NIHL Blaze

Position G A PIM SA GA SV


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