TC Cars Solihull Barons – Telford Tigers N1

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Recap

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 7
Telford Tigers : 5
Brittles celebrate (S Crampton)

In what was arguably the TC Cars Solihull Barons best performance of the season, the Hobs Moat side emerged with a deserved victory on Saturday night’s Moralee play-off quarter final first leg against historic rivals the Telford Tigers.

Josh Nicholls was strong all night (S Crampton)

While last weekend it was the Tigers who started well and then went on to control the game the Barons showed that under the right conditions they could also convert their chances well and more than match the Shropshire side on the ice.

Maynard in close (S Crampton)

After 9 minutes Adam Brittle opened the scoring for the Barons, leaving Tigers goalie Thomas Hovell stranded at the left hand side of his net allowing the Solihull #26 to skate past the crease and back-hand the puck into the open space on the right. Two minutes later and brother Luke doubled Solihull’s lead making the most of a poor clearance by Hovell to tap the puck in from 6 inches. A third goal would quickly follow for Solihull as Matt Maurice found the net in the fourteenth minute. By period end Telford had pulled a goal back in a period of four on four play, Daniel Rose making the most of extra space on the ice for the Tigers opener.

A strong night for Elliott Farrell with three assists. (S Crampton)

The second period would see no fewer than five goals the first of which was a minute in as Tiger Adam Taylor shot from the left hand boards to cut the Barons lead to a single goal. Within half a minute of the restart a Niklas Ottosson breakaway would see his shot trickle under Hovell to ease the lead back out once more. At the half hour mark the Barons would find the net, not once but twice, first an Addie Brittle effort straight off a defended penalty kill followed a minute later by Luke Brittle floating a lovely shot into the Tigers net to give the Barons a four goal lead. By the end of the twenty the Tigers managed to pull one back as Telford wrong footed the Barons defence on a breakaway and Richard Plant converted.

Andy Whitehouse has moved to #3 on the Barons all-time games played list headed only by Phil Lee (who was at the game) and Neil Adams (S Crampton)

The final began with the Tigers rapidly pegging the Barons back once more to a single goal lead. First Richard Plant scored from a breakaway two minutes after the puck drop and then this was quickly followed by Jack Watkins firing in following a Scott McKenzie face-off win. Luke Brittle was on top form however and notched up his hat trick with a forty sixth minute powerplay goal taken after a long cycling set-up before sliding home between Hovell’s legs for Solihull’s seventh.

Ouch ! (S Crampton)

The remainder of the period would see the Tigers push forward but the Solihull defence, quarter-backed by Josh Nicholls in net, held firm to give Solihull a two goal lead going into Sunday’s second leg.

Luke Brittle (S Crampton)
BARONS MAN OF THE MATCH : LUKE BRITTLE

 

Daniel Mitchell (S Crampton)
Tigers Man of the Match : Daniel MItCHELL

 

Supporters Player of the Season Niklas Ottosson (S Crampton)
BaroNS Supporters’ Player of the Season : Niklas Ottosson

gamesheet

Celebrations (S Crampton)

Details

Date Time League Season
March 23, 2019 5:15 pm Moralee Division 2018/19

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
TC Cars Solihull Barons3317
Telford Tigers N11225

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence012000
4Dave RogersDefence010000
6Richard CroweDefence010000
8Paul StanleyOffence004000
10Dan HarrisonDefence024000
15Matt MauriceOffence100000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence016000
22Elliot FarrellOffence030000
26Adam BrittleOffence200000
28Josh NichollsGoalie00054549
31Sam HewittGoalie000000
77Luke BrittleOffence300000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence110000
 Total 7101654549

Telford Tigers N1

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 583034727

Venue

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