TC Cars Solihull Barons vs Billingham Stars

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Recap

The TC Cars Solihull Barons concluded a successful weekend on Sunday by taking home both points at home against the Billingham Stars, to conclude a successful weekend against the Teeside team.

Luke Brittle (Steve Crampton)
Phil Mulcahy (Steve Crampton)

The Barons opened the scoring on the 10 minute mark – Stephen Heape taking the puck solo into the Billingham end, allowing for a line change. His subsequent wrap around the boards was picked up by Tom Soar, fresh off the bench, who ducked round the Stars defence and shot the puck toward the goal to put the home side into the lead.

 

Niklas Ottosson scores (Harish Chavda / www.dingleimages.com)
Niklas Ottosson scores (Harish Chavda / www.dingleimages.com)

Barons second came four minutes into the second period as Niklas Ottosson trailed the puck into the Billingham net from a few feet out. The Stars countered mid-period when a shot came back off the boards to leave a tap-in for Deniss Baškatovs past the now out of position Nicholls in the Solihull net. This gave the Stars a bit of a boost and for a spell the game started to look much more evenly balanced.

Adam Brittle battles for the puck (Steve Crampton)
Adam Brittle battles for the puck (Steve Crampton)

As the clock ticked on and the Stars failed to get the equalizer the home side took their chances. The Barons eased the margin back to two goals with a minute left of the second period and a spell of 4 on 4, Josh Bruce hitting home from a couple of metres of an assist from Adam Brittle. This margin grew again 30 seconds later, Luke Brittle this time, again off an assist from brother Adam.

By the middle of the second period the Stars were back in the game and the Barons defence had to stay strong (Steve Crampton)
By the middle of the second period the Stars were back in the game and the Barons defence had to stay strong (Steve Crampton)

The third period would see one final goal, again for the Barons and probably the goal of the night as Stephen Heape cut through the Billingham defence before finding space around James Flavells in the Stars net for Solihull’s number 5.

The bench waits for a restart (Harish Chavda, www.dingleimages.com)
The bench waits for a restart (Harish Chavda, www.dingleimages.com)

This weekend has the Barons heading to Whitley to take on the Warriors, while Sunday sees them on home ice against the Hull Pirates which if past form is anything to go by should be a stormer of the tie. In what will be the final league meeting of the season between the two sides fans will be hoping for more of the same, with each of the previous three clashes going to overtime or penalty shots and seeing the sides split by the odd goal in 13, 15 or 17 !

A happy Stephen Heape (Harish Chavda, www.dingleimages.com)
A happy Stephen Heape (Harish Chavda, www.dingleimages.com)

 

(Steve Crampton)
(Steve Crampton)
SOLIHULL BARONS MAN OF THE MATCH : STEPHEN HEAPE
Stars Man of the Match, James Flavell (Steve Crampton)
Stars Man of the Match, James Flavell (Steve Crampton)
Billlingham STars Man of the Match : JAMES FLAVELL
Man of the Match Awards Sponsored by T.C. Cars Ltd

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gamesheet

ELSEWHERE IN THE LEAGUE

Whitley Warriors 6 : 2 Blackburn Hawks
Sheffield Steeldogs 4 : 2 Solway Sharks
Hull Pirates 9 : 0 Nottingham Lions
Dragons 1 : 18 Telford Tigers
Dragons 1 : 6 Nottingham Lions
Blackburn Hawks 2 : 5 Whitley Warriors
Solway Sharks 2 : 6 Sheffield Steeldogs


NEXT HOME GAME
NEXT SUNDAY, 28th JANUARY

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Details

Date Time League Season
January 21, 2018 6:00 pm Moralee Division 2017/18

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
TC Cars Solihull Barons1315
Billingham Stars0101

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence014000
4Dave RogersDefence000000
6Richard CroweDefence000000
14Tomas JanakDefence010000
15Matt MauriceOffence000000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
17Luke BrittleOffence100000
24Philip MulcahyOffence000000
25Daniel BrittleGoalie000000
28Josh NichollsGoalie00039138
36Adam BrittleOffence020000
40Josh BruceOffence1027000
79Tom SoarOffence100000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence102000
96Stephen HeapeOffence110000
 Total 553339138

Billingham Stars

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 11839534

Venue

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