TC Cars Solihull Barons vs The Dragons

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Recap

The TC Cars Solihull Barons came out comfortable winners against a Dragons team which has struggled much of the season with both squad size and quality and while their ship has been steadied slightly the result was only ever likely to go one way.

Andy Whitehouse slots home (Harish Chavda, www.dingleimages.com)
Andy Whitehouse slots home (Harish Chavda, www.dingleimages.com)

The first period began brightly enough for the Barons but with the visitors putting in enough fight to suggest, at least for a while, that the Barons could not take things entirely for granted. Early shots from the Barons tended to go straight to the keeper but by the eighth minute the combination of the Solihull first line D of Daniel Harrison and Marcus Maynard opened the scoring for the Barons. Into the eleventh minute the lead was doubled as a shot by Harrison came back off the boards and went in via a deflection off of the Dragons netminder’s back. By periods end the scoreline had eased out further as both Tom Soar and Andy Whitehouse converted powerplay opportunities.

Cuddles for the boys (Steve Crampton)
Cuddles for the boys (Steve Crampton)

The second period saw some handbags early on initially involving Rich Crowe and drawing in Dave Rogers and Josh Bruce. With tit for tat penalties being marked on the scoresheet it was Bruce who ended up being the final man sent to the bench setting up the penalty kill. This duly served he step onto the ice and promptly gave the Barons their fifth goal with his first touch of the puck. Further goals would be scored by Luke Brittle, Matt Maurice (2), Marcus Maynard, Tom Soar and Phil Mulcahy to give Solihull an 11-0 advantage as the Solihull forwards went on the rampage heading into the final 20.

The Brittles enjoy their ring side seat ! (Steve Crampton)
The Brittles enjoy their ring side seat ! (Steve Crampton)

By the third period the Barons were scoring with ease with very little coming back as the short benched Deeside team tired. Marcus Maynard, Luke Brittle, Andy Whitehouse and Matt Maurice all padding their stats columns.

Another solid performance from Dave Rogers (Harish Chavda / www.dinglimages.com)
Another solid performance from Dave Rogers (Harish Chavda / www.dinglimages.com)

This weekend offers Barons supporters a double treat with home games on both the Saturday and Sunday evenings. On Saturday the Barons face the Whitley Warriors in a game with particular spice following the contentious walk off of the Warriors in the last tie at Hobs Moat without an opportunity for the usual handshakes or man of the match award to be presented. Face-off for this game is 5pm. Sunday sees the Barons have the chance to test themselves against the league leaders the Sheffield Steeldogs. Face-off 6:00pm.

A popular choice for man of the match. (Harish Chavda / www.dingleimages.com)
A popular choice for man of the match. (Harish Chavda / www.dingleimages.com)

 

Marcus Maynard (Steve Crampton)
Marcus Maynard (Steve Crampton)
BARONS MAN OF THE MATCH : MARCUS MAYNARD
Ross Kennedy (Steve Crampton)
Ross Kennedy (Steve Crampton)
Dragons Man of the Match : ROSS KENNEDY
Man of the Match Awards Sponsored by T.C. Cars Ltd

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gamesheet

Breaktime entertainment (Steve Crampton)
Breaktime entertainment (Steve Crampton)

Elsewhere in the League

Whitley Warriors 4 : 1 Sheffield Steeldogs
Hull Pirates 3 : 4 Telford Tigers
Blackburn Hawks 2 : 3 Solway Sharks
Billingham Stars 6 : 5 Nottingham Lions
Telford Tigers 9 : 1 Blackburn Hawks
Nottingham Lions 1 : 6 Billingham Stars


This Weekend twice the fun : Games on both Saturday AND Sunday

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Details

Date Time League Season
February 4, 2018 6:00 pm Moralee Division 2017/18

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
TC Cars Solihull Barons47516
The Dragons0000

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence322000
4Dave RogersDefence014000
6Richard CroweDefence002000
10Dan HarrisonDefence110000
11Edward EatonOffence010000
15Matt MauriceOffence302000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence230000
17Luke BrittleOffence330000
24Philip MulcahyOffence110000
25Daniel BrittleGoalie000000
28Josh NichollsGoalie000000
40Josh BruceOffence102000
44Elliot FarrellOffence022000
79Tom SoarOffence200000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence0327000
 Total 161741000

The Dragons

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 0035701654

Venue

Silver Blades Solihull Ice Rink
Hobs Moat Rd, Solihull B92 8JN