TC Cars Solihull Barons – Whitley Warriors

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Recap

T.C. Cars Solihull Barons : 2
Whitley Warriors : 4
EIHA Moralee Division

The TC cars Solihull Barons rounded off a disappointing weekend with a loss to the Whitley Warriors on Sunday in a game which saw the Warriors clinch the Moralee league title.

Andy Whitehouse wins the face-off (S Crampton)

The Barons would get the opening goal on five minutes off of a powerplay chance. A shot by Tom Soar was parried by the pads of Richie Lawson in the Whitley goal but the resulting rebound came to Rich Slater who instinctively fired home from six feet out. Further powerplays came the Barons way in the first twenty but little pressure could be put on the Warriors during these spells and there was no change to the scoreline. The Warriors for their part pushed hard but struggled with the final touch and the sides would emerge for the second period split only by the single Barons goal.

Phil Mulcahy goes close (S Crampton)

The Warriors took exactly a minute of the middle twenty to level things up. With the man advantage from a break-straddling powerplay the puck fell to Dean Holland on the blue line who shot clean through the Barons defence for the equaliser. Solihull restored their lead three minutes later as Paul Stanley jumped on what looked like a long range save by Lawson only for the puck to be spilled leaving Stanley the tap in. The Warriors however showed why they are top of the league and quickly drew level with some well worked passing play as they headed up the ice – Callum Watson getting the final touch. The even scoreline would hold for the remainder of the period despite a number of chances for both sides.

Paul Stanley chased every chance (S Crampton)

Two minutes into the third and the Warriors went ahead for the first time of the night as Solihull gave up a soft goal to Adam Finlinson, the Whitley forward skating up the ice unchallenged and slotting home from distance. Solihull then survived a five minute penalty kill following a Dave Rogers match penalty and with ten minutes to go the Barons had the chance to level up after Paul Stanley was pulled down while running in on goal but Phil Mulcahy’s penalty shot was squeezed wide by Richie Lawson. The Warriors then eased out a two goal advantage on 52 minutes as a powerplay was converted by Rolands Grittans, his shot from the right circle going past Sam Hewitt’s outstretched leg. The Barons would have some man advantage chances in the final ten minutes but these would be squandered and Whitley would take the win securing the title.

Sam Hewitt defends the front post (S Crampton)

On Saturday the Barons head up to Blackburn to take on the Hawks before heading home for Sunday’s final regular season home tie against the Nottingham Lions. Face-off 5:30pm.

Barons Man of the Match, Paul Stanley
Paul Stanley (S Crampton)
Warriors Man of the Match, Callum Watson
Callum Watson (S Crampton)
The Warriors celebrate their league title (S Crampton)

gamesheet

Details

Date Time League Season
March 1, 2020 5:30 pm Moralee Division 2019/20

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
TC Cars Solihull Barons1102
Whitley Warriors0224

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence010000
4Dave RogersDefence0025000
6Richard CroweDefence000000
8Paul StanleyOffence100000
10Dan HarrisonDefence002000
15Matt MauriceOffence000000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
17Richard SlaterOffence100000
23Daniel MulcahyOffence000000
24Philip MulcahyOffence004000
25Daniel BrittleGoalie000000
26Adam BrittleOffence000000
31Sam HewittGoalie00048444
36Henry AdamsOffence002000
41Tomas JanakDefence000000
77Andrew HaywardDefence000000
79Tom SoarOffence010000
81James MoellerDefence000000
 Total 223348444

Whitley Warriors

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 462040238

Venue

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