TC Cars Solihull Barons – Whitley Warriors

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Recap

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 4
Whitley Warriors : 7
EIHA Moralee Division

The TC Cars Solihull Barons got off to a good start but failed to maintain this against the league leading Whitley Warriors on Saturday night.

Matt Maurice races up the ice (Harish Chavda / Dingle Images)

The home side were the first to get the puck in the net as a Barons breakaway on 5 minutes had Phil Mulcahy racing up the right hand side of the ice before cutting the rubber back to Callum Bowley roaring down the middle to slot home for Solihull goal number one. While the Warriors pushed and the Barons tried to consolidate, powerplays both ways proved fruitless until Niklas Ottosson converted in the 17th minute with a stylish solo effort. The teams were then sent to the dressing rooms a minute or so early as an altercation round the Whitley net left blood on the ice and necessitated an early ice cut.

A busy night for Sam (J&K Davies)

The upshot of this altercation was the potential of up to 7 minutes powerplay for the Barons, though they would emerge from this having failed to capitalise. A Phil Mulcahy goal on the 23rd minute was almost immediately countered by the Warriors making the most of a sloppy Solihull penalty which interrupted the Barons powerplay and when the chance came, Ben Campbell did not let it pass him by to get the Warriors opening goal. The Warriors looked dangerous on the break but it was close-in pressure play which earned them their second, Campbell once more tapping in after a frantic minute of puck pinball around the Solihull net to give the Barons a single goal advantage heading to the final 20 minutes.

Phil Mulcahy found himself at the bottom of a scrum at the end of 1st (Harish Chavda / Dingle Images)

Two minutes in and the Warriors tied things up as Campbell got his hat-trick off of a Ross Murray feed, the pair exploiting the far side gap following a Solihull line change. The Barons quickly restored their lead courtesy of Adam Brittle making a neat two-handed break with Daniel Mulcahy before, who else but Campbell, evened things out again. With just over 10 minutes to go Murray put the Warriors into the lead for the first time before a chance for Solihull to level up failed when a penalty shot, awarded to Callum Bowley was not converted. The Barons then began to run into penalty trouble and out of steam and time as the Warriors exploited the ensuing powerplays for goals 6 and 7 – Ben Campbell once more with the final touches.

Henry Adams had a strong game in D (J&K Davies)

With Sunday’s away tie at Billingham being postponed due to weather concerns, the Barons are next in action this coming weekend. And a big weekend it will be with the Midlands Cup at stake over a two leg final. On Sunday, the Barons head up the M6 to Blackburn to take on the Hawks with the deciding second-league at Solihull on Sunday, face-off 5:30pm.

Barons Man of the Match Niklas Ottosson
Niklas Ottosson (J&K Davies)
Warriors Man of the Match, Ben Campbell (J&K Davies)
Ben Campbell (centre) (J&K Davies)

gamesheet

Details

Date Time League Season
February 8, 2020 5:30 pm Moralee Division 2019/20

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
TC Cars Solihull Barons2114
Whitley Warriors0257

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence010000
6Richard CroweDefence002000
8Paul StanleyOffence0012000
14Liam PreeceDefence000000
15Matt MauriceOffence0034000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
23Daniel MulcahyOffence110000
24Philip MulcahyOffence0134000
25Daniel BrittleGoalie000000
26Adam BrittleOffence102000
31Sam HewittGoalie00037730
36Henry AdamsOffence000000
41Tomas JanakDefence000000
72Callum BowleyOffence102000
79Tom SoarOffence000000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence114000
 Total 449037730

Whitley Warriors

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 7123737433

Venue

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