Barons have disappointing weekend

The TC Cars Solihull Barons suffered a disappointing weekend with a pair of narrow losses on the road at Solway and Blackburn.

On Saturday the squad had the long trip up the M6 to Dumfries for a league tie against the Solway Sharks which saw them on the wrong side of the odd goal in seven as a late come back proved just a little too late. More here.

Things get a bit heated in Blackburn (J&K Davies)

On Sunday’s trip back down the road the Barons popped into Blackburn for the final game of the Midlands Cup round robin phase. While the game was a dead rubber with the semi final line ups already decided the Barons would end up disappointed as a 4-2 lead going into the final period was overturned by Blackburn for a 6-4 final score. More here.

Barons cruise by Lions in holiday season tie

Nottingham Lions : 2
TC Cars Solihull Barons : 10
EIHA Moralee Division

The TC Cars Solihull Barons coasted to a relatively easy win on Sunday evening against the league’s bottom placed side the Nottingham Lions.

Rich Slater presses the Lion’s D (J&K Davies)

The Barons were quickly into the scoring finding the net in under three minutes as the Nottingham Lions fell victim to a Barons short handed breakaway, Callum Bowley acting as creator for a Niklas Ottosson finish. More here

 

Midlands Cup Semi-Final Details Announced

NIHL PRESS RELEASE
MIDLAND CUP SEMI FINALS
The National League Management Group (NLMG) are pleased to confirm the schedule for the Midland Cup semi finals.
Following the round robin qualifying games, the four qualifiers are Solihull Barons, Sutton Sting, Blackburn Hawks and Nottingham Lions.
The semi finals will take place over the weekend of January 18/19.  The tie between Solihull and Nottingham will be a single game due to shortage of available ice at the CCM Rink in Nottingham.  The other tie will be over two legs with aggregate score deciding the finalists.
FIRST LEG – Saturday January 18
Blackburn Hawks v Sutton Sting (face-off tbc)
SECOND LEG – Sunday January 19
Sutton Sting v Blackburn Hawks (face-off 4.30pm)
Solihull Barons v Nottingham Lions (face-off 5.30pm)
If aggregate scores are tied after 60 minutes of the second leg, then overtime and penalty shots will be played per normal NIHL rules.
The Midland Cup Final will be played over two legs on the weekend of February 15 and 16.