Battling Barons put eight past Lions

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 8
Nottingham Lions : 2
Ed Eaton with the opening strike (S Crampton)

The TC Cars Solihull Barons earned a convincing win on Sunday against the Nottingham Lions however ill will towards the end of the game resulted in a messy end to the tie.

Ed Eaton outnumbered (H Chavda / www.dingleimages.com)

Two hours earlier however the Barons wasted no time getting a score on the board with Ed Eaton slotting in from square in front of goal after a first five minutes played almost exclusively in the Lions end. By nine minutes the Barons had doubled the lead with Dan Harrison finding the net after cycling of the puck by the Barons line opened gaps in the Lions defence. More here.

Barons back to winning ways with convincing display over Lions

Nottingham Lions : 2
TC Cars Solihull Barons : 8

After a difficult run against top opposition, on Sunday evening the TC Cars Solihull Barons got points on the board, with a convincing win in a slightly chippy game away against the Nottingham Lions.

Farrell waits for the puck (J&K Davies)

With a late start to the game following the over-running of an earlier tie on the Nottingham ice, the Barons wasted no time following the puck drop and were quickly onto the scoresheet with Daniel Mulcahy finding the net after just over a minute. By 10 minutes Nottingham had equalised, Thomas Palmer with the shot. By period end the Lions began to run into penalty trouble and Solihull were quick to capitalise with a pair of powerplay goals ahead of the period end, Luke Brittle and Dave Rogers providing the cushion. More here.

Barons narrowly lose out to determined Stars

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 2
Billingham Stars : 3

After a string of heavy defeats the Barons would consider themselves disappointed to not pick up at least a share of the points against a determined Billingham Stars on Saturday.

Niklas goes in on goal ( Harish Chavda / Dingle Images)

The first period had the two sides fairly evenly balanced, disruptive play in neutral ice breaking up attacks with long cross ice passes continually cut out by defensive pokes. The only goal of the period came to the Stars. With the Barons taking a penalty in their own end negating an earlier Stars penalty Billingham made the most of the space from the face-off to gift Craig Thurston the opener over a sprawled Sam Hewitt in the Solihull net. Despite some late period powerplays the Barons failed to convert leaving a 1-0 scoreline in favour of the Stars after the first twenty. More here