Barons battle Blaze in Christmas challenge

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 8
Coventry NIHL Blaze : 2

The Barons emerged victorious on Sunday evening in a pre-season Christmas A45 derby ‘friendly’ against Laidler division side and close neighbours the Coventry NL Blaze.

Luke Brittle with the takedown (S Crampton)

The opening period began slowly for a slightly ‘tired’ Barons side who despite their superiority on paper struggled to get quality shots on net and indeed it would be the visitors who found twine first. Just after 11 minutes, exciting Blaze teenager Jack Lord found himself with the puck and fooled Dangie Brittle for the opening goal of the evening. Within a couple of minutes tensions had started to rise and saw uncharacteristically Solihull’s Luke Brittle and the Blaze’s Zac Chamberlain tangle. By period end the Barons had got the equaliser as Elliot Farrell evened things up. More here…

Barons sunk by swashbuckling Pirates

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 2
Hull Pirates : 8

The TC Cars Solihull Barons came away disappointed on Saturday evening having fallen to defeat by a strong and precise Hull Pirates side who were clinical in their execution and playmaking to give a scoreline which may have done some disservice to the efforts of the home team.

Sam Hewitt and Elliot Perrin frantically defend (S Crampton)

The opening period was not the Barons finest, as the high flying Pirates raised the Jolly Roger and swashbuckled their way through the Solihull end for much of the 20. Within two minutes the visitors were a goal up as Tom Stubbley tapped in through a crowded goal crease for Hull’s opener. More here

Battling Barons edge it over Sting

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 3
Sutton Sting : 2
(After overtime)

The TC Cars Solihull Barons once more emerged victorious after another closely fought and very entertaining tie this time against a fast and very well-drilled Sutton Sting.

Sam gets rough (S Crampton)

The first period was played at a high tempo with pressure being applied at both ends of the ice. For the first fifteen minutes or so while the offensive effort was there, there would be few quality chances on goal as tight, disruptive defences broke up play, sticks and skates forcing turnovers on all but the most precise of passes or shots. As the period went on however, the ice started to open up more and while the game would remain scoreless the prospect of goals started to become much more credible. More here….