The BCD Solway Sharks moved to within touching distance of the Moralee Conference title with a comprehensive 13-2 victory over the Deeside Dragons at the Shark Tank on Saturday evening. The two points gained mean that Billingham would have to win Sunday's contest by seven clear goals to attain a better head-to-head record and then win all their remaining fixtures while the Sharks would have to lose all theirs to deny Solway the title.
The Sharks came out of the blocks at full speed and took just sixty-three seconds to open the scoring when Daniel Abercrombie (01:03) converted Connor Henderson's pass. A James Hutchinson(04:44 PP) slapshot from left point soon doubled the home sides advantage and that was to rise to a four goal margin by the first interval with further goals from Connor Henderson (08:30) and a solo effort from Struan Tonnar (11:24 pictured),
The second period saw the Sharks continue to dominate the short-handed Dragons and they were to run in a further four goals through Stevie Moore (24:53), Marc Fowley (27:25), Joe Coulter (35:50) and Daniel Abercrombie (36:01) to lead eight-nil at the second intermission.
A powerplay strike from Filip Supa (43:16 PP) showed that Deeside were still prepared to battle but Connor Henderson (47:36) soon restored the eight goal margin before two quick-fire strikes from James Hutchinson (52:12) and Kim Miettinen (52:43) extended the Sharks lead to ten. Supa (56:26 PP) gave the visiting supporters a second consolation goal but it was always going to be Solway's night and Stuart Andrews (58:11) and Struan Tonnar (58:52) both found the net as the clock ran down to make the final score Sharks thirteen Dragons two.
The Man of the Match Awards were presented to Filip Supa for Deeside and to Stevie Moore for Solway.
Full match details can be found here.
Saturday's numbers were 1, 3, 19 & 20. There was no jackpot winner. The Sharks Lotto Jackpot on Saturday 4th of March will be £1,800. Don't miss out - get your tickets at the merchandise stall.
Tickets for the NIHL North Playoff Weekend are now available and can be ordered through Les Maxwell at Sharkey’s Bar from this Saturday (25th February).
The Playoff Weekend takes place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April and features the top four teams from both the Moralee and Laidler Conferences. Saturday consists of four semi-finals with doors opening at 9:30am in time for the first game at 10:30am with the final game facing off at 7:30pm. On Sunday the doors will open at 11:00am and the day will begin with the NIHL North Awards taking place on centre ice at 12:00pm followed by the Laidler and Moralee finals facing off at 1:30pm and 4:30pm respectively.
Full weekend tickets are priced at £36.00 for Adults and £18.00 for those aged 15 and under. There will not be day tickets or family tickets available, only full weekend tickets.
Tickets will also go on General Sale on Wednesday 1st March – details of this will be released on that date via the EIHA website.
Travel information to Billingham Stars on Sunday 26th February
Anyone wishing to travel to Billingham on Sunday the 26th of February for our Moralee Conference fixture against Billingham Stars are advised that the team bus will leave Dumfries Ice Bowl at 2:00pm prompt for the 6:30pm face-off.
The BCD Solway Sharks are delighted to inform you that the charity match organised in memory of Mark Johnston and Luke Sherman on Saturday the 5th of November raised the grand total of £1,068.53.
The money raised was very generously donated to the 2016 Solway Sharks charity partner, Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes.
The BCD Solway Sharks would like to thank and congratulate everyone who helped to make this fantastic tribute night such a success and such a fun occasion. It certainly was a fitting tribute to two young men who were sadly taken from us so early.
We are pretty PUMPED to announce that Martin and Colin Grubb together with Elite Goalies (aka EG) will be bringing a goalie camp to the U.K. next summer at the Dumfries IceBowl on August 7th-10th.
The camp will be led by Thomas Speer who is a three time Kelly Cup champion (ECHL) and he is the Goalie coach for the Allen Americans. He is also the Director of Youth Goalie Development for the Dallas Stars and Goalie coach/scout for the NAHL Whicita Falls Wildcats.
Furthermore we will be bringing two other coaches who currently play AHL and attend their respective NHL teams training camps!!
We will be bringing the most Experienced coaching staff a goalie camp in the U.K. has EVER had!!!