07-12-16 Added match highlights from Sunday's defeat at Billingham and interview with Martin Grubb ~ 05-12-16 Added full video from Saturdays 9-1 victory over the Hawks ~ Added photographs from Saturday's match with Blackburn ~ 04-12-16 Updated league tables to include both weekend results ~ Updated player and team statistics to include both weekend results
The BCD Solway Sharks finally fell to their first league defeat of the season as the Billingham Stars came from behind to win three-two.
After a scoreless first period the game sprang to life when Daniel Palmebejork (24:16) found the net for the home side. Solway rallied and by the second interval they had taken the lead with strikes from Daniel Abercrombie (24:16) and Jordan Buesa (35:22).
The Stars, however, were determined not to be beaten and two goals from ace sniper Dennis Bostrom (45:14 & $8:33) were enough to take both points from the match.
Man of the Match for the Sharks was Callum Hepburn while Dennis Bostrom claimed the award for the Stars.
To view match details, video highlights and Martin Grubb's post match interview with Billingham Stars TV click this link.
The BCD Solway Sharks were in eleventh heaven on Saturday evening as they moved eight points clear at the top of the NIHL North Division 1 table when their nine-one victory over the Blackburn Hawks gave them their eleventh league victory in a row.
The first period proved heavy going for the Sharks as the visitors produced a dogged rearguard battle which restricted the home side to a solitary Duncan Speirs (12:55) unassisted strike.
In the second Solway gradually gathered momentum and goals from Scott Henderson (23:25 pictured) Struan Tonnar (27:27) and Juraj Senko (28:27) gave them a comfortable margin. The Hawks were far from beaten though and their best spell of the evening saw Aaron Davies (32:04) become Blackburn's all-time leading goal scorer when he produced a crisp finish to get the Hawks on the scoreboard. Another goal for the visitors might have produced a few nervous moments on the home bench but they raised the pace of the game once more and Duncan Speirs (36:48) and Joe Coulter (38:59) both found the net to give Solway a six-one lead at the second intermission.
In the final session the Sharks produced a professional performance and ran in three more counters through Kim Miettinen (49:20), Struan Tonnar (56:29) and Daniel Abercrombie (58:56) to leave the final score standing as Solway nine Blackburn one.
The Man of the Match Awards were presented to Stuart Ashton for the visitors and to Duncan Speirs for the home side.
To view match details, and full match video courtesy of Duncan Speirs click this link.
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.
Saturday's numbers were 3, 5, 9 & 16. There was no jackpot winner. The Sharks Lotto Jackpot on Saturday 10th of December will be £1,200. Don't miss out - get your tickets at the merchandise stall.
Ice Hockey UK will host an U16 international tournament in Dumfries in December.
Great Britain U16 will be joined by Belgium, Netherlands and Spain for the four-team event from Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th December 2016.
It comes off the back of a successful international tournament in Spain last season, which was attended by the GB youngsters.
The tournament will be held at the Dumfries Ice Bowl, which has previously hosted three IIHF World Championship tournaments.
IHUK general secretary Andy French said: “It is important for this age-group to get international experience.
“The tournament in Spain last season was the first one since the U16 team was reformed. I know the coaching staff took a lot from that and we decided to host the tournament this year.
“There are some exciting players in the GB set-up at the moment and it will be great to see them in competitive action.”
Travel information to Sutton Sting on Sunday 11th December
Anyone wishing to travel to Sheffield on Sunday the 11th of December for our match against Sutton Sting are advised that the team bus will leave Dumfries Ice Bowl at 10:15am prompt due to the 4:15pm face-off time.
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!!!