Solway Sharks vs Billingham Stars

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Recap

The BCD Solway Sharks got their season off to a flying start with an excellent win over the Billingham Stars at the Shark Tank on Saturday evening.

As they found their feet the Sharks brushed aside the Stars with a three-one win that really could have been much bigger but for a tremendous display of netminding by an in-form James Flavell in the Stars nets.

Calum Hepburn got the start between the pipes for the Sharks and what a display he put up with forty-one saves from forty-two shots for a 97.62% success rate which not surprisingly won him the Man of the Match award for the home side. On the night the Sharks youngster had three breathtaking saves in a match that could have been out of sight but for the skills of Flavell at the other end.

The game started with play sweeping from end to end with chances a-plenty but with no takers. Solway finally broke the deadlock in the fifteenth minute when debutant Ben Edmonds fired home assisted by Murray and Hutchinson. Two minutes later it was two-nil with Kim Miettinen opening his account assisted by Henderson giving the sharks a deserved two goal cushion.

In the second period it was all Solway peppering the Stars net with twenty-four shots but only a solitary strike from Duncan Speirs assisted by Henderson and Moore to show for their superiority, on another night it could easily have been a six goal lead rather tan three.

Into the third period and the Stars found a bit of momentum. After pulling a goal back in the forty-sixth minute on their sixth powerplay of the night it looked like they could punish the Sharks for failing to capitalise on their second period play. However, Calum’s saves and a moment of sheer madness by Brown on the Stars bench, which gained him a match penalty for physical abuse of an official, saw the Sharks see out the game comfortably for a deserved three-one win.

The Man of the match awards were presented to James Flavell for Billingham and to Callum Hepburn for Solway.

 

 

 

Details

Date Time Competition Season
10th September 2016 7:00 pm NIHL (North) D1, Moralee Conference 2016/17

Venue

Dumfries Ice Bowl

Results

Team1st2nd3rdPPGPPOT
Solway Sharks210013
Billingham Stars001161

Solway Sharks

# Player Position G A SOG SA GA SV PIM
6Stuart KerrDefenceman0000000
7Daniel AbercrombieForward0000000
9Joe CoulterForward0000002
18Juraj SenkoDefenceman0000002
21Stuart AndrewsDefenceman0000000
24Ben EdmondsForward1000000
25Connor HendersonForward0200000
28James WallaceDefenceman0000000
30Chris RaeNetminder0000000
32Calum HepburnNetminder000421410
34Marc FowleyForward0000002
38Duncan SpeirsForward1000002
47Kim MiettinenDefenceman1000000
55James HutchinsonDefenceman0100000
75Stevie MooreForward0100000
90Ross MurrayForward0100004
91Richard BenthamForward0000004
 Total 35574214116

Kit Man: Scott Houston
Kit Man: John Scobie
Treasurer: A Ferguson
Treasurer: J Bithell
Registration Secretary: T Muirhead
Webmaster: David Morrison
Match Day Announcer: Craig Simpson
Vice Chairman: Graham Robson
General Manager: Rab Murray
Chairman: Les Maxwell
Assistant Coach: Scott McMeeken
Head Coach: Martin Grubb

Billingham Stars

Position G A SOG SA GA SV PIM
 1142573546
G
3
1
A
5
1
SOG
57
42
SA
42
57
GA
1
3
SV
41
54
PIM
16
6