Solway Sharks vs Billingham Stars

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Recap


The BCD Solway Sharks made it a clean sweep of the 2016/17 silverware on Sunday afternoon when they beat the Billingham Stars three-one to lift the NIHL (North) Moralee Conference Play-Off Trophy.

A goalless first period saw the Sharks control the larger percentage of play but couldn’t turn that possession into goals despite out-shooting the Stars by sixteen shots to eight.

Stung into action by Coach McMeeken’s first interval team talk Solway hit the ice for the second period with purpose and were quickly rewarded when Scott Henderson (21:34) found himself in the right place at the right time to score the opening goal after good build-up play from Kim Miettinen and Struan Tonnar. If the Sharks thought this might open the floodgates they were mistaken as Billingham fought hard to get themselves back into the game and there was to be no further scoring in the session.

The final period opened with a tense atmosphere with neither team willing to give an inch on the ice and both netminders in fine form when the defences were breached in front of them. A disputed hooking call on Joe Coulter gave the Stars a powerplay as the session progressed and Callum Davies (49:31 PP) levelled the scores to the Solway supporters dismay. Their heartbreak was to be short lived. Two minutes later Connor Henderson and Stevie Moore combined to set up Daniel Abercrombie (51:42) to give Solway the lead once more. With Billingham in disarray the Sharks went for the jugular and Juraj Senko (52:44) brought the puck through neutral ice before playing a one-two-one with Joe Coulter and finishing with style to give his side a three-one lead. Billingham tried hard to get back into the game but two late minor penalties on them put paid to any hopes of a late revival and Solway saw the game out without further incident to lift their third trophy of the season.

The Man of the Match Awards were presented to netminders James Flavell for Billingham and to Calum Hepburn for the Sharks.

Details

Date Time Competition Season
9th April 2017 4:30 pm NIHL (North) D1, Moralee Conference, Play-Off's 2016/17

Venue

IceSheffield

Results

Team1st2nd3rdPPGPPOT
Solway Sharks012073
Billingham Stars001131

Solway Sharks

# Player Position G A SOG SA GA SV PIM
6Stuart KerrDefenceman0000000
7Daniel AbercrombieForward1000000
9Joe CoulterForward0100002
18Juraj SenkoDefenceman1000000
20Chris RaeNetminder0000000
21Stuart AndrewsDefenceman0000004
24Ben EdmondsForward0000000
25Connor HendersonForward0100000
32Calum HepburnNetminder000311300
34Marc FowleyForward0000000
38Duncan SpeirsForward0100000
47Kim MiettinenDefenceman0100000
51Struan TonnarForward0100000
55James HutchinsonDefenceman0000000
75Stevie MooreForward0100000
89Scott HendersonForward1000000
90Ross MurrayForward0000000
 Total 3648311306

Billingham Stars

Position G A SOG SA GA SV PIM
 12314834514
G
3
1
A
6
2
SOG
48
31
SA
31
48
GA
1
3
SV
30
45
PIM
6
14