Whitley Warriors vs Solway Sharks

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Recap

Last Sunday the BCD Solway Sharks travelled to the North East to face a Whitley side that was almost invincible in their own barn last season but not this year as the Sharks produced a devastating performance to blow away the Warriors nine-two. The result was doubly satisfying as the match was played as both a league and cup fixture. Two weeks into the season the Sharks sit proudly on top of both leagues with a 100% record.

With a boisterous crowd behind them the Warriors exploded from the start but Solways’ defence stood firm. Sharks first attack saw Connor Henderson fire them into the lead on the two minute mark but that lead was short-lived as Whitley were level within thirty seconds.

Solway soon went on a powerplay which became a five on three advantage on the four minute mark and they took full advantage of the extra men to take the lead thirty seconds later when Bentham scored assisted by Coulter. With the home side back to five skaters the Sharks continued to press and ninety seconds later Coulter and Fowley combined to allow Speirs to make the score three-one. The frantic pace gradually settled down and it looked like the scoring was over until Senko rifled home a shot that Lawson in the home goal never saw. A dream period for the sharks and a three goal lead.

Into the second period and Duncan Speirs took the wind out of any Whitley sails with an early goal at 21:30 assisted by Senko. Warriors finally got going midway through the period and after some sustained pressure they reduced the Sharks advantage to three with a goal at 33:29. But within a minute Richard Bentham restored the four goal cushion assisted by Coulter and Miettinen.

In the third period Solway shut the door and, as Warriors frustrations grew, they hit them with a quick double at 47:27 and 50:02 from Bentham and Scott Henderson with assists going to Speirs, Coulter, Andrews and Moore. Eight-two was too much for Whitley and out came the rough stuff. Two quick powerplays allowed the Sharks to control the puck and Abercrombie put the icing on the cake with an unassisted powerplay goal with four minutes remaining to make the final score-nine two in the Sharks favour.

 

Match report by L Maxwell.

 

Details

Date Time Competition Season
11th September 2016 5:00 pm NIHL (North) D1, Moralee Conference 2016/17

Venue

Whitley Bay Ice Rink

Results

Team1st2nd3rdPPGPPOT
Whitley Warriors110022
Solway Sharks423249

Whitley Warriors

Position G A SOG SA GA SV PIM
 2334469378

Solway Sharks

# Player Position G A SOG SA GA SV PIM
6Stuart KerrDefenceman0000000
7Daniel AbercrombieForward1100000
9Joe CoulterForward0400000
18Juraj SenkoDefenceman1100000
21Stuart AndrewsDefenceman0100000
25Connor HendersonForward1000000
28James WallaceDefenceman0000000
30Chris RaeNetminder0000000
31Kieran HobbinsNetminder000342320
34Marc FowleyForward0100000
38Duncan SpeirsForward2100000
47Kim MiettinenDefenceman0100000
51Struan TonnarForward0000000
55James HutchinsonDefenceman0000000
75Stevie MooreForward0200000
89Scott HendersonForward1000000
90Ross MurrayForward0000000
91Richard BenthamForward3000000
 Total 91246342324
G
2
9
A
3
12
SOG
34
46
SA
46
34
GA
9
2
SV
37
32
PIM
8
4