Hull NL Stingrays 3
Solihull Barons 8
SOLIHULL Barons visited Hull on Sunday and came away with a convincing win, writes Gareth Thomson.
With nothing to be taken for granted the Sheldon Jewellery Centre Barons took to the Yorkshire ice well prepared for the National Ice Hockey league fixture. A mix of nerves and ‘bus legs’ saw the Solihull side slow to start and by the end of the first period Hull had scored two goals countered by a single from the Baron’s Jake Larkin.
However a five minute spell midway into the second period saw the Barons net four times via Rich Slater, Erik Bakalar, Phil Knight and Neil Adams.
With the Barons in control the final session saw veteran defenceman Phil Lee notch up the Barons sixth via his favourite blue line slap shot.
A Bakalar double completing the scoring.
Assistant captain Phil Lee said: “It was an all round good performance and outstanding from Erik Bakalar.
This win sets the Barons up for this Sunday’s table topping battle when the Nottingham Lions step onto the Solihull ice in a massive fixture for both sides as they chase title glory.
The meeting will be a high tempo affair with no quarters given and a large crowd is expected to make it to the Hobs Moat rink. Face off 6pm.