Sharks Fly Air Bentham To The Stars
The Building Craftsmen (Dumfries) Ltd. Solway Sharks returned to winning ways thanks to two-goal Richard Bentham in Billingham on Sunday evening. The Sharks opened the scoring on the five minute mark when Bentham (04:47 pictured) collected an Alan Crane pass to score with a fine acrobatic effort.
After the break Iain Bowie (22:29) doubled the Sharks advantage with his first goal of the season after good work from Stuart Kerr and Richard Bentham. Thirty seconds later Alan Crane picked up a Struan Tonnar pass and shot from the blueline and Gordon Horne (22:56) redirected the puck past netminder Watson from close range. Gary Dowd (24:05) quickly brought the Stars back into the game bur a string of fine saves from Gary Russell ensure that Solway would have a two goal lead ad the second interval.
Richard Bentham (41:18) converted to make the score four-one after Duncan Speirs and Craig Mitchell combined well in the build-up only for Michael Bowman (46:23) to give the home side hope once more. Billingham continued to press for a lifeline but Russell was once more majestic as the young Sharks claimed an excellent victory.
Sharks Fall To Steeldogs Bite
The Building Craftsmen (Dumfries) Ltd. Solway Sharks fought hard at the Shark Tank on Saturday evening but eventually fell 5-1 to the Steeldogs bite.
After dominating the opening minutes Sheffield broke from defense at speed and opened the scoring through Tom Squires (06:19) before a Callum Pattison (13:22) re-direction from the low slot doubled their advantage. However the Sharks fought back and Callum Henderson (19:28) reduced the deficit after good work on the boards from Marc Fowley and Stevie Adams.
The second period saw Sheffield take the lion's share of possession and territory but the hard-working Sharks were never out of the game and might have notched a couple of goals had luck ran their way. At the other end of the ice netminder Gary Russell was in top form but could do nothing to stop Cameron Brownley (33:23) adding a third goal for the visitors.
Sheffield opened the final period at full speed and added two goals in the first ninety seconds through Ashley Calvert (40:23) and Craig Elliott (41:18). The Sharks regrouped and for the rest of the game play swung from end to end but the scorers were not to be troubled further.
Sharks To Play Warriors Over Two Legs For St Andrews Cup
The Building Craftsmen (Dumfries). Ltd Solway Sharks would like to inform our supporters that it has been agreed that they will play the Whitley Warriors for the St Andrew’s Cup this season in a home and away fixture. The home leg will take place at the Ice Bowl on Saturday 11th of October, face-off 7pm, with the return in Whitley Bay on Sunday November the 9th. This match will run in conjunction with the IHUK’s Women’s International Day that will see various events taking place in Dumfries Ice Bowl throughout the day.
Coleen Wins £85 In Toss-A-Tennis-Ball
The Solway Sharks were delighted to present Coleen Sawden with £85 on Saturday evening when she was the lucky winner of our popular Toss-A-Tennis-Ball competition at the second intermission.
Well done Coleen - great throw.
Temporary Parking At Dumfries Ice Bowl
Dumfries and Galloway Council have asked us to make the following information known to supporters travelling to Sharks games this season.
Due to the location of the temporary swimming pool in the Ice Bowl's car park it has been necessary to restrict parking adjacent to the building. However, extra parking has kindly been made available to us in Queen of the South's car park.
The Solway Sharks apologise for any difficulties that this may cause but the matter is outwith our hands.
Sharks Not Won On Saturday So Rises To £1,350 Jackpot Next Saturday
The Solway Sharks Lotto was not won on Saturday so will once more rise by £50 to leave next Saturday's Jackpot at a cool £1,350. Get your lotto tickets at the Merchandise Stall on Saturday night or see Rab or Graham to arrange to have your numbers entered automatically each week. See the full lotto results here.
Sharks Announce 2014-15 Ticket Prices
The committee met on Wednesday evening (16/07) and confirmed that the cost of admission to individual Sharks games will remain unchanged for the forthcoming season.
This means that adults will once more pay £7.50 with concessions at just £5.00 and out amazing value Family Ticket (two adults and all the kids) £15.00.