Sharks Fall 5-1 To Hawks In Crucial League Fixture
The Building Craftsmen (Dumfries) Ltd. Solway Sharks travelled down to Blackburn on Sunday to face the Hawks in what was already a crucial league fixture and after a promising start eventually fell to a five-one defeat by the league leaders.
In a feisty first period the home side had two goals disallowed and the Sharks took a first interval lead into the dressing room courtesy of Craig Mitchell's (12:07 pictured) strike after good build-up play from Marc Fowley and Jens Engelen.
After the break the Hawks upped their tempo and ran in three unanswered goals through Daniel Mackriel (25:08), Jared Owen (27:13 PP) and Jordan Bannon (39:05).
In the final period the Sharks pushed hard for a lifeline but couldn't match Blackburn's physical presence and were picked off when they over-stretched with Luke Brittle (43:46 & 52:56) netting twice. The Sharks did have the puck in the net again near the end but it was chalked-off after the referee's discussion with the goal judge. To be truthfull even if the goal had stood it would have been a case of too little, too late.
Sharks Fall 12-1 To EPL Telford Tigers
The Building Craftsmen (Dumfries) Ltd. Solway Sharks hosted high-flying Telford Tigers on Saturday at the Shark Tank for a English Challenge Cup tie and eventually went down by twelve goals to one.
In a tough first period the Sharks were pegged back into their own defensive area for much of the time and the Tigers ran in six unanswered goals through; Nathan Salem (02:09), Blahoslav Novak (03:14 & 13:09), Daniel Davies (10:37), Joe Miller (16:58) and Peter Szabo (17:55).
In the second period the Sharks were far more competitive and at times put the Telford defence under pressure but it was Peter Szabo (20:36) who scored the sessions only goal.
In the final period Telford ran in five more goals through; Martin Ondrej (42:35), Richard Plant (48:49 PP), Blahoslav Novak (54:40 & 57:44) and Peter Szabo (54:53). The Sharks did get a well-deserved consolation goal for their efforts when Ross Murray (56:51 pictured) collected an Aidan Fulton pass and sped through the middle before finishing neatly.
D&G Council Seek IIHF Womens World Championship Volunteers
The organising committee of the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships, being held at Dumfries Ice Bowl, is looking for enthusiastic people who can help as off-ice officials for various roles throughout the tournament. The forthcoming Championships take place in March/April 2015 where the following teams will take part in the tournament: Kazakhstan; Great Britain; Korea; Poland; New Zealand; Croatia.
Sharks Lotto Not Won, £1,750 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 £1,750. 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.