Blackburn's Loss Is A Loss To Entire NIHL
The Building Craftsmen (Dumfries) Ltd. Solway Sharks are deeply saddened to learn that Blackburn Hawks GM Alan Amos has passed away after a short illness.
Alan was a passionate supporter of his team, worked tirelessly to improve the Hawks both on and off the ice and it is very sad that he will not see his work come to full fruition this year as Hawks move towards their first League title.
As always our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time....
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
Sharks Claim Vital Road Win Over Sutton
The Building Craftsmen (Dumfries) Ltd. Solway Sharks travelled down to Ice Sheffield on Sunday and after an initial setback produced an excellent comeback to win six-four.
With new signing Pavol Melichercik in the side and both Struan Tonnar and Richard Bentham playing "D" the Sharks took some time to get going and struggled throughout the first period before heading back to the dressing rooms down by two goals to nil.
An early second period powerplay saw Melichercik (21:11 PP & 21:23) bring Solway back into the game then level the scores just twelve seconds later. The Sharks continued to put pressure on their opponents and Jens Engelen (26:32) quickly gave them the lead before Stevie Moore (32:10) and Ross Murray (33:16) rounded off a perfect middle session that left them five-two ahead.
Sutton scored early in the third period to give the Sharks something to think about before Ross Murray (47:43) once more settled their nerves. Sutton did manage to reduce their deficit with five minutes to go but Solway shut up shop and ran out winners by six goals to four.
Pavol Melichercik Returns To The Shark Tank
The Building Craftsmen (Dumfries) Ltd. Solway Sharks are delighted to announce that Slovakian forward Pavol Melichercik has returned to the Shark Tank for the remainder of the season.
Pavol originally joined the Sharks along with Jan Fisera at the begining of the 2008-09 season and then with Juraj Senko in 2009-10 and 2010-11. After a two season hiatus Pavol returned to Dumfries mid-way through last season and was a crucial part of the treble winning squad.
In his time with the Sharks Pavol has played 128 games, scoring 124 goals and 144 assists (268 points) while amassing 180 penalty minutes.
Welcome home Pavol.
Sharks Lotto Not Won, £2,200 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 £2,200. 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.