Sharks Remain Calm As Hawks End Up With Feathers Ruffled
The Solway Sharks kept cool heads on Sunday night to record an important mental victory over the Blackburn Hawks and maintain momentum as we move towards the end-of-season silverware. Two well-taken goals from in-form striker Stevie Moore (03:03 & 05:28) silenced the large home crowd and gave the Sharks a solid base to build from (Pictured left scoring goal #2). Adam Brittle (14:40) gave the home support something to cheer with a crisp strike but they were barely back in their seats before Struan Tonnar (15:03) restored Solway's two goal advantage.
A strangely muted second period saw little goal-mouth action but Jonathan Adams (34:22) did manage to reduce the deficit with a five-on-three powerplay goal. In the third period the Sharks played a perfect road game restricting the home side to just three shots on goal. The home side's tempers became frayed and eventually snapped with the clock showing fifty-four eleven when Jonathan Adams suffered a total meltdown and picked up two ten minute misconducts and a Travesty of Game penalty. On the resultant powerplay Juraj Senko settled any remaining doubts as to the result of the game when he rifled home a slapshot from the blueline to make the final score four-two in the Sharks favour.
Sharks Ease Past Sutton 5-2
The Solway Sharks produced a measured, professional performance at the Shark Tank on Saturday evening to ease past the dangerous Sutton Sting by five goals to two.
Iain Bowie (04:14) opened the scoring early on when he found the net from close range although it looked as though the Sutton keeper had moved the goal. Bowie was on the scoresheet again (12:05) when he converted neatly after collecting a Pavol Melichercik pass but Sutton rallied and Adam Robinson (18:08) netted from close range after it looked like Gary Russell had been impeded.
Solway controlled much of the second period without totally dominating and extended their lead with a fine solo effort from Bob Chalmers (25:35) before Matt Jeffcock (36:27) brought the visitors back into the game with another well taken goal. In the final session Stevie Moore (40:57) gave the Sharks another two goal cushion with a cheeky solo effort before a later Struan Tonnar (54:59) powerplay goal ensured that the points were staying in Dumfries.
Ice Bowl To Host Play-Off Weekend
The English Ice Hockey Association (EIHA) and Dumfries Ice Bowl are pleased to announce the details for the inaugural NIHL Moralee Conference Playoff Weekend.
Dumfries Ice Bowl will be the setting over the weekend of April 12-13, 2014 where the top four sides from the Moralee Conference table will battle for playoff supremacy.
The weekend will also include the NIHL Moralee Conference Awards in association with ProHockeyNews.com.
Sharks Lotto Up To £850
The Solway Sharks Lotto was not won again last Saturday so once more rises by £50 and is now worth the tidy little sum of £850. 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.