SOLIHULL Barons continued their rich vein of form by recording back-to-back victories over Sheffield Spartans during another busy weekend.
The Barons had yet another positive weekend with a pair of strong performances against the league’s early pacesetters Sheffield Spartans.
It started with a trip to Ice Sheffield to take on the third placed Spartans and after a closely fought first period which saw the sides emerge with a pair of goals each, the Barons gradually began to exert themselves on Sheffield’s big ice pad.
Within the first 12 minutes of the second period, five further goals would be scored by the Barons without response from the Spartans, with Tom Soar and Niklas Ottosson among the scorers for Solihull.
While the Spartans would pull a goal back, the game would not last much longer before being called-off. An incident between the Spartans and referee in the 38th minute, saw the sides sent to the dressing rooms early while stock was taken of the situation however the game was finally abandoned with no further play.
On Sunday the two sides resumed battle, this time in Solihull and it would be the home side who would open the scoring through Ed Eaton who found a gap behind the Sheffield keeper after four minutes.
The visitors countered and by 13 minutes the sides were level again but towards the end of the period the Barons made the most of simultaneous penalties on the Steelers to get two more goals.
First Richard Crowe scored with a shot from the right hand point position and this was quickly followed by a similarly long ranged shot from Tomas Janak which ricocheted through a crowded crease and into the Spartans net.
The hosts’ scoring streak continued as the sides emerged for the second period with Josh Bruce, Ed Eaton and Perry Doyle all putting the puck through the pipework in the first ten minutes of the period, with Will Barron netting for the visitors.
The final period would see the Barons into double figures; Tom Soar, Perry Doyle, Tomas Janak and Matt Maurice all finding the net and while Elliot Knell gave the visitors little consolation with a single goal.
The Barons welcome local rivals the Telford Tigers to Solihull on Sunday. The Tigers have shown themselves to be one of the challengers at the top end of the Moralee division but with the Barons now hitting good form an exciting game is promised. Face-off (6pm).