SOLIHULL Barons celebrated another double-winning weekend thanks to victories over Sheffield Senators and Nottingham Lions.
The league leaders made the trip to the north-east on Saturday to take on Sheffield in what was billed as the table-topping clash of the weekend but Barons made easy work of their rivals after winning 8-1.
It took a while for the visitors to get going but they eventually worked their way into the game and Joe Henry opened the scoring.
By the end of the second period the Barons had opened things up to leave a 4-0 buffer going into the final period. A brace of goals by Josh Bruce would help see Solihull end the game with eight against a single from the Senators although the match was considerably closer than the final scoreline suggested.
And with only the single goal conceded from 25 shots, netminder Josh Nicholls was awarded the man of the match.
On Sunday the Barons were back in action again at home to Nottingham Lions and picked up where they left off the previous evening to record a 9-3 win.
The first goal was scored by Edward Eaton on six minutes when he tapped home from a messy area around the netminders crease.
A Joe Henry effort doubled the lead a few minutes and a third goal came thanks to Thomas Soar two minutes into the second period.
By the mid-way point the Lions were back in the game when a four minute penalty kill for the Barons went badly and Dan Hazeldine and Slawomir Kasprzak both scored to cut the Lions’ deficit to a single goal.
The Barons however quickly regained their composure and their three-goal advantage before the final period.
Two further goals by Henry and two final minute shorthanded goals by Janak and Bruce wrapped up a comfortable win although Hazeldine did grab a late consolation for the visitors.
The Barons now have a break from home ties for nearly a month before they welcome Widnes Wild to Hobs Moat on November 16.