BRACES for Adam Brittle and Tom Soar extended Solihull Barons‘ unbeaten run after downing Blackburn Hawks on Sunday.
The 6-4 win made it two wins from two in the Moralee Division, with Brittle ensuring the best-possible start inside the opening minute of play.
Going through on goal, he made no mistake when skimming the ball along the ice underneath Harrison Walker, though the lead was almost instantly wiped out by Jared Dickinson.
Both sides were unable to capitalise on powerplay opportunities as the period wore on, with the visitors striking next with five minutes remaining through James Royds.
Chances continued to come and go for Solihull as they began to step up the intensity, which eventually paid dividends when Marcus Maynard carried the puck from his own half up the right flank, before cutting inside and firing home.
Soar was next to register on the scoresheet after rippling the back of the net with a powerful drive, ensuring the hosts went into the final period a goal up.
Blackburn were reluctant to go down without a fight though, and equalised seven minutes into the period through Ronnie Grimes.
Both sides continued to trade goals, with the Barons appearing to win the game after Rich Slater came from behind the goal to fire into the net, before Petr Valusiak equalised for the Hawks to seemingly force overtime.
But with a late powerplay working in Solihull’s favour, the hosts resumed the lead through Soar, before Brittle struck his second of the game to seal victory.
Solihull visit Solway Sharks on Saturday (7pm), before doing battle away to Blackburn Hawks on Sunday (5.30pm).