The Solway Sharks welcomed the Peterborough Phantoms to the Dumfries Ice Bowl on Saturday evening, before an away trip to Yorkshire as they visited The Sheffield Steeldogs on Sunday.
Both teams had plenty of chances to score in the first 10 minutes of the game, but
Calum Hepburn and Jordan Marr handled everything thrown at them as both teams
attempted to take the lead at the Shark Tank.
The second period began with the Phantoms taking the lead on an early goal from Ales
Padelek. The Sharks were quick to equalise and tie the game, with Scott Henderson
scoring on the powerplay. The Sharks then took the lead with a goal from Ross Connolly
as the Sharks got their second goal of the game and took the lead into the final period.
Both teams had chances, but both goalies stood firm, and the score remained the same
as the game entered the last ten minutes. After a long period of pressure, the Phantoms
equalised when Will Weldon put the puck into the net. With the game tied, the Sharks
went on the attack, and Scott Henderson scored his second goal off the post to retake
Both sides tried to score the next goal, and it was end-to-end hockey for the rest of the
game, but with 17.9 seconds remaining it was the Phantoms getting the equalising goal
to send it to overtime. The Sharks got the win with a goal from John Dunbar to take the
two points at the Shark Tank!!
Speaking to Sharks forward John Dunbar after this weekend’s fixtures “Two close games
over the weekend. It was a good test of our character to find a way to squeeze out an
overtime win on Saturday. Sunday was very close and easily could have gone either way
if a few more chances were converted on our side. We showed good resiliency playing
with a depleted line up.”
Following the win at the Dumfries Ice Bowl on Saturday night, the Solway Sharks
travelled to Yorkshire to face the Sheffield Steeldogs on Sunday afternoon!!
Both sides had numerous chances in the first period, but both netminders handled
everything that was thrown at them and kept the scores even. The Steeldogs were the
first to score, with Jason Hewitt scoring the first goal.
The second period began quickly, and it was the Sharks who equalised, with Craig
Peacock slotting the puck into the net after the puck fell into his path. The Sharks
subsequently took the lead in the second period with a goal by Nolan Gardiner.
After falling behind, the Steeldogs began to press for an equaliser, which they got and
was scored by James Spurr. In the final minutes, both teams were creating chances and
putting their bodies on the line to earn two points in Sheffield. The final goal of the game
went to the Steeldogs after a goal from Matt Bissonnette.
The Sharks latest signing Liam Danskin said after this weekend’s fixtures “ Loved being
back with the boys this weekend great result at home in front of always amazing fans
think we were unlucky on the away fixture but still a lot of positives to take from a game
like that, big opportunity this weekend to show the fans how much we appreciate the
support and get some needed points”.
The Sharks will return to the Dumfries Ice Bowl this Sunday, December 3rd at 4pm, with
doors opening at 2.30pm, so buy your tickets now as they face the Bristol Pitbulls.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://sharksihc.com/tickets/.