The Hercules Ice Hockey Apparel sponsored Solway Sharks welcomed Hull Seahawks to the Shark Tank, Calum Hepburn as the starting netminder for the Saturday night Halloween game at the Shark Tank.

Sharks strike first at the Shark Tank

Both teams started strong and generated chances at both ends, but it was the Sharks who took the lead after some brilliant work from John Dunbar and Craig Peacock found Kieran Hair, who slotted it home past Jordan McLaughlin to make it 1-0.

As the period progressed, both teams had chances and a few alterations after the officials whistle, which led to a couple of stints on the powerplay for the Sharks.

The first period saw both teams go close but no further goals in an action packed period at the Shark Tank.

Sharks make it two in the second period.

The Sharks had 1.15 on the penalty kill as the game was delayed for Struan Tonnar, and they fought off the Seahawks pressure on Calum Hepburn, but there was no powerplay goal and we returned to five on five hockey.

Both teams have opportunities, and both netminders deserve praise for limiting the score to only one goal. Lewis Houston helps the Sharks take a 2-0 lead after some excellent work by Stuart Kerr and Nolan Gardiner.

As the second period came to a conclusion, both sides generated chances and came close to scoring, but the score remained 2-0 heading into the third period.

Sharks secure the win at the Shark Tank

The Sharks started the first on the powerplay after a hooking call. Olivier Arseneau did a great job keeping the puck in the offensive zone three times to keep the pressure on the Seahawks net. This pressure paid off as John Dunbar found Nolan Gardiner to make it 3-0 Sharks early in the third period.

The Sharks were inspired by goal number three and some excellent work from Ross Murray to find Lewis Young, who saw returning Callum Boyd to make it 4-0 to the Sharks. Despite being four down, the Seahawks got on the board with a goal from Bobby Chamberlain to make it 4-1.

The last goal of the game when to the Seahawks as they pulled the netminder and Bobby Chamberlain getting his second to finish the game 4-2.


Sharks MoM – Calum Hepburn

Seahawks MoM – Nathan Salem