NIHL North round-up Week 7: Stars’ season gathering momentum
Billingham Stars are up to second place in NIHL North Moralee D1 after a dominant home performance against Telford Tigers NIHL.
Dennis Bostrom (above) and Jack Watkins both scored twice in Stars’ 8-4 success – a result which puts the Teessiders just two points behind leaders Solway Sharks.
Charlie Thompson (2) and Lloyd Gibson (2) topped the scoring for Sutton Sting in their impressive 6-1 home victory over Deeside Dragons.
Blackburn Hawks had a disappointing weekend on home ice after losing in both the league and cup.
Hawks were beaten 4-2 by the Stars in the Northern Cup, while Shaun Kippin’s goal 52 seconds from time condemned them to a 3-2 league defeat against Whitley Warriors.
In Laidler D2, Scott Barnett’s hat-trick was the highlight of Blackburn Eagles’ 5-4 victory at Nottingham Lions.
Sheffield Senators won 5-1 at home to Coventry Blaze NIHL, but they failed to follow up at Widnes Wild as the hosts edged home by the odd goal in seven.
Hull Jets enjoyed a four-point weekend, winning 9-5 at home to Bradford Bulldogs and 5-1 at Coventry.
NIHL North Moralee D1
Billingham Stars 8-4 Telford Tigers NIHL
Blackburn Hawks 2-4 Billingham Stars (Cup)
Blackburn Hawks 2-3 Whitley Warriors
Sutton Sting 6-1 Deeside Dragons
NIHL North Laidler D2
Coventry Blaze NIHL 1-5 Hull Jets
Hull Jets 9-5 Bradford Bulldogs
Nottingham Lions 4-5 Blackburn Eagles
Sheffield Senators 5-1 Coventry Blaze
Widnes Wild 4-3 Sheffield Senators