NIHL: round up for weekend of 21-22 January
NIHL round-up in association with www.britishicehockey.co.uk
Solway Sharks won their first silverware of the season after securing the Northern Cup with a 6-3 home victory over Whitley Warriors.
Struan Tonnar (2) led the scoring for the Sharks who are still on course for the Moralee D1 treble.
Dennis Bostrom bagged a hat-trick for Billingham Stars as they cemented their grip on second place in the league with a 5-3 home success over Sutton Sting.
Jozef Istocy scored twice for Blackburn Hawks in their 5-3 home victory against Telford Tigers NIHL, while Deeside Dragons triumphed 5-4 at home to Solihull Barons.
Chelmsford Chieftains extended their lead at the top of NIHL1 South to nine points after picking up a pair of victories.
Danny Hammond (3) and Juraj Huska (3) topped the scoring in Chieftains’ 12-3 win at home to Solent Devils and the league leaders made it a four point weekend with a 3-1 success at MK Thunder.
Adam Rehak’s thunderbolt secured a 3-2 victory for Invicta Dynamos at home to London Raiders.
Streatham IHC recorded two victories in their weekend double-header against Bracknell Hornets, winning 3-1 on the road and 4-3 back on home ice.
Laidler D2 promotion chasers Blackburn Eagles cruised to an 11-2 win at Coventry Blaze NIHL – Michal Fico (2) and Andrew Duxbury (2) were amongst their scorers.
Nick Manning’s late goal secured a 4-3 success for Widnes Wild on home ice against Sheffield Senators.
Cade King (2) topped the scoring for Altrincham Aces in their 6-3 victory at Bradford Bulldogs, while Nottingham Lions‘ top four hopes were dealt a blow as they crashed 7-2 at home to Hull Jets.
In D2S, Cardiff Fire retained their unbeaten record with an 8-2 success at Swindon Wildcats NIHL.
Fire also progressed through to the semi-final of the cup win a 9-2 home victory over Haringey Racers – Alan Armour (3) led their scoring.
Peterborough Islanders maintained their 100% league record with a 10-3 success against Invicta Mustangs, while Lee Valley Lions won 6-4 at home to Chelmsford Warriors.
NIHL North Moralee D1
Billingham Stars 5-3 Sutton Sting
Blackburn Hawks 5-3 Telford Tigers NIHL
Deeside Dragons 5-4 Solihull Barons
Solway Sharks 6-3 Whitley Warriors (Cup)
Bracknell Hornets 1-3 Streatham IHC
Chelmsford Chieftains 12-3 Solent Devils
Invicta Dynamos 3-2 London Raiders
MK Thunder 1-3 Chelmsford Chieftains
Streatham IHC 4-3 Bracknell Hornets
NIHL North Laidler D2
Bradford Bulldogs 3-6 Altrincham Aces
Coventry Blaze NIHL 2-11 Blackburn Eagles
Nottingham Lions 2-7 Hull Jets
Widnes Wild 4-3 Sheffield Senators
Cardiff Fire 9-2 Haringey Racers (Cup)
Lee Valley Lions 6-4 Chelmsford Warriors
Peterborough Islanders 10-3 Invicta Mustangs
Swindon Wildcats NIHL 2-8 Cardiff Fire