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NIHL: Chieftains claim fifth successive league title

Chelmsford Cheiftains secured a fifth successive National Ice Hockey League (NIHL) South Division 1 title on Sunday, following a 6-3 home win over Streatham, 24 hours after a 9-3 romp at Invicta had put them on the brink of the title.

The win continues a remarkable haul of silverware won by the Chieftains, and head coach Sean Easton indicated on social media that this trophy is only one of three his side are targeting, with NIHL Cup and playoffs still to come.

Easton said: The team deserve a lot of credit, playing the game the right way with the right mentality.

“The NIHL is a great competitive league and every game has been a battle.

“We have a great mix of youth and experience and the chemistry in the squad and our consistency throughout the season has seen us through.”

Chieftains have won 19 of their 22 league games to date with their only reverse at home to Invicta in early January.  They will play London Raiders in the Cup semi final with the winners playing either Invicta or Streatham in the Final.

Photo credit: Chelmsford Chieftains/Chieftains Photography

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