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Solway Sharks maintained their 100% record in NIHL North Moralee D1 with a pair of excellent victories.
Struan Tonnar (2) led the scoring in their 6-2 home win against Telford Tigers NIHL, while Duncan Speirs went one better with a hat-trick as Sharks secured a 5-2 success at Deeside Dragons.
Billingham Stars kept up the pressure at the top of the table with a 5-1 home win against Telford – Chris Sykes weighed in with four goals.
Callum Watson scored twice as Whitley Warriors made it five wins from their last six league games with a 4-2 home victory over Sutton Sting.
Blackburn Hawks‘ recent woes continued with a 4-3 Northern Cup defeat at Billingham – Andy Finn scored the shoot-out winner for the home side.
London Raiders jumped up to third in the NIHL1 South table after picking up two impressive victories.
Marek Nahlik and James Pentecost both hit hat-tricks in their 9-5 home win against Oxford City Stars and Nahlik repeated the feat as Raiders’ secured a 4-2 success at Solent Devils.
MK Thunder also recorded a four-point weekend, winning 6-3 at Bracknell Hornets and 4-3 at home to Streatham IHC.
Liam Rasmussen, Callum Best and Alex Sampford got the goals as Streatham sealed a 3-1 victory on home ice against Invicta Dynamos.
That result was the start of a miserable weekend for the Dynamos who also lost 4-0 at Oxford.
In D2S, Connor Stokes, Conor Pollard and Clint Herring all scored hat-tricks as Peterborough Islanders raced to an 11-0 home success against Slough Jets.
Cardiff Fire won 4-2 at Bristol Pitbulls, Chelmsford Warriors triumphed 8-4 at home to Invicta Mustangs and Haringey Racers recorded a 5-3 victory at Lee Valley Lions.
In D2N, Sheffield Senators strengthened their grip on second place with an 8-3 home win against Nottingham Lions – Tom Humphries (2) and Nathan Britton (2) were amongst the scorers.
The Lions bounced back from that defeat with a 3-1 home victory over Coventry Blaze NIHL.
Josh Blissett (5), Kieran Beach (3) and Richard Haggar (3) got the goals as Hull Jets won 11-7 at Bradford Bulldogs, while Jake Nurse grabbed the equaliser in Altrincham Aces‘ 3-3 draw with Widnes Wild.
NIHL North Moralee D1
Billingham Stars 4-3 Blackburn Hawks (SO) (Cup)
Billingham Stars 5-1 Telford Tigers NIHL
Deeside Dragons 2-5 Solway Sharks
Solway Sharks 6-2 Telford Tigers NIHL
Whitley Warriors 4-2 Sutton Sting
Bracknell Hornets 3-6 MK Thunder
London Raiders 9-5 Oxford City Stars
MK Thunder 4-3 Streatham IHC
Oxford City Stars 4-0 Invicta Dynamos
Solent Devils 2-4 London Raiders
Streatham IHC 3-1 Invicta Dynamos
Bristol Pitbulls 2-4 Cardiff Fire
Chelmsford Warriors 8-4 Invicta Mustangs
Lee Valley Lions 3-5 Haringey Racers
Peterborough Islanders 11-0 Slough Jets
NIHL North Laidler D2
Altrincham Aces 3-3 Widnes Wild
Bradford Bulldogs 7-11 Hull Jets
Nottingham Lions 3-1 Coventry Blaze NIHL
Sheffield Senators 8-3 Nottingham Lions