March 28, 2017
presented in association with British Ice Hockey
London Raiders are through to the semi-final of the NIHL1 play-offs after recording a comprehensive 11-3 aggregate victory over Oxford City Stars.
JJ Pitchley bagged a hat-trick in the Raiders’ 4-2 home success and Marek Nahlik matched the feat in their 7-1 win in the return game.
Chelmsford Chieftains remain on course for the treble after completing a 10-4 overall win over Bracknell Hornets.
Juraj Huska (2) topped the scoring in the Chieftains’ 4-2 road victory, while Brandon Ayliffe hit a hat-trick in the 6-2 success on home ice.
Invicta Dynamos are also through to the last four after sealing a 9-6 aggregate success against MK Thunder.
The Dynamos won 3-1 on home ice and added a 6-5 win in the reverse fixture.
Streatham IHC booked their semi-final place after a 5-4 overall victory over Solent Devils.
The teams were tied at 2-2 after the first leg, but Streatham squeezed through after picking up a 3-2 home win.
Blackburn Hawks booked their place in the NIHL North Moralee D1 play-offs with an impressive 6-4 victory at Solihull Barons.
Jozef Istocy (3), Philip Mulcahy (2) and Richard Bentham got the goals as the Hawks secured a semi-final tie against Billingham Stars. The Barons and Solway Sharks complete the final four line-up.
Callum Watson (2) topped the scoring for Whitley Warriors in their 6-3 victory at Billingham.
Deeside Dragons kept their hopes of avoiding relegation alive with a 4-4 draw at home to Solway – Jordan Bannon’s late goal gave the Dragons a valuable point.
Solway completed their Northern Cup fixtures with a 10-0 home success against Blackburn.
Cardiff Fire completed their regular season fixtures in D2S with a 10-2 victory at Swindon Wildcats NIHL.
Peterborough Islanders, Chelmsford Warriors and Bristol Pitbulls all recorded home wins, while Ross Sin-Hidge’s hat-trick helped Lee Valley Lions to a 6-4 win at Haringey Racers.
Altrincham Aces qualified for the Laidler D2 play-offs after sealing a 6-2 home win over Coventry Blaze NIHL.
Widnes Wild ended their regular season campaign with a 3-2 victory at home to Bradford Bulldogs – Bobby Caunce scored the winner.
NIHL1 South play-offs
Bracknell Hornets 2-4 Chelmsford Chieftains
Chelmsford Chieftains 6-2 Bracknell Hornets
Invicta Dynamos 3-1 MK Thunder
MK Thunder 5-6 Invicta Dynamos
London Raiders 4-2 Oxford City Stars
Oxford City Stars 1-7 London Raiders
Solent Devils 2-2 Streatham IHC
Streatham IHC 3-2 Solent Devils
NIHL North Moralee D1
Billingham Stars 3-6 Whitley Warriors
Deeside Dragons 4-4 Solway Sharks
Solihull Barons 4-6 Blackburn Hawks
Solway Sharks 10-0 Blackburn Hawks (Cup)
Bristol Pitbulls 7-4 Basingstoke Buffalo
Chelmsford Warriors 5-0 Slough Jets
Haringey Racers 4-6 Lee Valley Lions
Peterborough Islanders 11-4 Invicta Mustangs
Swindon Wildcats NIHL 2-10 Cardiff Fire
NIHL North Laidler D2
Altrincham Aces 6-2 Coventry Blaze NIHL
Widnes Wild 3-2 Bradford Bulldogs