February 28, 2017
in association with British Ice Hockey
Solway Sharks clinched the NIHL North Moralee D1 title after recording a pair of victories over the weekend.
Daniel Abercrombie (2), Connor Henderson (2), Struan Tonnar (2) and James Hutchinson (2) were amongst the scorers as the Sharks won 13-2 at home to Deeside Dragons and the Dumfries outfit followed up with a 5-2 victory at Billingham Stars.
Whitley Warriors won 5-2 at Sutton Sting, but they were out of luck the following day at Solihull as the Barons boosted their play-off hopes with a 12-7 success.
Telford Tigers NIHL moved off the bottom of the table with a 4-2 win at Blackburn Hawks – Adam Brittle (2) led their scoring.
Invicta Dynamos are through to the final of the NIHL1 Southern Cup after completing a 12-4 aggregate victory over Streatham IHC.
Adam Rehak (3) topped the scoring in Dynamos’ 7-2 road win in the first leg and he grabbed two more as the Kent side added a 5-2 success in the reverse fixture.
The Dynamos will now face Chelmsford Chieftains after the league champions secured an 8-2 aggregate win against London Raiders.
The Chieftains won 3-2 on the road and followed up with a comfortable 5-0 victory on home ice.
Oxford City Stars kept their hopes of a top three finish in the league alive with a 6-4 home win against Bracknell Hornets – Alan Green (2) led their scoring.
Solent Devils picked up four points from their weekend double-header against MK Thunder, winning 4-3 on the road and 5-2 back on home ice.
Blackburn Eagles moved a step closer to promotion from Laidler D2 with a comfortable 10-1 home victory over Hull Jets – Kyle Haslam weighed in with a hat-trick.
Bobby Caunce scored twice for Widnes Wild in their narrow 3-2 success at Coventry Blaze NIHL.
Sheffield Senators won 3-2 at Bradford Bulldogs and followed up with a 3-3 draw at home to Nottingham Lions.
Cardiff Fire maintained their 100% record in D2S with a 7-3 win at home to Bristol Pitbulls – Tamas Elias hit a hat-trick for the Welsh side.
Connor Stokes (2) and Conor Pollard (2) were amongst the scorers for Peterborough Islanders as they secured a comfortable 8-0 win at Chelmsford Warriors.
Thomas Wilson (3) led the way for the Warriors in their 7-4 success at Slough Jets. That result completed a miserable weekend for the Jets who also lost 8-6 at Haringey Racers.
Loris Taylor (2) and Jordan Smith (2) were on target for Swindon Wildcats NIHL in their 6-3 home win over Lee Valley Lions in the D2S Cup.
NIHL North Moralee D1
Billingham Stars 2-5 Solway Sharks
Blackburn Hawks 2-4 Telford Tigers NIHL
Solihull Barons 12-7 Whitley Warriors
Solway Sharks 13-2 Deeside Dragons
Sutton Sting 2-5 Whitley Warriors
NIHL1 Southern Cup
London Raiders 2-3 Chelmsford Chieftains
Chelmsford Chieftains 5-0 London Raiders (agg 8-2)
Streatham IHC 2-7 Invicta Dynamos
Invicta Dynamos 5-2 Streatham IHC (agg 12-4)
MK Thunder 3-4 Solent Devils
Oxford City Stars 6-4 Bracknell Hornets
Solent Devils 5-2 MK Thunder
NIHL North Laidler D2
Blackburn Eagles 10-1 Hull Jets
Bradford Bulldogs 2-3 Sheffield Senators
Coventry Blaze NIHL 2-3 Widnes Wild
Sheffield Senators 3-3 Nottingham Lions
Cardiff Fire 7-3 Bristol Pitbulls
Chelmsford Warriors 0-8 Peterborough Islanders
Haringey Racers 8-6 Slough Jets
Slough Jets 4-7 Chelmsford Warriors
Swindon Wildcats NIHL 6-3 Lee Valley Lions (Cup)