NIHL: weekend roundup of 26/27 November

in association with British Ice Hockey

BIH LogoWhitley Warriors moved up to third place in NIHL North Moralee D1 after securing their fourth consecutive league win.

Callum Watson (2) topped the scoring for the Warriors as they recorded a 4-2 home victory over Sutton Sting.

Matt Maurice’s second goal of the game sealed a 3-3 draw for Solihull Barons at Deeside Dragons.

Blackburn Hawks have now won just once in their last ten matches after crashing to two disappointing defeats in the Northern Cup.

The Hawks lost 6-2 at home to Solway Sharks and followed up with a 7-3 reverse at Billingham Stars.

Chelmsford Chieftains still lead the way in NIHL1 South after a four-point weekend.

Grant Bartlett (2) and Danny Hammond (2) topped the scoring in Chieftains’ 8-3 home victory against Oxford City Stars, while Jake Sylvester grabbed the winner in their 5-4 success at Solent Devils.

Ryan Webb, Sean Scarbrough, Steven Fisher and George Norcliffe got the goals as Streatham IHC won 4-3 at London Raiders, but the two teams couldn’t be separated in the reverse fixture after fighting out a 0-0 draw.

Jakub Klima scored twice in MK Thunder‘s 5-3 victory at Oxford.

Sheffield Senators closed the gap on Laidler D2 leaders Blackburn Eagles to two points with a comfortable victory at Coventry Blaze NIHL.

Alex Harding (2) and Nathan Britton (2) led the way for the Senators in an 8-1 win – a result that extended their unbeaten run to six games.

Nottingham Lions triumphed 4-2 at home to Widnes Wild – Dan Hazeldine (2) and Cameron Pywell (2) got their goals.

Richard Haggar scored four for Hull Jets in their 5-2 win at Bradford Bulldogs.  Bradford completed a miserable weekend with a 6-3 defeat at Altrincham Aces – Joe Greaves bagged a hat-trick for the home team.

Cardiff Fire maintained their unbeaten record in D2S with a comfortable 9-1 home win against Basingstoke Buffalo – Stephen Deacon (2) and Tamas Elias (2) led their scoring.

In the D2S Cup, Deakan Fielder scored on his debut for Swindon Wildcats NIHL in their 3-2 win at home to Bristol Pitbulls, while Peterborough Islanders triumphed 8-3 at Lee Valley Lions.

WEEKEND RESULTS

NIHL North Moralee D1

Billingham Stars 7-3 Blackburn Hawks (Cup)
Blackburn Hawks 2-6 Solway Sharks (Cup)
Deeside Dragons 3-3 Solihull Barons
Whitley Warriors 4-2 Sutton Sting

NIHL1 South

Chelmsford Chieftains 8-3 Oxford City Stars
London Raiders 3-4 Streatham IHC
Oxford City Stars 3-5 MK Thunder
Solent Devils 4-5 Chelmsford Chieftains
Streatham IHC 0-0 London Raiders

NIHL North Laidler D2

Altrincham Aces 6-3 Bradford Bulldogs
Bradford Bulldogs 2-5 Hull Jets
Coventry Blaze NIHL 1-8 Sheffield Senators
Nottingham Lions 4-2 Widnes Wild

NIHL2 South

Cardiff Fire 9-1 Basingstoke Buffalo
Lee Valley Lions 3-8 Peterborough Islanders (Cup)
Swindon Wildcats NIHL 3-2 Bristol Pitbulls (Cup)

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