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Billingham Stars are up to second place in NIHL North Moralee D1 after a dominant home performance against Telford Tigers NIHL.
Dennis Bostrom and Jack Watkins both scored twice in Stars’ 8-4 success – a result which puts the Teessiders just two points behind leaders Solway Sharks.
Charlie Thompson (2) and Lloyd Gibson (2) topped the scoring for Sutton Sting in their impressive 6-1 home victory over Deeside Dragons.
Blackburn Hawks had a disappointing weekend on home ice after losing in both the league and cup.
Hawks were beaten 4-2 by the Stars in the Northern Cup, while Shaun Kippin’s goal 52 seconds from time condemned them to a 3-2 league defeat against Whitley Warriors.
Chelmsford Chieftains produced a power-packed performance at Oxford City Stars to retain their place at the head of the NIHL1 South standings.
Juraj Huska (3) topped the scoring for the Chieftains as they recorded an impressive 10-5 road victory.
Stars’ 6-1 success at Bracknell Hornets the previous day sees them end the weekend second in the table.
The Hornets secured their first league points of the season with a 2-1 win at Solent Devils – Ben Ealey-Newman scored the winner.
MK Thunder also recorded their first league success this term with a 5-2 home victory over Wightlink Raiders.
In the D1S Cup Invicta Dynamos crashed 7-3 on the road against Wightlink, but bounced back on home ice courtesy of a hard-fought 7-4 success over Streatham IHC.
London Raiders claimed their first points in this season’s cup competition after winning 6-5 at home to Chelmsford.
In Laidler D2, Scott Barnett’s hat-trick was the highlight of Blackburn Eagles’ 5-4 victory at Nottingham Lions.
Sheffield Senators won 5-1 at home to Coventry Blaze NIHL, but they failed to follow up at Widnes Wild as the hosts edged home by the odd goal in seven.
Hull Jets enjoyed a four-point weekend, winning 9-5 at home to Bradford Bulldogs and 5-1 at Coventry.
Peterborough Islanders maintained their 100% record in D2S with a 3-2 victory at Haringey Racers – Nathan Pollard grabbed the winner.
That result completed a miserable weekend for the Racers who also crashed 6-2 at Slough Jets.
Chelmsford Warriors won 4-3 at Invicta Mustangs, while Wightlink Buccaneers triumphed 7-5 at Basingstoke Buffalo.
Bristol Pitbulls drew 4-4 with Swindon Wildcats NIHL in the D2S Cup.
NIHL North Moralee D1
Billingham Stars 8-4 Telford Tigers NIHL
Blackburn Hawks 2-4 Billingham Stars (Cup)
Blackburn Hawks 2-3 Whitley Warriors
Sutton Sting 6-1 Deeside Dragons
Bracknell Hornets 1-6 Oxford City Stars
Invicta Dynamos 7-4 Streatham IHC (Cup)
London Raiders 6-5 Chelmsford Chieftains (Cup)
MK Thunder 5-2 Wightlink Raiders
Oxford City Stars 5-10 Chelmsford Chieftains
Solent Devils 1-2 Bracknell Hornets
Wightlink Raiders 7-3 Invicta Dynamos (Cup)
NIHL North Laidler D2
Coventry Blaze NIHL 1-5 Hull Jets
Hull Jets 9-5 Bradford Bulldogs
Nottingham Lions 4-5 Blackburn Eagles
Sheffield Senators 5-1 Coventry Blaze
Widnes Wild 4-3 Sheffield Senators
Basingstoke Buffalo 5-7 Wightlink Buccaneers
Bristol Pitbulls 4-4 Swindon Wildcats NIHL (Cup)
Haringey Racers 2-3 Peterborough Islanders
Invicta Mustangs 3-4 Chelmsford Warriors
Slough Jets 6-2 Haringey Racers