British Ice Hockey

NIHL North round-up: Abercrombie’s late show stuns Sting

Solway Sharks strengthened their grip at the top of the NIHL North Moralee D1 table after securing two narrow victories.

Stevie Moore (2) topped the scoring in their 5-3 home win against Whitley Warriors, while Daniel Abercrombie’s late goal sealed a 1-0 success at Sutton Sting.

Second-placed Billingham Stars are now ten points behind the Sharks after losing 4-1 at Whitley – Dean Holland (2) led the way for the home side.

Solihull Barons won 6-5 at Telford Tigers NIHL, but they couldn’t follow up in the reverse fixture as the division’s bottom club recorded a 6-2 road success.

Richard Bentham’s four-goal haul was the highlight of Blackburn Hawks’ 7-6 home win against Deeside, but the Dragons gained their revenge in the return game with a 5-3 victory.

Laidler D2 leaders Blackburn Eagles won 6-3 on home ice against Bradford Bulldogs – Chris Jones (2) was amongst their scorers.

Sheffield Senators triumphed 5-3 at home to Hull Jets, but they couldn’t make it a four point weekend after being held 1-1 at Nottingham Lions.

The Lions won 6-3 at Bradford Bulldogs, Widnes Wild eased to a 3-0 success at Coventry Blaze NIHL and Altrincham Aces secured a 6-2 home victory over Hull.

WEEKEND RESULTS

NIHL North Moralee D1

Blackburn Hawks 7-6 Deeside Dragons
Deeside Dragons 5-3 Blackburn Hawks
Solihull Barons 2-6 Telford Tigers NIHL
Solway Sharks 5-3 Whitley Warriors
Sutton Sting 0-1 Solway Sharks
Telford Tigers NIHL 5-6 Solihull Barons
Whitley Warriors 4-1 Billingham Stars

NIHL North Laidler D2

Altrincham Aces 6-2 Hull Jets
Blackburn Eagles 6-3 Bradford Bulldogs
Bradford Bulldogs 3-6 Nottingham Lions
Coventry Blaze NIHL 0-3 Widnes Wild
Nottingham Lions 1-1 Sheffield Senators
Sheffield Senators 5-3 Hull Jets

(Image permission: David Morrison)

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