Ice hockey – UK round-up (w/e 14th October)

Solway Stars stay top of NIHL1 North after winning 6-1 at Coventry Blaze – Nathan Salem (left) & Bob Chalmers both scored twice. Billingham Stars kept up their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable 8-1 win over Whitley Warriors – James Moss (2) & Paul Windridge (2) led the scoring. Ryan Johnson’s last minute effort gave Sutton Sting a 2-2 draw at Blackburn Hawks.

Deeside Dragons got their NIHL2 North promotion bid back on track with a 6-0 win at home to Blackburn Eagles. Hull Stingrays moved up to fourth in the table after beating Fylde Flyers 8-1 – Jordan Fisher scored three.

Wightlink Raiders still lead the way in NIHL1 South after a 3-2 win at Solent & Gosport Devils. Chelmsford Chieftains lost for the first time this season – 3-0 at Cardiff Devils. Romford Raiders kept their 100% league record intact with an 8-1 win at home to MK Thunder – AJ Smith & Frankie Harvey both bagged a pair. Invicta Dynamos came from behind to beat Streatham Redskins 5-3. Two goals from Sean Scarborough helped Cardiff to a 3-3 draw at Streatham. In the South East Trophy Wightlink beat Romford 4-0, while Chelmsford won 8-3 against Invicta.

Manchester Phoenix are the new leaders of the EPL after a pair of wins over Guildford Flames. Phoenix eased to a 4-2 road success and followed up with a 4-3 win at home – Joachim Flatten scored the overtime winner. Basingstoke Bison needed a last minute winner from Greg Chambers to beat Telford Tigers 4-3. Frantisek Bakrlik hit a hat-trick as Slough Jets beat Bracknell Bees 6-4.

Sheffield Steeldogs beat Swindon Wildcats 6-5 after overtime – Derek Campbell got the winner. Lukas Smital hit the winner for Bracknell as they beat Swindon 3-2 after a shoot-out. MK Lightning beat Peterborough 4-1, but the Phantoms gained revenge in the reverse fixture as two goals from Tom Carlon guided them to a 5-2 win.

Detroit Red Wings forward Drew Miller helped Braehead Clan to a four point haul in his debut weekend in the Elite League. Clan beat Dundee Stars 5-2 – Jade Galbraith scored two – and followed up with a 6-3 win over Edinburgh Capials – Galbraith (3) & Miller were amongst the goals. Kris Hogg’s hat-trick helped Fife Flyers to a 4-2 win at home to Sheffield. The Steelers bounced back with a 2-1 win over Belfast Giants – Tom Sestito scored on his home debut.

Adam Keefe scored twice in Belfast’s 6-3 win over Cardiff Devils. Nottingham Panthers beat Hull 6-0 and the Stingrays completed a miserable weekend losing 2-1 after a shoot-out at Dundee. Rene Jarolin scored three as Edinburgh beat Fife 5-2. In the Challenge Cup Coventry Blaze beat Nottingham 3-1 – Greg Leeb scored twice.

(Image permission: David Morrison)

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