NIHL North round-up: Hawks & Dragons win play-off titles

Blackburn Hawks added the NIHL North Moralee D1 play-off crown to their regular season title after producing two assured performances at iceSheffield.

Hawks reached the final with a 5-2 victory against Solway Sharks – Richard Bentham (2) topped their scoring – while Thomas Soar’s four-goal haul was the highlight of Solihull Barons’ 5-3 success in their semi-final against Whitley Warriors.

Adam Brittle (2) and Daniel MacKriel (2) led the way for the Hawks in the final as they eased to a 7-3 win over the Barons.

Deeside Dragons picked up their second trophy of the season after securing the Laidler D2 play-off title.

Dragons progressed to the final courtesy of a 9-5 win against Blackburn Eagles – Adrian Palak scored six – while Widnes Wild made it through after a 3-1 success over Nottingham Lions.

Palak was again the difference maker in the final, grabbing a hat-trick as Dragons sealed a 5-3 victory.


NIHL North Moralee D1 play-offs


Blackburn Hawks 5-2 Solway Sharks
Whitley Warriors 3-5 Solihull Barons


Blackburn Hawks 7-3 Solihull Barons

NIHL North Laidler D2 play-offs


Deeside Dragons 9-5 Blackburn Eagles
Widnes Wild 3-1 Nottingham Lions


Deeside Dragons 5-3 Widnes Wild

(Image permission: Blackburn Hawks – Steve Pollitt; Deeside Dragons – PSD-Images)

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