The climax to the NIHL North Moralee D1 season looks set to be one of the most exciting for years, with just five points separating third to eighth place in the table.
Telford Tigers NIHL kept their survival hopes alive with a 5-3 victory at Deeside Dragons – Karol Jets led the way with a hat-trick.
Philip Mulcahy (3) and James Riddoch (2) topped the scoring for Blackburn Hawks as they boosted their play-off hopes with a 9-3 home win against Sutton Sting.
Billingham Stars strengthened their grip on second place after recording a four point weekend.
Dennis Bostrom bagged the winner as the Stars won 5-4 at Telford, while Daniel Palmebjork weighed in with a couple of goals in their 8-4 home victory over Whitley Warriors.
Jordan Buesa hit a hat-trick for Solway Sharks in their 6-4 Northern Cup success at Blackburn.
Chris Jones scored four for Blackburn Eagles as they extended their lead at the top of Laidler D2 to five points with an 8-2 victory at Bradford Bulldogs.
Tom Revesz scored a later winner for Altrincham Aces in their 4-3 home success against Bradford.
Hull Jets picked up four points from their weekend double-header with Coventry Blaze NIHL, winning 4-3 on home ice and 8-1 in the reverse fixture.
NIHL North Moralee D1
Billingham Stars 8-4 Whitley Warriors
Blackburn Hawks 4-6 Solway Sharks (Cup)
Blackburn Hawks 9-3 Sutton Sting
Deeside Dragons 3-5 Telford Tigers NIHL
Telford Tigers NIHL 4-5 Billingham Stars
NIHL North Laidler D2
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