NIHL North round-up: Nurse treble just ace

Whitley Warriors closed the gap on NIHL North Moralee D1 leaders Blackburn Hawks to three points after an 8-4 victory at home to Solihull Barons.

Jamie Tinsley (2) and DJ Good (2) topped the scoring for Warriors who were recording their ninth successive win.

Billingham Stars enjoyed a four-point weekend, winning 4-3 at Telford Tigers NIHL and 7-3 at home to Sheffield Spartans – Dennis Boström hit a hat-trick against the Yorkshire team.

Solway Sharks kept up their chase for a play-off spot with a 7-5 home success against the Barons – James Wallace (2) led their scoring.

In Laidler D2, Jake Larkin grabbed a hat-trick for Coventry Blaze in their 6-4 win at home to Altrincham, but the Aces bounced back on home ice with a 6-2 victory – Jake Nurse (above) scored three.

Deeside Dragons extended their unbeaten run to 21 games with an 8-3 success at Bradford Bulldogs.

Widnes Wild endured a miserable weekend in Blackburn – losing 8-5 in the league against the Eagles and 12-2 in their Northern Cup tie against the Hawks.

WEEKEND RESULTS

NIHL North Moralee D1

Billingham Stars 7-3 Sheffield Spartans
Solway Sharks 7-5 Solihull Barons
Telford Tigers NIHL 3-4 Billingham Stars
Whitley Warriors 8-4 Solihull Barons

NIHL North Laidler D2

Altrincham Aces 6-2 Coventry Blaze
Blackburn Eagles 8-5 Widnes Wild
Bradford Bulldogs 3-8 Deeside Dragons
Coventry Blaze 6-4 Altrincham Aces

Northern Cup

Blackburn Hawks 12-2 Widnes Wild

(Image permission: Altrincham Aces)

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