NIHL North round-up: Stylish Sharks seal cup success

Solway Sharks won their first silverware of the season after securing the Northern Cup with a 6-3 home victory over Whitley Warriors.

Struan Tonnar (2) led the scoring for the Sharks who are still on course for the Moralee D1 treble.

Dennis Bostrom bagged a hat-trick for Billingham Stars as they cemented their grip on second place in the league with a 5-3 home success over Sutton Sting.

Jozef Istocy scored twice for Blackburn Hawks in their 5-3 home victory against Telford Tigers NIHL, while Deeside Dragons triumphed 5-4 at home to Solihull Barons.

Laidler D2 promotion chasers Blackburn Eagles cruised to an 11-2 win at Coventry Blaze NIHL – Michal Fico (2) and Andrew Duxbury (2) were amongst their scorers.

Nick Manning’s late goal secured a 4-3 success for Widnes Wild on home ice against Sheffield Senators.

Cade King (2) topped the scoring for Altrincham Aces in their 6-3 victory at Bradford Bulldogs, while Nottingham Lions’ top four hopes were dealt a blow as they crashed 7-2 at home to Hull Jets.

WEEKEND RESULTS

NIHL North Moralee D1

Billingham Stars 5-3 Sutton Sting
Blackburn Hawks 5-3 Telford Tigers NIHL
Deeside Dragons 5-4 Solihull Barons
Solway Sharks 6-3 Whitley Warriors (Cup)

NIHL North Laidler D2

Bradford Bulldogs 3-6 Altrincham Aces
Coventry Blaze NIHL 2-11 Blackburn Eagles
Nottingham Lions 2-7 Hull Jets
Widnes Wild 4-3 Sheffield Senators

(Image permission: Mark Paterson)

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