NIHL North round-up: Tigers edge away from the drop zone

Telford Tigers NIHL boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation from Moralee D1 with an impressive victory at home to Whitley Warriors.

Callum Bowley (3) led the way for the Tigers as they recorded a 7-3 success to edge three points clear of bottom-placed Deeside Dragons.

Blackburn Hawks moved into the play-off places with an 8-5 win at home to Solihull Barons – Jozef Istocy (2) and Lewis Baldwin (2) topped their scoring.

That result completed a miserable weekend for the Barons who also lost 4-1 at Solway Sharks – Daniel Abercrombie weighed in with a couple of goals for the home side.

Michael Bowman scored twice for Billingham Stars in their 5-2 victory at Sutton Sting.

Whitley Warriors completed their Northern Cup fixtures with a 6-1 defeat at home to Solway.

Altrincham Aces had a mixed weekend on the road as they look to secure a place in the Laidler D2 play-offs.

Jake Nurse bagged the winner as the Aces won 3-2 at Blackburn Eagles and they looked to be on course for a second win when they led 5-2 at Widnes Wild the following day.

Wild had different ideas and roared back to secure a 7-5 success.

Nottingham Lions won 3-1 at home to the Eagles, Coventry Blaze NIHL triumphed 6-3 on home ice against Bradford Bulldogs and Hull Jets drew 3-3 with Sheffield Senators.

WEEKEND RESULTS

NIHL North Moralee D1

Blackburn Hawks 8-5 Solihull Barons
Solway Sharks 4-1 Solihull Barons
Sutton Sting 2-5 Billingham Stars
Whitley Warriors 1-6 Solway Sharks (Cup)
Telford Tigers NIHL 7-3 Whitley Warriors

NIHL North Laidler D2

Blackburn Eagles 2-3 Altrincham Aces
Coventry Blaze NIHL 6-3 Bradford Bulldogs
Hull Jets 3-3 Sheffield Senators
Nottingham Lions 3-1 Blackburn Eagles
Widnes Wild 7-5 Altrincham Aces

(Image permission: Keith & Jenny Davies)

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