NIHL South round-up: Dynamos stumble in race for second

Invicta Dynamos had a mixed weekend as they continue to chase the runners-up spot in NIHL1 South.

The Dynamos lost 3-2 at Solent Devils, but bounced back to win 4-2 at MK Thunder – Adam Rehak’s late empty-netter sealed the points in Milton Keynes.

Streatham IHC are two points behind the Kent outfit with a game in hand after an up-and-down weekend on home ice.

They fell 6-3 to champions Chelmsford Chieftains on Saturday, but recovered to record a 3-2 success against Oxford City Stars the following day.

The Chieftains added another victory to their tally on Sunday with a 10-1 home victory over Bracknell Hornets – Juraj Huska (3) topped their scoring.

Hallden Barnes-Garner hit a hat-trick for MK Thunder in their 6-4 win at Bracknell, while Adian Doughty weighed in with two goals in Solent’s 4-2 success at London Raiders.

Peterborough Islanders secured the D2S (East) regular season title with an 8-3 win at home to Lee Valley Lions. They followed up with a comfortable 7-1 success at Slough Jets.

Nathan Darmanin (2) led the way for Slough in their 5-3 win at Invicta Mustangs.

Cardiff Fire recorded two comprehensive victories, winning 10-1 at home to Wightlink Buccaneers and 6-1 at Basingstoke Buffalo.

Chelmsford Warriors won 5-2 on home ice against Haringey Racers and followed up with 4-2 success in the reverse fixture.

WEEKEND RESULTS

NIHL1 South

Bracknell Hornets 4-6 MK Thunder
Chelmsford Chieftains 10-1 Bracknell Hornets
London Raiders 2-4 Solent Devils
MK Thunder 2-4 Invicta Dynamos
Solent Devils 3-2 Invicta Dynamos
Streatham IHC 3-6 Chelmsford Chieftains
Streatham IHC 3-2 Oxford City Stars

NIHL2 South

Basingstoke Buffalo 1-6 Cardiff Fire
Cardiff Fire 10-1 Wightlink Buccaneers
Chelmsford Warriors 5-2 Haringey Racers
Haringey Racers 2-4 Chelmsford Warriors
Invicta Mustangs 3-5 Slough Jets
Peterborough Islanders 8-3 Lee Valley Lions
Slough Jets 1-7 Peterborough Islanders

(Image permission: David Trevallion)

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