NIHL South round-up: Five-star Ozallapa boosts Dynamos

Eriks Ozallapa (above) enjoyed an excellent personal weekend to help NIHL1 South title chasers Invicta Dynamos to two victories.

The Latvian hit a hat-trick in Dynamos’ 5-1 win at home to Oxford City Stars and he added another couple in a 6-2 road success at MK Thunder.

The win at Thunder came despite Dynamos playing the majority of the first period without a netminder, after equipment issues for Damien King left them guarding an empty net for almost 19 minutes.

Chelmsford Chieftains remain top of the table after winning 4-1 at London Raiders and 3-1 at Solent Devils.

Streatham Redskins won 5-0 at home to Wightlink, but the Raiders gained their revenge in the reverse fixture with a 7-5 victory.

Alan Green (3) and Ondrej Pekarik (3) topped the scoring for Oxford as they romped to a 13-0 win on home ice against Cardiff Devils NIHL.

Bracknell Hornets fell 5-3 at home to MK Thunder – Jamie Line and Ross Bowers both scored twice for the visitors.

In D2S, Ollie Baldock (3), Brandon Ayliffe (2) and Jake Sylvester (2) led the way for Chelmsford Warriors in their 8-3 home win against Lee Valley Lions, and Sylvester followed up with five more in Warriors’ 8-1 victory over Slough Jets.

Conor Pollard also scored five for Peterborough Islanders as they romped to a 14-2 home success against Invicta Mustangs.

Swindon Wildcats NIHL are through to the semi-final of the D2S Cup after a 9-7 win at home to Haringey Racers. Basingstoke Buffalo won 6-2 on home ice against Lee Valley.

WEEKEND RESULTS

NIHL1 South

Bracknell Hornets 3-5 MK Thunder
Invicta Dynamos 5-1 Oxford City Stars
London Raiders 1-4 Chelmsford Chieftains
MK Thunder 2-6 Invicta Dynamos
Oxford City Stars 13-0 Cardiff Devils NIHL
Solent Devils 1-3 Chelmsford Chieftains
Streatham Redskins 5-0 Wightlink Raiders
Wightlink Raiders 7-5 Streatham Redskins

NIHL2 South

Basingstoke Buffalo 6-2 Lee Valley Lions (Cup)
Chelmsford Warriors 8-3 Lee Valley Lions
Chelmsford Warriors 8-1 Slough Jets
Peterborough Islanders 14-2 Invicta Mustangs
Swindon Wildcats NIHL 9-7 Haringey Racers (Cup)

(Image permission: David Trevallion)

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