Juraj Huska (above) hit a hat-trick in Chieftains’ 9-2 win at London Raiders, while Cameron Bartlett grabbed a late equaliser in their 2-2 home draw against Wightlink Raiders.
Craig Tribe and Ryan Webb both scored twice for Wightlink in their 10-2 win on home ice against Solent.
The Devils bounced back with a 1-0 win at home to Cardiff Devils NIHL – George Norcliffe scored the only goal of the game.
Invicta Dynamos secured the runners-up spot after picking up a pair of victories.
Adam McNicoll (2) topped the scoring in Dynamos’ 4-2 success at Cardiff, while Conor Redmond bagged a brace in their 4-0 home win against Streatham Redskins.
Oxford City Stars won 7-1 at home to Bracknell Hornets – Alan Green scored three. MK Thunder triumphed 7-5 on home ice against London Raiders.
In D2S, Matthew Lawday scored four for Basingstoke Buffalo in their 8-4 win at Wighlink Tigers.
Peterborough Islanders won 3-2 at Haringey Racers, while Bristol Pitbulls drew 2-2 with Cardiff Fire.
Cardiff Devils NIHL 2-4 Invicta Dynamos
Chelmsford Chieftains 2-2 Wightlink Raiders
Invicta Dynamos 4-0 Streatham Redskins
London Raiders 2-9 Chelmsford Chieftains
MK Thunder 7-5 London Raiders
Oxford City Stars 7-1 Bracknell Hornets
Solent Devils 1-0 Cardiff Devils NIHL
Wightklink Raiders 10-2 Solent Devils
Bristol Pitbulls 2-2 Cardiff Fire
Haringey Racers 2-3 Peterborough Islanders
Wightlink Tigers 4-8 Basingstoke Buffalo
The quarter-final line-up for the NIHL1 South play-offs is as follows:
Chelmsford Chieftains v London Raiders
Invicta Dynamos v MK Thunder
Streatham Redskins v Oxford City Stars
Wightlink Raiders v Solent Devils
(Image permission: David Trevallion)