Oxford City Stars came to close producing the shock of the NIHL1 South season on Sunday, eventually settling for a point at Chelmsford Chieftains.
Stars beat the runaway leaders on home ice earlier this term, and looked on course to repeat the feat as they raced into a 3-1 lead. Two Anthony Leone goals spared Chieftains’ blushes.
Second period goals by Jaroslav Cesky, Ryan Webb, Jeremy Cornish and Alex Sampford sealed the points for Wightlink Raiders as they ran out 4-2 winners at London Raiders.
A Chris Wiggins goal 43 seconds from time secured a 5-5 draw for Streatham Redskins at Bracknell Hornets.
Kamil Kinkor (above) hit a hat-trick for Streatham in their 6-5 D1S Cup success at home to Solent Devils. The victory saw Redskins qualify for the semi-final.
Josh Abbott (4) and Josh Ealey-Newman (4) led the scoring for Haringey Racers as they cruised to 13-3 win at home to Invicta Mustangs. Abbott added another couple in Racers’ 7-4 success at Lee Valley Lions.
Adrian Smith and Olly Shone both scored twice for Bristol Pitbulls as they triumphed 5-1 at home to Swindon Wildcats NIHL.
Peterborough Islanders are through to the semi-final of the D2S Cup after a 6-2 win on home ice against Basingstoke Buffalo.
Bracknell Hornets 5-5 Streatham Redskins
Chelmsford Chieftains 3-3 Oxford City Stars
London Raiders 2-4 Wightlink Raiders
Streatham Redskins 6-5 Solent Devils (Cup)
Bristol Pitbulls 5-1 Swindon Wildcats NIHL
Haringey Racers 13-3 Invicta Mustangs
Lee Valley Lions 4-7 Haringey Racers
Peterborough Islanders 6-2 Basingstoke Buffalo (Cup)
(Image permission: Rick Webb)