Deeside Dragons are likely to be without high-scoring forward James Parsons until the New Year due to injury.
Parsons, 28, suffered a fractured cheekbone in a first period collision with Bradford Bulldogs’ netminder in the Dragons’ 12-1 win on Saturday.
Deeside Head Coach, Lol Paul, said: “James was hit in the face by the netminder’s stick as he was rushing the goal. He passed out when he got off the ice, so we took him to hospital straight away.
“I spoke to his father and he said James needs an operation, but he’ll be back soon. I told him the whole club will be waiting for him, when he’s better.
“James has been doing so well this season. He’s one of our top scorers, and had a goal and assist before he was injured last night. He’ll be a big loss, but his health is more important.”
Saturday night’s win put the Dragons second in NIHL North Laidler D2, two points behind Nottingham Lions.
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