UK Ice hockey round-up (w/e 25th October)

Whitley Warriors missed the chance to move to the top of NIHL North Moralee D1 after picking up just one point from their weekend double-header.

Warriors followed up a 4-2 defeat at Solway Sharks with a 4-4 draw at home to Billingham Stars and now lie two points behind Blackburn Hawks having played a game more.

Solihull Barons are up to third in the table after a pair of wins against Sheffield Spartans. Niklas Ottosson hit a hat-trick in their 7-3 victory in Yorkshire and Barons made it a four-point weekend with a 10-3 success back on home ice.

Callum Bowley (above) and Corey Goodison both scored twice for Telford Tigers NIHL as they secured a 7-4 home win against Sutton Sting.

Laidler D2 leaders Nottingham Lions crashed 4-1 at home to Widnes Wild – Geoff Wigglesworth (2) led the scoring for the visitors. Filip Supa scored four for Deeside Dragons in their 6-4 success at Altrincham Aces. Blackburn Eagles triumphed 7-4 on home ice against Bradford Bulldogs.

Streatham Redskins still lead NIHL1 South after an impressive 5-0 win at Invicta Dynamos. Chelmsford Chieftains maintained their 100% record with two victories, winning 6-1 at home to Oxford City Stars and 5-1 at Solent Devils.

Two goals each for Marek Nahlik and Rio Grinell-Parke helped London Raiders to a 7-1 home success against Bracknell Hornets. Wightlink Raiders slipped to a disappointing 2-1 loss at Bracknell. Cardiff Devils NIHL had a miserable weekend, losing 3-2 at home to Solent and 4-1 at Oxford.

Streatham started their D1S Cup campaign with a 2-0 win at home to Wightlink.

In D2S Haringey Racers enjoyed a 7-1 home victory against Lee Valley Lions, Basingstoke Buffalo won 5-2 at home to Bristol Pitbulls and Swindon Wildcats NIHL fell 9-6 at Wightlink Tigers. Slough Jets picked up their first D2 Cup points after an 8-5 win at home to Swindon.

MK Lightning still lead the EPL despite a mixed weekend of results. Rene Jarolin hit a hat-trick in their 11-0 home win against Hull Pirates but they found things tougher on the road, losing 3-1 at Telford Tigers. That result completed a successful weekend for the Shropshire team, as they also won 6-1 at Bracknell Bees.

Peterborough Phantoms won 8-3 at home to Manchester Phoenix, but Dominic Osman’s shoot-out strike condemned them to a 2-1 loss at Hull. Basingstoke Bison collected four points, winning 3-2 at Sheffield Steeldogs and 5-1 at home to Swindon Wildcats. Guildford Flames lost 7-4 at Swindon and 5-2 on home ice against the Steeldogs.

Elite League leaders Cardiff Devils crashed 6-2 at Edinburgh Capitals, but bounced back on home ice with a 2-1 shoot-out victory against Nottingham Panthers. Belfast Giants sealed a four-point weekend, winning 4-1 at home Sheffield Steelers and 5-4 after overtime at Dundee Stars.

Fife Flyers won 4-3 at Manchester Storm and 2-0 at home to Braehead Clan. Levi Nelson grabbed the winner for Sheffield as they won 5-4 at home to Manchester, while Juraj Kolnik (2) led the scoring for Nottingham in their 7-1 home success against Dundee.

Coventry Blaze narrowly missed out on progressing to the next round of the Continental Cup despite producing three excellent performances in Poland. Blaze beat Dunarea Galati (Romania) and Partizan Belgrade (Serbia) in their first two Group C matches, but a 3-2 loss against hosts Tychy in the final game ended their interest in the competition.

(Image permission: Telford Tigers)

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