Solway Sharks breezed to the top of NIHL North Moralee D1 after an impressive four-point weekend.
Sharks won 3-1 at home to Billingham Stars and followed up with a 9-2 victory at Whitley Warriors – Richard Bentham bagged a hat-trick at Hillheads.
Stars completed a miserable weekend with a 5-2 defeat at Blackburn Hawks – Patrik Nyman (2) topped the scoring for the home side.
Richard Slater’s second goal of the game just three minutes from time secured a 5-5 draw for Solihull Barons at Telford Tigers NIHL.
Lloyd Gibson hit a hat-trick for Sutton Sting in their 4-4 draw at Deeside Dragons.
In Laidler D2, Brian Worrall’s late empty-netter capped a 5-3 win for Altrincham Aces at Hull Jets and he repeated the feat in a 4-2 home victory against Nottingham Lions.
Invicta Dynamos made the perfect start to the new NIHL1 South season with victories in both the league and cup.
Dynamos won 2-0 in the D1S Cup in a bad-tempered clash at Chelmsford Chieftains and followed up with an 11-0 league success at home to Bracknell Hornets.
Chieftains, who won four trophies last season, also failed to kick their league campaign off with a win as they were held 4-4 atMK Thunder.
Ryan Webb scored the winner for Wightlink Raiders in their 4-3 win at Oxford City Stars.
The Hornets hosted MK Thunder in the first game in the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Cup with the visitors recording a 3-0 victory.
In D2S, Peterborough Islanders won 5-1 at home to Chelmsford Warriors and Lee Valley Lions drew 3-3 with Slough Jets.
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NIHL North Moralee D1
Blackburn Hawks 5-2 Billingham Stars
Deeside Dragons 4-4 Sutton Sting
Solway Sharks 3-1 Billingham Stars
Telford Tigers NIHL 5-5 Solihull Barons
Whitley Warriors 2-9 Solway Sharks
NIHL North Laidler D2
Altrincham Aces 4-2 Nottingham Lions
Hull Jets 3-5 Altrincham Aces
Invicta Dynamos 11-0 Bracknell Hornets
MK Thunder 4-4 Chelmsford Chieftains
Oxford City Stars 3-4 Wightlink Raiders
NIHL1 South Cup
Chelmsford Chieftains 0-2 Invicta Dynamos
NIHL1 South Berks, Bucks & Oxon Cup
Bracknell Hornets 0-3 MK Thunder
Lee Valley Lions 3-3 Slough Jets
Peterborough Islanders 5-1 Chelmsford Warriors