Sunday 9 February 2014

NIHL North: Saturday Games

There were just two games played on Saturday in NIHL North but both had big implications.

In the Moralee Conference, Sheffield Spartans picked up a hard fought 2-2 draw away at league leaders Solway Sharks. That result leaves the Sharks needing 5 points from their remaining 6 games to secure their second successive North 1 title.

Spartans are in 6th place - 9 points clear of 7th place Manchester Minotaurs and could still have an outside hope of  battling for the 4th play off spot, depending on the performance of the other teams in the mix.

In the Laidler Conference, Nottingham Lions won a closely fought 1-0 victory away at Hull Jets. That result puts 4th place Lions comfortably 6 points clear of 5th place Jets in their quest to secure a top four play off place.

Photo: Spartans netminder Bradley Day was MVP against Solway Sharks - photo by Oliver Barron