On Saturday, Hawks had travelled to Solway for an ECCN cup game – which they lost 6-4 with a depleted bench.
Billingham Stars also have 4 points from their two leagues and sit in second place on goals, following their 10-1 win over Manchester Minotaurs on Sunday and 7-5 win away at Sheffield Spartans on Saturday.
However defending league champions Solway Sharks have yet to play a league, having played 3 games instead in the ECCN Cup of which they have won just the one.
Stars currently top the ECCN group table but there is a long way to go and none of the NIHL teams have yet faced at team from the EPL.
Photo: Solway Sharks v Blackburn Hawks by John Milton – www.eventog.uk