Blackburn Hawks extended their lead at the top of the Moralee Conference following a 4 point weekend that brought them 2 8-1 victories. On Saturday afternoon they beat Sheffield Spartans at iceSheffield and then saw off 2nd place Billingham Stars at home the following night.
The Hawks now lead the table by 5 clear points, although they have played two games more than the Stars. Whitley Warriors were without a game at the weekend remain in 3rd although they are level on points with Spartans and have now been joined by Sutton Sting – who won 8-1 away at Manchester Minotaurs in the only other Moralee game of the weekend.
In the English Challenge Cup North, Solway Sharks were shut out at home 11-0 by EPL team Manchester Phoenix in a game in which they were outshot 46 to 20. The Phoenix still top the qualifying group although they lost 2-3 at home to 2nd place Telford Tigers EPL on Sunday.
Photo: Blackburn Hawks 8 - Billingham Stars 1 - by John Milton www.eventog.uk