Monday 22 December 2014

Moralee Conference Weekend Round Up - 20th & 21st December

Blackburn Hawks remain top of the league over he festive perio0d with an unbeaten record of 9 wins and 1 draw from their 10 league games to date after an 8-2 win away at Whitley Warriors on Sunday evening.    Solway Sharks are in second place with 12 points from 10 games and Billingham Stars third with 11 points from 9 games.

In the only other Moralee game of the weekend, Sutton Sting drew 2-2 with Sheffield Spartans in the iceSheffield derby.  Spartans are in 4th place in the table with 11 points from 11 games.

In the ECCN, Blackburn Hawks almost caused an upset on Saturday night when they entertained the Sheffield Steeldogs EPL team.   The Hawks were leading 3-1 heading towards the mid point in the game but got into penalty trouble and were eventually overhauled in the latter stages.

The resulting 3-4 defeat represents the best performance by an NIHL team against an EPL team in this competition so far.

The ECCN cup game between Billingham Stars and Peter Phantoms EPL on Sunday night was abandoned after 41 minutes after a serious injury to Phantoms GB international Marc Levers. It came after an accidental clash that left Levers unconscious on the ice.  It was decided to abandon the game as he couldn't be moved until he was treated by Paramedics.  Fortunately, Levers was able to walk off the ice and went to hospital for a precautionary MRI scan. The score at the time of the incident was 1-2 to the Phantoms. 

Top: Blackburn Hawks score away at Whitley Warriors - photo by John Milton

Bottom: Peterborough Phantoms EPL side's Marc Levers - photo courtesy of Peterborough Evening Telegraph