Monday 20 January 2014

NIHL North Laidler Conference Round Up - Weekend of 18th / 19th January 2014

There were only 2 games in the Laidler Conference at the weekend, both involving teams in the title race,

Solihull Barons maintained their 3 point lead at the top of the table with a 9-2 home win over 6th place Sheffield Senators.  The Barons dominated throughout - notching up an incredible 77 shots to the Senators' 22 in a game that was effectively over by the first break with the home side already leading 4-1.

Second place Deeside Dragons kept the pressure on the leaders with a 6-1 win away at local rivals Widnes Wild.  The Wild actually outshot their visitors but were unable to convert that pressure into goals.  The Dragons now sit a comfortable 7 points ahead of both 3rd place Coventry Blaze and 4th place Nottingham Lions who didn't play this weekend and now both have a game in hand.

Photo: James Parsons scores Deeside Dragons' first goal at Widnes (photo by Peter Sheffield )