On Sunday evening Warriors made the short journey down the A19 to take on the Billingham Stars in a passionate local derby. Michael Elder had opened the scoring for the home side 4 minutes into the contest when he fired past Mark Turnbull in the Whitley net however the scores were soon level though as Dean Holland equalised three minutes later with a powerful slapshot.
Whitley Warriors travelled across the border to face the Solway Sharks in Dumfries on Saturday evening. Warriors were captained by Jamie Tinsley who came back into the side after missing Whitley’s last match up. Whitley were without 3 experienced players though as senior goaltender Richie Lawson, veteran d man Paul Matthews and power forward Jordan Barnes were all unable to ice due to injuries.
Warriors were without a fixture during the last week however Whitley are in action on 2 occasions next weekend when Simon Leach’s side take on the Solway Sharks and Billingham Stars away from home in NIHL North Division 1 action.
Whitley Warriors entertained the newly crowned NIHL North Division 1 Champions the Blackburn Hawks on Tyneside on Sunday evening. Warriors were able to include Alex Lawson on their match day roster after he was passed fit to play however Whitley were without a number of experienced players such as Richie Lawson, Paul Matthews and Jamie Tinsley.
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