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Challenge Cup Weekend Round-Up 6

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Southern Section Chelmsford Chieftains threatened to pull off a major upset in the British Challenge Cup (South), despite losing 4-3 at home to Guildford Flames. Sunday’s encounter at The Riverside saw the NIHL outfit fall behind to goals from Tom Duggan (2), Owen Fussey and Andy McKinney in the first 23 minutes. A single strike […]

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Straight Sets Victory for Phoenix

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ULTIMATE WINDOWS-sponsored Billingham Stars suffered the expected double British Challenge Cup defeats at the hands of Manchester Phoenix home and away over the weekend, but went a long way to restoring both pride and confidence. Saturday’s match report can be viewed here. Billingham started Sunday’s game with some changes at the back, Jamie Pattison and […]

Spike goes close on a breakaway against the Phoenix on Saturday

Phoenix Nights Part One

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Last night’s match report in advance of the full weekend report later… Badly needing a response after last Sunday’s battering at the hands of League rivals Blackburn Hawks, the Stars went into Saturday’s game in Altrincham boosted by the return of netminder James Flavell. Billingham chose to ice their full bench from the first drop […]

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Phoenix Nights Ahead for Stars!

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ULTIMATE WINDOWS-sponsored Billingham Stars face their toughest weekend to date as they take on the English Premier League’s Manchester Phoenix home and away in the British Challenge Cup. Tomorrow afternoon the Stars travel to Altrincham to face a Manchester Phoenix side sitting third in the EPL. Whilst Cup competition rules prevent them from icing all […]

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Challenge Cup Weekend Round-Up 5

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Southern Section Guildford Flames are top of the British Challenge Cup (South) standings after a nail-biting 2-1 (penalty shots) victory over Basingstoke Bison. Saturday night’s encounter at The Silverdome ended all-square after 60 minutes, despite a second-minute strike from Guildford’s Matt Towe. Home fans had to wait until the third period for Joe Greener to […]

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Stars Easy Prey for Hawks

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ULTIMATE WINDOWS-sponsored Billingham Stars suffered yet another humiliation at the hands of Lancashire rivals Blackburn Hawks on Sunday, going down 10-2 in a British Challenge Cup mauling. Hoping to bounce back from a 2-4 reverse to Solway Sharks, Billingham began brightly enough, Michael Bowman almost opening with less than three minutes played as he skated […]

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Challenge Cup Weekend Preview Week 5

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Southern Section This weekend’s British Challenge Cup (South) fixtures feature one of the most eagerly-awaited ties of the round-robin section. Sunday’s clash between Basingstoke Bison and Guildford Flames promises to be a full-blooded affair with both sides keen to secure a place in the semi-finals. The Bison have played just one game in this year’s […]

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Stars Aim To Bounce Back Against Hawks

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ULTIMATE WINDOWS-sponsored Billingham Stars are on the road on Sunday for a British Challenge Cup clash with old rivals Blackburn Hawks. Always a fixture eagerly anticipated by both sets of fans, Blackburn have come out on top in recent tussles between the two sides. Last season the Lancashire outfit finished one place above the Stars […]

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Challenge Cup Weekend Round-Up 4

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Southern Section Guildford Flames lead the British Challenge Cup (South) standings on goal difference, following a high-scoring weekend of action across the country. They secured top spot with a 7-0 demolition of Wightlink Raiders on Sunday, thanks to goals from Matt Towe (2), Tom Duggan (2), Andy McKinney, Danny Meyers and Andrew Hemmings. Milton Keynes […]

Chris Sykes, Michael Bowman and Paul Windridge press forward against Solway on Sunday

Sharks Put The Bite On Stars

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ULTIMATE WINDOWS-sponsored Billingham Stars put in their most lacklustre performance of the season so far in the British Challenge Cup, losing out 2-4 in front of their home fans to a gritty Solway Sharks. Starting with Mark Watson between the pipes, Billingham were missing regulars Scott Ward and Jack Davies from the third line, Ben […]