Ultimate Windows sponsored Billingham Stars

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Match Report: Warriors v Stars 19/09/21

   Carol White

BILLINGHAM STARS resumed rivalries with nearest neighbours and tournament favourites Whitley Warriors in the National Ice Hockey League Moralee Cup (North) on Sunday evening, their young side going down 9-5 in a much closer game than many had predicted. A wounded Warriors outfit took to the ice for the first time in front of their home crowd this season after suffering an unexpected 4-2 loss on t

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Match Preview: Warriors v Stars 19/09/21

   Carol White

BILLINGHAM STARS and their fans will make a long-awaited short trip up the A19 on Sunday afternoon for the first Tyne-Tees derby since February last year to take on preseason favourites Whitley Warriors in the National Ice Hockey League Moralee Cup (North). Sunday's game will be Whitley’s home opener after a 4-7 victory on the road at Widnes Wild in a League fixture last weekend. What bette

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Match Report: Stars v Sharks 12/09/21

   Carol White

BILLINGHAM STARS pushed old rivals Solway Sharks all the way in the NIHL North Cup as their young side went down 3-5 in their first competitive game for 18 months. Solway arrived on Teesside with just 13 skaters but off the back of an opening night 2-0 victory over Sheffield Scimitars in the League. By contrast the Stars were able to ice almost a full bench, handing senior debuts to under-18s Tom

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Match Preview: Stars v Sharks 12/09/21

   Carol White

BILLINGHAM STARS finally return to the ice on Sunday evening after the COVID pandemic forced ice hockey in the UK into near hibernation for 18 months. Last in front of the fans at the Forum in March last year, the Stars will have an unfamiliar look about them as they skate out for the season curtain raiser – a North Cup clash with old foes Solway Sharks. The long break from the sport and th

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NIHL 1 North Fixtures

   Daniel Kay

Billingham Stars will get their long-awaited 2021-2022 campaign underway on Sunday 12th September with a home fixture in the new North Cup competition against Solway Sharks at the new face-off time of 5pm. The North Cup will feature home and away ties against Dundee Comets of the SNL, Solway and Whitley Warriors. Stars will travel up the A19 for the first Tyne-Tees derby of the season – again in

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New Season, New Approach for Stars

   Daniel Kay

After a long break whilst the world coped with the pandemic, finally the Stars are looking forward to a brand new season in NIHL North 1 alongside Blackburn Hawks, Nottingham Lions, Sheffield Scimitars, Solihull Barons, Solway Sharks, Whitley Warriors and Widnes Wild as announced by the EIHA yesterday evening. The longer term effects of the pandemic on our sport have yet to be realised, specifica

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North 1 Teams Line Up For 21/22 Season Start

   Carol White

Whitley Warriors will look to defend their NIHL North 1 league title this season as part of an eight-strong division ready for puck drop in September. Taking part in North 1 this season will be Billingham Stars, Blackburn Hawks, Nottingham Lions, Sheffield Scimitars, Solihull Barons, Solway Sharks, Whitley Warriors and Widnes Wild. The league campaign will start on September 11 with sides playin

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Weekend report: 15 March - the end, but not how we wanted it

   Craig Simpson

There was an air of uncertainty around after Ultimate Windows sponsored Billingham Stars’ regularseason ended with a 6-8 loss to Solihull Barons on Sunday night. Billingham battled back from 2-7 early in the final period to just a single goal behind at 6-7 before a lateempty net goal from the visitors sealed the win. However there is a question mark over whether that was actually the final

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Preview - regular season finale versus Solihull

   Craig Simpson

The regular season draws to a close this evening for the Ultimate Windows-sponsored Billingham Starsas they welcome Solihull Barons to Forum Ice Arena (6.30pm). Barons were last on Teesside just two weeks ago for a rearranged game and were beaten by the Starsin a feisty encounter. Billingham have won three of their last four games and are three points clear of sixth placed Blackburnin the race f

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Weekend report: 8 March 2020 - Sting succumb to super Stars

   Craig Simpson

Ultimate Windows-sponsored Billingham Stars recent good form continued as a hat-trick from captainMichael Elder lifted them to a 6-4 win over Sutton Sting at the Forum on Sunday. Billingham came flying out of the blocks in the first period but were denied by goalie Nick Winters andthe period ended scoreless. Thomas Brown in the Stars net also had to come up big on occasion whenSutton hit on the c