Solway Sharks U16 and U20 teams enjoyed a goal-packed pair of games against Highland Lynx last weekend.
Liam Stenton led the way for the U16 side with seven goals in their 14-5 success. Scott Rae (2), Joe Little (2), Jack Little, Lennon McNee and Megan Gourlay also got on the scoresheet.
The result left the Sharks sixth in the U16 standings, just three points behind third place.
Head coach Jamie Kerr said: “We started really well and played some nice smart hockey for two periods. Going into the last period 9-1 up I think the players felt like they could forget about the defensive side of the game in pursuit of racking up a nicer score.
“That allowed Highland to sneak in behind too easily and we were sucked into a scrappy 5-4 shoot-out in the last period. We have some tough games coming up to close out our campaign for the season, so it’s vital we do the things we know we’re capable of as much as possible and nullify the slackness.”
Stenton and Lewis Houston both weighed in with hat-tricks in the U20 match as Solway recorded a comfortable 11-0 victory. Luke Houston (2), Lewis McEwan, Struan Duff and Kieran Hair were also on target.
Sharsk are level on points with Fife Falcons at the top of the U20 table.
Head coach Jamie Thomson said: “It is always hard to stay motivated when it is a top versus bottom league game, but we got the job done. We need to concentrate 100% each game from here and keep winning – do that and we have a real shot at a cup and league double.”
Anyone interested in playing ice hockey and getting onto the Solway Sharks player pathway should contact Dumfries Ice Bowl on 01387 251300. Learn to play sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4.00pm, and Saturday mornings at 10.30am.