Junior round-up - Billingham Wolves have three wins to their name in English Under-19 North A League this season the latest being a 5-2 victory at Kingston Predators.

Wolves took a fourth minute lead through Stuart Gibbon and Robert Dowd made it 2-0 a minute later. Gibbon and Andrew Thornton extended the advantage to 4-0 after 16 minutes. In the final minute of the first period Kingston opened the account.

There were no goals until the 48th minute with Thornton's second goal of the game for a 5-1 lead. Kingston's second consolation goal came on the powerplay in the final minute. A Wolves win that sees them move above Kingston into third place.

Wolves' scorers: Stuart Gibbon and Andrew Thornton 2+0, Robert Dowd 1+0, Jamie Pattison 0+3, James Udell and Liam Telfer 0+1.

Nottingham Leopards are still the only side to have a 100 per cent record after a 4-0 victory at Hillheads against Whitley Braves.

Leopards went ahead in this Under-19 league encounter after two minutes. Later Braves' netminder Stephen Hoult was in fine form and kept his side in the match.

Whitley were unlucky with numerous efforts on goal and deserved more from the game. Nottingham scored a third at 30-21 and the fourth on 48.07. Leopards' Adam Scruby received a ten, game and gross misconduct for abuse of official.

Sunderland Commanches picked up another win in English Under-14 North A league with a 13-0 victory at Billingham Falcons. Billingham included new signing Canadian Jeffrey Brown making his debut and Falcons having two full lines for the first time this season.

Commanches took the lead after three minutes through Ross Cameron and Daniel Murdy struck a second five minutes later. The Wearsiders extended the lead with six second period goals from James Horkan, Richard Emerson, Callum Pattison (2), Murdy and Nathan Salem., Falcons failed to produce a shot on Commanches net in the second period.

The final period brought a further five Sunderland goals including three from Murdy.

Commanches scorers: Daniel Murdy 5+1, Callum Pattison 2+2, Nathan Salem 2+1, Ross Cameron, Richard Emerson and Karl Nelson 1+1, James Horkan 1+0, Jake Roberts 0+2, James Moutsey Mark Robson and Daniel Lamb 0+1.

Two teams with 100 per cent records came together in English Under-16 North A league when Billingham Bears travelled to Sheffield Rapiers. There was not much to choose between them but it was Sheffield that edged home 2-1 winners, the winner having a little luck about it as a pass across ice bobbled up hit the knee of a Bears defenceman into the net with a little over a minute remaining. Sheffield had taken the lead early in the second period. bears got on level terms at 38.31 on the powerplay through James Udell.

A draw was looking on the cards for a fair result until the cruel deflection.

Bears scorers: James Udell 1+0, Robert Dowd and Paul Smith 0+1.

In the same league Whitley Tomahawks had a 3-1 win over Nottingham Cougars at Hillheads. A deserved victory which could have been by a much bigger margin. Shaun Kippin and Ricky Box both converted powerplays to pout Whitley 2-0 ahead inside seven minutes.

Nottingham cut the deficit in the 19th minute for the only goal of the middle period. The two goal lead was restored at 33.57 with Kippin's second of the game. Whitley's Andrew Wile received a five plus game misconduct for roughing on the final whistle. Cougars coach picked up a gross misconduct for abuse of official.

Tomahawks scorers: Shaun Kippin 2+0, Ricky Box 1+0, Philip Atherton and Peter Zajac 0+1.

Whitley Arrows Under-12 North A League clash at Kingston Rivermen. It was an excellent advert for youth hockey and unfortunate for Whitley they lost 10-7. Callum Watson and Liam Brown put Arrows 2-0 ahead at 04.54. Kingston opened their account three minutes later.

Watson (2) and Craig Lydall were on target to give Whitley a 5-1 lead at 19-12. Kingston scored three times in as many minutes to reduce the deficit t0 4-5 four minutes later. They went 8-5 ahead at 31.58 with four goals in two minutes.

Watson and Stephen Bennett kept Whitley in the match as they out their side within one of Kingston. In the final minute Kingston scored their ninth after Whitley had pulled their netminder in favour of a forward and reached double figures at 33.36.

Arrows scorers: Callum Watson 4+1. Liam Brown, Craig Lydall and Stephen Bennett 1+0, Joe Zajac 0+1.

Whitley Bay Squaws lost 5-2 at leaders Blackburn Thunder inn Womens Division One North. Thunder scored twice in the first eight minutes to gain a 2-0 lead. Sara Christie cut the deficit with a 23rd minute reply. Two goals from Thunder in the 29th minute gave them a 4-1 lead. Emma Brown struck a second ar 38.01 and Blackburn rounded off the scoring in the final minute.

Squaws scorers: Sara Christie and Emma Brown 1+0, Stephanie Oldfield 0+1.

Jack Watkins scored five goals and one assist as Sunderland Appaches won 9-4 at Altrincham Colts in an Under-10 Challenge. Alex Lawson and Watkins gave Apaches a 2-0 lead inside 77 seconds. Michael Elder and Lawson had scored for a 4-1 first period advantage.

Apache scorers: Jack Watkins 5+1, Alex Lawson 2+1, Michael Elder 1+3, Dale Sharp 1+1, Mark Watson 0+1.

English National Hockey League North

Billingham Bombers made hard work of their 9-4 win over Bradford Bulldogs at Forum Ice Arena. Bombers led 3-0 inside 13 minutes with goals from Stuart Gibbon (2), and Martin Lewis.

Bulldogs first reply came at 16.18. The middle period brought four goals two from each side, Scott Ward and Paul Windridge on target for Billingham.

the final period saw Windridge (2), Andrew Thornton and Andrew Wells complete the scoring.

Bombers scorers: Paul Windridge 3+0, Stuart Gibbon 2+0, Scott Ward 1+2, Martin Lewis and Andrew Thornton 1+1, Andrew Wells 1+0, James McCabe 0+2, Philip Pritchard, Jamie Pattison, Graeme Harrison, Ian Richardson and Andrew Fletcher 0+1.

Sunderland Chiefs suffered a 10-1 defeat at Blackburn Hawks, Cheifs went ahead with a Jonathan Heslop goal after six minutes. Netminder John Worrall saved Chiefs from a much heavier defeat facing 81 shots.

Chiefs scorers: Jonathan Heslop 1+0, Paul Rolfe and Kevin Musther 0+1.

Whitley Warriors were in English Premier League Cup action at at Peterborough Phantoms. Daniel Good put Whitley ahead and Andrew Carter hit a second in a 2-2 first period. Phantoms were 7-2 ahead when Paul Graham scored the visitor's third.

Warriors scorers: Andrew Carter and Paul Graham 1+1, Daniel Good 1+0, Kevin Bucas, Andrew Tindale and bobby Bradley 0+1.

Tomorrow's fixtures

Findus British National League: Dundee Stars v Newcastle Vipers (5.45).

English National Hockey League North: Sunderland Chiefs v Bradford Bulldogs (noon).

English U16 North A League: Billingham Nears v Kingston Crunch (6pm).

English U16 North B League: Birmingham Rockets v Sunderland Arrows (5pm).

English U14 North A League: Sunderland Commanches v Blackburn Kestrels (3.15).

English U12 North A League: Sunderland Cherokees v Blackburn Sparrowhawks (5pm).

English U12 North B League: Billingham Coyotes v Grimsby Ghosts (4.15).

English U10 North/Midlands League: Sheffield Samurai v Sunderland Apaches (12.15).

Womens Premier League: Kingston Diamonds v Sunderland Scorpions (12.15).

Sunday's fixtures

Findus British National League: Newcastle KBS Vipers v Solihull MK Kings (6pm).

English National Hockey League North: Kingston Jets v Billingham Bombers (5.45); Sunderland Chiefs v Grimsby Buffaloes (noon).

EIH A Northern Cup: Sheffield Scimitars v Whitley Warriors (5.30).

English Under 14 North A League: Sunderland Commanches v Billingham Falcons (10am).

English U12 North A League: Nottingham Tigers v Sunderland Cherokees (6pm); Whitley bay Arrows v Altrincham Spitfires (12.15).

Womens Division One North: Whitley Bay Squaws v Flintshire Furies (5.45).