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Ice Hockey: Old enemy Whitley Bay Warriors show Flintshire Freeze no mercy

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AN HISTORIC rivalry was reignited at the Deeside Ice Rink, but the Whitley Bay Warriors showed the fire as they ran out victorious in this Northern League encounter.

The Warriors top the standings in the inter-divisional league, which throws teams from EIHL North one and two plus Scotland together in one table.

But the days of the Freeze going head-top-head with a Warriors side evenly matched are now a distant memory as the North One side eased to a triumphant result.

It was 20 minutes before the Freeze got on the scoresheet, Andrew Chappell playing in Chris Jones.

He doubled his tally 10 minutes later, as the Warriors were reduced to four men handing a power play to the freeze.

Good teamwork from Karl Creamer and Simon Furnival provided the opening for Jones to slot home number two.

Neither goal troubled Whitley Bay however as they comfortably led.

The Freeze completed their scoring 12 minutes from time during a second power play, Jones completing his hat-trick after Matt Wainwright set him up.

It was the latest in a run of tough outings for the Freeze and they will be hoping to end their run of seven games without a win after the winter break.

The next time the Freeze will hit the ice in anger will be on Sunday, January 9 when they travel to Sheffield to face Sutton Sting.

The Freeze will be hoping to start the new year by avenging the 8-5 defeat they suffered at the same venue in late November.