An Aaron Dad hat-trick fired Bradford Bulldogs ice hockey team to a much-needed 6-3 win over the Lancashire Raptors.

The Bulldogs came out fast from the start and played some smart hockey in what was their best home performance of the season.

Both netminders were in great form as both teams had chances but two goals from in-form forward Matt Viney (pictured) and one from Luke Smith helped the Bulldogs to a convincing triumph.

Bradford travel to Grimsby on Saturday night before hosting Flintshire on Sunday night (face-off 5.15pm, admission £5 adults and under-16s free with one paying adult).

The under-12s contiuned their good form with an 8-2 win over Blackburn. Goals came from Connor Parkin (3), Alfie Glenn (4) and Kieran Brown.

The under-14s remain unbeaten after an 18-2 win over Blackburn which leaves them top of the league on goal difference.