THE Widnes-based Riverside Raiders ice hockey team won their first ever piece of silverware at the weekend when they beat Grimsby Stormers 5-3 in the Puckstop Summer Classic Play Off trophy final in Sheffield.

The Raiders had progressed from a 5-team qualifying group and then beat the Wyre Seagulls in the semi-final to get to the final where they took on the team from Lincolnshire.

They took the lead in the 12th minute of the game and were 2-0 at the end of the first period.

A 2-3 second period saw them leading 5-2 with 20 minutes left to play and a late Grimsby rally was stifled when the Stormers started picking up penalties as time ticked away from them.

Raiders scoring: Sam Plant - 3 goals, Gez Evans - 1 goal, 2 assist, Adam Jenkins - 1 goal, Owen Tennant and Elizabeth Wright 1 assist each.