As they entered the Sunday fixture home to high-flying Leeds Knights, Hull looked to maintain the momentum gained by a hard fought victory over Basingstoke, the previous evening.
The Seahawks started well in the first period, which was tightly contested. Salem broke the deadlock just before the period break with a powerplay goal and Hull were deserved of the lead.
Leeds Knights came out of the blocks blisteringly in the second period, scoring two quick fire goals through Adam Barnes. In an end-to-end game both teams defended valiantly but the Knights added another goal before the second period break leaving the Seahawks with a stiff challenge if they were to overcome the visitors with the 3-1 scoreline.
In the third period, the Knights were able to show why they are top of the league. The well-drilled team moved the puck well and maintained pressure on the Seahawks for the majority of the period. They added a further three goals to the score and emerged 6-1 winners.
It was always going to be a tough game against a well coached Leeds Knights side. It was clear that the Hull Seahawks could challenge the Knights, but were outplayed by a well coached Knights side.
Written by Lewis Montgomery.