Vipers' matches against Bombers will be played over successive weekends in January 2007.
VIPERS: Keith Barker 1+0, Michael Allinson 0+1.
Vipers were involved in a thrilling 11-goal encounter at Newcastle Arena last night in English National Ice Hockey League North.
Leach's side remain second in ENIHL
One North, two points behind Solway Sharks who have two games in hand, and they could end up meeting Blackburn again in the play-offs.
Vipers' first victory of the season came at the 10th attempt over fellow strugglers Kingston Jets at Newcastle Arena on Saturday.
A strong following of Billingham fans made the journey to Dumfries to watch second-placed Stars collide with the ENIHL
One North leaders.
Vipers were unable to make it a four-point weekend after a 4-2 loss at Deeside Leisure Centre last night.
North One title aspirations took a hit with the reverse at Ice Sheffield - their third of the campaign.
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Vipers went down 5-1 to Sheffield Spartans on Saturday.
ULTIMATE Windows Billingham Stars cut the gap on ENIHL
leaders Solway Sharks with an emphatic 8-2 win over Trafford Metros.
Whitley Warriors were back to winning ways after three defeats with a comfortable victory at Hull Ice Arena over Kingston Jets in ENIHL
With two previous ENIHL
Division One (North) meetings both going the way of Billingham, the Stars seek to reproduce their form from late October that saw them run out 6-1 winners.