VIPERS: Keith Barker 1+0, Michael Allinson 0+1.
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 SCORERS: Keith Barker 2+1, Jonny Heslop 1+1, Richard Danskin 1+0, Callum Hewitt, Liam Telfer and James Udell 0+1.
North One title aspirations took a hit with the reverse at Ice Sheffield - their third of the campaign.
A strong following of Billingham fans made the journey to Dumfries to watch second-placed Stars collide with the ENIHL
One North leaders.
VIPERS SCORERS: Liam Telfer 2+0, Michael Allinson 0+1.
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.
BILLINGHAM Stars remain second in ENIHL
One North, three points behind Solway Sharks after a clinical 5-1 win at Whitley Warriors.
BILLINGHAM Stars missed the chance to stay ahead of Solway Sharks at the top of ENIHL
One (North) as they suffered a narrow 5-4 defeat to Blackburn Hawks.
Whitley Warriors were back to winning ways after three defeats with a comfortable victory at Hull Ice Arena over Kingston Jets in ENIHL
ULTIMATE Windows Billingham Stars cut the gap on ENIHL
leaders Solway Sharks with an emphatic 8-2 win over Trafford Metros.
BILLINGHAM Stars coach Simon Leach is confident his team are ready to defend their ENIHL
(North) One Championship title as they drop the puck on their new season tonight against Sheffield Spartans at Billingham Forum's TFM Ice Arena.