OXFORD City Stars are aiming to make the league title just the first trophy of a terrific treble.

The squad claimed the English National League South Division 2 crown with a 3-1 victory at Oxpens on Sunday.

But no-one is in the mood for the party to stop just yet.

The success earns Stars a place in the NIHL 2 Championship game, where they will face Nottinghamshire side Sutton Sting – winners of the North Division – at Coventry on April 8.

And it will then be followed by the South Division play-offs later in the month.

Darren Elliott is particularly looking forward to the chance of helping Stars become champions on a national scale.

But the skipper reckons they should be targeting to finish the campaign with three trophies in the Oxpens cabinet.

He said: “We’ve won the league and now the aim will be to push on to the English Championship and then it’s the play-offs.

“The potential of a treble is there, which would be amazing.

“There’s no reason why we can’t win all three.

“The national title will be a tough battle of the titans – I don’t think Oxford have ever challenged for it before.

“It will be nice to face a team we don’t know anything about.

“I think we have more than enough depth and character in the team and we have a lot of experience.”

The meeting with Sutton comes less than 20 hours after Stars’ final game of the regular season, at Solent on April 7.

It adds a layer of difficulty not faced by their opponents, who completed their schedule last weekend.

But head coach Kenny Redmond is relishing the challenge.

He said: “We’re probably at a disadvantage because we’ve got to go to Solent the night before. But that’s why you have a squad.

“We want to win all three – that’s the aim.

“When you are involved with ice hockey it’s all about winning things.

“That makes everything worthwhile.

“It’s a great feeling to coach a successful team and see the enjoyment of the players and fans.”