Basingstoke Bison need two wins from their final four games to clinch this year’s EPL title after a comfortable home victory against Hull Pirates.
Declan Balmer (3) and Alan Lack (2) topped Bison’s scoring in their 10-0 success.
Guildford Flames lost 3-2 after overtime at Swindon Wildcats, but they bounced back on home ice with a 6-3 win against the Pirates.
Milan Baranyk (2) led the scoring for Peterborough Phantoms in their 5-2 victory at Sheffield Steeldogs, and Slava Koulikov’s team made it a four-point weekend with a 5-4 home success over the Wildcats.
Telford Tigers also picked up four points, winning 3-2 after overtime at Manchester Phoenix and 4-2 at home to the Steeldogs.
Bobby Chamberlain and Adam Carr both scored twice for MK Lightning as they triumphed 7-0 on home ice against Bracknell.
The Bees completed a miserable weekend as they fell 7-4 at home to Phoenix – Robin Kovar hit a hat-trick for the visitors.
Basingstoke Bison 10-0 Hull Pirates
Manchester Phoenix 2-3 Telford Tigers (OT)
MK Lightning 7-0 Bracknell Bees
Sheffield Steeldogs 2-5 Peterborough Phantoms
Swindon Wildcats 3-2 Guildford Flames (OT)
Bracknell Bees 4-7 Manchester Phoenix
Guildford Flames 6-3 Hull Pirates
Peterborough Phantoms 5-4 Swindon Wildcats
Telford Tigers 4-2 Sheffield Steeldogs
(Image permission: Tony Sargent)