Guildford Flames made the perfect to start to the defence of their EPL play-off title with a 3-0 victory at Telford Tigers – Ben Campbell (2) and Tuomas Santavuori got the goals.
Darius Pliskauskas and Petr Stepanek both scored four in Peterborough Phantoms’ comfortable 12-0 success at home to Sheffield Steeldogs.
Basingstoke Bison triumphed 7-0 on home ice against Hull Pirates – Aaron Connolly (3) and Dan Scott (2) led the scoring.
EPL Cup winners MK Lightning began their play-off campaign with a 5-1 home victory over Swindon Wildcats.
Basingstoke Bison 7-0 Hull Pirates
MK Lightning 5-1 Swindon Wildcats
Peterborough Phantoms 12-0 Sheffield Steeldogs
Telford Tigers 0-3 Guildford Flames
(Image permission: John Uwins)