Peterborough Phantoms are the new leaders of the EPL after a hard-fought battle against Sheffield Steeldogs.
Phantoms led 5-2 at the end of the second period, but goals by Arnoldas Bosas and Lubomir Korhon in the final three minutes set up a grandstand finish.
Steeldogs pulled netminder Dalibor Sedlar to give them an extra skater, but Marc Levers found the empty net to secure a 6-4 victory.
Basingstoke Bison had another mixed weekend, comfortably winning 10-2 at home to Bracknell Bees before slipping to a shock 3-2 defeat at Hull – two goals in the last four minutes by Tommi Laine (above) secured Pirates’ first regulation win this season.
Bracknell bounced back in style back on home ice with a 7-2 demolition of MK Lightning – Milan Kostourek (4) led the scoring.
Jens Eriksson’s strike 11 seconds from the end of overtime sealed a 3-2 win for Guildford Flames at MK. Flames found things tougher at Telford Tigers as the Shropshire outfit eased to a 4-1 success.
Aaron Nell (2) and Tomas Malasinski (2) helped Swindon Wildcats to a 6-4 win at home to Hull, and Nell led the way again at Manchester Phoenix with his second of the night securing a 4-3 overtime victory. That defeat capped a disappointing weekend for Phoenix as they also lost 4-2 at Sheffield.
Basingstoke Bison 10-2 Bracknell Bees
MK Lightning 2-3 Guildford Flames (OT)
Sheffield Steeldogs 4-2 Manchester Phoenix
Swindon Wildcats 6-4 Hull Pirates
Bracknell Bees 7-2 MK Lightning
Hull Pirates 3-2 Basingstoke Bison
Manchester Phoenix 3-4 Swindon Wildcats (OT)
Peterborough Phantoms 6-4 Sheffield Steeldogs
Telford Tigers 4-1 Guildford Flames
(Image permission: Arthur Foster)