The Flames followed up last week’s 3-0 win at Telford with a 3-2 overtime defeat on home ice on Wednesday, but still lead Group A by a point from the reigning league champions.
“That was quite a back and forth game, and overall a pretty exciting evening for the teams and fans alike,” said Dixon.
“Obviously it was disappointing to come away on the short end of the score, but it was still a result to hold ourselves at the top of the table and take the tie-breaker rights if we need that later.
“If someone would have told us we would take three out of four points against the league champions during the play-off round we would have taken that for sure, so we’re not going to dwell on the overtime outcome.
“Instead we will look ahead to a big game Friday at Sheffield, when we have a chance to lock down a spot in the final four weekend at Coventry.”
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