; Sheffield Steelers 7 Whitley Warriors 2. Division One: Medway Bears 13 Blackburn Blackhawks 5; Slough Jets 13 Dumfries 5; Swindon Wildcats 18 Paisley Pirates 8; Teeside Bombers 8 Lee Valley Lions 6; Telford Tigers 7 Chelmsford Chieftains 4.
The NHL Players' Association yesterday rejected the owners' "final" offer, jeopardizing the chances of any play in the present season. The players rejected the offer after a teleconference phone call between the NHLPA and player-representatives of the 26NHL teams, who have been locked out since 1 October. The contentious issue is the "luxury tax" the owners want to use to curb salaries.