Romford did their best to upstage the Beavers on Saturday. With the score at 13-3, they protested that a penalty should have been called after Beavers scored and that resulted in their imports, Gord Jeffrey, Rob Stewart and Dave Whistle, all being dismissed for dissent. Beavers hardly broke sweat to win 20-4.
The following days, Bears tried to be the party spoilers, tying the first period 2-2 and taking a 3-2 lead early in the second. Anthony Page, Mario Belanger and Rik Fera, who scored three goals in four minutes, soon put a stop to Bears' pretensions, and Beavers went on to a 7-4 win to seal the title.
In the Premier Division, Cardiff Devils need five more points from their last nine matches to take the title. Their winning streak of nine games is this season's record in the Premier: at the weekend they beat Fife Flyers 9-5 and Nottingham Panthers 11-7.Reuse content