Fife started the weekend against Basingstoke Beavers who had won only one of their last 15 games. At the end of the second period it was 6-2 as Fife cruised ahead. In the third period, Beavers managed just nine shots on goal. Unfortunately for Flyers' minder John McCrone, seven went in as the Beavers' jublilant fans celebrated a 9-6 win.
On the same night, Humberside beat Bracknell Bees 15-2 and then returned home to await Flyers' visit. The Scots were 4-1 up at the end of the first but Hawks were inspired by Dan Dorion's goal to make it 4-2 and went ahead 5-4 through Anthony Payne with 16 minutes left. However, their celebrations were muted with 50 seconds left - a long-range shot from Mark Morrison beating Frank Killen for a 5-5 draw.
Cardiff Devils remain top, six points clear of Fife, thanks to a 5-3 away win against Nottingham Panthers followed by a 7-2 home win over Panthers, who were put out of their misery early, Cardiff ending the first period 4-0 up. After a shaky start, the Devils seem on course to take the Premier Division title again.Reuse content