Manchester Storm, Newcastle Cobras and Cardiff Devils all inflicted heavy losses on lesser rivals to give an even more one-sided appearance to the Benson and Hedges Cup qualifying groups.
Storm crushed Paisley Pirates 15-0 in front of another 6,000-plus crowd at the Nynex Arena. Domenic Maltais and Mike Morin each scored hat-tricks.
Also in Group A, Telford Tigers were no match for Newcastle Cobras, losing 13-1. Carmine Vani and Justin Duberman helped themselves to hat-tricks, while Telford had to wait until the last period for Claude Dumas to score.
Ayr Scottish Eagles inflicted a second defeat of the weekend on Superleague rivals Sheffield Steelers 4-2, while Cardiff Devils continue to set the pace in Group B, Doug McEwen, Vezio Sacratini and Ivan Matulik each scoring twice in the 9-2 defeat of Slough Jets.
Nottingham Panthers' 3-1 win at Bracknell Bees was unusual in that all the goals were scored in the first period.
Basingstoke Bison recorded a 6-2 win at National League Peterborough Pirates. Six different players were on the mark for Basingstoke, but last season's strugglers still look unlikely to mount a serious challenge for honours this time round.
In the Autumn Trophy, Fife Flyers came from behind for a 6-5 win at Lancashire Hawks.Reuse content