Slough's 3-0 start against Fife was due to a brotherly hat-trick, Gary Stefan's two goals complemented by one from his younger brother Joe. Fife pulled back to 3-3 at the end of the first period, and the second period saw the sides swap goals with Slough ending up 6-5 leaders.
The two sides continued to exchange goals until, with two minutes left, Joe Stefan scored to make it 9-8. With 90 seconds remaining, Les Millie, who comes from a Scottish ice hockey dynasty, proved that brotherhood is not everything by scoring the equaliser for a 9-9 final result.
Newcastle and Nottingham kept their match tighter but the game was just as back and forth, with the score 4-4 at the end of the second period. With defence crucial in the third period, it looked as if Mike Blaisdell, the Nottingham player-coach, had taken the points with a goal two minutes into the period.
The Panthers defended en masse but, for the second week in a row, Newcastle's Scott Morrison decided the outcome of the match with a short handed goal with minutes left for the 5-5 final score.Reuse content