Telford Tigers suffered their 23rd consecutive defeat when they were beaten 6-2 by leaders Basingstoke Bisons in the English Ice Hockey Premier League.
Tim Burrows netted as the hosts ended the first period 1-0 ahead last night before Bisons’ leading scorer Greg Owen levelled the score.
Burrows was on the mark again to restore Tigers’ lead but three goals in a devastating two-minute spell put the visitors in the driving seat.
Nicky Watt scored either side of a Joe Miller strike as Bisons took a 4-2 lead into the final period.
Greg Chambers netted a fifth goal for Bisons before Watt completed his hat-trick two minutes from time.
Tigers head coach Tom Watkins said: “We played well in the first period, but two or three shifts made all the difference.
“We kept going, as we always do, but we didn’t have enough to come back from two or three goals down.
“At 2-1 I felt the next goal would be a big one, but it went to Basingstoke. But we’ve got to look forward.”