After three wins in a row, Sheffield Steeldogs returned north empty-handed after losses at Basingstoke Bison (3-1) and Guildford Flames (5-1.)
Injuries and suspensions played a part in both reverses.
A former Steeler, Nicky Chinn scored for Bison and fought with Kriss Grundmanis in the first game at Bison.
Chris Sykes claiming Steeldogs’ only marker from a feed by Shaun Ashton.
On Sunday against Guildford in front of their sell-out attendance, Edgars Bebris scored Steeldogs solo goal of the night.
Another former Steeler, Marty Masa recorded two of Flames’ goals.
Steeldogs return home for a home double-header next weekend, Saturday v Guildford Flames (7.30pm) and Sunday (5.30pm) for which there is a special ticket offer: Buy for BOTH games on Saturday, get Sunday’s half price.