Solihull Barons remain 10 points clear at the top of the table with games in hand over most of the other teams despite having had no game this weekend.
Sheffield Senators will keep 2nd place over the festive period after a 6-8 win away at Widnes Wild but look likely to be overtaken by 3rd place Telford Tigers at some point in the new year as they are just 2 points behind following their 16-2 demolition of bottom team Bradford Bulldogs and have a whopping 6 games in hand.
It was a gloomy weekend all round for the Bulldogs as they also lost away at Nottingham on Sunday night by 8 goals to 3 - although that actually represented an improvement as it was the first time in 6 games that they didn't concede a double-figure scoreline.
Bradford remain firmly ensconced at the foot of the table with 17 defeats from their 17 games and 11 points behind second bottom Hull Jets - who didn't have a game.
In the other game of the weekend, Coventry Blaze beat Blackburn Eagles 7-4 in game that counted for double points. That win moved Blaze up into 7th placed, leapfrogging the Eagles who drop to their lowest position of the season so far
Photo: Former Fife and Dundee Elite League player James Smith - seen here in action against Solihull recently - has scored 24+24=48 in just 15 games for Telford Tigers in the NIHL this season. (Photo by Keith & Jenny Davies)