York trailed 6-3 towards the end of the third period. But sharp shooting by Chris Burns, who finished with four goals, gradually hauled York back into the game. Eventually, Nick Boaz's third strike levelled it at 8-8 - with just 20 seconds remaining.
Earlier, Bridgefield trailed 5-3 to Sheffield Dolphins in their first game, only to counter spectacularly in the second period, which they won 7-nil. Eventually, they took both points with a 13-7 win, featuring four goals from Jacob Graham and an Alex Saunders hat-trick.
Connor Keeble (Photo: Trevor Hyde) was unstoppable for Sedgefield, bagging seven in a 14-6 defeat of Invicta Marlins. Watford Saxons relied on goals in the final period from Sam Parry (2), George Sadler and Josh Barrett to edge clear of Caledonia Storm 15-10.