Former goalkeeper Petr Cech finished on the losing side as Invicta Dynamos beat Chelmsford Chieftains 9-4 in the NIHL Division One South cup final.
The Chieftains needed to overturn a 6-3 deficit from Saturday’s first leg.
But despite home advantage for the return, Cameron Bartlett’s goal was not enough as they lost 3-1 and must now concentrate on the league play-offs.
Former Arsenal and Chelsea goalkeeper Cech joined the Chieftains from Guildford Phoenix last year.
The Division One South play-offs will take place at Milton Keynes on 9-10 April.