Brit Watch: Shields closes the gap on O’Connor

Belfast Giants’ forward Colin Shields has closed the gap on Ben O’Connor at the top of the British players points standings after another productive month in the Elite League.

Shields scored five goals with three assists and now trails the Sheffield Steelers defender by four points.

O’Connor’s teammate Robert Dowd is in third place, just a point behind Shields, while Robert Farmer (Nottingham Panthers) and Mark Richardson (Cardiff Devils) complete the top five.

Manchester Storm forward Jack Prince bagged another six points to stay in sixth place, with Craig Peacock (Braehead Clan), Matthew Myers (Cardiff) and Robert Lachowicz (Nottingham) filling the next three positions.

Ross Venus (Coventry Blaze), Matt Towe (Belfast) and Steve Lee (Nottingham) round off the top ten with 18 points apiece.

PLAYER TEAM PL GLS ASS PTS
Ben O’Connor D SHE 55 10 36 46
Colin Shields F BEL 57 20 22 42
Robert Dowd F SHE 56 17 24 41
Robert Farmer F NOT 52 14 22 36
Mark Richardson D CAR 56 8 25 33
Jack Prince F MAN 52 17 11 28
Craig Peacock F BRA 48 11 14 25
Matthew Myers F CAR 55 7 13 20
Robert Lachowicz F NOT 53 4 16 20
Ross Venus F COV 54 6 12 18
Matt Towe F BEL 57 3 15 18
Steve Lee D NOT 45 2 16 18

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