BLOG: Elite Challenge Cup – How was it for you?

As indie legends James once asked – how was it for you?

Sunday’s Elite Challenge Cup Final saw Nottingham Panthers and Cardiff Devils go head-to-head in the competition’s second ever one-off final.

Devils fans were excited ahead of the game as their team looked to win back-to back Challenge Cups.

Panthers fans travelled in big numbers.

Although this Devils fan thought they were a bit quiet.

Speaking of BBC Sport, not everyone was impressed with the coverage.

Although others were.

Sheffield Steelers’ boss Paul Thompson wasn’t best pleased that his team’s biggest rivals were housed in the home dressing room.

As for the game itself – neither team could score in regular time so we went to overtime, where Devils’ netminder Ben Bowns produced the save of the match. 

He was eventually beaten 15 minutes into the extra period as Evan Mosey fired home to the delight of the Panthers’ fans.

Panthers’ players and staff were happy.

Devils acknowledged their fans’ support.

Referee Tom Darnell had enjoyed himself.

We congratulated the winners.

For Devils’ boss Andrew Lord – it was disappointment.

While Corey Neilson denied he was ‘cool’.

Panthers’ fans said: “All in all it was a great day.”

So, how was it for you?

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