Elite League round-up: Devils stay top after mixed weekend

Cardiff Devils still lead the Elite League after splitting their weekend double-header against Sheffield Steelers.

Tomas Kurka, Andrew Lord, Joey Martin and Ryan Russell got the goals as Devils gained a 4-3 road success, but Steelers gained their revenge in the reverse fixture as goals by Tyler Mosienki (2), Conny Stromberg (2) and Mathieu Roy sealed a 5-4 victory.

Belfast Giants enjoyed a four-point weekend, winning 6-2 at home to Nottingham Panthers and 2-1 at Coventry Blaze.

Panthers bounced back from their defeat against the Giants with a 4-2 win at home to Blaze – Evan Mosey (2) topped their scoring.

TJ Caig (2) led the way for Fife Flyers as they eased to a 5-1 success at Braehead Clan.

Goals by Justin Faryna and Mikael Lidhammar sealed a miserable weekend for Clan as Dundee Stars secured a 2-1 victory on home ice.

Manchester Storm continued their recent good form, picking up two wins to move into the play-off places.

Luke Salazar hit a hat-trick in Storm’s 7-5 home success against Dundee Stars and they followed up with a 4-1 win at Edinburgh Capitals.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Friday

Belfast Giants 6-2 Nottingham Panthers

Saturday

Braehead Clan 1-5 Fife Flyers
Coventry Blaze 1-2 Belfast Giants
Manchester Storm 7-5 Dundee Stars
Sheffield Steelers 3-4 Cardiff Devils

Sunday

Cardiff Devils 4-5 Sheffield Steelers
Dundee Stars 2-1 Braehead Clan
Edinburgh Capitals 1-4 Manchester Storm
Nottingham Panthers 4-2 Coventry Blaze

(Image permission: Adrian Rapps)

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