Elite League round-up: Flyers cut Giants down to size

Fife Flyers dented Belfast GiantsElite League title hopes courtesy of a stunning home victory on Sunday.

The Flyers went into the game on the back of a 7-3 defeat at Manchester Storm, but bounced back in style to record a deserved 9-5 success – Ryan Dingle (2), Brendan Brooks (2) and Chase Schaber (2) led their scoring.

Cardiff Devils are now three points clear of the Giants with a game in hand after picking up two wins.

The Devils triumphed 6-3 at Coventry Blaze and followed up with a 3-0 home success against Nottingham Panthers.

Sheffield Steelers lost 5-4 at Nottingham, but they ended the weekend on a high with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Edinburgh Capitals – Robert Dowd (2) and Levi Nelson got the goals.

Braehead Clan enjoyed a four point weekend on home ice, beating Edinburgh 7-5 and Coventry 4-2 – Mike Hammond scored four over the two games.

Dundee Stars fell 6-3 at Belfast, but they kept their hopes of a top eight finish alive with a 4-2 home success against Manchester.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Friday

Belfast Giants 6-3 Dundee Stars

Saturday

Braehead Clan 7-5 Edinburgh Capitals
Coventry Blaze 3-6 Cardiff Devils
Manchester Storm 7-3 Fife Flyers
Nottingham Panthers 5-4 Sheffield Steelers

Sunday

Braehead Clan 4-2 Coventry Blaze
Cardiff Devils 3-0 Nottingham Panthers
Dundee Stars 4-2 Manchester Storm
Edinburgh Capitals 0-3 Sheffield Steelers
Fife Flyers 9-5 Belfast Giants

(Image permission: Martin Watterson)

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