Elite League round-up: Impressive Steelers see off the Panthers

Sheffield Steelers continued their pursuit of Elite League leaders Cardiff Devils with a pair of victories over Nottingham Panthers.

The Steelers won 5-4 at Nottingham and followed up with a 6-1 success on home ice. The results leave Paul Thompson’s team eleven points behind the Devils with five games in hand.

Layne Ulmer (2) topped the scoring for Cardiff as they recorded a 6-2 home victory over Edinburgh Capitals.

Belfast Giants lost 3-2 after overtime at Fife Flyers, but they bounced back to win 6-3 at Edinburgh with Blair Riley grabbing a hat-trick.

Vinny Scarsella (2) and Justin Faryna (2) led the way for Dundee Stars in their 6-4 victory at Braehead, but the Clan hit back in the reverse fixture with a 6-3 success – Alex Leavitt and Scott Pitt both weighed in with a couple of goals.

Coventry Blaze enjoyed a four-point weekend against Manchester Storm, winning 2-0 on the road and 6-2 at the Sky Dome.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Saturday

Braehead Clan 4-6 Dundee Stars
Cardiff Devils 6-2 Edinburgh Capitals
Fife Flyers 3-2 Belfast Giants (OT)
Manchester Storm 0-2 Coventry Blaze
Nottingham Panthers 4-5 Sheffield Steelers

Sunday

Coventry Blaze 6-2 Manchester Storm
Dundee Stars 3-6 Braehead Clan
Edinburgh Capitals 3-6 Belfast Giants
Sheffield Steelers 6-1 Nottingham Panthers

(Image permission: Karl Denham)

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