Elite League round-up (w/e 27th December)

Cardiff Devils extended their lead at the top of the Elite League to five points after picking up a pair of wins against Coventry Blaze.

Jake Morissette (2) and Tomas Kurka (2) led the scoring in a comfortable 7-2 home victory and Cardiff followed up with a 4-3 overtime success in the reverse fixture – Guillaume Doucet got the winner.

Sheffield Steelers and Nottingham Panthers split their weekend double-header which was watched by over 16,000 fans.

Goals by Rod Sarich and Robert Dowd helped Sheffield to a 2-1 win on home ice, but Nottingham gained their revenge in the return game as they secured a 5-3 victory.

Brendan brooks (2) Chris Bruton and Stefan Meyer were on target for Braehead in their 4-2 success at Dundee Stars, but Clan failed to follow up on home ice as they fell 4-3 to Belfast Giants after overtime.

Two goals each for Lou Dickenson and Bobby Chaumont helped Dundee to a 6-2 win at Edinburgh. That defeat completed a miserable weekend for the Capitals who also crashed 3-0 at Fife Flyers.

Vinny Scarsella (2) topped the scoring for Manchester Storm as they recorded an excellent 5-1 win at home to Fife.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Saturday

Cardiff Devils 7-2 Coventry Blaze
Dundee Stars 2-4 Braehead Clan
Fife Flyers 3-0 Edinburgh Capitals
Sheffield Steelers 2-1 Nottingham Panthers

Sunday

Braehead Clan 3-4 Belfast Giants (OT)
Coventry Blaze 3-4 Cardiff Devils (OT)
Edinburgh Capitals 2-6 Dundee Stars
Manchester Storm 5-1 Fife Flyers
Nottingham Panthers 5-3 Sheffield Steelers

(Image permission: Dean Woolley)

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