Elite League round-up (w/e 3rd January)

Belfast Giants closed the gap on Elite League leaders Cardiff Devils to three points after picking up a pair of wins against Coventry Blaze.

Kris Beech (2), Mike Radja (2), Chris Higgins and Craig Peacock got the goals in a 6-3 victory on home ice, and Giants followed up with a 5-2 success in the reverse fixture – Derrick Walser (2) topped the scoring.

Cardiff endured a miserable weekend, losing 3-2 after a shoot-out at home to Dundee Stars and 3-1 at Braehead Clan.

Sheffield Steelers won 5-2 on home ice against Manchester Storm, but they failed to follow up at Edinburgh Capitals – Ned Lukacevic hit the decider for the home team as they grabbed a 4-3 shoot-out victory.

Two goals each for Juraj Kolnik and Brad Moran helped Nottingham Panthers to an 8-2 win at home to Edinburgh.

Fife Flyers enjoyed a four-point weekend, winning 5-2 on home ice against Braehead and 4-3 after a shoot-out at Dundee (check out Stars’ boss Marc LeFebvre’s views on the weekend in the video above).

WEEKEND RESULTS

Saturday

Belfast Giants 6-3 Coventry Blaze
Cardiff Devils 2-3 Dundee Stars
Fife Flyers 5-2 Braehead Clan
Nottingham Panthers 8-2 Edinburgh Capitals
Sheffield Steelers 5-2 Manchester Storm

Sunday

Braehead Clan 3-1 Cardiff Devils
Coventry Blaze 2-5 Belfast Giants
Dundee Stars 3-4 Fife Flyers (SO)
Edinburgh Capitals 4-3 Sheffield Steelers (SO)

(Image permission: Andy Gibson)

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