Elite League round-up (w/e 8th November)

Belfast Giants are still top of the Elite League despite a mixed weekend of results.

Saturday’s trip to Nottingham Panthers started well for Belfast as they took a 3-2 lead after the first two periods, but goals by Ollie Betteridge and Evan Mosey midway through the final session sealed a 4-3 win for the home team.

Giants bounced back on Sunday at Manchester Storm with a 2-1 shoot-out victory – Mike Radja grabbed the decider.

Robert Dowd scored twice for Sheffield Steelers in their 4-2 win at home to Dundee Stars but they found things tougher on the road, falling 7-5 at Edinburgh Capitals.

Cardiff Devils secured their 11th home win in row with a 5-2 success against Manchester – Andrew Lord (2) led their scoring. The Welsh outfit followed up with a 6-4 win at Coventry Blaze in the Elite Challenge Cup.

Fife Flyers made it three wins on the spin on home ice with a comfortable 8-3 success against Edinburgh, but their struggles away from home continued as they slipped to a 6-3 loss at Dundee.

Braehead Clan ended a three game losing run with a 6-0 home victory against Coventry.

SATURDAY

Braehead Clan 6-0 Coventry Blaze
Cardiff Devils 5-2 Manchester Storm
Fife Flyers 8-3 Edinburgh Capitals
Nottingham Panthers 4-3 Belfast Giants
Sheffield Steelers 4-2 Dundee Stars

SUNDAY

Dundee Stars 6-3 Fife Flyers
Edinburgh Capitals 7-3 Sheffield Steelers
Manchester Storm 1-2 Belfast Giants (SO)
Coventry Blaze 4-6 Cardiff Devils (Challenge Cup)

(Image permission: Karl Denham)

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