Nottingham Panthers 7-4 Sheffield Steelers

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Matthew Myers scored a pair of goals as Nottingham Panthers went top of the Elite League with a 7-4 victory over Sheffield Steelers at the National Ice Centre.

Juraj Kolnik, David Clarke, Andy Bohmbach, Evan Mosey and Logan MacMillan also scored for the Panthers, who moved a point clear of Cardiff Devils and Belfast Giants.

Sheffield Steelers were in action at the NIC

Sheffield Steelers were in action at the NIC

Steelers had controlled the game early on and had gone 2-0 up in the first period, through Luke Ferrara and Tyler Mosienko.

But the South Yorkshire team has a peculiar habit of going soft and conceding in bunches and Nottingham ruthlessly took advantage.

Mathieu Roy and Cullen Eddy scored the other Sheffield goals.

Coach Paul Thompson said he was hugely disappointed that his side had built a commanding lead, squandered a chance to go 4-1 up and then capitulated.

He said his side continued to fashion chances even when conceding, but said they lost individual battles, strayed from the game plan and become unrecognisable from the team that had dominated the early stages.

He said he wanted to see his side take out his frustrations on Cardiff Devils on Sunday night at Sheffield Arena.

*Mathew Sisca scored two goals and added three assists to guide Manchester Storm to a 5-2 win over Edinburgh Capitals, while Fife Flyers needed an overtime winner from Jordan Fox to claim a 4-3 victory over Dundee Stars.

RESULTS

Saturday 31st October

Elite League

Fife Flyers 4 Dundee Stars 3 (OT)

Manchester Storm 5 Edinburgh Capitals 2

Nottingham Panthers 7 Sheffield Steelers 4

Challenge Cup Group A

Braehead Clan 3 Belfast Giants 4 (PS)

Challenge Cup Group B

Cardiff Devils 6 Coventry Blaze 4

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