Sheffield Steelers’ search for consistency continues after an unexpected home loss to Fife last night.
Coached by Marc Lefebvre, in Doug Christiansen’s absence, (family bereavement) the side slipped up 3-2 to the Flyers at iceShffield.
Jordan Fulton and Bobby Chaumont put Fife 2-0 up at the first period break.
And while Robert Dowd at 24.17 got one back, the Scots went further ahead through Chaumont.
Jonathan Phillips raised hope with a reply at 53.57 but there was no equaliser.
Tonight Steelers travel to Coventry Blaze: full weekend wrap up in The Star tomorrow.
Period Scores: 0-2, 1-1, 1-0
Penalty Mins: She 7+0+6=13, Fif 7+4+2=13
Powerplay: She 1/4, Fif 0/4
Shots On: Frank Doyle 7+8+7=22, Kevin Regan 14+8+9=31
Referee: Dean Smith
Edinburgh Capitals 3 Hull Stingrays 4
Nottingham Panthers 4 Coventry Blaze 5 (After Penalty Shootout)
Sheffield Steelers 2 Fife Flyers 3
Challenge Cup Group A
Braehead Clan 2 Belfast Giants 5