Cardiff Devils 3-2 Sheffield Steelers

Sheffield Steelers were beaten for a fifth time in the League by division pace-setters Cardiff Devils this evening.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 18 December, 2016, 08:12
Steelers boss Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson’s men had been desperate to pull back the 12-point gap which had opened up between the sides.

But tonight it grew to 14 although Sheffield still have five games in hand.

Levi Nelson (assts John Armstrong and Jesse Schultz) had put the champions ahead.

But a Devils goal awarded to Patrick Asselin at 29:25 made it 1-1.

Joey Martin scored a disputed go-ahead goal although Jace Coyle made it 2-2 for Steelers at 52.40.

Then Josh Batch scored Devils’ third of the night with seven minutes remaining.

It was the defining moment of the match - and there was no way back for Sheffield.

RESULTS

Saturday 17th December

Elite League

Belfast Giants 7 Nottingham Panthers 4

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Braehead Clan 4 Coventry Blaze 7

Cardiff Devils 3 Sheffield Steelers 2

Edinburgh Capitals 4 Dundee Stars 3 (OT)

Nanchester Storm 4 Fife Flyers 3 (PS)

FIXTURES

Sunday 18th December

Elite League

Coventry Blaze v Belfast Giants 5.15pm

Dundee Stars v Edinburgh Capitals - 6.30pm

Fife Flyers v Braehead Clan - 6.30pm

Nottingham Panthers v Cardiff Devils - 4.00pm