Sheffield Steelers 3-1 Coventry Blaze (latest)
Brad Day got the nod for a season-first start in goal for Sheffield Steelers tonight.
And he had a fine first period as Steelers took a 3-1 lead.
Shefield Steelers haven't won the Challenge Cup since 2001/02 season but already have a foot in the quarter finals.
And they underlined their form in the competition when Colton Fretter back-handed in on the Power Play at 9;21.
Blaze managed their own PP reply, James Jorgensen lashing in from centre blue line past Day for 1-1 at 13;46.
But Steelers had not deserved to be pegged back in their first match since Tyler Mosienko parted company with the club, to pursue a career in Europe, possibly Frederikshavn of Denmark.
And two goals in 11 seconds put them on the right path.
Steelers, who won 4-3 in Coventry in the first round of the Challenge Cup group series in September, took the lead again when Markus Nilsson, playing in Mosienko's role, did all the hard work before Fretter got his second.
Then Mathieu Roy scored from close range at 15;03.