Sheffield Steelers surprisingly stumbled to the Elite League’s basement boys tonight.
They had gone behind 2-0 to Dundee Stars brought it back to 2-2 but ended up 4-2 losers.
Mathieu Roy got both the Yorkshire side’s goals - making it five for him over the weekend.
But his contribution was not enough against a Stars side brimming with confidence.
Igor Gongalsky scored the winner for them
Full report in Monday’s Star and on line.
Sheffield Steelers started off their Scottish mini-tour with an almost embarrassing 10-2 win in the capital city last night.
Gerad Adams’ men put on a devastating last period show which dismantled Edinburgh, as prelude to tonight’s match at Dundee Stars.
It was a great night for Rob Dowd, who returned to action and grabbed a brace, as did Jay Latulippe.
But Mathieu Roy went one better and helped himself to a hat trick.
Forwards Michael Forney, Colton Fretter and Tyler Mosienko staked singles.
The main damage was done in a ruthless 7-0 final period.
Earlier, Steelers had gone 1-0 up, but Rene Jarolin equalised.
Latulippe and Roy made it 3-1, with Dennis Rix pulling one back for the Scots.
But after a sterile middle period, Sheffield went to town, their extra depth telling.
Sheffield goalie Frank Doyle had just 13 shots to save all night in an evening good for South Yorkshire - but not a positive advert for parity in the Elite League.
*Nottingham Panthers won 3-1 against the Coventry Blaze, coming from behind with goals in the final period from Chris Lawrence, Stephen Lee and Jonathan Boxill.
Like Sheffield, there were goals galore for Fife Flyers as Matt Reber scored twice in an 8-3 win over Hull Stingrays, who actually led 2-0 in the first period.
Braehead Clan beat the Dundee Stars 3-0 with goals from Ben Davies, Matt Keith and Scott Pitt.
Saturday 1st November
Edinburgh Capitals 2 Sheffield Steelers 10
Fife Flyers 8 Hull Stingray 3
Nottingham Panthers 3 Coventry Blaze 1
Challenge Cup Group A
Braehead Clan 3 Dundee Stars 0
Sunday 2nd November
Cardiff Devils v Nottingham Panthers – 6.00pm
Coventry Blaze v Belfast Giants – 5.15pm
Dundee Stars v Sheffield Steelers – 6.30pm
Fife Flyers v Edinburgh Capitals – 6.30pm
Hull Stingrays v Braehead Clan – 6.00pm