LATEST: Good news and bad news for Steelers

Sheffield Steelers hammered Newcastle Vipers 9-0 tonight - but it wasn't all good news for the club.

While they added two more points to their Elite League title pursuit, their interest in the Challenge Cup was ended.

Cardiff Devils' 3–3 tie with Nottingham Panthers tonight means both those teams go through to the semi finals of the Cup, while Steelers finished third in their qualifying group and are out.

Ben Simon, Sheffield coach, had the consolation of his team going second in the league though with another rampant Arena win.

Full match assessment in Thursday's Star.