Sheffield Steelers 4 Cardiff Devils 3

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Cardiff Devils took a surprise 2-0 lead through Czech international Tomas Kurka and Matthew Myers against Sheffield Steelers last night - but they couldn’s sustain the advantage.

Led by the sheer speed and determination of fit-again Rob Dowd, Steelers got level at their Arena.

They dragged the first goal back through Gord Baldwin from the left point before irrepressible Dowd finished off a move he’d started himself.

Mac Faulkner, though, potted a rebound off Frank Doyle to give Devils a 3-2 lead at the first period break.

Sheffield hadn’t been hugely impressive but hadn’t really deserved to be behind either.

And it wasn’t a surprise when Jason Hewitt fired in off Jonathan Phillips for 3-3 at 28;14.

Sheffield finally took the lead for the first time when Drew Fata circled around the net and fired home at 30;18.

Doyle made a couple of decent saves in the final period and had a stroke of luck when Kurka hit the post, Sheffield holding on for both points.

Period Scores:

Sheffield 2+2+0=4

Cardiff 3+0+0=3

Penalty Minutes:

Sheffield 4+0+4=8

Cardiff 6+2+6=14

Shots on:

Frank Doyle 16+9+9=34

Phil Cook 11+9+8=28


Saturday 21st December 2013

Elite League

Hull Stingrays 7 Nottingham Panthers 2

Belfast Giants 5 Coventry Blaze 1

Braehead Clan 5 Fife Flyers 0

Sheffield Steelers 4 Cardiff Devils 3


Sunday 22nd December 2013

Elite League

Coventry Blaze v Braehead Clan – 5.15pm

Cardiff Devils v Sheffield Steelers – 6.00pm

Dundee Stars v Belfast Giants – 6.30pm

Fife Flyers v Hull Stingrays – 6.30pm