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Clan climb to top of table

Braehead Clan moved to the top of the Rapid Solicitors Elite League with a 4-3 win over Coventry Blaze at the SkyDome Arena.

Ben Arnt and Ryan O'Marra scored either side of Ryan Kavanagh's marker to put Coventry 2-1 up after 40 minutes, but the Clan fought back and sealed victory thanks to a second goal from defenceman Kavanagh, as well as strikes from Leigh Salters and Scott Pitt.

The Clan jumped above Belfast Giants after they fell 3-2 to Cardiff Devils.

Former NHLer Kevin Westgarth scored his second goal in as many games since joining the Giants to put them ahead but Matthew Myers levelled 19 seconds from the end of the second period.

Joey Haddad and Doug Clarkson tallied to give Cardiff a two-goal advantage and although David Phillips pulled a goal back they could not force the game into overtime.

Greg Collins and Rene Jarolin both scored twice to give struggling Edinburgh Capitals a 5-3 win over high-flying Nottingham Panthers.

Sheffield Steelers are now within one win of the Panthers after their 6-1 hammering of Fife Flyers. Tyler Mosienko scored a brace at Ice Sheffield, as did the team's top scorer Mike Forney.

In Sunday's final match Hull Stingrays beat Dundee Stars 4-3.


From Belfast Telegraph