Devils head coach Andrew Lord shares a joke on the bench.

Devils Title Ambition To Be Fully Tested In Scotland

Cardiff Devils face a Scottish Elite League title trial with two trips north of the border in the next five days.

Reigning champions and leaders Devils take on Glasgow Clan away this evening, while they head back to Scotland on Sunday for a clash with Dundee Stars.

Between those crucial fixtures, Cardiff play Manchester Storm at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay on Saturday (7pm).

By the time Devils head back from Dundee they will have two regular season League fixtures to play and head coach Andrew Lord says: “They’re all big games and that’s what makes this league so exciting. 

“We played well against Glasgow in our own rink on Sunday, but we know all too well how dangerous they are and will have to be on top of our game again.”

Belfast Giants are two points behind Cardiff and the only team who can still catch the leaders. Both clubs have already qualified for net season’s European Champions League.

Clan v Devils tonight (Wednesday) is being broadcast live on FreeSports television from Braehead.

Cardiff’s record in Glasgow is good, having not lost there since January 2016. 

The Devils have won every League meeting between the sides this season, although they lost in the Challenge Cup return leg in Wales which saw them knocked out.

For Clan, already assured of a play-off place, this is their game in hand on Nottingham. 

A win would put the Scottish side back into third place overall.

“We have four games left and if we keep playing like we did in Cardiff we’ll earn more puck luck and win games,” said Clan coach Peter Russell.

“Target is still to finish third.”

Devils’ loss in Sheffield took away their safety net ahead of Belfast, who hold the tie-break with more overall wins.

Elite League fixtures this evening (Wednesday):

7.30pm Glasgow Clan vs. Cardiff Devils (Tickets | FreeSports Live)

7.30pm Dundee Stars vs. Coventry Blaze (Tickets | Webstream)

Devils’ Predictorbet play-off quarter-final home fixture will be played on Sunday, April 7 (6pm).

Cardiff do not know yet who they will face in the quarter-finals, but they have confirmed the home game at their Viola Arena home is on the Sunday.

Season ticket holders have until noon on Monday, April 1  to purchase their normal seats. 

After that, all unsold seats will be released for general sale. 

Normal season ticket seats can be purchased in person at the Viola Arena main reception or by calling the box office on 0800 0842 666.

Season ticket holders will receive £2 off the regular matchday prices and will not be charged a booking fee.

Non season ticket holders can buy tickets by ringing the box office on 0800 0842 666, in person at Viola Arena or online by CLICKING HERE.

Remaining Elite League fixtures during the regular season:

Wednesday, March 20

Dundee Stars v Coventry Blaze 7.30pm

Glasgow Clan v Cardiff Devils 7.30pm

Friday, March 22

Manchester Storm v Belfast Giants 7.30pm

Milton Keynes Lightning v Guildford Flames 7.30pm

Saturday, March 23

Cardiff Devils v Manchester Storm 7pm

Glasgow Clan v Nottingham Panthers 7pm

Sheffield Steelers v Milton Keynes Lightning 7pm

Fife Flyers v Guildford Flames 7.15pm

Sunday, March 24

Belfast Giants v Sheffield Steelers 4pm

Dundee Stars v Cardiff Devils 5pm

Guildford Flames v Coventry Blaze 6pm

Fife Flyers v Nottingham Panthers 6.30pm

Wednesday, March 27

Coventry Blaze v Belfast Giants 7.30pm

Friday March 29

Belfast Giants v Fife Flyers 7pm

Milton Keynes Lightning v Manchester Storm 7.30pm

Saturday, March 30

Belfast Giants v Dundee Stars 7pm

Cardiff Devils v Milton Keynes Lightning 7pm

Glasgow Clan v Fife Flyers 7pm

Manchester Storm v Coventry Blaze 7pm

Nottingham Panthers v Guildford Flames 7pm

Sunday, March 31

Coventry Blaze v Cardiff Devils 5.15pm

Milton Keynes Lightning v Sheffield Steelers 5.15pm

Guildford Flames v Dundee Stars 6pm

Fife Flyers v Glasgow Clan 6.30pm

Cardiff Devils playmaker Charles Linglet.


Cardiff Devils 55 40 9 6 86 .782 216 137 639 1-0
Belfast Giants 55 41 12 2 84 .764 211 135 681 4-0
Nottingham Panthers 57 28 18 11 67 .588 176 175 932 0-1
Glasgow Clan 56 30 21 5 65 .580 194 173 700 0-4
Guildford Flames 55 28 22 5 61 .555 174 165 656 1-0
Sheffield Steelers 57 28 25 4 60 .526 173 196 866 1-0
Fife Flyers 55 27 22 6 60 .545 176 186 786 0-1
Manchester Storm 56 25 26 5 55 .491 168 195 1136 1-0
Coventry Blaze 55 24 24 7 55 .500 192 205 699 1-0
Dundee Stars 56 21 23 12 54 .482 156 187 552 1-0
Milton Keynes Lightning 55 14 37 4 32 .291 138 220 938 0-4

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