Belfast Giants score against Glasgow Clan in their Challenge Cup semi-final.

Flames And Giants Cup Final Clash In Cardiff Bay

Guildford Flames and Belfast Giants are heading to South Wales for the Elite League Challenge Cup final.

Flames, who include Cardiff-born former Cardiff Devils player Ben Davies, defeated Nottingham Panthers 8-3 on aggregate, while Giants won 7-5 against Glasgow Clan over two legs of their semi-final.

The final is at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay on Sunday, March 10 (4pm).

Nottingham Panthers 1, Guildford Flames 3 (Agg 3-8)

Guildford qualified for their first ever Elite League final with a comfortable win against Panthers.

TJ Foster, Brett Ferguson and a late powerplay goal by Jamie Crooks with 41 second left earned Flames their second leg win in Nottingham. 

Guildford Flames v Nottingham Panthers.

Belfast Giants 6, Glasgow Clan 3 (Agg 7-5)

Challenge Cup holders Belfast came from a goal behind on aggregate, live on FreeSports, to beat Glasgow.

Giants scored after nine minutes 33 seconds when Jordan Smotherman, a new signing from Iserlohn Roosters in Germany, netted.

Just over four minutes later David Rutherford gave Giants the aggregate lead, and within 14 minutes Smotherman struck again to make it 3-0 on the night. 

Kyle Baun added another with 1-43 left in the opening period, but Clan grabbed a lifeline with Matt Beca’s goal at 19-50.

Blair Riley put the Giants 5-1 up in the second leg before Clan started a bit of a fightback. Craig Peacock and Travis Ehrhardt’s goals either side of the period break had the aggregate score back to 6-5 with just under 15 minutes to go.

Josh Roach gave Giants a cushion with his powerplay strike at 47-27 and that proved to be the last goal of the tie.

All seats for the final in Cardiff Bay are  £22 inclusive of all service charges.

For cup final tickets Click here

Belfast Giants finished as the highest seed and are designated the home team. They had first choice of locker room as well as having the last change throughout the match.

Giants have chosen to use the normal away locker room with Flames using Devils room.

Belfast will wear red jerseys and Guildford white.

Cardiff Devils are in action against Milton Keynes Lightning home and away this weekend. They entertain MK on Saturday ((Viola Arena, Cardiff Bay, 7pm) before travelling to the Planet Ice Arena the following evening.

Saturday’s home fixture is already virtually sold out with limited tickets available in the 3,000-plus capacity arena.

For Devils home tickets CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE or CALL 0800 0842 666

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Cardiff Devils remaining 16 Elite League fixtures


Saturday 16 v MK Lightning (home, 7pm)

Sunday 17 v MK Lightning (away, 5.15pm)

Friday 22 v Belfast Giants (away, 7pm)

Saturday 23 v Belfast Giants (away, 7pm)

Wednesday 27 v Glasgow Clan (home, 7.30pm)


Saturday 2 v Coventry Blaze (away, 7pm)

Sunday 3 v Sheffield Steelers (home, 4pm) – this game does not count on season tickets

Thursday 7 v Fife Flyers (away, 7.30pm)

Friday 8 v Guildford Flames (home, 7.30pm)

Saturday 16 v Sheffield Steelers (away, 7pm)

Sunday 17 v Glasgow Clan (home, 6pm)

Wednesday 20 v Glasgow Clan (away, 7.30pm)

Saturday 23 v Manchester Storm (home, 7pm)

Sunday 24 v Dundee Stars (away, 5pm)

Saturday 30 v MK Lightning (home, 7pm)

Sunday 31 v Coventry Blaze (away, 5.15pm)

National League Cardiff Fire take on Bristol Pitbulls at the Viola Arena on Sunday (6pm).

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National League Division Two South fixtures:

Saturday: Solent Devils v Peterborough Phantoms (5pm), Invicta v Lee Valley Lions (5.15pm), Romford Raiders v Cardiff Fire (5.15pm), Guildford v Oxford City Stars (5.30pm), Basingstoke Buffalo v Slough Jets (6.15pm).

Sunday: Haringey Huskies v Romford Raiders (5.30pm), Cardiff Fire v Bristol Pitbulls (6pm), Swindon Wildcats v Bracknell Hornets (6.15pm).

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