Cardiff Devils forward Matthew Myers has a 'Question of Sport' event at Cornerstone in Charles Street on Tuesday.. Pic: Dean Woolley.

Bluebirds, Blues, Glamorgan, Devils Stars Join Forces For Myers’ Question Of Sport Testimonial Night

Welshman Matthew Myers brings Cardiff’s four major professional sports clubs together at Cornerstone in Cardiff tomorrow evening.

The Bluebirds, Cardiff Blues, Glamorgan Cricket Club and Devils will all be represented on a Question of Sport evening at the venue in Charles Street.

Robert Earnshaw (Cardiff City), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues) and George North, Matthew Maynard (Glamorgan CC) and the Myers brothers, Matthew Myers and former Devils goaltender Joseph, will be in the two teams.

Former Wales scrum-half Rupert Moon will fill the role of question master. 

Devils and Great Britain ice hockey forward Myers is in his testimonial season and his committee have organised his QoS evening and questions have been set by staff on the BBC television programme.

Matthew has won every major domestic trophy playing for Devils including the Elite League title, Challenge Cup and play-off championship. Devils has played in the European Champions League.

There are only around 20 tickets left and walk-ups on the night will not be allowed entry. E-mail matthewmyers@hotmail.co.uk to reserve tickets (£20).

The event will be an evening of relaxation for Devils head coach Andrew Lord and his players during a busy spell of matches.

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Devils suffered damaging back-to-back Elite League defeats over the weekend, losing 5-4 at home to Sheffield Steelers and 5-2 against Dundee Stars in Scotland, and play Nottingham Panthers at home in the Challenge Cup semi-finals on Wednesday (7.30pm).

League leaders Steelers scored twice in the last six minutes of Saturday’s match at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay, recovering from 4-3 down to win.

“That is one of the most painful losses this season,” said coach Lord. “It was heartbreaking.

“I loved our first 30 minutes ands then some, but Sheffield scored through John Armstrong and that gave Sheffield some life.

“I loved their clawback, but I felt we would see it through at 4-3 ahead. The goals we gave up were so soft as a team. Stock details, blown assignments, not boxing out – all extremely uncharacteristic.

Matthew Myers and wife Nyree-Claire. Pic: Helen Brabon.

“It was a real shame because there was a lot of good hockey played out there. We will learn a lot from the match. It’s crucial we are more switched on in these matches.

“We were extremely over the first 30 minutes against Sheffield – intense, focused and dialled in to the way we needed to play.

“I was confident we would come back with the right response, but the way we started in Dundee was absolutely sickening. It wasn’t good enough, plain and simple.

“Dundee played really well, while clearly we are not focused on the right things as a group.”

Steelers had forward Brendan Connolly suspended for one match by the EIHL’s Department of Player Safety. The incident was missed during the match, but DOPS studied the match video and imposed the suspension for a cross-check.

Gleason Fournier scored both Devils goals in Dundee, but Lord’s men were beaten 5-2 in a shock result.

Stars kept their play-off hopes alive with their win with Matt Marquardt clinching victory with an empty net goal.

Sunday: Dundee Stars 5, Cardiff Devils 2

Scorers, Stars: Egis Kains 1+0, Kevin Dufour 1+0, Matthew Carter 1+0, Anthony Beauregard 1+2, Matt Marquardt 1+1, Drydn Dow 0+1, Jagger Dirk 0+1, Colton Kroeker 0+1,

Devils: Gleason Fournier 2+0, Charles Linglet 0+1, Sean McMonagle 0+1, Matt Pope 0+1, Mike McNamee 0+1

Period scores (Stars first) 2-0; 1-1 (3-1); 2-1 (4-2)

Shots on goal: Stars (on Ben Bowns) 12+11+9=32, Devils (on Alex LeClerc)5+15+12=32

Penalties in minutes: Stars 0+6+4=10; Devils 2+6+2+10

Powerplays: Stars 5, Devils 4

Face-offs won: Stars 22, Devils 30

Attendance: 1,300

Referees: Allan Ward, Steve Brown

Cardiff Devils team:

Goalies: Ben Bowns (back-up Thomas Murdy)

First line: Sam Jardine, Shaone Morrisonn, Charles Lionglet, Stephen Dixon, Joey Haddad

Second line: Gleason Fournier, Mark Richardson, Sean Bentivoglio, Mike McNamee, Blair Riley

Third line: Mark Louis, Sean McMonagle, Masi Marjamaki, Bryce Reddick, Matt Pope

Fourth line: Toms Rutkis, Matthew Myers, Josh Batch

Man of the match: Gleason Fournier

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Saturday: Cardiff Devils 4, Sheffield Steelers 5

Scorers, Devils: Charles Linglet 1+1, Matt Pope 1+0, Blair Riley 1+0, Joey Haddad 1+0, Mike McNamee 0+2, Gleason Fournier 0+2, Stephen Dixon 0+1, Markl Richardson 0+1

Steelers:  John Armstrong 1+0, Marek Trocinsky 1+1, Michael Davies 1+1, Janne Kolehmainen 0+1, Lucas Sandstrom 1+0, Marc-Olivier Valerand 1+0, Ben O’Connor 0+1, Nicolai Lemtyugov 0+1, Brendan Connolly 0+1, Aaron Brocklehurst 0+1, Tanner Eberle 0+1.

Period scores (Devils first) 1-0; 1-3 (2-3); 2-2 (4-5) 

Shots on goal: Devils (on Tomas Duba)15+14+9=38, Steelers (on Ben Bowns) 11+13+16=40

Penalties in minutes: Devils 2+2+2=6; Steelers 0+6+0=6

Powerplays: Devils 3, Steelers 3

Face-offs won: Devils 37, Steelers 24

Attendance: 3,100

Referees: Christian Ofner, Stefan Hogarth

Cardiff Devils team:

Goalies: Ben Bowns (back-up Thomas Murdy)

First line: Gleason Fournier, Mark Richardson, Sean Bentivoglio, Mike McNamee, Blair Riley

Second line: Mark Louis, Sean McMonagle, Charles Linglet, Stephen Dixon, Joey Haddad

Third line: Sam Jardine, Shaone Morrison, Masi Marjamaki, Bryce Reddick, Matt Pope

Fourth line: Tomas Rutkis, Josh Batch, Matthew Myers, Sam Duggan

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