Cardiff Devils' Stephen Dixon. Pic: David Williams.

Devils Elite Double Fires Up Title Challenge

Cardiff Devils earned their second win of the weekend to keep their Elite League title challenge on course.

They won 6-3 at Dundee Ice Arena and moved closer to leaders Belfast Giants, who have been playing Continental Cup hockey.

Man of the match Stephen Dixon scored two goals, while Charles Linglet, Joey Martin (shorthanded) and Jake Morissette (empty net) completed the tally.

Devils have now defeated Stars three times this season and this was massive victory before next Wednesday’s home clash with Fife Flyers at the Viola Arena.

Cardiff Devils captain Jake Morissette. Pic: Richard Murray.

Captain Jake Morissette and his Devils team needed a road win to fire up their title challenge and they were good value for a three-goal win.

Now they focus on Wednesday’s clash with Flyers, a team who are above Devils in the table. Cardiff are fourth, but they have games in and on all the teams above them.

Match stats:

Scorers, Stars: Charles Corcoran 1+0, Johan Anderson 1+0, Lukas Nielsen 1+0, Francois Bouchard 0+1, Drydn Dow 0+1, Brian Hart 0+1.

Devils: Charles Linglet 1+1, Stephen Dixon 2+1, Joy Martin (shorthanded) 1+1, Layne Ulmer 1+0, Jake Morissette 1+0, Mike Hedden 0+2, Gleason Fournier 0+2, Mark Louis 0+2, Sean Bentivoglio 0+1. 

Period scores (Stars first): 2-2; 1-2 (3-4); 0-2 (3-6).

Shots on goal: Stars (on Bowns) 16+10+11=37; Devils (on Sjogren) 10+10+10=30

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

Special teams: Stars PK 1/2, PP 0/4; Devils PK 4/4, PP 1/2.

Strs of the game: Stars, Brian Hart; Devils, Stephen Dixon.

Referees: Tom Darnell and Andrew Miller.

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