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Title-chasing Cardiff Devils take it one game at a time

THE Cardiff Devils consolidated their position at the top of the Elite Ice Hockey league following back-to-back fixtures against the Sheffield Steelers last weekend.

On Saturday night the Devils defeated the Steelers by four goals to three, but suffered a set-back on Sunday when the Steelers took revenge defeating the Devils 4-5 in Wales.

Last weekend’s results puts the Devils two points ahead of the second-placed Steelers at the top of the Elite League table.

Commercial director Kris Agland confirmed the Devils’ management were happy with last weekend’s results.

“We are very happy with the two match points this weekend,” he said.

“If we are honest it was a little bittersweet having beaten them on their ice, and then losing narrowly at home.

Cardiff Devils top the Elite League

Cardiff Devils top the Elite League

“However, we would have taken that before the weekend, and it has put us in a stronger position in the Elite League.”

Given the Devils’ strong position and with only a month to go in the season, Devils fans are understandably getting excited at the prospect of their side lifting the Elite League trophy.

However, Agland was quick to play down the Devils’ title prospects, claiming that the squad would not be looking past their next match.

“I know it’s an old cliché but we are taking one game at a time, that is the mentality that the coaches have instilled,” said Agland.

The Cardiff Devils travel to Belfast to face the Giants in the Challenge Cup, before resuming their Elite League challenge against Fife Flyers on Thursday.