CARDIFF Devils will be flying high from their midweek wins as the third placed Belfast Giants in the EIHL make the trip to Wales.
Sunday’s game, which acts as a prequel to the 2018 Challenge Cup Final on 4 March, has already been sold out after a run of five straight away fixtures for the Devils.
On Wednesday night the Devils saw out a tricky fixture against the Sheffield Steelers, holding their Yorkshire rivals to win 3-0 after scoring all three goals in the first period.
The Devils got off to a great start after Joey Martin was able to score simple tap in from a Joey Haddad pass after just 30 seconds of play to put Cardiff 1-0 to the good.
Haddad then found Matt Pope in space at 8:22, with the Canadian giving Steeler Goaltender Ervins Mustukovs no chance at all as Cardiff doubled their lead.
The third goal at 16:30, a rebound scored by Andrew Hotham, gave the Devil’s a good advantage going into the final two periods.
A couple of powerplay chances for the Steelers in the second period proved fruitless as a stellar performance from Devil’s goaltender, Ben Bowns, kept Sheffield at bay.
Victory was finally secured with Cardiff weathering the Sheffield storm in the third period to seal a shutout victory, with Bowns stopping all 26 shots that came his way.
The weekend’s results leave Devils top of the table, eight points clear and with a game in hand over Manchester Storm.