Tonight we played the Steelers in the play off final. Having won the league, the cup & the conference trophies this was a chance at a grand slam. We went 3-1 up, 5-4 down, equalised at 5-5 and then went into overtime. This ended goalless so we had a 5th period. It was like the final round in a Rocky movie both teams exhausted and just slugging away on instinct. Then the steelers got the golden goal. It was heartbreaking but it was a great season
We are up in Nottingham for the ice hockey playoffs. The Devils played the first semi final against Dundee at 1. We went two behind but won 4-2, to take us to the final tomorrow.
This was the last home game of what has been a fantastic season. We’re in playoffs and won a tough game against Manchester 3-2. The decider to see if we go to Nottingham next weekend is tomorrow night in Manchester
The Cardiff Devils had the league (on the left) & challenge cup trophies on display tonight. We also won a third tonight – the conference trophy which doesn’t mean that much but makes it 3 out 3 so far, with the playoffs in two weeks time.
After winning the league last night, we were presented with the trophy tonight after the game against Fife. Here player coach Andrew Lord celebrates.
The Cardiff Devils were away to Sheffield tonight. A win would mean we were league champions. I expected a really tight, aggressive game but we scored after 26 seconds and the game was easier than anticipated. We won 6-2, thus ending a 20 year wait to lift the trophy again.
It was a long trip to Sheffield and back, but what a day.
There were 9 games remaining in the league tonight – win 7 of them and we are champions. Tonight we beat a very poor Coventry Blaze side 8-0, so another 8 games to go.
After a great weekend we headed back home today, a little broken but happy
Had a good day today – we went to the Titanic museum, then did a black cab tour of Belfast, then had a great steak. This evening it was back to ice hockey and we beat the Giants again to go 7 points clear at the top.
We flew to Belfast today to watch the Devils play our main title rivals the Giants. We were awful for the first two periods and were 3-0 down. Then we destroyed them in the the 3rd period to win 4-3. It felt like a cup win and everyone was in a state of shock, but what a night