Back on track

Devils 8 – 1 Giants After two (understandably) lacklustre performances the Devils looked to come back tonight with vengeance. Ben Bowns was back in the line-up along with Strachan and Martin proving that the Devils were getting playoff ready. This game also came a ref short as it was only…

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Back to back

Giants 2 – 3 Devils The victory against Sheffield on Wednesday, and superior regulation wins meant that a win against Belfast tonight would seal the league and the conference titles for the Devils. A Friday night game in Belfast meant that even with the championship up for grabs, like most…

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Tooth and claw

Giants 6 – 3 Devils Last week’s league encounter between these two teams had easily gone the way of the Devils, but no-one thought this Cup final would be so one-sided. Not least in this was the return of Rutherford who had been the scourge of the Devils in Belfast.…

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Take me home

Photo courtesy of Helen Brabon Devils 6 – 2 Giants After what has seemed like an age on the road, in which the Devils amassed three wins out of five, they returned to the IAW tonight to face next week’s Challenge Cup opponents in the league. After last night’s defeat…

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On the title causeway

Giants 4 – 3 Devils (OS) Giants 2 – 3 Devils (OT) This fixture weekend last year witnessed the Miracle of Belfast (as nobody is calling it), when the Devils came from 3-0 behind in the third period to win 4-3. That win more than any other made the title…

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No matter

Devils 3 – 5 Belfast With nothing to play for in this game, and with one eye on the playoff quarter final next week, the Devils rested 6 players, including Bowns and Martin. The Giants needed the win to ensure the second place in the league, but even they showed…

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For whom the title tolls

Giants 2 – 3 Devils The final period of last night’s game might well become the Devils equivalent of the Sex Pistols Manchester Free Trade Hall gig with everyone claiming to have been there. Even this morning Devils fans were saying “I can’t quite believe last night happened”. If this…

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The Belfast mystery

Giants 3 – 4 Devils A double header away to your closest title rivals has ‘BIG WEEKEND’ etched across every aspect. The Devils new signing Kearney was icing, which meant Doucet was a healthy scratch. The Giants preferred Mason to Nickerson and Keefe was serving a ban, which meant an…

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Repeat and look away

Devils 2 – 3 Giants (OT) I could copy and paste last week’s post for this week really. That is not entirely fair, this was tougher opposition, and for large chunks of the game, the Devils played some excellent hockey. A narrow defeat to your closest rivals is just one…

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