Destiny arrives

Steelers 2 – 6 Devils I have been away on a work trip, missing the Challenge Cup final and the victory over Dundee last weekend. With the Steelers winning away in Belfast the previous night, this meant a win tonight in Sheffield would secure the title for Cardiff, after a…

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Blow out anniversary

Devils 8 – 0 Blaze This fixture last year marked the final game in the BBT. The Devils were top of the league but lost to Coventry and thus commenced a losing streak which cost us the title ultimately. There was almost the sense of a controlled experiment to examine…

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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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The perfect weekend

Devils 3 – 0 Panthers After an easy win away the previous night in Coventry (I have never seen a Blaze team looking so dejected and lacking in spirit), while rivals Sheffield lost at Nottingham, this evening was set up to round off a perfect weekend for the Devils. In…

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The complete deal

Devils 5 – 0 Panthers There was a lot of pressure coming into this weekend. We needed 4 points to maintain our challenge at the top. A loss tonight would be the 4th consecutive home defeat. The last time the Panthers were here, we lost 8-0. This could be a…

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The full sixty

Devils 3 – 4 Steelers The Devils had an impressive away win last night in Coventry and the Steelers only picked up a point at home to the Clan. This meant a win tonight would really consolidate their position at the top of the league. They have beaten the Steelers…

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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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Yes, but…

Devils 2 – 3 Blaze (OT) This always had the potential to be a hazardous weekend for the Devils, with their two main rivals playing each other twice, and difficult games of their own against the Blaze and away to the Clan. Ideally the Devils would take 4 points and…

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The rough and the smooth

Devils 4 – 1 Stars After some tense games recently, many Devils fans were hoping for a straightforward win against 9th placed Dundee. Perhaps the biggest question to be answered by this game was “will Bordeleau be encouraged to play more?” He started in the very first shift, that seemed…

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