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EVERYTHING to be decided in the next 9 weeks!

Photo: John Uwins

We're back from the IIHF International Break, and we've got nine weeks left of the 2022/23 Viaplay Elite League season - and WHAT A NINE WEEKS these are going to be!

Every trophy is still up for grabs:

  • There are four teams tightly-packed for the league title
  • By Wednesday we'll know who's playing Belfast in the Viaplay Challenge Cup Final
  • Plus there's a big race for the playoffs with everyone still in contention 

This week's action begins on Tuesday with live Viaplay coverage of Nottingham Panthers vs. Belfast Giants. The Panthers have a 2&1 home record against the Giants so far this season, can they put a dent in the Giants' title hopes this time? Tune in to Viaplay from 7pm for this one!

Also on Tuesday night, Cardiff head up to Glasgow - Clan tied it late and won in OT when the sides met in Braehead last month.

Wednesday night will see the second Viaplay Challenge Cup finalist decided when Sheffield Steelers host fife Flyers. The visitors head to the Utilita Arena with a one-goal, 3-2, aggregate lead. Can they become the first Scottish team to reach the final, or will the 2020 winners take on the defending champions?

Elsewhere on Wednesday, leaders Guildford Flames host Belfast Giants in a clash of the top two. The Giants may well have joined the Flames on 59 points depending on Tuesday night's action, but nonetheless it's a huge game at the top of the table. Coventry Blaze, meanwhile, host Manchester Storm at the Skydome. 

Saturday night has four games with Cardiff vs. Guildford another clash between teams in the top four. Sheffield face Fife again but in league action, while Manchester's meeting with Dundee is big for the race for a playoff place. Belfast are back on home ice against Glasgow.

Then Sunday brings a five-game spread. In the day's early start, the Giants and Panthers meet again but in Belfast who complete a four-game week. Cardiff head up to Dundee, while Guildford round out their week at home to Coventry. Manchester head to Glasgow, with the final game of the day seeing Fife and Sheffield meet again but in Kirkcaldy.

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