Sunday: 4 teams in action after Saturday of road wins
Photo: Dean Woolley
Following a Saturday night where all four road teams took wins, eight teams are in action again across Sunday with league points on the line.
The day's most mouth-watering clash is at 4pm in Belfast, where the defending champion Giants take on current league leaders Sheffield. While the Giants ended their losing run last weekend and put together a pair of wins, they were beaten on Friday night in Glasgow. Sheffield meanwhile, have won three straight since also losing to the Clan. The Steelers have won only one of their last seven games in the SSE Arena, back in March 2022.
Nottingham Panthers are also home from 4pm for the visit of Dundee Stars. Jonathan Paredes' team took a road victory in Cardiff on Saturday night and a win here would certainly put them back among the league title chasers, especially with the number of games in hand they have. Dundee have had a disappointing week and are now looking for a way out of a three-game negative series.
Having met on Wednesday last week in cup action at the Skydome, the Blaze welcome Cardiff back to Coventry for the first league meeting of the season on home ice. Coventry come into their game having now won two on the spin with a well-earned victory in Fife on xSaturday night, while Cardiff were beaten at home by Nottingham which ended their five-game unbeaten league streak. The sides split their Challenge Cup fixtures against each other in Coventry with a win each.
Sunday's final game starts at 6pm at the Spectrum in Guildford with the ninth-placed Flames hosting eighth-placed Fife Flyers. This is Guildford's only game of the week, and sees them up against the team one place and one win above them in the standings. The Flames have found consistency difficult this season and have only one league win for their last five games; Fife, for their part, are now on a two-game skid after having gone four unbeaten during November.