Match Night Live
Cardiff Devils 12 - 0 Dundee Stars

Welcome to MNL on this momentous weekend.

Tonight we have the little matter of securing 2 valuable league points as the Dundee Stars visit the BBT

Score predictions as always welcomed to

Tonight we have the little matter of securing 2 valuable league points as the Dundee Stars visit the BBT

Russky back on stewarding duty at BBT after minor surgery hopes Devils will bad those 2 points without too much effort

Mark G predicts a Devils 5-2 victory and hopes Keefe & Westgarth put a few Steelers in their place

What we need tonight are wins for the Panthers and Giants and of course the DEVILS

Warmup underway - Stars apparently only have 13 skaters

Jesse Mychan is still out

Carl Hudson looks different after his haircut

Very quiet on the prediction front,

Massive crowd at BBT tonight

I wander if the RED ARMY are marching on Sheffield tonight after the game

RED ARMY TRAVEL wagons leaving early after breakfast tomorrow

Warmup done & dusted

Dan in Manchester calls it 5-1 to Devils as they coast towards tomorrows final

I wonder if tomorrow's RED ARMY Travel total exceeds the Autumn Trophy Final travel numbers

Stars on the ice

Inspiring video being shown

Matthew M says 5-2 Devils

Hazel, yes the one who lives in Southend calls it 4-2 Devils

Clive B is very confident and says Devils will win 7-2 without getting out of 2nd gear

Devils on ice

Player intros

Dean Smith is referee

Anthem after intros of owners

Big roar of approval for owners from a sell out crowd

No McKensie or Hutchins for Stars

Puck dropped

Craig Holland in net for Stars

Devils start with Myer, Walton & Clarkson with Batch & Hendrickx on D

1:08 gone


Brent Walton (26th) @ 1:44

That was on a delayed penalty

Assists for Joey Haddad & Markku Tahtinen

Craig Holland covers @ 2:45


Carl Hudson scores his 11th of the season

@ 3:26

Assists for Chris Culligan & Joey Haddad

Puck out of play


Jake Morissette with his 23rd of the season

@ 4:18

Assists Andrew Lord & Carl Hudson

Stars penalty - Shane Lust 2 minutes for slashing @ 5:05

Craig Holland covers @ 5:29

All DEVILS as you can imagine


Andrew Lord with his 18th @ 6:20

A PPG no less

Assists Jake Morissette & Chris Culligan

Stars icing gets them relief

Gametime 6:55


Give me a chance to eat my cake

@ 7:33 scored by Andrew Hotham (19th) unassisted

Stars change netminder

Marc Cheverie now in net for visitors

Gametime 8:35

Marc Cheverie covers

Trevor Hendrikx shot deflected high

Gametime 9:12

10:02 gone

Devils icing

Stars penalty Chris Blight 2 minutes for high sticks @ 10:35

Marc Cheverie save from Brent Walton

Stars Full strength

Gametime 14:06


Markku Tahtinen his 2nd of the season

Assists Joey Haddad & Chris Culligan @ 14:15

Ben Bowns puts down his crossword to make a save @ 15:30

Puck out of play Face off in the Stars zone

Stars look down and out

Marc Cheverie is standing on his head to keep the rampant Devils at bay

Stars penalty called

Brad Plumton 2 minutes for boarding @ 17:43


Andrew Lord scorer (19th)

Assists Joey Martin & Jake Morissette

End of 1st period DEVILS 7 Stars 0

EIHL website cannot keep up with this game still showing DEVILS 1 Stars 0 @ 1:44

Also says Marc Cheverie started whilst in fact it was Craig Holland

Matthew M thinks we should pull Ben Bowns for Mike Will and run our 4th line regularly

Clan losing 2-0 at Nottingham

We also need Giants to beat Steelers - a goal beating as well as a physical beating

Teams are back on ice

2nd period underway

Craig Holland back in Stars net

Ben Bowns covers @ 20:33

Devils penalty at same time Markku Tahtinen 2 minutes for hooking


Craig Holland covers @ 21:22

1 minute killed by Devils

Glove save Ben Bowns

Devils Full strength

Panthers now 3-0 up against Clan

Thanks Ryan (Stars fan) for your best wishes for the final

Stars icing @ 23:33

Now 4-0 for Panthers

Stars working much harder this period

Devils penalty Mark Richardson 2 minutes for hooking @ 27:07


One minute killed

Stars penalty @ 28:16 Paul Swindlehurst

It was a bench penalty for too many men

Trevor Hendrikx clean hit means Star player will be seeing stars for a week


Jake Morissette with his 24th of the season

@ 28:55

Mike Will replaces Ben Bowns

Devils Fs

Assist for Joey Martin on DEVILS 8th goal

2nd assist for Carl Hudson

Stars penalty Igor Congalsky 2 minutes for hooking @ 29:50

Stars FS

Luke Piggott & Chris Jones getting regular ice time



Big brawl @ 31:51

Stupid with Josh Batch, Trevor Hendrikx & Doug Clarkson involved

Those 3 binned

Isaacs & Gongalsky also binned Brad Plumton ejected

Doug Clarkson ejected as well

What stupidity

awaiting calls

Melee by Stars bench with Devils being held by players on the Stars bench

The noise in BBT is such that we will be lucky to get exact penalties

Luke Piggott also in sinbin

game restarts

Luke Pmoret not in sinbin any more

Soehow Stars on PP


Brad Plumton got 2 + 2 for roughing + Game misconduct

Devils penalty Matthew Myers 2 minutes for hooking @ 33:22

Doug Clarkson also got 2 + 2 for roughing + Game

Isaac & Congalsky both got 2 minutes for roughing

Trevor Hendrikx 2 minutes for roughing

Josh Batch 2 minutes for roughing + 2 minutes for cross-checking

Great glove save by Mike Will

Matthew Myers is back

Big collision between Matthew Myers, Dolan & Grimshaw

Dolan helped off the ice

Both teams are at Full strength

Stars applying some pressure so Mike Will covers

Gametime 36:47

Luke Piggott & Chris Jones getting plenty of icetime

RED ARMY now doing the Mexican Wave

Big save Craig Holland from Carl Hudson


Final minute

Stars shoot staight at Mike Will @ 39:27

End of 2nd period DEVILS 8 Stars 0

SoG for 1st period DEVILS 17 Stars 5

Panthers now winning 5-0 against Clan

Teams back on ice

3rd period starts

SoG for 2nd period DEVILS 9 Stars 14 making it 26 19 after 2 periods

Jon J wants 10 goals

Stars looking very tired

Game resembles a permanent PP for Devils

Stars penalty @ 41:11 - Swindlehurst 2 minutes for hooking

Devils appear to score but ruled out by referee

3-3 between Steelers & Giants

Come on U GIANTS


Chris Culligan unassisted @ 42:34

His 12th of the season

That Chris Culligan goal was a PPG

Total DEVILS domination

FOUR PPG from DEVILS tonight

CLAN lose 6-0 to Panthers

Great double save by Craig Holland

Total DEVILS domination

FOUR PPG from DEVILS tonight

That Clan loss means Devils will win the league if they win all 6 remaining games


Trevor Hendrikx with his 5th goal of the season

@ 47:49

Assists for Josh Batch & Chris Jones

Brent Walton goes close

Stars are pinned in their end zone



Trevor Hendrikx again I believe

Assists Joey Martin & Josh Batch @ 49:48

Craig Holland saves from Jake Morissette

Gametime 52:16

Stars penalty Shane Lust 2 minutes for hooking @ 53:02

Lets have another PPG U DEVILS


Another PPG

Stars look out on their feet

Andrew ord completes his hattrick @ 53:45

Assists Jake Morissette & Joey Martin on Andrew Lords 20th of the season

Lets have a Bakers Dozen U DEVILS

Gametime 55:02

Jon J says Stars have used their passports to make a rare foray over the centre line

Devils Brent Walton 2 minutes for delay of game @ 55:02


Good save by Mike Will

One minute killed

Devils FS

Jake Morissette has 2+5 so far

Final 2 minutes

Steelers win 4-3 scoring winner 16 secs before buzzer

Final minute

Final score DEVILS 12 Stars 0

Can we bottle some of those goals and ship them to Sheffield?

Crowd listed as 2,248

Stars MoM - Igor Gongalsky


Our thanks to Nigel, Jon J and Rachael who as always gave us brilliant coverage

An early night and a safe journey to the RED ARMY marching on Sheffield tomorrow

Join me from around 3pm for MNL coverage of the Challenge Cup Final


Owners on the ice and join Ben Bowns & Mike Will for the WAVE