Manchester Storm made it two wins from two as they were 5-4 winners over Sheffield Steelers on day two of the 2021 Elite Series.
The Storm opened up a 4-2 lead at the halfway point in the game with two goals from British forward Ciaran Long, while GB team-mates Ben Davies and Dallas Ehrhardt were also on target. Josef Hrabal and Great Britain forward Robert Dowd scored for the Steelers.
GB youngster Liam Kirk closed the gap with his third goal of the tournament for the Steelers and Sondre Olden equalised.
Manchester’s Maxime Fortier scored the game-winning goal with 54 seconds remaining (59:06) as the Storm went top of the early-tournament table.
Coventry Blaze condemned Nottingham Panthers to their second successive defeat, as Danny Stewart’s side skated to a 3-1 victory in the day’s second game.
The Blaze raced into a three-goal first-period lead thanks to goals from Tristan Keck, Nicolai Bryhnisveen and Great Britain forward Sam Duggan (powerplay).
After no goals in period two, Kevin Domingue scored what turned out to be a consolation for the Panthers.
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Photo credits: Mark Ferris and Scott Wiggins.