The Champions Hockey League returned to the UK as Cardiff Devils were beaten 5-0 by Adler Mannheim of Germany in Wales.

Covid-19 protocols saw the Devils without British players Ben Davies and Josh Batch, as well as head coach Jarrod Skalde and assistant coach Neil Francis.

Jordan Szwarz, Joonas Lehtivuori and Moritz Wirth gave the visitors a 3-0 first-period lead.

Borna Rendulić made it 4-0 in the second session and Andrew Desjardins put the seal on the victory in the third period.

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Photo credit: David Williams.