Elite League; Edinburgh Capitals 2, Cardiff Devils 10; Nottingham Panthers 4, Braehead Clan 3 after overtime. Gardiner Conference: Dundee Stars 6, Fife Flyers 7 (after overtime)
Drew Paris and Joey Haddad both claimed trebles as long-time Elite League pace-setters Cardiff Devils cruised to a 10-2 victory at bottom club Edinburgh Capitals.
The visitors fired five goals in 11, first-period minutes to take control. The sides shared the middle session 2-2 but Devils netted three without reply in the third.
Dylan Anderson scored Capitals two goals on a night when the home side were outshot 49-17.
On Tayside, Fife Flyers celebrated their first major silverware since joining Britain’s top ice hockey league, but arch rivals Dundee Stars took them to the wire.
The Gardiner Conference title eluded Fife last term when they were pipped by a narrow margin by Glasgow-based Braehead Clan.
Inconsistent Clan can’t now catch Flyers who rounded off a gruelling, three-game weekend with a third straight win thanks to a first goal for Flyers from new signing Dan Correale who only joined the club this week.
Braehead earned a point after a spirited comeback at Nottingham Panthers.
The Scots were 3-0 down inside the first minute of the final session but fired three goals to level at 3-3 and take the game into sudden death overtime.
Panthers won thanks to a goal from Yann Sauve only a minute into the extra session.