Racers in action earlier this season with Ian Coyle behind the lens

Murrayfield Racers have failed to break their duck in the National Ice Hockey League North Cup.

Their latest attempt saw the Edinburgh side thrashed 11-0 at Solway Sharks.

The Dumfries side won the opening session 3-0, and they blew Tony Hand’s men away with a 5-0 blitz in the second before the home side claimed three goals in the third.

In the Elite League, Fife Flyers’ sensational eight-game winning run came to an abrupt halt when the Kirkcaldy combine were blown away 7-2 at Cardiff Devils, the reigning play-off champions.

Four goals in under five, second-period minutes did the damage in The Principality.

Dundee Stars skidded to their eighth straight defeat when they were edged 2-1 at The Dundee Ice Arena by Nottingham Panthers.

Mark Hurtubise broke home hearts when he converted 1min 13sec into the extra session.