Action from earlier this season at Murrayfield. Picture by Ian Coyle

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

They travelled to Telford Tigers and lost 9-4 but that was an improvement from their 9-1 defeat at Murrayfield only six days before that.

Elsewhere, Blair Riley fired a glory treble as Elite League pace-setters Belfast Giants beat Glasgow Clan 4-1 at Braehead. Scott Pitt claimed Clan’s consolation strike.

Former league leaders Fife Flyers let slip a 2-1 lead after 37 minutes to go own 3-2 at Manchester Storm.

Evan Stoflet and Joe Basaraba netted for the Scots who have now lost two league fixtures in a row.

And struggling Dundee Stars were shutout 4-0 at rejuvenated Sheffield Steelers who have now won their last three games.