Elite League: Cardiff Devils lose at Coventry Blaze to miss out on title

Matthew Myers screens Matt Hackett in net for the Blaze
Blaze netminder Matt Hackett helped ensure Devils' Matthew Myers and his team-mates lost their Elite League crown

Cardiff Devils missed out on a third successive Elite League title after losing 3-1 at Coventry Blaze on the final day of the season.

Devils' defeat means Belfast Giants have been crowned champions for a fifth time.

Devils needed only a point to secure the title after their comprehensive 9-1 win over MK Lightning on Saturday.

Nicolai Bryhnisveen and David Clements gave Blaze a 2-0 lead before Sam Duggan pulled a goal back for the Devils.

But Ben Lake sealed victory for Blaze to deny Devils and hand the title to Giants.

Giants had beaten Dundee Stars 6-4 in their final game of the regular season on Saturday,

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