Shields treble sinks Giants

Colin Shields scored a hat-trick as Sheffield Steelers hammered Belfast Giants 5-1 in the Elite League on Friday night.

Shields struck twice in the second period, adding to Jonathan Phillips' opener, and both men scored again in the third after Darryl Lloyd had pulled a goal back.

Nottingham Panthers beat Braehead Clan by the same scoreline. Jonathan Weaver, Matt Francis, David Ling, Jordan Fox and Pat Galivan put the result beyond any doubt before Jade Galbraith netted a consolation goal.