Devils who had defeated Murrayfield Racers 9-0 in Friday's semi-final faced a Seahawks side who had had to go into sudden-death overtime to beat Nottingham Panthers 5-4 on Saturday. The differential rest period told.
Devils won the game in the second period with four goals in nine minutes. Shannon Hope latched on to a Hilton Ruggles rebound off Killen which was followed by a defensive error by Seahawks leaving Doug McEwen, who had opened the scoring in the first period, to feed Ian Cooper on the left. Stephen Cooper, Ian's brother, made it
4-0 two minutes later.
Steve Cadieux made it 5-0 and Humberside's only consolation was Kevin MacNaught's marker late in the second period. Thirty seconds into the third Ruggles made it 6-1 before McEwen supplied the seventh.
Mike Bishop scored for Seahawks with 10 minutes to go and Dan Dorion followed him up seconds later to make it 7-3. With just over a minute left, Dorion scored his second. It was too little too late for Seahawks.
HEINEKEN CHAMPIONSHIP: Final: Cardiff Devils 7 Humberside Seahawks 4.