Ice Hockey: Storm return to form and top of league

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Manchester Storm put their recent slump behind them with an 8- 3 win over Basingstoke Bison which lifted them back to the top of the Superleague table on Sunday. Storm had surrendered the top spot to Ayr Scottish Eagles after losing twice in the space of five days to Sheffield Steelers.

Despite the continued absence of injured trio, Jeff Tomlinson, Brad Rubachuk and Troy Neumeier, Storm were on form with period scores of 2-1, 4-0 and 2-2.

Last season's champions, Cardiff Devils, won a see-saw meeting with Sheffield Steelers 4-3, with three goals in the first 10 minutes ultimately proving decisive for the Welsh side.

Newcastle Cobras are finally enjoying the winning feeling following a dismal start to the campaign. After picking up their first points of the season at the ninth attempt on Thursday, they scored a tense 5-4 win over Bracknell Bees. Randy Smith broke the deadlock with his second goal 6min 26sec into sudden-death overtime.

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