Ice hockey: Storm rout keeps Cardiff at bay

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MANCHESTER STORM remained four points clear of Cardiff Devils after both sides recorded Sunday victories in the Sekonda Superleague.

Jeff Jablonski destroyed Newcastle Riverkings with a four-goal haul as Storm ran out 6-0 winners. Manchester had thrashed Newcastle 10-1 earlier this season to equal the biggest winning margin in a Superleague game, and were four goals clear by the 11th minute, the rout started by Pierre Allard after 17 seconds. Brad Rubacuk claimed Storm's other goal.

In Wales, two third-period goals finally saw the Devils dismiss London Knights 3-0. A 7-3 victory in Nottingham the previous night appeared to take its toll on Paul Heavey's side, who held on to Nicky Chinn's opener for long periods of the game, but Derry Menard and Martin Lindman scored to keep Cardiff in touch with Manchester.