Hull Stingrays missed an opportunity to break into the top six of the Elite League when they went down 7-2 at home to the Braehead Clan, who move second in the Gardiner Conference, two points behind Hull.
The home side – who beat Braehead 6-4 at the same venue on Sunday – suffered the worst possible start when Drew Miller put his side ahead just 13 seconds in. Ash Goldie doubled the visitors’ lead on six minutes.
Hull halved the deficit when Jereme Tendler struck at 14.21 and just over three minutes later he was first to a rebound off his own shot to draw the home side level.
A messy second period saw Braehead ahead again when Robert Farmer backhanded the puck past goaltender Ben Bowns.
A soft hooking call on Tom Squires saw Hull two goals adrift again when, from the resulting face-off, Miller scored.
Miller sealed his hat-trick three minutes into the third period and Farmer’s breakaway made it 6-2. Poor marking was again to blame for Braehead’s seventh from Goldie.
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