Hull Stingrays concede late versus Sheffield & Cardiff

Christian Boucher
Hull goaltender Christian Boucher under pressure in the game against Sheffield

Hull Stingrays conceded late goals against Sheffield Steelers and Cardiff Devils to leave them winless in the Challenge Cup.

The Steelers won 3-2 with a goal 10 seconds from time on Saturday , whilst the Devils secured a 2-2 draw in the last minute on Sunday.

The Rays solitary point from six games means they cannot reach the later stages of the competition.

"We have two Cup games next weekend and still have to compete," coach Sylvain Cloutier told BBC Radio Humberside.

In the game against the Steelers, Cloutier had looked like earning the Stingrays a tie with a powerplay strike just four minutes from time but Neil Clark popped up at the death to stun the home side.

Cloutier disappointed by late goals

The draw against the Devils means that the Hull side continue their winless streak against Cardiff which now stretches to two-and-a-half years.

Cloutier felt his side deserved more from both matches.

"We played strong defensively and we gave up five goals all weekend against two top teams and scored goals from all over the place," he concluded.

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