Beatson Cancer Charity Super Series: Edinburgh Lightning 11, Glasgow Thunder 2, Edinburgh Lighting 2, Dundee Devils 1. Division One: Kelburne 1, Grange 4 (all at Glasgow’s National Hockey Centre)
Coach Chris Duncan praised his Edinburgh Lightning squad after their win in Beatson Cancer Charity Super Series winners.
Back-to-back wins in their weekend matches at Glasgow’s National Hockey Centre secured the title.
Duncan, director of hockey at Edinburgh Academy, guided his squad to a 2-1 victory over Dundee Devils 2-1 in their second game after winning their opening clash 11-2 over Glasgow Thunder.
And the former Scottish international said: “This proved a really good platform to see new talent.
“It is hard to put a squad together from scratch but they showed what they can do in two completely different games.”
Meanwhile, Grange came from 1-0 down to secure a 4-1 victory over former title holders Kelburne and finish the first-half of the outdoor season unbeaten.
The Edinburgh side have now won nine and drawn two of their 11 games so far giving them 29 points at the top of the ten-strong table.
And they are now four clear of second-placed Western Wildcats and Dundee side Grove Menzieshill who are third with 25 points.
Johnny Christie, Kelburne’s former Scottish international, shocked the visitors with a breakaway goal to open the scoring.
But ex-Great Britain squad player Dan Coultas netted a penalty corner before the break to level.
Then Frank Ryan, Dylan Bean and Todd Mills scored unanswered in the space of ten, second-half minutes as champions Grange dominated.