JAN Kostal bagged four goals and Aaron Nell a hat-trick as Swindon Wildcats destroyed Sheffield Steeldogs 8-1 at the Link Centre this evening.
Nell, recently signed on a two-way from Elite League Sheffield Steelers, secured his third consecutive home treble in the EPL rout.
Both Nell and Czech import Kostal have three hat-tricks for the season, while Ryan Watt weighed in with an effort of his own.
Greg Chambers scored the Steeldogs' solitary effort.
Swindon travel to iceSheffield tomorrow for the return clash.
For minute-by-minute updates of tomorrow's game, follow Ice Hockey Live on the Swindon Advertiser website from 5pm (face-off 5.30pm).