Giants 'tickled pink' with home win

Belfast Giants 7 - 1 Fife Flyers
Published Sunday, 19 February 2012
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Taking on a new look for charity, the Belfast Giants extended their lead at the top of the Elite League standings on Saturday - with a 7-1 victory over the Fife Flyers.

Giants 'tickled pink' with home win
Belfast Giants, in pink jerseys, win in the match against Fife Flyers. (© Michael Cooper Photography.)

The home side turned out at the Odyssey Arena in specially commissioned pink jerseys, in support of Breast Cancer Research, while the players' wives and girlfriends also played their part by helping with a special bucket collection for the cause.

Afterwards the game, Giants general manager Todd Kelman was joined by defenceman Nick Kuiper to auction off the limited edition jerseys.

One the ice, the Giants weren't feeling quite so charitable though and proved just too strong for their Scottish visitors.

The Belfast side dominated the game, with man of the match Aaron Clarke contributing one goal and two assists along the way.

It was the second win of the weekend for the Giants - who opened an 11-point gap over the Sheffield Steelers - after they beat the Hull Stingrays 6-1 on Friday evening.

The Giants were again without the services of Darryl Lloyd and Ryan Crane.

Lloyd continues to recover from a serious knee injury and expected to be sidelined until mid-March, while Crane will be examined by medical staff this week to assess his progress.

He is expected to miss out on the action on the ice for at least another two weeks.

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