Giants into Challenge Cup semi finals
Belfast Giants 5-4 Hull Stingrays (Agg: 8-5)
Published Sunday, 30 December 2012
Belfast Giants edged Hull Stingrays to reach the semi finals of the Challenge Cup.
Giants players celebrate at the Odyssey. (© Michael Cooper)
The hosts won 5-4 at the Odyssey Arena on Saturday night to complete an 8-5 victory on aggregate.
Giants scored four times in the opening period with goals from Greg Stewart, Noah Clarke and two from Kevin Saurette, but it took a late winner from Craig Peacock to seal victory.
The game also gave the Belfast side two Elite League points - they are now four points behind leaders Nottingham Panthers, who returned to winning ways on Saturday with an 8-1 demolition of Dundee.
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