Face-off: Belfast Giants come out on top in Elite League goalfest

The Belfast Giants come out on top in an 18-goal Elite League thriller against Coventry Blaze, a record for the most goals ever scored in a game involving the Giants.

The success followed a penalty shootout defeat by the same opposition at the SSE Arena the previous night.

Meanwhile Friendship Four NCAA Project Manager Shane Johnson was part of a delegation who visited Belfast on Saturday as part of a fact finding mission ahead of their tournament in Belfast next month.

Four US college teams from the top division will travel to Northern Ireland to play the NCAA's first ever games outside of North America.

Brown and Colgate Universities from the Eastern College Athletics Conference (ECAC) will clash for divisional points with Northeastern University and University of Massachusetts Lowell to compete for the Belpot Trophy.