Belfast Giants end losing run with Challenge Cup win in Manchester
Belfast Giants ended a run of four straight defeats with a 5-2 victory over Manchester Storm in the Challenge Cup quarter-final first leg.
Brandon Benedict put the visitors ahead in Altrincham and Craig Peacock made it 2-0 late in first period.
Luke Salazar pulled one back before Mitch Ganzak, Mike Radja and Darryl Lloyd struck for Belfast.
Matt Caria closed the gap but the Giants hold a commanding advantage ahead of next Tuesday's return leg.