Giants end losing run with Manchester win

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.

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