Elite League: Belfast Giants 5-4 Hull Stingrays

Belfast-Hull action
Belfast-Hull action

The Belfast Giants lie four points behind Elite League leaders Nottingham Panthers after a 5-4 victory over Hull Stingrays at the Odyssey Arena.

Robby Sandrock (2), Kevin Saurette, Gregory Stewart, Colin Shields were the goalscorers for the Giants.

Kurtis Dulle (2), Dmitri Rodin and Tom Squires were on target for Hull.

Nottingham retained their lead at the top thanks to a 6-2 win over Coventry and the Giants now play Cardiff away on Sunday night (18:00 GMT).

The Panthers meanwhile travel to take on Sheffield.

Hull took an early lead through Dulle, but Saurette and Shields found the net to ensure that the Giants took a one-goal advantage into the second period.

Shields and Sandrock scored to extend Belfast's lead but Dulle and Rodin replied for the visitors.

Sandrock secured his second of the game and Tom Squires grabbed a late consolation.