Jonathan Ferland at the back door to convert a pretty set-up from Steve Saviano
John Kurtz scores his first goal as a Belfast Giant into an unguarded net
Joey de Concilys grabs a consolation for the Stars The Giants leapfrog the Stars and into top spot in Challenge Cup Group B.
Darcy Murphy first goal as a Giant - the Colgate University graduate finishing at the second attempt after being set-up by Colin Shields
4-1 PP 25:54
Jimmy Jensen capitalising on a Giants turnover
Adam Harding was on hand to knock in a rebound from close range after Giants goalie Jackson Whistle made the initial save
5-2 PP 35:16
Giants regain initiative with a 5-on-3 powerplay goal from Brendan Connolly
5-3 PP 38:04
penalties to Connolly and Ryan Martinelli allow the Stars to comeback once again through Johan Andersson who scores just after Connolly’s two minutes in the box expires
The Giants seized control from the drop of the puck and took an early lead at 1:50 when Dustin Johner played a little football with the puck to get it under control before his centring pass, looking for Ryan Martinelli, deflected in off the skate of a Stars defenceman. The home side doubled their advantage with an early contender for goal of the season. At 10:37 Sebastian Sylvestre picked the puck up in his own zone and then using a combination of speed and skill left the Stars defence in his wake before going top shelf on visiting goaltender Callum Anderson. An excellent opening period for the Giants was completed on the power play at 16:04 when Brendan Connolly found Sylvestre all alone in the slot and he had time to turn and shoot low past Anderson.