Belfast Giants win all three games over the weekend

Belfast Giant in action over the weekend
Belfast Giant in action over the weekend

The Stena Line Belfast Giants made it an impressive three wins in as many nights thanks to the defeat of the Coventry Blaze on Sunday night

The 4-2 win in Coventry followed home wins against the Milton Keynes Lightning on Friday and Saturday.

The six point weekend sees Belfast move from eleventh place to third in the space of only a few days.

The Blaze got off to the better start when Jake Hansen ascored at 3:22.

However soon after it was 1-1 when Darcy Murphy scored.

Right at the end of the period Jonathan Ferland took exception to a hit and dropped the gloves with Ben Lake in front of the Coventry bench with the Giants forward getting the takedown.

Pat Dwyer turned from provider on the first goal to scorer on the second when his slapshot flew into the Coventry net on the powerplay at 27:05, assisted by Hunter Bishop and Dustin Johner.

Nicolai Bryhnisveen grabbed a powerplay goal of his own for the hosts at 34:40.

The Giants captain restored his side’s one goal advantage only 80 seconds later. Blair Riley, assisted by Francis Beauvillier, firing five-hole through Kopriva at 36:00

The fourth goal came from Kyle Baun who stabbed home from close range at 37:11.

The final period of the Giants third game of the weekend saw the visitors put on a solid defensive display, led by netminder and man of the match Tyler Beskorowany.

The Giants killed off penalties in the third period to ensure they would complete a third win in as many nights and get their season back on track.