Giants see-off Devils to book their place in semi-finals

� Michael Cooper - 27th March 2015'Mandatory Credit - Picture: Michael Cooper''Adam Keefe, captain of the Belfast Giants waves to the fans after beating the Cardiff Devils 1-0 in the Elite League Play-Off game at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast. Picture: Michael Cooper
� Michael Cooper - 27th March 2015'Mandatory Credit - Picture: Michael Cooper''Adam Keefe, captain of the Belfast Giants waves to the fans after beating the Cardiff Devils 1-0 in the Elite League Play-Off game at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast. Picture: Michael Cooper
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The Belfast Giants registered an impressive 8-3 aggregate victory over the Cardiff Devils to secure their place in next weekend’s play-off semi-finals.

Having beaten the Devils 1-0 in the first leg of their quarter-final in Belfast on Friday, Steve Thornton’s side went goal crazy in Cardiff recording a 7-3 victory on the night.

The win was their first in Cardiff this season - having failed on their six previous visits - and ensures they will meet Coventry Blaze in the last four.

The Giants and Blaze are joined in the semis by the Sheffield Steelers who will face-off against the Hull Stingrays in the other tie.

Belfast were in charge throughout on Sunday night and Mark Garside grabbed a double, with Craig Peacock, Cody Brookwell, Adam Keefe, Nathan Robinson and Mike Kompon also getting their names on the scoresheet.

Joey Martin, Brent Walton and Andrew Hotham found the net for Cardiff.

Ray Sawada scored the only goal of the game in the first leg which was played in front of a passionate home crowd at the Odyssey Arena.