The Stena Line Belfast Giants lost out to the Dundee Stars away on Sunday. The 2-0 loss is the Giants first road defeat in six games.
It was a tough night on the road for the Giants who were missing S.Murphy, Vandermeer, Raine and Goulakos. The Belfast side have the opportunity to rebound quickly with the Nottingham Panthers visiting Northern Ireland on Wednesday.
Scoreless Opening Period In Dundee
Both sides tested the netminders during a cagey opening period with both Chris Truehl, who was making his debut in the Belfast net, and Dundee’ Fullerton keeping the game scoreless after 20 minutes of action.
Stars Break The Deadlock
It was the home side who opened the scoring in Dundee at 24:55. With Sylvestre and Connolly going close for the Giants at one end, Johan Anderson picked up the puck from Stadel and skated the length of the ice to score past Truehl on a one-on-one opportunity.
Dundee Double Lead To Down Giants
Brian Hart doubled the home side’s lead at 46:32 when he carried the puck into the Giants zone and unleashed a ferocious slapshot into the Belfast net, assisted by Lévesque and Stadel.
The Stars closed out the game in style, shutting down the Giants offence and claiming two valuable Elite League points.
Dundee Stars 2-0 Stena Line Belfast Giants
Giants Man of the Match:
#33 Chris Truehl
The Giants next home game is an Erhardt Conference clash against the Nottingham Panthers on Wednesday 15th November at The SSE Arena, Belfast.
Tickets are now on sale online at ticketmaster.ie as well as from the Arena Box Office either in person or by calling (028) 9073 9074.
Photo: Derek Black