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Giants secure Challenge Cup win

Belfast Giants player/coach Steve Thornton
Steve Thornton's side has won the Challenge Cup

The Belfast Giants were crowned Challenge Cup champions by beating Manchester Phoenix 3-1 at the Dundonald Ice Bowl on Tuesday night.

The victory saw the Giants triumph 6-5 on aggregate over two legs.

Paul Deniset and Steve Thornton scored goals for Belfast in the first period but Tony Hand replied for Manchester in the second period.

A goal by Mike Burgoyne in the third period was enough to see the Giants collect the silverware.

see also
Manchester 4-3 Belfast
08 Mar 09 |  Ice Hockey
Giants reach Knockout Cup decider
07 Mar 09 |  Ice Hockey
Belfast 3-3 Cardiff
04 Mar 09 |  Ice Hockey
Belfast 8-6 Hull
28 Feb 09 |  Ice Hockey
Belfast 5-2 Basingstoke
27 Feb 09 |  Ice Hockey
Basingstoke 5-8 Belfast
25 Feb 09 |  Ice Hockey
Newcastle 6-3 Belfast Giants
22 Feb 09 |  Ice Hockey
Belfast 2-1 Manchester
17 Feb 09 |  Ice Hockey

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