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|Giants take Elite League title|
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|Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:46|
The champagne corks were popping on the Odyssey ice as Giants won their second Elite League regular season title with a convincing win over the only team who could still have stopped them.
Giant’s first league success since 2005/06 was won in front of a capacity 7,000 crowd and in some style as Giants took their current unbeaten league run to 15 games.
The opening period saw Giants intent straight from the off, with the opening goal coming at 5.18 with Robert Dowd the man on the spot and only 24 seconds later it was 2-0 as Jon Pelle dispatched the puck past John DeCaro in the Steelers cage.
Even this early it looked like an uphill struggle for Steelers and Giants continued to press. Steelers survived a penalty shot incident at 17.07 as Dowd failed on the 1 on 1 and boosted by that Steelers pulled one back at 18.33 with Jeff Legue blasting home to reduce the deficit to one going into the second session.
Giants reasserted their dominance as the middle period wore on, outshooting Steelers by 15 to 6 and they were rewarded by a third goal on the powerplay timed at 33.19 with Aaron Clarke scoring only 7 seconds into a Steve Birnstill slashing call.
Steelers could not cope with the impressive home side at all and early in the third period it was 4-1 with Giants powerplay unit proving once again why they are the best in the league as Paul Deniset fired into the net at 45.02.
Giants were brimming with confidence now as the clock ticked down to their second league title and the icing on the cake was provided by skipper Jeremy Rebek as he blasted the puck past DeCaro for Giants third powerplay goal of the night at 58.15 to put a seal on a great night for the Doug Christiansen coached side.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:49|