Sheffield Steelers lose twice at league leading Belfast

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Belfast Giants have used Sheffield Steelers as another stepping stone towards the Elite League title this weekend.

The division pace-setters beat second-place Sheffield 4-2 on Saturday night.

And last night they won a tightly contested competition 4-3.

Jeff Legue, Dustin Kohn and Chad Langlais scored for Doug Christiansen’s side, but it was not enough.

Full weekend report in Monday’s Star.

SATURDAY report.

Jeffrey Szwez put Beflast Giants ahead on their first shift after 13 seconds.

Jonathan Phillips, levelled, but Szwez popped in another first period goal for the Irish.

There was a second period stalemate.

But Adam Keefe added another for Belfast on 47;30.

Szwez secured his hat-trick for 4-1 before a PP consolation from Rob Dowd.

Attendance: 5,552

Full weekend report in Monday’s Star.

RESULTS

Saturday 1st February

Elite League

Belfast Giants 4 Sheffield Steelers 2

Braehead Clan 5 Dundee Stars 3

Coventry Blaze 8 Edinburgh Capitals 2

Hull Stingrays 4 Fife Flyers 1

Nottingham Panthers 1 Cardiff Devils 2