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Giants are finally getting slice of luck, says Keefe

Belfast Giants head coach Adam Keefe
Belfast Giants head coach Adam Keefe

Belfast Giants head coach Adam Keefe welcomed the sight of his players getting the rub of the green in their 4-1 win over the Dundee Stars on Sunday.

The Giants bounced back from two successive defeats with the win at the Dundee Ice Arena and moved to 11-7-2 on the season, which takes them into third place in the Elite League standings.

While they did get a few breaks in the victory, Keefe's side were vastly improved from the night before - when they went down 5-1 at the Fife Flyers - as they saw the likes of Curtis Hamilton and Lewis Hook grab goals to end respective scoring droughts.

"We attacked well together as a five-man unit, that's something we spoke about beforehand, and we hit the line with some speed," said the head coach.

"We got some lucky bounces tonight, those bounces haven't been going our way when we've been snake bitten here, so it's nice to get some bounces.

"All those things said, we'll take the two points home."

Now Keefe has to prepare his side for another massive ask when league leaders the Sheffield Steelers come to the SSE Arena on Friday and Saturday for a huge double-header in the context of the season.

"We have some much-needed rest now, the guys have been playing a lot of hockey," admitted Keefe.

"We have to be ready for Sheffield at home, who are a dangerous side."

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