The Belfast Giants were the visitors on a rare Wednesday evening game at the Shelter. The hosts were sporting a special, one off Valentines night jersey and were looking to get back to winning ways after some tough results in recent fixtures.

The home side came out all guns blazing in the first five minutes creating multiple goal scoring chances in a physical forecheck. Whistle in the Giants crease was equal to this pressure however and did well to keep the score level. It was the Giants who eventually got the scoring underway when Baum batted the puck past Weninger after McLeod’s initial shot was rebounded out in front. Only a minute later Pound made it two for the Giants combining well with Speers on an odd man rush following a splitting pass from Cooper.

A largely uneventful second period passed with no further scoring despite a back and forth flow to the game. The only talking point was a bout of fisticuffs between Fryer and Oliver Cooper which saw both players receiving five for fighting. A big third period was needed by the Storm to overhaul the two goal deficit. A rocket of a shot from Ehrhardt at the hash marks cut the Giants lead in half within the first thirty seconds of the final period. Just a couple of minutes later Storm equalised through Morrow with another heavy shot, this time from the blueline. Both goals coming on the powerplay.

The Shelter erupted moments after when Ulett put the Storm up by one, shorthanded, with a close range effort that beat Whistle down low – assisted by Critchlow. The Giants responded with a lot of offensive pressure but failed to beat Weninger who pulled off multiple highlight reel saves. Against the run of play the Storm extended their lead to make it 4-2 with ten minutes remaining. It was Tremblay, assisted by Hinam and Critchlow, who finished off a nice passing play following a turn over in the neutral zone. The come back was well and truly sealed with an empty net goal scored by Hinam to make it a big 5-2 win for the Storm infront of a large mid-week crowd.