Giants blow three goal lead as Fife win shootout in Belfast in Elite Ice Hockey League

The Belfast Giants took a point from their opening game of 2024 as a comeback from the Fife Flyers saw them fall to a 4-3 shootout loss in Elite Ice Hockey League action at The SSE Arena, Belfast.

Despite taking a three-goal lead through Ben Lake’s double and Jeff Baum’s strike, the visitors would score three unanswered to force overtime and the shoot-out, where Kyle Osterberg scored three times to earn the Scottish side the extra point.

The Belfast Giants head to Vindico Arena on Sunday 7 January to face the Cardiff Devils, with a return to The SSE Arena, Belfast coming on Friday 12 January in the first game of a double-header against the Nottingham Panthers, the second game a day later on Saturday 13 January.

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