Giants see of Stingrays

Runaway league leaders Belfast Giants collected their 29th win of the Elite League season as they dispatched Hull Stingrays 3-0 on Friday.

Jeff Mason struck the first in the opening quarter and although Hull kept it tight they were ultimately undone by late goals from Dustin Whitecotton and Chris Higgins.

Belfast lead the league by 21 points from Sheffield, who have played two games less, while Hull hover 10 points above the drop zone after three straight defeats.