Paul Adey Pleased With Giants Clinical Finishing

The Stena Line Belfast Giants clinical finishing in the third period of Tuesday’s Challenge Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg proved to be the difference between the two teams as the Giants skated away 7-1 winners. The scoreline gives the Paul Adey’s side a huge advantage going into next Wednesday’s second leg in Cardiff, “They played well, it was a tough game for the first two periods and their goalie made some big saves, as did Stephen Murphy for us when we were being sloppy with our play.”

“There was a time on the bench when I thought we might only go to Cardiff with a one goal lead but we caught them out and the dominoes just seemed to fall. We made sure to finish our chances, credit to the guys for putting the pucks away. The result gives us a good cushion but we’ll need to go to Cardiff with a good attitude.”

The Challenge Cup was the first trophy won by Paul Adey in his coaching career and although keen to achieve more Cup glory, this time with the Giants, the Head Coach isn’t allowing himself or his team to lose their focus on upcoming games, “I don’t think too far ahead and of course I’d love to win something with the Giants but we have two big league games coming up and I just want to take each game as it comes.”

Next up for Adey’s Giants is the Sheffield Steelers who clash at the Odyssey Arena on Saturday 1st February and Sunday 2nd February, “Sheffield are a good hockey team that we’ve had some good close games against and we’re looking forward to a big challenge this weekend, a challenge that the fans love to see.”

Listen to the full post-game interview with Paul Adey:

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