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7 Reasons To Get To This Saturday’s Game vs Braehead Clan

This Saturday, face-off 7pm, the Stena Line Belfast Giants return to home ice for their final home exhibition game against Elite League rivals, the Braehead Clan. Saturday’s clash is the first of back-to-back games this weekend with both sides travelling to Glasgow on Sunday, face-off 6pm. Here are 7 reasons why you should make it […]

Fischtown Claim Series With Sunday Win In Belfast

The Fischtown Pinguins made it two wins over the Stena Line Belfast Giants in as many nights with an emphatic 7-1 victory at The SSE Arena, Belfast on Sunday. The German DEL side were ruthless in front of net and their additional few weeks of pre-season training compared to the Giants showed. The Pinguins followed […]

Giants Vs Braehead In Exhibition Clashes

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are excited to announce a Bank Holiday Weekend pre-season series against Elite League rivals the Braehead Clan – at The SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday 27th August, face-off 7pm and in Braehead on Sunday 28th August, face-off 6pm. The games will be the Giants final preparations ahead of the 2016/17 […]

Giants 2016/17 Season Launch Night

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are launching the 2016/17 season in style on Thursday 25th August at The SSE Arena, Belfast!  Entry is free and everyone is welcome to attend. All in attendance will get to watch the 2016/17 team in action with an on-ice practice as the team continue preparations for the new season. […]

2016/17 Season Tickets On Sale NOW!

The 2016/17 Stena Line Belfast Giants Season Ticket packages are now on sale! A new 12 month payment option as well as the usual 10 month option allows you to spread your payments, at no extra cost. Click here to sign up for a 2016/17 Season Ticket or click here for more information and instructions on how to […]

Pinguins Claim Saturday Win In Entertaining Exhibition Clash

The Stena Line Belfast Giants lost out narrowly in Saturday’s exhibition game against Fischtown Pinguins with the German DEL side skating out 4-3 winners. The Giants came off the back of a week long training camp in Belfast while their German opposition has been preparing for their season for a longer period of time. Chris […]

Hockey is Back in Belfast This Weekend!

Hockey is back! The long wait is over and on Saturday and Sunday the Stena Line Belfast Giants face the Fischtown Pinguins in back-to-back games this weekend between the two sides. The DEL outfit will be at full strength this weekend to face the Belfast side while the Giants will be without Blair Riley and […]

7 Reasons To Get To This Weekends Games vs Fischtown Pinguins

This Saturday (7pm) and Sunday (4pm), the 2016/17 Stena Line Belfast Giants take to the ice for the first time – against the DEL’s Fischtown Pinguins at The SSE Arena. Giants fans will remember the German side from our memorable visit to Bremerhaven for the 2014/15 Continental Cup with the Giants and hundreds of fans […]

Exclusive: Derrick Walser Previews 2016/17 Season

Simon Kitchen chats to Head Coach Derrick Walser ahead of the 2016/2017 Stena Line Belfast Giants season.

Giants Preparations Step Up For This Weekend Games

The Stena Line Belfast Giants preparations for the new season has stepped up a gear at the team’s Training Camp ahead of back-to-back weekend games against the Fischtown Pinguins in Belfast. The 2016/17 roster took to the ice again on Tuesday morning with the exception of Adam Keefe (precautionary) as well as Blair Riley and […]

Time Lapse Of Giants Ice Build For 2016/17 Season

Check out the time-lapse of our ice build for the 2016/17 Elite League season at The SSE Arena, Belfast!

Tickets Now On Sale For Bremerhaven Pre-Season Series

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are excited to announce a pre-season series against the Fischtown Pinguins of Bremerhaven, Germany on Saturday 20th (7pm) and Sunday 21st August (4pm) at The SSE Arena, Belfast. Giants fans will remember the Fischtown Pinguins from our memorable visit to Bremerhaven for the 2014/15 Continental Cup with the Giants and […]

Coach Walser Leads The Start Of Giants Training Camp

Derrick Walser, Stena Line Belfast Giants Head Coach, opened the 2016/17 Training Camp at The SSE Arena, Belfast on Monday as the roster, including new additions Ryan Martinelli, Steve Saviano, Alex Foster and Jackson Whistle, took to the ice for the first time. Local talent Stephen Eccles, Adam Robinson, Ross Hancock and David Juhascik joined […]

Mason and Dickson Return For Giants 2016/17 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce that Jeff Mason and Andrew Dickson will return for the 2016/17 Elite League season. The announcement of another two additions to the roster comes with the new season nearing it’s beginning with the Giants facing the Fischtown Pinguins of Germany’s DEL in back-to-back games on Saturday […]

Lloyd Joins Wheeling Following Five Seasons In Belfast

The Wheeling Nailers have announced that Darryl Lloyd will be joining the American side for the 2016/17 season. The Nailers are the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL. The Stena Line Belfast Giants would like to wish Darryl well with his new team and thank […]

2016 Friendship Four Weekend Pass Now On Sale

The Weekend Pass for the 2016 Friendship Four tournament are now on sale via Ticketmaster online and The SSE Arena, Belfast Box Office in person or by calling (028) 9073 9074. Quinnipiac University, The University of Vermont, St. Lawrence University and University of Massachusetts will travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland for the 2016 Friendship Four tournament […]

Giants Game Tickets For 2016/17 On Sale Now

Tickets for all 2016/17 Stena Line Belfast Giants home games are now on sale with fans able to purchase from all of the usual outlets: online with Ticketmaster, at all Ticketmaster Outlets and from the Box Office at The SSE Arena, Belfast either in person or by calling (028) 9073 9074. The Giants opening home games are on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st […]

Jim Vandermeer Exclusive With A View From The Bridge

Hear the exclusive interview below with Jim Vandermeer with Aaron Kernohan from A View From The Bridge. The 6’1″ defenceman returns to the Giants line up for the second successive season with 2016/17 Vandermeer’s first full season with the organisation. Photo: Scott Wiggins

Jim Vandermeer Returns To Giants Defence For 2016/17

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the return of defenceman Jim Vandermeer for the 2016/17 Elite League season. Vandermeer, a 6’1” Defenceman with nine seasons of NHL experience, joined the Giants in February 2016 and quickly became a fans favourite with his displays on the blueline. The Canadian played 482 NHL games […]

Exclusive AVFTB Interview With Blair Riley

Hear the A View From The Bridge exclusive interview, thanks to Aaron Kernohan, with new Stena Line Belfast Giants forward Blair Riley.

Power Forward Blair Riley Joins The Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Blair Riley for the 2016/17 season. The 6’0” Power Forward arrives in Northern Ireland from the AHL where he spent the 2015/16 season with the Stockton Heat. Blair Riley, from Kamloops, BC, Canada, will add size and firepower to the Giants offensive line […]

Own An Official Giants Game Jersey With Player Sponsorship!

With the 2016/17 Stena Line Belfast Giants season getting closer, it is time to launch our player jersey sponsorship for the new season! For £200, you can sponsor the home, away or alternate (3rd) jersey or £100 for the home or away Warm Up jersey of any of the Giants for the 2016/17 season. Your […]

Chris Higgins Returns For 2016/17 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the return of Chris Higgins for the 2016/17 season. With the new season less than three weeks away – Higgins re-signs for his third season in Belfast. Higgins returns to Belfast as the organisation put the finishing touches to the team that will challenge for their […]

Giants Ten Game Flexi Pack For 2016/17

The Stena Line Belfast Giants have released a Ten Game Flexi Pack for the 2016/17 season, allowing you to choose the games that you want to see with a discount on game day prices! The Flexi Pack is a great gift idea for family, friends and clients with fans receiving ten ‘flexi vouchers’ and can […]

Travel Club Trips Available For 2016/17

Thanks to our partnerships with title sponsors Stena Line as well as J&K Coaches, the Travel Club returns with five away trips throughout the 2016/17 season. The total cost of the Travel Club Package includes Stena Line ferry travel, J&K Coaches luxury transport, your match tickets and car parking at The SSE Arena, Belfast for […]

Belfast Giants 2016/17 Schedule Released

The Stena Line Belfast Giants 2016/17 Elite League season schedule has been announced with the opening game just over five weeks away when the Giants will open with a Challenge Cup game on the road in Fife on Saturday 3rd September. The Giants will go in search of a fifth Elite League championship with the […]

Season Tickets Reduced For Limited Time Only

The 2016/17 Stena Line Belfast Giants Season Ticket packages are now reduced to the early bird prices for a limited time only. To celebrate the launch of the new season schedule with plenty of fantastic home dates all season long at The SSE Arena, the Giants Season Ticket will be discounted until Sunday 31st July […]

Giants Sign Starting Netminding Duo Of Murphy And Whistle

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of starting netminders Stephen Murphy and Jackson Whistle for the 2016/17 Elite League season. Murphy returns for his eighth season with the Giants and Whistle joins from the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets. Stephen Murphy joined in 2009 when Steve Thornton signed the Scot from the […]

Exclusive AVFTB Interview With Netminder Jackson Whistle

Hear the A View From The Bridge exclusive interview, thanks to Patrick Smyth, with the Stena Line Belfast Giants new netminder Jackson Whistle.

Podcast: A View From The Bridge – Off-Season Special

We are over the mid-point of the off season and with plenty of news, A View From The Bridge returns for a catch up. Simon Kitchen joins Patrick, Davy and Aaron to cast an eye over the three new names on the roster and to discuss their pick of signings around the EIHL. Apprenticeships and […]

Cardiff Will Host The 2016/17 Challenge Cup Final

Ice Arena Wales has been chosen as the host venue for the 2017 Elite Ice Hockey League Challenge Cup Final, with the game scheduled to take place on Sunday March 5th. The decision to stage one of the league’s marquee events in Cardiff was made at the recent board meeting, with Devils managing director Todd […]

Colin Shields Joins The Giants For A Ninth Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the return of Colin Shields for the 2016/17 Elite League season. The forward, who has become a favourite with the fans in Belfast, will wear the teal Giants jersey for a ninth season. The announcement was made on the latest episode of the A View From […]

Preparations Underway For 2016/17 Elite League Season

Representatives from all ten Elite League teams met in Nottingham on Tuesday to discuss preparations for the 2016/17 season and beyond. One of the biggest changes the league will see next season is a new host venue for the Challenge Cup Final. Manchester Storm general manager Neil Russell confirmed the decision to move the marquee […]

Elite League To Decide Schedule For 2016/17 Season

Wednesday is a huge day for the Elite League as the season schedules for all ten teams will be decided. All ten clubs are represented at the meeting and must agree on the dates for the 2016/17 campaign. It is a complicated process with 10 different business having 10 different needs to suit their fans […]

Ryan Martinelli Joins The Giants Blueline For 2016/17

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to add Ryan Martinelli to the roster for the 2016/17 Elite League season. Martinelli, a 6’ 5” defenceman, joins the Giants from Székesfehérvár of the Austrian Hockey League and will become the 171st player for the Giants organisation. The Canadian, whose signing was made possible by our partnership […]

Ryan Martinelli Talks To AVFTB On Signing In Belfast

Hear the A View From The Bridge exclusive interview, thanks to Patrick Smyth, with the Stena Line Belfast Giants newest signing Ryan Martinelli.

Steve Thornton On The Arrival Of Ryan Martinelli

Get the thoughts of Steve Thornton, Head of Hockey Operations, following the announcement of the arrival of Ryan Martinelli in Belfast for the 2016/17 Elite League season.

Lord Mayor Of Belfast Backs World 2017 Championship

Ice Hockey UK officials held their first meeting in Belfast ahead of next year’s World Championship (Division 1B) tournament, which is being held at The SSE Arena, Belfast. Chairman Richard Grieveson and General Secretary Andy French met with representatives from the arena, Stena Line Belfast Giants and Belfast City Council. They were welcomed to the […]

Alex Foster Joins The Giants For 2016/17 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce that Alex Foster has joined the organisation for the 2016/17 Elite League season. Foster will link up with former teammate Steve Saviano in Northern Ireland, with both icing for HC Bolzano of the Austrian Hockey League during the 2015/16 season. Foster, a 31 year old forward, […]

Listen To Exclusive Interviews On The Signing Of Alex Foster

Hear the A View From The Bridge exclusive interviews, thanks to Davy McGimpsey, with the Stena Line Belfast Giants newest signing Alex Foster as well as with Steve Thornton, Head of Hockey Operations.

Giants Sign Steve Saviano For The 2016/17 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are excited to announce the signing of Steve Saviano for the 2016/17 season. Saviano, a forward, will become the 169th player to pull on our teal jersey when the Elite League season begins in September. Steve Saviano is a 5’7” 34 year old from Reading, Massachusetts in the U.S.A and […]

Hear From The Latest Giants Signing – Steve Saviano

Listen to the A View From The Bridge exclusive interviews with the Stena Line Belfast Giants newest signing Steve Saviano as well as with Steve Thornton, Head of Hockey Operations.

#2017Belfast – Our IIHF Bid Video

The International Ice-Hockey Federation announced on Friday that Belfast, Northern Ireland will host the 2017 World Championship, Division 1B. Check out the video that impressed the IIHF Congress on Friday in Moscow, Russia:

Dates Confirmed For 2017 World Championship

The dates for the 2017 World Championship (Division 1B) at The SSE Arena, Belfast have been confirmed and it will take place from Sunday 23rd April to Saturday 29th April 2017. Team Great Britain & Northern Ireland will host Croatia, Estonia and Lithuania, as well as Japan who were relegated from Division 1A and Netherlands […]

Auditions For The 2016/17 Diamond Systems Cheerleaders!

Interested in becoming a part of the most exciting cheerleading team in the Elite Ice Hockey League? Do you have a positive attitude, a winning smile and the dedication to be the best? The Stena Line Belfast Giants are looking for a precision based pom dance cheerleading team, with an emphasis on game day performance. […]

Belfast Will Host 2017 World Championship

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce that the 2017 International Ice-Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship (Division 1B) will be hosted in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Ice Hockey UK, in conjunction with The SSE Arena, Belfast and the Belfast Giants, won the vote which took place at the IIHF Congress in Russia on Friday […]

Northern Irish Connections Headline 2016 Friendship Four

Diaspora organisation Northern Irish Connections has been unveiled as the headline sponsor of the second Friendship Four ice hockey tournament, which will take place at The SSE Arena, Belfast in November 2016. The tournament, created by the Odyssey Trust as well as the Giants, places four Division One American NCAA university teams in competition for the […]

Belfast Bid To Host 2017 Ice-Hockey World Championships

Ice Hockey UK, in conjunction with The SSE Arena, Belfast and the Belfast Giants, have submitted a bid to host the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) 2017 World Championships (Division 1B). The six-team group will consist of Team Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Croatia, Estonia and Lithuania, as well as Japan who were relegated from […]

Interview: David Rutherford Re-Joins The Giants

David Rutherford has re-joined the Stena Line Belfast Giants for the 2016/17 Elite League season. Watch as the forward talks to Simon Kitchen of Giants TV and looks forward to the new season in Belfast.

INTERVIEW: Derrick Walser Looks Ahead To 2016/17 Season

Stena Line Belfast Giants Head Coach Derrick Walser talks with Simon Kitchen for Giants TV as he announces seven player signings for the 2016/17 team at Monday’s Season Ticket Holders event at The SSE Arena, Belfast.

Season Ticket Deadline Extended to May 11th!

Due to high demand, the Giants Season Ticket early bird deadline has been extended from Saturday 30th April to Wednesday 11th May to allow you a few extra days to purchase your Season Ticket at the current prices ahead of the exclusive Season Ticket Holders’ event on Monday 9th May at The SSE Arena, Belfast. […]

Podcast: A View From The Bridge – Off-Season Special

The Off-Season is in full swing, and in the first of our Summer time A View From The Bridge episodes David Rutherford speaks about his return to the side. Aaron, Davy and Patrick draw a line under the 15/16 season and assess the building blocks of the 16/17 Belfast Giants side. They answer YOUR questions […]

Audio: David Rutherford Returns For 2016/17 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants announced on Monday night at the annual Season Ticket Holders event that David Rutherford has signed a one year extension for the 2016/17 season. Listen as the Canadian forward gets excited for the new season in Belfast: Photo: Andy Gibson

Nickerson And Rutherford Make In Two In-A-Row

Matt Nickerson and David Rutherford have both signed a one year extension with the Stena Line Belfast Giants for the 2016/17 Elite League season. Both players played their first seasons for the Giants in 2015/16 and will return for the new season in August. The announcements were made at the Giants annual Season Ticket Holders […]

Forney, Boxill & Desmarais All Back For The 2016/17 Season

On Monday night at the annual Season Ticket Holders event, the Stena Line Belfast Giants announced the return of Michael Forney, Jonathan Boxill and James Desmarais thanks to the organisation’s partnership with Ulster University. The three players, who all joined the Giants for the 2015/16 season, will continue their studies at Ulster University and will […]

Garside & Benedict Return For Another Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the return of Mark Garside and Brandon Benedict for the 2016/17 Elite League season. Both forwards have spent multiple seasons in Belfast and will take to ice at The SSE Arena, Belfast once again in September for the new season. The announcements were made at the […]

Adam Keefe Makes It Six In-A-Row With Belfast

Stena Line Belfast Giants Captain Adam Keefe has signed a new deal that will see will return for the 2016/17 Elite League season – his sixth with the Giants organisation. Keefe, who collected the Players’ Player Of The Year Award, Fans Favourite Award and the Community Service Award at the 2016 Giants Awards Night, joined […]

Giants Game Used Equipment Sale – Monday 9th May

The Stena Line Belfast Giants will be holding an equipment sale on the evening of Monday 9th May in the foyer of The SSE Arena, Belfast. Game Worn jerseys, Sticks, Pants, Gloves, Helmets, Socks, Skates and more will be up for grabs. 2016/17 Season Ticket Holders – remember you will also be welcome in the main auditorium […]

Peacock Moves On After Seven Seasons In Belfast

The Braehead Clan announced on Friday 6th May that Craig Peacock would be joining the Glasgow based franchise for the new Elite League season. Both sides could not reach an agreement with the Giants unable to make promises of increased ice time for Peacock and the forward has decided to move on. The Stena Line […]

Kukri Sports And The Giants Forge A Two Year Partnership

The Belfast Giants and international sportswear company Kukri are pleased to announce a two year partnership that will see both companies continue their long standing association into the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons. The partnership will involve Kukri providing the team with jerseys and team wear as well as producing a brand new merchandise range for […]

An Exclusive Season Ticket Holders Night Out – May 9th

On Monday 9th May the Stena Line Belfast Giants will be holding an exclusive event at The SSE Arena, Belfast for those who have signed up for a 2016/17 Season Ticket! Starting at 7pm, the event will give all Season Ticket Holders the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes and meet some of next season’s […]

Thornton: “Our Expectations In Belfast Will Never Change “

Steve Thornton, the Stena Line Belfast Giants Head of Hockey Operations, has set out his expectation of winning trophies for the 2016/17 Giants team with recruitment well underway for the new season. Following a season that saw the organisation finish six points behind the Elite League winners, lose in the Challenge Cup Semi-Final and miss […]

Three-On-Three Overtime Next Season

The Elite Ice Hockey League will introduce three-on-three overtime from the start of next season (2016-17). It has been a massive success in the NHL and has proved to be a huge hit with supporters and players. The change will add excitement and drama to the overtime period in the Elite League Elite League director, […]

Highlights & Report: Boxill And Shields Score In Team GB Rout

Stena Line Belfast Giants forwards Jonathan Boxill and Colin Shields both scored for Team GB in the 8-0 win over Lithuania in the World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. It was an afternoon of outstanding displays from front to back, with GB limiting Lithuania to only 10 shots and netminder Ben Bowns securing a shutout. There […]

Peacock Scores As Team GB Make It Two Wins From Two

Stena Line Belfast Giants forward Craig Peacock scored the opening goal in Team GB’s 4-3 overtime win over Estonia in the World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. Robert Dowd, former Giant, scored the overtime winner with Russell Cowley scoring twice for the first time in an international game as GB took two points to move onto […]

Shields And Peacock Score In Opening Team GB Win

Team GB began their World Championship (Division 1B) with a 4-1 victory over hosts Croatia in Zagreb with goals three and four scored by Giants forwards Craig Peacock and Colin Shields respectively. Robert Dowd had a goal and two assists as GB dominated the majority of the game from start to finish. Croatia had made […]

Colin Shields: Estonia Are An Improving Nation

Stena Line Belfast Giants and Team GB forward Colin Shields says Estonia are an improving nation and must not be taken lightly as Great Britain play their second game in Zagreb this afternoon. Pete Russell’s side go into game two at the World Championship (Division 1B) in Zagreb following a 4-1 victory over hosts Croatia […]

Boxill: GB Will Make Personal Sacrifices In Bid To Win Gold

Stena Line Belfast Giants forward Jonathan Boxill says Great Britain’s players will make personal sacrifices in their bid to win a gold medal at the World Championship in Zagreb. GB’s Division 1B campaign begins on Sunday with a game against hosts Croatia. Britain will then come up against Estonia, Lithuania and Romania, before ending the […]

Four Giants Make Team GB Roster

Four Stena Line Belfast Giants have been named to the 23-man squad for next week’s World Championship in Zagreb. GB will face hosts Croatia, as well as Estonia, Lithuania, Romania and Ukraine from 17th to 23rd April in the six-team Division 1B tournament. Colin Shields, Craig Peacock, Mark Garside and Jonathan Boxill will all feature […]

Team GB Defeat Poland In World Championship Warmup

Ben O’Connor’s overtime goal secured Team GB, including four of the Stena Line Belfast Giants, a 3-2 victory over Poland at the SkyDome. It was the second of two international matches between the two sides this weekend. Poland had taken the honours on Saturday night with a winner 11 seconds from the end of overtime […]

Peacock Scores As Team GB Lose Out In Overtime Vs Poland

A winner 11 seconds from the end of overtime gave Poland a 4-3 victory over Great Britain at the National Ice Centre on Saturday night. It was the first of two international games between the two sides this weekend and they will meet again at the Skydome Arena in Coventry tomorrow (Sunday) at 5:15pm. A […]

Boxill Excited For World Championship Warm Up Vs Poland

Stena Line Belfast Giants and Team GB forward Jonathan Boxill says spirit is good in the camp following the first two days of training camp. GB met in Coventry on Tuesday night and have had four practices in two days as part of their preparations for this weekend’s games against Poland. The two sides meet […]

The 2016 Elite League Playoff Jersey Auction

The specially designed shirts worn by the eight teams in the Elite League playoffs will go to auction at 12pm on Friday 8th of April. The auction will end on Monday April 18th between 7pm-9pm. All the shirts are limited edition and cannot be purchased anywhere else. Bids can only made online by clicking here.

Watch Giants In Action With Team GB Against Poland

Team GB, featuring the Stena Line Belfast Giants very own Colin Shields, Craig Peacock, Jonathan Boxill and Mark Garside, will face Poland in two matches this weekend and will be available to watch live online. The two sides meet at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham on Saturday (7:30pm) and the Skydome in Coventry on […]

Enjoy A Stena Line Cruise Fit For Giants!

Northern Ireland’s leading ferry company Stena Line, is giving Belfast Giants fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with their heroes on Saturday 16th April on a Stena Line Belfast Giants Cruise. Hockey enthusiasts will have the chance to mingle with the players and get their autographs as well as have photos taken […]

Milton Keynes Lightning To Join Elite League In 2017

The Elite League is delighted to announce the addition of the Milton Keynes Lightning for the 2017-18 season. This is part of the league’s planned growth and the board unanimously voted in favour of Milton Keynes joining the league. Elite League chairman, Tony Smith, said: “We are very pleased that we are expanding the league. […]

Giants Season Ends With Home Playoff Loss To Panthers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants season ended on Monday night in Belfast with a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of the Nottingham Panthers. The visitors win gives them a 7-4 aggregate win and sees the Panthers advance to the Playoff Finals next weekend – to face the Fife Flyers in Saturday night’s Semi-Final. The […]

Monday Night-Giants (3) vs (4) Panthers In 2nd Leg: The Numbers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants return to action in the End-Of-Season Playoffs with a two game Quarter-Final series against the Nottingham Panthers for a place in the Playoff Finals Weekend on Saturday 2nd April and Sunday 3rd April. The Giants host the 2nd and deciding leg after finishing in fourth position in the Elite League […]

Highlights: Nottingham Panthers 4-3 Stena Line Belfast Giants

Saturday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants fall to a 4-3 away defeat in the Playoff Quarter Final 1st Leg against the Nottingham Panthers. Three vital second period goals from the Giants keeps the tie close going into Monday’s 2nd Leg in Belfast. Watch the highlights from Saturday’s 1st Leg in Nottingham: Photo: Karl […]

Giants Behind By One After First Leg In Nottingham

The Stena Line Belfast Giants trail by one goal going into Monday’s Playoff Quarter Final 2nd Leg following Saturday’s narrow 4-3 defeat in Nottingham. The fourth and fifth seeds met at the National Ice Centre on Saturday and the game is still too close to call as to which side will advance to the Playoff […]

Giants To Clash With Nottingham Panthers In Playoffs

The Stena Line Belfast Giants will take on the Nottingham Panthers in the Playoff Quarter Final. The match-up was confirmed following the final games of the Elite League season on Sunday that saw the Giants finish fourth in the standings with the Panthers fifth. The Playoff Quarter-final ties take place on a two-legged basis with […]

Giants Will Remain In The Erhardt Conference Next Season

Following the Elite League board meeting on Tuesday, it has been decided that will be no changes to the conference system for the 2016-17 season with the Stena Line Belfast Giants remaining in the Erhardt Conference along with the Cardiff Devils, Coventry Blaze, Nottingham Panthers and the Sheffield Steelers. Elite League Director Todd Kelman confirmed […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 5-1 Fife Flyers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants won 5-1 against the Fife Flyers at The SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday. Goals from Mike Radja x2, Jim Vandermeer, Kris Beech & Colin Shields saw the Giants remain in third place in the Elite League standings and secure a 2nd Leg home playoff game on Monday 28th March in […]

Desmarais Voted MVP By Giants Fans At Awards Night

Stena Line Belfast Giants forward James Desmarais claimed the Most Valuable Player Award at the annual Stena Line Belfast Giants Awards Night on Sunday at a packed out Ramada Plaza, Belfast. 500 fans, sponsors, staff and players filled the ballroom at the Awards Night – enjoying the fantastic atmosphere and a fun night with ten […]

Giants Flying High With 5-1 Home Win Over Fife

The Stena Line Belfast Giants ended their regular season campaign with a comfortable 5-1 home win and the second in as many nights against the Fife Flyers at The SSE Arena, Belfast. Goals from Mike Radja x2, Jim Vandermeer, Kris Beech & Colin Shields saw the Giants remain in third place in the Elite League […]

Giants Home Playoff Game On Monday 28th March

The Stena Line Belfast Giants will host their final home game of the season and home leg of the Playoff Quarter Final on Monday 28th March, face-off 7pm at The SSE Arena as the team battle for a place in the 2016 Playoff Finals Weekend on 2nd and 3rd April at the National Ice Centre, […]

An Evening With Giants – For Tom Simpson!

The Stena Line Belfast Giants and Belfast Baking Company are teaming up to host ‘An Evening With Giants’ on Tuesday 22nd March at 7pm in support of Tom Simpson, who is currently still in London undergoing his Bone Marrow Transplant. The Titanic Quarter Restaurant have generously offered their fantastic venue for fans to enjoy a […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 5-3 Fife Flyers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants defeated the Fife Flyers 5-3 at The SSE Arena, Belfast on Friday thanks to goals from Forney, Rutherford, Nickerson, Boxill and Desmarais! Catch the highlights from Friday’s 5-3 win – powered by CyrilJohnston.com Photo: Andy Gibson

Giants Get Fife Weekend Off To A Flyer

The Stena Line Belfast Giants moved up to third in the Elite League standings with a 5-3 victory over Fife Flyers at The SSE Arena, Belfast. Goals from Forney, Rutherford, Nickerson, Boxill and Desmarais gave the home side the two points. Belfast began the game without Brandon Benedict, Derrick Walser and Johan Ejdepalm who were […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 5-2 Cardiff Devils

The Stena Line Belfast Giants defeated the second placed Cardiff Devils 5-2 on Wednesday at The SSE Arena, Belfast. Rutherford, Radja, Forney, Wilson and Keefe all scored to give the hosts an emphatic win. Catch the highlights from Wednesday’s 5-2 win – powered by CyrilJohnston.com Photo: Andy Gibson

Giants Give Devils A Hellish Night In Belfast

The Stena Line Belfast Giants defeated the second placed Cardiff Devils 5-2 in Belfast on Wednesday. Goals from Rutherford, Radja, Forney, Wilson and Keefe gave the Giants the win and sees them remain in fifth place, level on points with the fourth placed Panthers and one point behind the Braehead Clan in third. The Giants […]

Extra Seats Are Added For This Weekends’ Games

The Stena Line Belfast Giants and The SSE Arena, Belfast have confirmed that the East Tier Seating will be installed for the games on Friday & Saturday against the Fife Flyers. The Elite League games, face-off 7pm both nights, against the Flyers are expected to draw huge crowds with the additional seating increasing the Arena Capacity to 7,000+. If […]

Jonathan Boxill To Lose His Locks This Saturday!

Saturday night at The SSE Arena will be a special occasion as, not only is it the Giants final regular season game against the Fife Flyers, it will also see Jonathan Boxill lose his famous long locks for special causes! After Saturday’s game in the McCools area at Door 10, Boxill’s hair will be chopped […]

Highlights: Cardiff Devils 4-3 Stena Line Belfast Giants (OT)

Sunday night in Wales gave a heartbreaking overtime defeat for the Stena Line Belfast Giants. The Cardiff Devils took the win 4-3 with a game winning goal 2:22 into the overtime period. Catch all the highlights from Sunday’s game thanks to Ice Time TV: Photo: Helen Brabon

Overtime Heartbreak For Giants In Wales

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a heartbreaking 4-3 overtime defeat against the Cardiff Devils on Sunday night in Wales. The loss sees the Giants slip to fourth place in the Elite League standings level on points and games played with the Nottingham Panthers. Sunday’s game saw the long awaited return of Matt Nickerson […]

Devils Claim Conference With Opening Night Win Over Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a 5-2 defeat against the Cardiff Devils on opening night at Ice Arena Wales. The win for Cardiff leaves them two points behind the first placed Sheffield Steelers and the Giants in fourth place, two points behind the Braehead Clan. The result also confirmed the Welsh side as […]

A View From The Bridge: If

The twists and turns of this EIHL season continue to entertain as the Stena Line Belfast Giants suffered another setback on their quest for the title with a narrow loss to the Braehead Clan. But with an epic season defining 3 game series against the Cardiff Devils on the horizon, A View from the Bridge […]

Back-To-Back Games In Wales For Giants: The Numbers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants return to road action when they face the Cardiff Devils in an away ‘Double Header’ this Saturday and Sunday in the opening games of the all new Ice Arena Wales. The Giants will want to get back to winning ways following Saturday’s home defeat to Braehead, a first defeat in seven […]

Five Giants Named To Team GB World Championship Squad

Five of the Stena Line Belfast Giants have beed named to a 37-man long-list squad for April’s World Championship in Zagreb. The squad will be cut to 28 for the pre-World Championship training camp which will get under way on 6th April 2016 and will include two games against Poland, taking place at the National […]

Giants Winning Run Ends With Home Defeat by Clan

The Stena Line Belfast Giants narrowly lost out to the Braehead Clan, 2-1, on Saturday night in Belfast. Despite a late revival through a Chris Higgins goal, the Giants were unable to breakdown the Clan and continue their recent run of winning results. The Clan took the lead at a sold out SSE Arena as […]

Derrick Walser Post-Game Interview

Stena Line Belfast Giants Head Coach Derrick Walser spoke following Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to the Braehead Clan at a sold out The SSE Arena, Belfast. “All in all, I am happy with how we played,” said Walser. “The guys played hard. We made mistakes we haven’t been making in the past and maybe that […]

Belfast To Host Giant Clan Clash This Saturday Night

Saturday night in Belfast is set up for a vitally important Elite League clash as the Stena Line Belfast Giants host the Braehead Clan, face-off 7pm at The SSE Arena, Belfast. Following three straight wins on the road including Tuesday’s 4-1 win in Fife, the Giants now return to action in Belfast and find themselves three […]

Extra Seats Are Added For This Saturday’s Big Game

The Stena Line Belfast Giants and The SSE Arena, Belfast have confirmed that the East Tier Seating will be installed for the first time this season for Saturday’s vital league game against the Braehead Clan, with the Giants now three points behind the first placed Cardiff Devils and Sheffield Steelers in the standings with six games […]

Fit Fodder Join Forces With The Belfast Giants

A new online healthy eating business, FitFodder have joined forces with the Stena Line Belfast Giants to become the official fitness food supplier for the Elite League side. FitFodder sell a range of meats, seafood, nut butters and vegetables and deliver directly to your door. Customers can select the package of their choice, with next-day […]

Giants Win In Fife To Move Within Three Points Of Top Spot

The Stena Line Belfast Giants won 4-1 in Fife on Tuesday night to move within three points of the first placed Cardiff Devils and Sheffield Steelers with six games still to play. Two goals from Kris Beech as well as strikes from Michael Forney and Mike Radja gave the Giants the two points against the […]

Giants Finish Road Trip With Fife Clash: The Numbers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants end their road trip on Tuesday night in Scotland with an Elite League clash against the Fife Flyers, face-off 7:30pm. The Giants will want to follow up weekend wins in Nottingham and Braehead with a third road victory in-a-row and attempt to continue to climb the table. However the Flyers […]

Giants Team Up With J&K Coaches For Third Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce that J&K Coaches are the Official Coach Hire Company of the Belfast Giants for a third consecutive season. J&K Coaches, a family run business, was founded in 2005 and have quickly become one of the fastest growing coach hire companies in Northern Ireland. J&K Coaches provide […]

A GIANT Refit For Stena Line

Stena Line Belfast Giants players Matt Nickerson and Dave Rutherford join Diane Poole of Stena Line as they check out how progress is going at Harland and Wolff for the £4.4m refit of the leading ferry company’s Irish Sea ferry fleet. Seven Stena Line vessels will have visited the shipyard on a carefully sequenced timetable […]

Team Signing This Sunday At CastleCourt

This Sunday, the Stena Line Belfast Giants will be holding a full team signing in CastleCourt, starting at 2pm! CastleCourt, in their first season as a partner of the Giants, will open at 1pm on Sunday ahead of the team signing at 2pm. The full team will be in attendance on Sunday in CastleCourt and […]

Highlights: Braehead Clan 2-5 Stena Line Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants made it two wins in as many nights thanks to a 5-2 win in Glasgow over the Braehead Clan, cheered on by a large travelling support. Catch all the highlights from Saturday’s win thanks to Clan TV: Photo: Al Goold

Highlights: Nottingham Panthers 1-5 Stena Line Belfast Giants

Friday night in Nottingham saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants come away with the two points after an impressive display against the in-form Panthers. Watch the highlights below from Friday’s 5-1 win thanks to Panthers TV: Photo: Karl Denham

The 2016 Stena Line Belfast Giants Awards Night!

The Stena Line Belfast Giants annual Awards Night will take place on Sunday 20th March 2016 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel at Shaw’s Bridge. Starting at 7:30pm, the Awards Ceremony, with players, sponsors and fans, will be followed up with the usual after-party that will go on ’til late including a DJ – Children are […]

2016 Friendship Four Weekend Pass On Sale Friday

The Weekend Pass for the 2016 Friendship Four tournament will go on sale 10am Friday 4th March via Ticketmaster online and The SSE Arena, Belfast Box Office in person or by calling (028) 9073 9074. Quinnipiac University, The University of Vermont, St. Lawrence University and University of Massachusetts will travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland for […]

Giants Stand Tall With Braehead Win For 4 Point Weekend

The Stena Line Belfast Giants made it a four point weekend with a 5-2 win on the road against the Braehead Clan, following Friday’s 5-1 win against the Panthers in Nottingham. Stephen Murphy, who turned away 22 shots, and goals from Kris Beech (2), James Desmarais, Michael Forney and Mitch Ganzak saw the Giants move […]

Five Star Giants Comeback To Defeat Panthers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants routed the Nottingham Panthers in the third period on Friday to win 5-1 at the National Ice Centre. Five goals in the final period gave the Giants the two valuable Elite League points and sees Belfast move into fourth position, one point behind Nottingham. The Giants began the game missing […]

City Airport Supports ‘Giant’ Leap For Education

Partnership with Giants to deliver healthy living programme in schools Hundreds of Greater Belfast primary schoolchildren are set to benefit from an education programme focused on healthy eating and living an active lifestyle, thanks to an exciting new partnership between George Best Belfast City Airport and the Giants. Entitled ‘Giant Fliers’, the initiative will see […]

A Giant Step For Employability

Ulster University Business School has taken a ‘giant’ step towards improving its graduates employment opportunities by organising an inaugural Employability Event at the SSE Arena sponsored by the Belfast Giants and the MCS Group. Over 120 leading employers set up stall for almost 600 students to seek information and hear at first-hand about career prospects […]

2016/17 Season Ticket Information & Instructions

RENEWING season ticket holders have until 31st March 2016 to purchase their seats from the 2015/16 season year before they are released on general sale. A step by step guide to RENEWING your season ticket 1.   Click here to log on to your account. 2.   Your invoice to renew your seats is listed. 3.   Click Pay Now. […]

Giants Road Trip To England And Scotland: The Numbers

For the next three games, the Stena Line Belfast Giants go on the road to face the Nottingham Panthers (Friday), Braehead Clan (Saturday) and the Fife Flyers (Tuesday). The Giants are unbeaten in the league since 6th February and won their last road game, 2-1, against the Coventry Blaze last Saturday with a late winning […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 1-3 Cardiff Devils

The Stena Line Belfast Giants Challenge Cup journey ended on Tuesday in Belfast as the Cardiff Devils won 8-4 on aggregate at the Semi-Final stage. Catch the highlights from Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat – powered by CyrilJohnston.com   Photo: Andy Gibson

Podcast: A View From The Bridge

A View From The Bridge returns to chat about the Challenge Cup action! Paddy is away and Hitchy is back in the big chair alongside Davy & Aaron, and the AVFTB team have chats with Braehead Clan Head Coach, Ryan Finnerty, Cardiff Devils Supremo, Todd “Killer” Kelman, Stena Line Belfast Giants forward Brandon Benedict as well as […]

Giants Lose Belfast Battle As Cardiff Advance To Final

The Stena Line Belfast Giants lost out 3-1 on Tuesday night at The SSE Arena, Belfast in the Challenge Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg against the Cardiff Devils with the Welsh side advancing to the Final on Sunday 6th March in Sheffield. The Devils took a 5-3 advantage into Tuesday’s 2nd Leg following their home win […]

Post-Game Interview With Kris Beech

Stena Line Belfast Giants forward Kris Beech spoke of his disappointment following Tuesday’s Semi-Final defeat at the hands of the Cardiff Devils – with the Welsh side winning 8-4 on aggregate and advancing to the Final on Sunday 6th March in Sheffield Listen to the full interview with Kris Beech:

Captain Adam Keefe Wants Fans To ‘Be Loud’ At Semi-Final

Stena Line Belfast Giants Captain Adam Keefe spoke about the belief in the locker room and wants the Giants fans to “be loud” for Tuesday’s Challenge Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg vs the Cardiff Devils at The SSE Arena, face-off 7pm. “It’s a playoff game and we believe in the dressing room that it is possible […]

Walser Expects ‘A War’ At Tuesday’s Semi-Final vs Cardiff

Derrick Walser, Head Coach of the Stena Line Belfast Giants, spoke to BelfastGiants.com following Monday’s practice session about his expectations for Tuesday’s Challenge Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg against the Cardiff Devils at The SSE Arena, face-off 7pm. The Devils lead 5-3 following the 1st Leg in Cardiff on Sunday 7th February and Walser is expecting […]

Semi-Final 2nd Leg vs Cardiff Devils This Tuesday

This Tuesday, the Stena Line Belfast Giants come up against the Elite League leading Cardiff Devils in the 2nd Leg of the Challenge Cup Semi-Final. The Giants face an uphill battle with the Devils, the League’s most in-form team, leading 5-3 from the 1st Leg. The Semi-Final 2nd Leg against Cardiff will be one of our […]

Highlights: Coventry Blaze 1-2 Stena Line Belfast Giants

Goals from Jim Vandermeer and Mitch Ganzak gave the Stena Line Belfast Goats a 2-1 road win over the Coventry Blaze on Saturday evening. Watch the best of the action in Saturday’s highlights package, thanks to Clean Cut Sports: Photo: Scott Wiggins

Late Ganzak Goal Gives Giants Coventry Win

A late goal from Mitch Ganzak earned the Stena Line Belfast Giants a 2-1 win in Coventry. Ganzak’s goal, which came at 57:18, followed Jim Vandermeer’s first period equaliser for the Giants after the Blaze took an early lead through Jordan Piteous. The puck dropped in Coventry with the Giants missing Matt Nickerson, Johan Ejdepalm […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 6-2 Nottingham Panthers

Friday saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants defeat the Nottingham Panthers 6-2 in Belfast. Goals from Shields (2), Radja, Ganzak, Forney and Beech gave the Giants the win. Watch the highlights from Friday’s win – powered by CyrilJohnston.com: Photo: Andy Gibson

Your Chance To Own A Belfast Giants Game Worn Jersey!

For only £150, you can sponsor the home, away or alternate (black) jersey of any of the Giants for the 2015/16 season. Your game worn player comes with the marks and rips all included! The remaining jerseys available are listed below, please apply via email only to info@belfastgiants.com with the subject line ‘Player Sponsorship 15/16’ as well as […]

Top US University Teams Return To Play In 2016 Friendship Four

The Odyssey Trust, owners of the Stena Line Belfast Giants and The SSE Arena, Belfast, have announced the second annual Belfast Festival of Hockey and Festival of STEM in November 2016. Quinnipiac University, The University of Vermont, St. Lawrence University and University of Massachusetts will travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland for the 2016 Friendship Four […]

Giants Defeat Panthers In Belfast Sell-Out

The Stena Line Belfast Giants defeated the Nottingham Panthers 6-2 on Friday at The SSE Arena, Belfast and closed the gap on fourth placed Brahead Clan to two points. Goals from Shields (2), Radja, Ganzak, Forney and Beech gave the Giants a deserved home win in front of a sell-out crowd in Belfast. The Giants […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 6-2 Dundee Stars

Tuesday saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants return to action following the Olympic break with a 6-2 win over the Dundee Stars. Goals from Radja, Forney, Benedict, Boxill, Higgins and Beech saw the Giants earn the two points that sees them close the gap on the fourth placed Nottingham Panthers. Watch the highlights from Tuesday’s […]

Giants Leave Dundee Seeing Stars With 6-2 Win

The Stena Line Belfast Giants won 6-2 on Tuesday night over the Dundee Stars in a one-sided affair at The SSE Arena, Belfast. The hosts outshot the Stars 41-27 on the night and, with the win, moved to within three points of Friday’s opponents – the fourth placed Nottingham Panthers. With Johan Ejdepalm and Jeff […]

Giants Open Olympic Series With Late Win

The Stena Line Belfast Giants iced plenty of new faces in Friday’s 3-2 win against SG Cortina of Italy in Belfast. Local Junior Giants Adam Robinson, Ross Hancock, David Juhascik and former Giant Gareth Roberts saw ice time with four Giants on international duty. Jim Vandermeer also made his Giants debut in Friday’s opening game […]

Team GB Ice-Hockey Win Opening Olympic Qualifier

Team GB ice-hockey began their bid to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics with a thrilling 6-5 victory over Netherlands in the pre-qualifiers Group G in Cortina. Team GB, including Giants Colin Shields, Craig Peacock, Mark Garside and Jonathan Boxill, still have to face Serbia and hosts Italy, with only the group winners progressing to […]

Giants Preview Team GB Pre-Olympic Qualifiers In Italy

This weekend sees Jonathan Boxill, Mark Garside, Craig Peacock and Colin Shields from the Stena Line Belfast Giants travel to Cortina in Italy to represent Team GB in the Winter Olympics Qualifiers. The four Giants and their Team GB teammates will face the Netherlands, Serbia and Italy as they battle to advance to the next […]

Giants Take On Cortina of Italy In Two Game Olympic Series

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce an exciting two-game series against Italian Serie A side SG Cortina in Belfast on Friday 12th February 2016 and Saturday 13th February 2016. The ‘Olympic Series’ will take place at The SSE Arena, Belfast during the Olympic Break with Cortina hosting the pre-qualifying tournament on 11th-14th […]

Challenge Cup Semi-Final Tickets On Sale Now

The Stena Line Belfast Giants will host the deciding Leg of their Challenge Cup Semi-Final against the Cardiff Devils in Belfast on Tuesday 23rd February, face-off 7pm. Tuesday 23rd February was originally scheduled to be an Elite League clash with the Cardiff Devils in Belfast however, in order to fit both Semi-Final Legs into the […]

Highlights: Cardiff Devils 5-3 Stena Line Belfast Giants

The Challenge Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg on 23rd February in Belfast will begin with the Cardiff Devils leading 5-3 on aggregate following Sunday’s 1st Leg result in Wales. Catch all the highlights from Sunday’s opening game of the Semi-Final between the Devils & Giants: Photo: Helen Brabon Photography

Play-Off Finals Weekend Ticket Info

All Elite League playoff finals weekend tickets are now on sale. The showpiece event, which takes place at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham, is now in its 13th year and takes place this season on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April 2016. The playoff semi-finals will take place at 1pm and 5pm on Saturday […]

Giants Set Up Semi-Final Decider With Devils In Belfast

The Stena Line Belfast Giants have it all to play for in the Challenge Cup Semi-Final following Sunday’s 1st Leg – which the Cardiff Devils won 5-3 in Wales. The 2nd Leg takes place in Belfast at The SSE Arena on Tuesday 23rd February, face-off 7pm, as the Giants seek to overturn a two goal […]

Giants Fall To Steelers Comeback Win In Sheffield

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a 4-2 defeat against the Sheffield Steelers on Saturday. Three unanswered goals in the third period saw the Steelers claim the two Elite League points and back-to-back wins over the Giants. Craig peacock stunned the home crowd, giving the Giants the lead after only 12 seconds – pouncing […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 1-2 Sheffield Steelers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants lost out after overtime on Tuesday night to the Sheffield Steelers. With the game tied at 1-1 after 60 minutes of play, Jonathan Phillips got the game winning goal with 54 seconds of overtime remaining to take the two points back to Sheffield. Watch the highlights of Tuesday’s Elite League […]

Overtime Defeat For The Giants As Sheffield Steal Win

The Stena Line Belfast Giants conceded a late goal in overtime against the Sheffield Steelers on Tuesday night to fall 2-1 in the Elite League clash. The game was tied at 1-1 following 60 minutes of play thanks to goals from Mike Wilson and Zack Fitzgerald before Jonathan Phillips came up with the goal with […]

NHLer Jim Vandermeer Joins The Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Jim Vandermeer, a 6’1” Defenceman with nine seasons of NHL experience. The Canadian has played 482 NHL games in total for the Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks. Vandermeer will make his home debut at […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 4-5 Nottingham Panthers

Sunday saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants fall to a shootout defeat at home against the Nottingham Panthers. The game ended in a 4-4 tie and, with no score in overtime, a shootout was needed to determine the winner with the Panthers claiming the extra point. Catch all the highlights from Sunday’s Elite League clash […]

Depleted Giants Fall To Panthers In Shootout

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a 5-4 defeat on Sunday afternoon against the Nottingham Panthers at The SSE Arena. Missing four key players through injury – the Giants forged an early 2-0 lead, but could not hold out as the game finished 4-4 before the Panthers claimed the additional point in the shootout. […]

Controversy As Flyers Defeat Giants With Late Comeback

The Stena Line Belfast Giants lost out to the Fife Flyers on Saturday night in Scotland, 4-3. The home side came back from 3-2 down going into the final period to claim the two points, however it is the Flyers third goal that was the main talking point of the game when Referee Cowan awarded […]

Giants Will Host Challenge Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg

The Stena Line Belfast Giants will host the deciding Leg of their Challenge Cup Semi-Final against the Cardiff Devils – travelling to Wales for the 1st Leg on Sunday 7th February, face-off 6pm before hosting the 2nd Leg in Belfast on Tuesday 23rd February, face-off 7pm. Tuesday 23rd February was originally scheduled to be an […]

Three Elite League Games In Four Days For Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants return to Elite League action three times in four days with games on Saturday in Fife and then back in Belfast on Sunday vs Nottingham (5pm) as well as Tuesday vs Sheffield (7pm). Saturday’s game sees the Giants missing David Rutherford through suspension following an incident during last Tuesday’s Challenge Cup Quarter Final […]

2016/17 Super Seats Packages Adjusted

The Stena Line Belfast Giants can announce adjustments to the 2016/17 Super Seats Packages – with Family, Concession and Childrens’ tickets now on offer in the Centre Ice Area on the South Side of The SSE Arena, Belfast. We have recognised the need to make the Super Seats Season Tickets as accessible as possible for […]

Travel With J&K Coaches To Giants vs Braehead In February

The Stena Line Belfast Giants Travel Club is back! Thanks to J&K Coaches, the Travel Club returns with a day trip on Saturday 27th February to Braehead as the Giants take on the Clan. The total cost of the Travel Club Packages, £70 per Adult & £65 per Child, includes Stena Line ferry travel, J&K […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 6-2 Manchester Storm

The Stena Line Belfast Giants put on a dominant display on Tuesday evening at The SSE Arena to defeat the Manchester Storm 6-2 and 11-4 on aggregate in the Challenge Cup Quarter Final. Outshooting their opponents 39-24, the Giants dominated from start to finish and advanced to the Semi-Final stage of the competition they last […]

Giants Storm Through To Challenge Cup Semi-Final

The Stena Line Belfast Giants advanced to the Challenge Cup Semi-Final thanks to a 6-2 win against the Manchester Storm on Tuesday in Belfast and an aggregate victory of 11-4. The Giants will now wait to discover their opponents in the next round with Dundee and Cardiff playing their Quarter Final 2nd Leg on Wednesday. […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 6-3 Coventry Blaze

Saturday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants complete a second victory over the Coventry Blaze in as many nights at The SSE Arena. Goals from Darryl Lloyd, Mike Radja, James Desmarais x2, Craig Peacock and Kris Beech saw the Giants move to fourth in the Elite League standings with the win. Catch the highlights […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 2-1 Coventry Blaze

David Rutherford’s penalty shot was the difference between the Giants & Blaze on Friday night at The SSE Arena as the home side won 2-1. Brandon Benedict’s second period goal tied the game at 1-1 following Brenden Walker’s first period strike for Coventry. Catch the highlights from Friday’s Elite League clash – powered by CyrilJohnston.com […]

Shootout Win For Giants Over The Coventry Blaze

The Stena Line Belfast Giants’ new signing David Rutherford scored the winning penalty shot as the home side climbed to fourth in the Elite League standings with a 2-1 win over the Coventry Blaze. The Giants were without defencemen Jeff Mason and Matt Nickerson through injury as Mark Garside filled in on the blueline. The […]

Giants Host Double Header Against Coventry Blaze

The Stena Line Belfast Giants return to Elite League action on Friday and Saturday against the Coventry Blaze at Belfast’s SSE Arena, following Wednesday’s Challenge Cup Quarter Final 1st Leg win over the Manchester Storm. The Giants lead 5-2 going into Tuesday’s 2nd Leg in Belfast – tickets available online here. Saturday’s Giants vs Blaze […]

Highlights: Manchester Storm 2-5 Stena Line Belfast Giants

Wednesday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants dominate the Manchester Storm and come away with a 5-2 road win in the 1st Leg of the Challenge Cup Quarter Final thanks to goals from Benedict, Peacock, Ganzak, Radja and Lloyd. The 2nd Leg takes place in Belfast on Tuesday, face-off 7pm at The SSE Arena, […]

Walser Reflects On Tough Weekend On The Road

The Stena Line Belfast Giants come off the back of a tough weekend on the road – registering five goals across two games, though taking no points from games in Nottingham and Cardiff. The Giants now lie in sixth position, 11 points behind the league leading Devils with three games in hand on the Welsh […]

Highlights: Cardiff Devils 5-3 Stena Line Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a 5-3 defeat to the Cardiff Devils in Wales on Saturday. Trailing 3-1 after the opening period – the visitors got it back to 3-3 before the home side regained the lead at 32:50 in the second period and then added an empty net goal to complete the […]

Highlights: Nottingham Panthers 4-2 Stena Line Belfast Giants

Friday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants fall to a 4-2 defeat on the road against the Nottingham Panthers in the National Ice Centre. Leading 2-1 going into the final period – the visitors were unable to hold off the Panthers, who rounded off the win wth an empty net goal 6 seconds from […]

David Rutherford Makes The Move To Belfast

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Canadian forward, David Rutherford. The 28 year old joins the Giants from the Edinburgh Capitals, averaging one point per game so far in the 2015/16 Elite League season. The Giants interrupted a move for Rutherford to the ECHL in North America in order […]

Playoff Finals Weekend Tickets To Go On Sale

All Elite League playoff finals weekend tickets go on sale on 1st February 2016. The showpiece event, which takes place at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham, is now in its 13th year and takes place this season on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April 2016. The playoff semi-finals will take place at 1pm and […]

Giants Go On The Road To Nottingham And Cardiff

The Stena Line Belfast Giants return to action this weekend on the road with away games in Nottingham and Cardiff on Friday and Saturday respectively. The Giants go into the weekends games seven points behind the league leading Devils with three games in hand. The next Giants home games are Friday 22nd January & Saturday […]

Four Giants Named To Team GB Olympic Roster

Four members of the Stena Line Belfast Giants have been named to the Team GB squad for next month’s Olympic Pre-Qualification tournament in Cortina. Jonathan Boxill, Colin Shields, Stephen Murphy and Craig Peacock have made the GB squad that will take on hosts Italy, as well as Netherlands and Serbia, in the four-team tournament from […]

Giants Stay Third As Steelers Take Saturday Win

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to consecutive defeats against the Sheffield Steelers with a 3-1 scoreline on Saturday night at The SSE Arena, Belfast. Despite the defeat the Giants remain in third place in the standings, five points behind the first placed Cardiff Devils with two games in hand on the Welsh side. The […]

Adam Keefe Post-Match Interview Following Steelers Loss

Hear from Stena Line Belfast Giants Captain Adam Keefe following Saturday’s 3-1 loss at home to the Sheffield Steelers. Next up at home for the Giants is a double header clash against the Coventry Blaze on Friday 22nd And Saturday 23rd January at The SSE Arena, Belfast. Tickets for both games are on sale now […]

Calling All Fans – The Giants & The SSE Arena Need YOU!

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are incredibly proud of our new look Arena and we have teamed up with The SSE Arena, Belfast to offer fans the opportunity to have your voice heard at the all new Fans Forum! We want to know everything – what you enjoy about Giants game nights as well as […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 2-6 Sheffield Steelers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a 6-2 home defeat to the Sheffield Steelers on Friday night, the first game of two in as many days at The SSE Arena. The visitors lead 4-0 after the opening period against a shell shocked Giants and despite a fightback over the next two periods, it was […]

Sheffield Take The Points With Opening Win In Belfast

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a 6-2 home defeat to the Sheffield Steelers on Friday night, the first game of two in as many days at The SSE Arena. The visitors lead 4-0 after the opening period against a shell shocked Giants and despite a fightback over the next two periods, it was […]

A View From The Bridge: The Ten Points Of Christmas

A very successful Christmas period for the Stena Line Belfast Giants and in the 200th edition of A View From The Bridge the lads celebrate the teams achievements. Patrick, Aaron and Davy return refreshed and look back over the ten points achieved by the Giants over the ten days of games. Mike Radja speaks with […]

A View From The Bridge Live This Saturday At 5pm

The SSE Arena’s doors will open on Saturday from 5pm for an exclusive live episode of A View From The Bridge – the official podcast of the Stena Line Belfast Giants! The show will face-off at 5:15pm and will be for all fans in McCools Bar inside the Arena prior to the Giants vs Sheffield […]

Giants Face Steelers This Friday & Saturday In Belfast

This Friday and Saturday at The SSE Arena, the Stena Line Belfast Giants face the Sheffield Steelers in a home double header, both games face-off 7pm. With these two title rivals neck-and-neck in the standings – these games will be vital to who claims the Elite League championship at the end of the season. In […]

Highlights: Coventry Blaze 2-5 Stena Line Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants won their second game in as many nights over the Coventry Blaze with a 5-2 road win thanks to goals from Walser (2), Radja, Keefe & Higgins. Catch the highlights, thanks to Coventry Blaze TV, right here: Photo: Scott Wiggins

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 6-3 Coventry Blaze

The Stena Line Belfast Giants won 6-3 against the Coventry Blaze at The SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night thanks to goals from Kris Beech (2), Mike Radja (2), Craig Peacock and Chris Higgins. Catch the best of the action and post-game reaction with the highlights – powered by CyrilJohnston.com Photo: Andy Gibson

Giants Leave Blaze Seeing Double

The Stena Line Belfast Giants completed a weekend double over the Coventry Blaze with a 5-2 away win. Goals from Walser (2), Radja, Keefe & Higgins gave the Giants an important road win following Saturday’s 6-3 win in Belfast. Full match report coming soon.. Final Score: Coventry Blaze 2-5 Stena Line Belfast Giants Giants Man […]

Giants vs Storm Challenge Cup Quarter Final Confirmed

The dates for the Stena Line Belfast Giants Challenge Cup Quarter Final clash against the Manchester Storm have been confirmed. The Giants will travel to Manchester for the 1st Leg on Wednesday 20th January 2016, face-off 7pm, then Belfast will host the 2nd and deciding leg on Tuesday 26th January 2016, face-off 7pm at The […]

Giants Win Saturday’s Nine Goal Thriller In Belfast

The Stena Line Belfast Giants opened 2016 with a 6-3 win over the Coventry Blaze at The SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night. Goals from Kris Beech (2), Mike Radja (2), Craig Peacock and Chris Higgins gave the Giants the win ahead of Sunday’s reverse fixture in Coventry. The Giants, missing Jeff Mason from the […]

A View From The Bridge: Happy New Year!

In a special, shorter, edition of A View From the Bridge, we chat to a couple of people involved with he Giants both officially and in the stands. Steve Thornton, Mark Brooks and Simon Kitchen give us their insights to the Belfast Giants over 2015 and what they expect in the forthcoming year. While from […]

Date Confirmed For Rescheduled Giants v Steelers Game

The Stena Line Belfast Giants will clash with the Sheffield Steelers in the Elite League on Tuesday 2nd February, face-off 7pm at The SSE Arena, Belfast. This will be the rescheduled date due to the cancellation of the game between the two sides on Friday 23rd October following the rearranged One Direction concert. Tickets for […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 5-2 Dundee Stars

The Stena Line Belfast Giants finished 2015 with a 5-2 Elite League home win over the Dundee Stars on Wednesday 30th December. Goals from Radja (2), Desmarais, Forney and Walser helped the Giants along to a comprehensive victory which saw the Belfast side move into second place in the standings. Watch the highlights and post-match […]

The Giants Have Christmas All Wrapped Up!

The Stena Line Belfast Giants enter the festive season in a good position in the Elite League standings – eight points behind leaders the Cardiff Devils with three games ‘in hand’. Over the Christmas period, the Giants will host four home games at The SSE Arena, Belfast – with a strong run of results vital […]

Christmas Skating At The Home Of The Giants!

This Christmas you can skate at the home of the Stena Line Belfast Giants! Each ice skating session will last 1 hour and 30 minutes except for those sessions on Belfast Giant’s game days (29th Dec, 30th Dec and 2nd Jan 2016) – these sessions will be 2 hours. Click here to purchase online or […]

Five Star Giants End 2015 With Home Win Against Dundee

The Stena Line Belfast Giants ended 2015 on a winning note with a 5-2 victory over the Dundee Stars and moving into second place in the Elite League standings in the process. The Giants now lie six points behind the Cardiff Devils with three games in hand on the Welsh side. The Giants responded well […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 1-4 Braehead Clan

Tuesday night saw the Braehead Clan take the two points on offer with a 4-1 win in Belfast. The Giants did open the scoring during the second period through James Desmarais, however the Clan completed the win on the road thanks, in part, to Man of the Match – netminder Gary Russell. Watch the highlights […]

Clan Shock Giants With 4-1 Road Win

The Braehead Clan played the perfect road game at The SSE Arena, Belfast on Tuesday night – taking a 4-1 win and the two Elite League points back to Scotland. Even with the Giants opening the scoring in the second period through James Desmarais, the Scottish side fought back to lead 3-1 at the end […]

Highlights: Braehead Clan 3-4 Stena Line Belfast Giants

A game winning goal from Mitch Ganzak in overtime saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants pick up the two Elite League points on the road against the Braehead Clan. Catch the best of the action from Sunday’s win in Braehead: Photo: Al Goold

Giants ‘Two’ Good For Cardiff Devils In Belfast

The Stena Line Belfast Giants won their final home game before Christmas thanks to a 2-0 defeat of the Cardiff Devils at The SSE Arena, Belfast. A first period goal from Brandon Benedict, a late empty net goal from Matt Nickerson and a shutout from Stephen Murphy saw the Giants move to within four points […]

Giants Comeback To Complete Capital Punishment

The Stena Line Belfast Giants scored three late goals to conplete a second win in as many nights in Edinburgh. Cheered on by a large and loud Giants support in Murrayfield – Brandon Benedict, James Desmarais and Chris Higgins all scored in the final eight minutes of the game to ensure a four point weekend […]

Giants In Seven Heaven In Opening Capitals Clash

The Stena Line Belfast Giants opened their double header in Edinburgh with an emphatic 7-2 win over the Capitals. Goals from Derrick Walser, Kris Beeck (2), James Desmarais, Darryl Lloyd, Mike Radja and Michael Forney gave the Giants a vital road win in the first of back-to-back games in the Scottish capital. Derrick Walser opened […]

Referee Tom Darnell Mic’d Up For Steelers Vs Giants

Leading Elite League referee Tom Darnell agreed to be mic’d up for last Sunday’s game between the Sheffield Steelers and Belfast Giants. Steelers won the game 3-1 and the video above shows how Darnell communicates with the players throughout the game. Darnell is one of the league’s most experienced officials and has officiated at six […]

Highlights: Sheffield Steelers 3-1 Stena Line Belfast Giants

Sunday saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants fall to a 3-1 defeat in England at the hands of the Sheffield Steelers. The Giants pulled a late goal back through Kris Beech to trail 2-1, however an empty net goal from Colton Fretter with 61 seconds remaining completed the win for the Steelers. Catch the best […]

Challenge Cup Semi-Final Draw Completed

The draw was made for the Elite League Challenge Cup Semi-Finals on Sunday evening following the Steelers vs Giants game at the Sheffield Arena. The Stena Line Belfast Giants or Manchester Storm will play either the Cardiff Devils or Dundee Stars. The other Semi-Final will see the Sheffield Steelers or Fife Flyers take on either […]

Sheffield Steel Two Points At Home Against Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a 3-1 away defeat by the Sheffield Steelers on Sunday night with a Cullen Eddy empty net goal sealing the win with 61 seconds remaining. Levi Nelson found the corner of the Giants net after a fortunate bounce to put the home side 1-0 up at 13:40 in […]

Highlights: Manchester Storm 1-4 Stena Line Belfast Giants

Saturday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants prove too strong for the Manchester Storm wth a 4-1 road win. Goals from Darryl Lloyd (2), Adam Keefe and Brandon Benedict gave the Giants the two valuable Elite League points. Catch the best of the action with the highlights, thanks to the Manchester Storm: Photo: Manchester […]

DOPS Findings Announced

The Elite League DOPS have released their findings from last weekends games: Derrick Walser (Belfast Giants)Stena Line Belfast Giants coach Derrick Walser has been fined for comments made following his side’s game against Nottingham Panthers last Saturday.  Walser made the comments in an interview on the club website and on a podcast. He has also […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 2-3 Nottingham Panthers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a 3-2 defeat on Saturday night at the hands of the Nottingham Panthers. Despite goals from James Desmarais and Chris Higgins, the Giants could not claw back the league leading Panthers who extended their lead in first place to five points over Belfast. Catch the best of the […]

Late Powerplay Goal Defeats Giants Against Panthers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a 3-2 defeat on Saturday against the Nottingham Panthers at The SSE Arena, Belfast. The loss sees the Panthers move to five points clear of the Giants, who remain in third place. The visitors opened the scoring at 15:16 thanks to Steve Lee, assisted by David Clarke and […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 4-3 Nottingham Panthers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants defeated the Nottingham Panthers on Friday night at The SSE Arena, Belfast to move within three points of the Elite League leaders. Goals from Derrick Walser, Michael Forney, Mike Radja and James Desmarais earned the Giants a hard-fought win at home. Watch the best of the action in Friday’s highlights […]

Giants Close Gap On League Leading Panthers With Home Win

Friday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants close the gap on the Elite League leading Nottingham Panthers with a 4-3 win at The SSE Arena, Belfast. With the game tied at 2-2 going into the final period, Mike Radja gave the Giants the go ahead goal before James Desmarais extended the lead to 4-2. […]

Travel With The Stena Line Belfast Giants To Braehead!

The Stena Line Belfast Giants Travel Club is back! Thanks to our partnerships with title sponsors Stena Line and J&K Coaches, the Travel Club returns with a day trip on Sunday 27th December to Braehead. The total cost of the Travel Club Package includes Stena Line ferry travel, J&K Coaches transport, your match ticket and car parking […]

A View From The Bridge: UMass Be Kidding Me?

After a breath taking weekend of NCAA Hockey at the 2015 Friendship Four, the A View from the Bridge podcast does its best to summarise all the excitement from the events at the EIHL. And with the Giants falling victim to the Manchester Storm on Sunday the lads discuss what went wrong. Chris Higgins shares […]

Win A Game Worn Anniversary Jersey This Friday & Saturday

Friday and Saturday at The SSE Arena, Belfast will see the Stena Line Belfast Giants skate onto the ice wearing exclusive jerseys to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the first ever Giants home game on 2nd December 2000. One set of white jerseys and another of teal will be worn by the Giants in their […]

The Giants Journey Started 15 Years Ago Today!

On December 2nd, 2000, the Stena Line Belfast Giants played their very first game at the newly opened SSE Arena, Belfast. A sell out crowd of 7,200+ people packed into the Arena to see Belfast’s newest sporting stars hit the ice against the Ayr Scottish Eagles. The Giants lost the game but won the hearts […]

Teddy Bear Toss This Friday Night!

The Stena Line Belfast Giants annual Teddy Bear toss returns this Friday, on the 5th December as the Giants take on the Nottingham Panthers at The SSE Arena, Belfast. The Teddy Bear Toss will challenge fans to throw as many stuffed toys as they can onto the ice following the Giants first goal of the […]

Successful First Annual Friendship Four And Festival Of STEM

The first annual Friendship Four and Festival of STEM culminated on Saturday night at The SSE Arena, Belfast with the UMass Lowell River Hawks, ranked fourth overall in NCAA Division One, becoming the first ever winners of the Belpot Trophy, finishing ahead of the Brown University Bears, Colgate Raiders and the Northeastern Huskies. Speaking following […]

Highlights: Friendship Four Final – UMass Lowell 6-5 Brown

The first annual Friendship Four tournament was a huge success across Friday 27th November and Saturday 28th November at The SSE Arena, Belfast with UMass Lowell winning on penalty shots over Brown. Catch all the highlights, thanks to Hockey East, from Saturday’s stunning final as UMass Lowell became the first ever winners of the Belpot […]

Manchester Storm Defeat Giants In Sunday Clash

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a 3-1 home defeat on Sunday to the Manchester Storm at The SSE Arena, Belfast. Craig Peacock gave the Giants a ninth minute lead but Manchester equalised three minutes later through Vinny Scarsella. Then, in the second period, the Manchester Storm moved 2-1 in front with Luke Salazar […]

Friendship Four In Their Own Words – Brown And Colgate

by Rhonda R. McClure Hockey is most definitely a team sport, and the bonding of that team often has a huge affect on how they progress throughout their season. In the National Hockey League, teams often talk about their first major road trip and how important it is to the bonding process. However, with a […]

Friendship Four In Their Own Words – Northeastern & UMass

by Rhonda R. McClure Team bonding is an intangible that can take a struggling team and launch it up the statistics when it happens. And while the season is well underway for these Hockey East conference schools, a trip to Belfast can only add to the bonding that has already taken place. This could be […]

Watch Belfast’s NCAA Friendship Four Tournament Live

This Friday and Saturday is the inaugural NCAA Friendship Four tournament at The SSE Arena, Belfast. This prestigious event, with UMass Lowell, Northeastern, Brown and Colgate, will be the first time NCAA regular season games have taken place outside of North America. The schedule of this weekends games are as follows (Belfast, Northern Ireland time): […]

Highlights: Fife Flyers 0-3 Stena Line Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants won the first of two games against the Fife Flyers thanks to a 3-0 victory on Saturday night. Watch the best of the action thanks to Fife Flyers TV. Photo: Ryan Donaldson / RJD Photography

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 3-2 Fife Flyers

Sunday’s 3-2 win at home against the Fife Flyers saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants clinch top spot in Challenge Cup Group A and advance to the Quarter-Finals to face the Manchester Storm, dates to be confirmed. Watch the best of the action as well as post-game reaction with the highlights – powered by CyrilJohnston.com The […]

Radja Double Sends Giants To Challenge Cup Group Top Spot

Two Mike Radja goals helped the Stena Line Belfast Giants to a 3-2 home win over the Fife Flyers on Sunday. The win, Belfast’s second over Fife in as many nights, sees the Giants clinch first place in Challenge Cup Group A and they advance to a quarter-final clash with the Manchester Storm, dates to […]

Giants Get Off To A Flyer With 3-0 Cup Win In Fife

The Stena Line Belfast Giants travelled to Scotland on Saturday to take on the Fife Flyers Challenge Cup Group A knowing a win would bring them closer to clinching the group. Michael Forney was a healthy scratch with Darryl Lloyd and Chris Higgins returning to the line-up from injury. Higgins, who had been missing through […]

UTV: Mike Radja Looks Ahead To Fife & NCAA

The Stena Line Belfast Giants need to return to flying form when they face Fife in back-to-back Challenge Cup clashes this weekend – with Mike Radja telling UTV it will be another new experience for him The Giants haven’t come face-to-face with the Scottish side since their 4-4 “friendly” in Kirkcaldy at the end of […]

Face-Off: A Look Ahead To Friendship Four & Cup Games

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to two defeats in as many nights last weekend and BBC Sport NI catch up with Derrick Walser and Matt Nickerson following those games. Walker has promised a return to “boot camp” in the build up to this weekend’s two Challenge Cup games against Fife Flyers, in Kirkcaldy on […]

A View From The Bridge: Valid Points

The Stena Line Belfast Giants took 3 points from the 3 games at the weekend and AVFTB, as always, returns to look at how they performed. Brandon Benedict is the special guest while Aaron and Patrick preview the visit of Colgate University to the Friendship Four, speaking with, Assistant Coach, Mike Harder. Davy gives his […]

Brand New Elite League Highlights Show On Premier Sports

The Elite League will have a new weekly highlights show on Premier Sports. ‘EIHL On Ice’ first aired on Thursday 19th Novemver and will continue to air on a Thursday throughout the season, with repeats on Fridays. The show will feature the talents of many Elite League broadcasters, with footage supplied from the EIHL production […]

The Friendship Four – Only Ten Days Until Face-Off

Tuesday 17th November signals 10 days to go until the face-off of the first ever Friendship Four tournament – one of Northern Ireland’s biggest events of 2015. Friday 27th November and Saturday 28th November sees four US college teams from the top division travel to Northern Ireland to play the NCAA’s first ever games outside of North […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 2-3 Dundee Stars

Sunday evening saw the Giants fall to a shootout loss to the Dundee Stars in Challenge Cup group A, although they collect one point which sees them close the gap on first placed Braehead Clan to two points. After leading 2-0 through goals from Radja and Walser – the Stars pulled level and took the […]

Stars Win Shootout In Belfast Challenge Cup Clash

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to consecutive defeats with a shootout loss on Sunday at home against the Dundee Stars. With Andrew Dickson starting in net for the Giants, the home side led 2-0 after the opening period through goals from Radja and Walser however the Stars took the game to penalty shots with […]

Highlights: Cardiff Devils 6-3 Stena Line Belfast Giants

Saturday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants fall 6-3 to the Cardiff Devils following four unanswered goals in the second period as the hosts went from 2-1 down to leading 5-2. Watch all the best of the action from Saturday’s Elite League clash in Cardiff Arena: Photo: Helen Brabon / www.helenbrabonphotography.co.uk

Subway Partner With Giants To Launch Schools Programme

The official launch of this season’s Subway Healthy Lifestyle programme took place this week when Darryl Lloyd and Jeff Mason accompanied by Giants Schools’ Co-ordinator Gordon Cameron and Danny Donaldson from Subway, visited Glengormley Integrated Primary School. Despite this being the official launch, the Giants have been out in the schools since September. They spoke […]

Part 2 Friendship Four: Meet The Schools

by Rhonda R. McClure Northeastern University – Boston, Massachusetts The Northeastern University Huskies called Boston, Massachusetts home and Hockey East their hockey Division. This division includes some of the best of collegiate hockey including Boston University and Boston College along with fellow Friendship Four tournament attendee, University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Hockey has been played at Northeastern […]

Devils Down Giants To Cut Lead At The Top

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a 6-3 defeat against the Cardiff Devils on Saturday night. The Welsh side’s win sees the Giants lead at the top of the Elite League cut to one point. After the Giants lead 2-1 following the opening 20 minutes, a dominant second period period from the Cardiff Devils […]

Part 1 Friendship Four: Meet The Schools

by Rhonda R. McClure In just a couple of weeks the puck will drop on the first of four contests in the first ever Friendship Four tournament. For the four American colleges, this event is an opportunity to take a road trip like no other—as they head to Belfast, Northern Ireland. The games will be […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 6-3 Edinburgh Capitals

Thursday night saw the Stena Line move three points clear at the top of the Elite League with a 6-3 win at home against the Edinburgh Capitals. Watch all the best of the action from Thursday’s win with the highlights – powered by CyrilJohnston.com! Photo: Andy Gibson

Giants Move Three Points Clear In Top Spot With Home Win

The Stena Line Belfast Giants moved three points clear in first place thanks to a 6-3 win over the Edinburgh Capitals at The SSE Arena, Belfast on Thursday. Five first period goals from Colin Shields, Mike Radja, James Desmarais, Michael Forney and Matt Nickerson helped the team to an emphatic 6-3 win with Mike Wilson’s […]

Happy 20th Anniversary To Stena Line!

Twenty years on from setting up its ferry services in Belfast, Stena Line, title sponsors of the Belfast Giants, is set to make 2015 its busiest year to date for car and freight numbers. In the two decades since it moved to Belfast, Stena Line has expanded its services significantly and today the company employs […]

A Giant Week Ahead For Elite League Leaders

This week, the Stena Line Belfast Giants are in action no fewer than three times – twice at home on The SSE Arena ice against the Edinburgh Capitals on Thursday in the Elite League, face-off 7pm and on Sunday in the Challenge Cup against the Dundee Stars, face-off 5pm. Those games in Belfast come either […]

TSN To Broadcast Belfast Friendship Four Tournament

TSN, the largest sports channel in Canada, has confirmed that it will provide coverage of the 2015 Friendship Four tournament, taking place in Belfast at The SSE Arena on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th November. TSN will be broadcasting live from the first day of the Friendship Four tournament, the first NCAA hockey regular-season games […]

A View From The Bridge: CLANG!

A weekend of serious attrition for the Stena Line Belfast Giants, but with 2 points in the bag from the possible 4, AVFTB returns to casts its eye over the action. Former Giant, and Boston Bruin, Bobby Robins joins the show to share his memories of this weeks featured NCAA side UMass Lowell. Davy, Patrick […]

UTV: Giants Out To Show Who’s Boss On Return Home

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are set to return to home action after a long spell on the road and coach Derrick Walser has told UTV the pressure is on his side not to bow to the Edinburgh Capitals’ style of play. Click here to watch the full interview with Derrick Walser – thanks to […]

Face Off: Mike Radja’s Winner Puts Giants Top Of Table Again

The Stena Line Belfast Giants retained first place in the Elite League after splitting their two games last weekend. After losing 4-3 at the Nottingham Panthers they won a tightly fought contest against the Manchester Storm. The Giants face three games over four nights starting with a tough league game against the Edinburgh Capitals on […]

Highlights: Manchester Storm 1-2 Stena Line Belfast Giants

On Sunday the Stena Line Belfast Giants truly went the distance with the Manchester Storm – needing nine rounds of Penalty Shots before defeating the Elite League’s newest franchise. Tied at 1-1 – it was Mike Radja who scored the winning penalty shot as the Giants moved back into first place in the standings.

Giants Weather Storm With Shootout Win In Manchester

The Stena Line Belfast Giants returned to first place in the Elite League standings with a shootout win following a 1-1 game on the road against the Manchester Storm. In a hard fought affair, it was the Giants who who took the two points on offer with Mike Radja shootout goal and saw them leapfrog […]

Highlights: Nottingham Panthers 4-3 Stena Line Belfast Giants

Saturday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants fall to two late Nottingham Panthers goals at the National Ice Centre. Leading 3-2 going into the final period – the Panthers scored two goals in 24 seconds to take the two points on offer. Watch all the best of the action from Saturday in Nottingham: Photo: […]

Panthers Claw Points From Giants In Nottingham

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to two late Nottingham Panthers goals and a 4-3 loss at the National Ice Centre. Despite leading 3-2 going into the third period – two goals inside 24 seconds saw the Panthers take the win and move above the Giants into first place in the Elite League. The Giants […]

US College Hockey Teams To Light Up Belfast Festival Of STEM

Four leading US universities from the prestigious National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), will being playing a ‘Festival of Hockey’ over Thanksgiving weekend (Friday November 27 and Saturday November 28 2015) in Belfast as a key part of a ground-breaking new event designed to foster closer educational links between Northern Ireland and the US. The NCAA […]

Countdown Now On For Friendship Four Tournament

Belfast Lord Mayor Councillor Arder Carson popped in to the Visit Belfast this week to see the preparations underway to welcome the Friendship Four NCAA Ice Hockey Tournament to the city later this month. Met by Visit Belfast Chief Executive Gerry Lennon; Shane Johnson, Project Manager of the Friendship Four games and Steve Thornton, Head […]

Giants Looking To Learn From League Progress

Stena Line Belfast Giants star James Desmarais, who is balancing hockey with a return to university, has told UTV the team are aiming to learn from their league progress as they hit the road again this weekend. The Giants were also in away action last weekend, when they had to dig deep to secure two […]

A View From The Bridge: Eight Days A Week

Four points gained ‘the hard way’ for the Stena Line Belfast Giants in two Scottish battles. A total 6 points were handed between the 3 different sides as the Giants were forced into almost 130 minutes of hockey. Colin Shields joins A View From The Bridge to chat about his own bumper haul of goals […]

Face-Off: Colin Shields Top Man For Belfast Giants

The all new face-off episode from BBC Sport NI is live ahead of this weekends’ away matches against Nottingham Panthers and Manchester Storm as the Stena Line Belfast Giants try to stay on top of the Elite League. They went top thanks to a dramatic 7-6 overtime win at the Dundee Stars with the club’s […]

Highlights: Braehead Clan 3-4 Stena Line Belfast Giants

Saturday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants stage an impressive comeback to defeat the Braehead Clan on penalty shots. Trailing 3-1 at 28:14, the Giants drew level to force overtime and then won the full two points thanks to shootout goals from James Desmarais and Colin Shields. Watch the best o the action from […]

Giants Go Top With Remarkable Overtime Win In Dundee

The Stena Line Belfast Giants moved into first place in the Elite League with a 7-6 overtime win on the road against the Dundee Stars on Sunday. In an action packed game, the short-benched Giants exchanged blow for blow with the Dundee Stars before skating out winners thanks to a Colin Shields overtime winner to […]

Giants Haunt Braehead With Halloween Shootout Win

The Stena Line Belfast Giants took two important points from Braehead on Saturday night thanks to a hard fought 4-3 Challenge Cup win after penalty shots. Trailing 3-1 after 28:14, the visitors battled back to 3-3 to take the game into overtime and then penalty shots, where goals from Colin Shields and James Desmarais gave […]

UTV: Giants Aim To Be A Cut Above The Rest

Stena Line Belfast Giants forward Jonathan Boxill, who is set to sacrifice his flowing locks for a children’s cancer charity, has told UTV the team will be out to keep their winning momentum going this weekend. The team are coming off the back of two big wins under difficult circumstances, having defeated the Sheffield Steelers […]

Face-off: Dundee Win Keeps Giants Joint Top Of League

A Mike Forney hat-trick steers the Stena Line Belfast Giants to a 5-4 win in overtime against the Dundee Stars to stay joint top of the Elite League alongside Cardiff Devils. The Giants defeated Sheffield Steelers 4-1 in a grudge match in Belfast on Saturday, after the Steelers were unhappy with Friday night’s fixture being […]

A View From The Bridge: Won Direction

After the drama of last week, the A View From The Bridge podcast returns with an extended two part interview with Player/Coach Derrick Walser. The team also look back to a 4 point weekend against Sheffield and Dundee. Simon Kitchen joins Patrick and Aaron to look at DOPS, 1Direction and the return of Stevie Lyle. […]

Giants Sign Lyle On Two Way Contract As Cover For Murphy

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce a two-way contract with netminder Stevie Lyle to provide cover for Stephen Murphy, who is expecting the birth of his child over the course of the coming weeks. Stevie Lyle, who is currently with the EPL’s Swindon Wildcats, will be available for the Giants over the […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 4-1 Sheffield Steelers

Saturday night at The SSE Arena saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants complete a comprehensive 4-1 victory over the Sheffield Steelers thanks to goals from Mitch Ganzak, Mark Garside, Colin Shields and Jonathan Boxill. Watch all the best of the action as well as post-match reaction from Derrick Walser and James Desmarais in the highlights […]

Dominant Giants Claim 4-1 Home Win Over Steelers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants moved level on points with Elite League leading Cardiff Devils thanks to a 4-1 win against the Sheffield Steelers on Saturday night at The SSE Arena, Belfast. With only 14 skaters – the Giants took the game to the Steelers and earned an important win in front of 4,500 home […]

A View From The Bridge: Ten!

Another weekend of mixed fortunes for the Stena Line Belfast Giants, two points from four against the Cardiff Devils with a double header against the on-form Steelers just around the corner. This weeks 10th anniversary show looks back and talks to Mike Forney, Paul Thompson and Marc LeFebvre. Patrick, Aaron and Davy debate the major […]

Travel With The Belfast Giants To Braehead!

The Stena Line Belfast Giants Travel Club is back! Thanks to our partnerships with title sponsors Stena Line and J&K Coaches, the Travel Club returns with a day trip on Saturday 31st October to Braehead. The total cost of the Travel Club Package includes Stena Line ferry travel, J&K Coaches transport, your match ticket and car parking […]

Friendship Four NCAA Tournament – 30 Days To Go!

The countdown is on for one of Belfast’s biggest events of 2015 with the Friendship Four NCAA tournament now less than 30 days away. Tickets for the individual games are now on sale with prices at: Adult – £16 Concession – £11 Child – £9 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) – £44 Friday 27th […]

Clarke Facades Team Up The Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are excited to announce a partnership with Clarke Facades, one of the market leaders in the external architectural envelope industry. Clarke Facades have formed a reputation and level of service that their clients have come to rely on, that has seen their involvement in the most prestige and major projects […]

Giants & Steelers Clash In Belfast This Saturday

Saturday night is Hockey Night in Belfast and sees the Stena Line Belfast Giants back in action at home as they clash with the reigning Elite League champions, the Sheffield Steelers at The SSE Arena, face-off 7pm. The Giants then travel to Dundee on Sunday to face the Stars, face-off 6:30pm, for their second game in as many nights. Saturday’s […]

Friday’s Giants vs Steelers Game Cancellation Update

The Stena Line Belfast Giants were informed on Wednesday afternoon that Tuesday’s cancelled One Direction concert would be rearranged for Friday as no other date options were available. Therefore, Friday’s home game against the Sheffield Steelers has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled. The date of the re-scheduled Elite League game against Sheffield will be […]

DOPS Uphold Darryl Lloyd’s One Game Suspension

The Stena Line Belfast Giants accept that Darryl Lloyd will be suspended for this Saturday’s Elite League game against the Sheffield Steelers at The SSE Arena, Belfast. On Wednesday the Giants discovered footage from a ‘slo-mo’ camera in use during Saturday’s game – found after the decision was made by the Department of Player Safety (DOPS), which unfortunately did not come to […]

Peacock & Lloyd Suspended For Saturday’s Steelers Game

Stena Line Belfast Giants pair Craig Peacock and Darryl Lloyd have been banned for one match each following a review by the Department of Player Safety. Peacock has received a match penalty for checking to the head and Lloyd has been assessed a match penalty for slew footing. Both incidents came in the game between […]

Friday’s Home Game Against Sheffield Steelers Is Cancelled

The Stena Line Belfast Giants can announce that Friday’s home game against the Sheffield Steelers has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled. The Giants were informed on Wednesday afternoon by The SSE Arena that Tuesday’s cancelled One Direction concert would be re-scheduled for Friday as no other date options were available. The date of the […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 2-3 Cardiff Devils

Saturday night in Belfast saw the top two teams in the Elite League go head to head at The SSE Arena. A game filled with action ended in the visitors taking the two points back to Wales following a 3-2 win on the road. Watch all the highlights from Saturday’s Giants vs Devils game – […]

Giants Lost Out To Cardiff Devils Despite Late Goals

Two late goals from the Stena Line Belfast Giants could not stop them losing to the Cardiff Devils, 3-2, at The SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night. It was Trevor Hendrickx who scored the opening goal of the night for the Devils at 13:10, only seconds after Darryl Lloyd’s effort crashed off the post of […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 4-3 Cardiff Devils

Friday night’s clash between the Giants and the Devils saw the hosts take the win, thanks to an overtime goal from James Desmarais. With the game tied at 3-3 going into overtime, Desmarais netted his fifth goal of the season with only 18.8 seconds remaining to send the Giants level on points with the Elite […]

Desmarais Overtime Winner Seals Giants Win

Friday night at The SSE Arena, Belfast saw the Giants come from behind three times against the Cardiff Devils to take two points thanks to an overtime winning goal from James Desmarais. The win keeps the Giants level on points with the first placed Devils. It was Jake Morissette that put the Devils in the […]

A View From The Bridge: PK Nuts

After a weekend that witnessed 20 goals be shared between the Stena Line Belfast Giants and the Coventry Blaze, A View from the Bridge casts its’ eye over all the action from those games. Matt Nickerson, Aaron Murphy and Todd Kelman are guests in yet another packed show. Patrick, Aaron and Davy are also joined […]

Kukri Open New Shopping Experience In Victoria Square

International sportswear company Kukri will reopen a temporary shop in Victoria Square Shopping Centre, Belfast on Wednesday 14th October. After the success of the store last year, Kukri will open a retail unit for a second time in Belfast City Centre. The shop will offer official Ulster Rugby and Belfast Giants merchandise and will also […]

Highlights: Coventry Blaze 8-10 Stena Line Belfast Giants

On Sunday night in Coventry the Stena Line Belfast Giants made it three points from a possible four this weekend with a remarkable 10-8 win over the Blaze. Goals from Radja (3), Mason (2), Benedict, Beech, Garside, Lloyd and Desmarais gave the Giants the win in the highest scoring game in the history of the […]

Giants Blaze Coventry In Eighteen Goal Thriller

The Stena Line Belfast Giants made it three points out of a possible four this weekend with a unique 10-8 win away to the Coventry Blaze. In a crazy Elite League game, the Giants led 4-1 at 8:56 then trailed 6-4 at 21:33 before scoring five unanswered goals on their way to the win. Both […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 1-2 Coventry Blaze

Saturday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants fall to a shootout defeat against the Coventry Blaze at The SSE Arena. Despite the Giants looking in control of the game for long periods, the Blaze equalised late on to cancel out Mike Radja’s second period goal and to take the game to overtime with Drew […]

Blaze Steal Extra Point In Shootout Win

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a 2-1 shootout loss to the Coventry Blaze at The SSE Arena with the visitors scoring late on in regulation time to cancel out Mike Radja’s second period goal. Full match report coming soon.. Photo: Blacklab Photogrpahy

IIHF World Girls Hockey Weekend At The SSE Arena

Junior Belfast Giants are hosting their 1st IIHF World Girls Hockey Day on Saturday 10th October 2015 at the SSE Arena between 11am-2pm. Registration is at 10.30am at the North VIP entrance of the arena. This event is FREE to all ages. Bring skates, helmet, gloves and stick if you have them however if you […]

Face Off: Walser Rues Giants Ill-discipline

Stena Line Belfast Giants player-coach Derrick Walser, talking to BBC Sport NI, says his team must improve its disciplinary record as he looks ahead to a weekend double against Coventry Blaze. Walser warned his players that if they continue to pick up bans they “won’t be here any longer”. The player-coach also reflected on two […]

Experience The SSE Arena With An Exclusive Family Offer

To celebrate the new look SSE Arena, the Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to offer a whopping 50% off family tickets for select games in September and October. 2 adults and 2 children can experience an action packed evening at the newly refurbished SSE Arena for only £22. To take advantage of this exclusive family ticket […]

Key Boston Ice Officials Visit Belfast

A number of major ice hockey officials from Boston are in Belfast this week ahead of the Friendship Four tournament taking place at the SSE Arena in November. The Inspection Team for the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) games are in the city today and tomorrow and were officially welcomed by the Lord Mayor, Councillor […]

A View From The Bridge: The Captain’s Table

A View From The Bridge returns with not one but TWO Elite League captains in tow. Adam Keefe and Ashley Tait join the show to talk about the trials and tribulations of the Giants and the Blaze ahead of their games this weekend. Davy, Aaron and Patrick look back at the weekend in Sheffield, with […]

SSE Reward Belfast Giants Fans on Saturday!

Saturday night at The SSE Arena, Belfast sees the Stena Line Belfast Giants take on the Coventry Blaze in an Elite League clash and, thanks to SSE, fans will have the chance to exclusively experience the brand new SSE Reward Lounge pre-game! The doors to The SSE Arena as well as the SSE Reward Lounge, located […]

Be Part Of The Team At The Stena Line Belfast Giants!

Are you a Belfast Giants fan? Are you fun, friendly, enthusiastic and good with people? Do you want to get more involved with your team this season? Then the Belfast Giants want to hear from you! The Giants are looking for people to join the volunteer team on game nights. The roles include mascots, game […]

Ulster University Business School Takes ‘Giant’ Step

The Ulster University Business School has agreed a two year partnership with the Odyssey Trust. The partnership will see players of the Stena Line Belfast Giants study on courses at the Business School. In turn the Business School will benefit from exclusive access to players and coaches as guest speakers and also the opportunity to […]

NCAA Event At W5 On Friday 9th October

On Friday 9th October at 2pm, W5 will be hosting top NCAA officials in a presentation on NCAA athletics and the opportunities available for student athletes in Northern Ireland. There are limited spots remaining for coaches and young athletes & you can reserve yours by emailing shane@belfastgiants.com. The focus of this event is to: – Explain […]

Highlights: Sheffield Steelers vs Stena Line Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants seven game winning run ended last weekend in Sheffield as the Steelers claimed two wins in two nights. You can watch all the best of the action from both games below thanks to Steelers TV. Saturday 3rd October: Sheffield Steelers 6-1 Stena Line Belfast Giants Sunday 4th October: Sheffield Steelers […]

Mosienko Double Gives Steelers Win Over Giants

The Stena Line Belfast were left undone by two Tyler Mosienko goals in 2-1 win for the Sheffield Steelers at the Sheffield Arena on Sunday. The Steelers win follows Saturday’s 6-1 win over the Giants and leaves Sheffield with a four point weekend with Belfast empty handed. The Giants began the game, just as they […]

Sheffield ‘Steel’ The Show With Giants Defeat

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a 6-1 defeat in Sheffield on Saturday night thanks to a dominant performance by the Steelers in the opening two periods. The visitors began the game without Johan Ejdepalm and Chris Higgins who missed out through injury as well as Derrick Walser who was serving the first of […]

A GIANT Preview: Sheffield vs Stena Line Belfast Giants

This Saturday and Sunday sees the Stena Line Belfast Giants on the road as they face the Sheffield Steelers in back-to-back Elite League games. Both games will take place at the Sheffield Arena with Saturday’s face-off 7pm & Sunday’s face-off 5pm. The Giants will be without Player/Coach Derrick Walser for both games as he is forced […]

Inflatable Fun With The Stena Line Belfast Giants

To celebrate the start of the new Stena Line Belfast Giants season, leading ferry company Stena Line has created a GIANT inflatable set of goals which it plans to tour around shopping centres across Northern Ireland giving fans the chance to get up close and personal with players as well as win lots of fantastic […]

Cyril Johnston Jumpstarts Belfast Giants’ Digital Activity

The new partnership will see Cyril Johnston sponsor all Stena Line Belfast Giants digital activity within the Arena, including the Belfast Giants app environment and Giants TV. As part of the new sponsorship agreement Cyril Johnston branding will feature on the player’s jerseys, advertising boards and on the ice, and Cyril Johnston content will run […]

Department Of Player Safety Suspend Walser For 2 Games

Belfast Giants player-coach Derrick Walser has been banned for two games by the Elite League’s Department of Player Safety. During the game between Coventry Blaze and Belfast on Sunday 27th September 2015, Walser was given a a 5+game penalty for butt ending. Following a review, DOPS has upgraded the original penalty to a match, which […]

A View From The Bridge: Seven Up!

The official podcast of the Stena Line Belfast Giants is back! A View From The Bridge this week looks back at victories 6 and 7 over the Clan and the Blaze with Mike Wilson and Simon Kirkham joining the team also! Patrick, Davy and Aaron chat with Stuart Coles of the Coventry Blaze TV commentary […]

Highlights: Coventry Blaze 1-2 Stena Line Belfast Giants

Sunday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants follow up Saturday’s home win against the Braehead Clan with a 2-1 away win against the Coventry Blaze. Thanks to goals from Kris Beech and Mike Radja, the Giants now lie in second position in the Elite League standings. Click here to watch the highlights from Sunday’s […]

Junior Belfast Giants NHL Hockey Pool

Compete against the Stena Line Belfast Giants Players and Staff, show your NHL knowledge and be in with a chance of winning a cash prize whilst supporting your local youth hockey players. Click on the link below to enter the Junior Belfast Giants NHL hockey pool, before the deadline of 7th October. The entrance fee […]

Giants ‘Two’ Good For Coventry Blaze With Dominant Win

A dominant Stena Line Belfast Giants performance in Coventry helped claim a 2-1 win over the Blaze in the Elite League. Coventry netminder Brian Stewart faced plenty of action with the Giants outshooting Coventry in a fine performance on the road. The win sees the Giants complete a four point weekend following Saturday’s 4-1 win […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 4-1 Braehead Clan

Saturday night saw the Giants & the Clan play out an entertaining Challenge Cup clash at The SSE Arena, Belfast. The Giants took the win 4-1 thanks to James Desmarais’ opening strike, Derrick Walser’s game winning goal and two empty net goals from Mitch Ganzak and Colin Shields. Catch all the best of the action […]

Giants Late Show In Belfast Takes Challenge Cup Points

The Stena Line Belfast Giants left it late to claim the two Challenge Cup points on offer with Derrick Walser’s game winning goal coming at 56:11 as the hosts won 4-1 against the Braehead Clan. Walter’s goal gave the Giants a 2-1 lead with Mitch Ganzak and Colin Shields following up with empty net goals. […]

FonaCAB Returns As Giants Longest Serving Partner

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are excited to announce that their longest serving partner, fonaCAB, are back on board as the official taxi firm of the Giants for the 2015/16 season! FonaCAB, who have led the way in Northern Ireland’s taxi industry for over 50 years, will be partnering with the Giants for a twelfth […]

A View From The Bridge: OT? Oh No!

The Stena Line Belfast Giants extended their winning streak to five games, and its made for a decidedly upbeat A View From The Bridge this week. Stephen Murphy, Ryan Finnerty and Chuck Weber are among the guests. Aaron, Patrick and Davy, in his 100th appearance on AVFTB, will look over the visit of the Capitals […]

Support The GIANT Cycle For Trustus

Inspired by his previous fundraising successes supported by so many of you, Robert Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Odyssey Trust, has taken on another charity cycle challenge this year! Robert Fitzpatrick along with David Bowen, Paul McMahon, Dougie Adams and Joe Reynolds are currently undertaking a route from Malin to Mizen. They are committed to helping Trustus continue their excellent […]

Four-Midable Giants Maintain Perfect League Start

The Stena Line Belfast Giants completed a four point weekend with two wins in as many nights at The SSE Arena, Belfast against the Edinburgh Capitals – the Giants making it three out of three wins in the Elite League. An overtime victory over the Edinburgh Capitals on Saturday night – 24 hours after the […]

Special Offer For Fans Who Attended Friday’s Cup Game

For Saturday’s game at The SSE Arena between the Stena Line Belfast Giants and the Edinburgh Capitals – the Giants are offering a special discount to those who attended Friday night’s Challenge Cup game between the same two teams. Friday’s game ended with the game incorrectly being called a 3-3 tie at the end of […]

Officials Error In Giants vs Capitals Challenge Cup Clash

The Elite League have made the following statement following Friday night’s Challenge Cup clash between the Stena Line Belfast Giants and Edinburgh Capitals at The SSE Arena, Belfast: Elite League Statement “The Challenge Cup match between the Stena Line Belfast Giants and Edinburgh Capitals on Friday 18th September 2015 was incorrectly called as a 3-3 […]

Belfast Live Joins Forces With The Giants

Belfast Live has recently joined forces with the Stena Line Belfast Giants. The partnership will see Belfast Live and the Giants coming together to give fans game previews, in-game updates, post game analysis, unique competitions, behind-the-scenes coverage and much more throughout the 2015/2016 season. Mark Brooks, Belfast Giants Marketing Manger said, “Everyone at the Giants, […]

Colin Ward Weekend At The SSE Arena – This Friday & Saturday

This weekend – Colin Ward, Stena Line Belfast Giants legend, is making a return to The SSE Arena! The Giants take on the Edinburgh Capitals on Friday and Saturday, both face-off 7pm, with ‘Wardy’ in attendance throughout the weekend! Colin Ward was a member of the first ever Giants team in 2000, won an ISL Championship […]

A GIANT Message From The Honorary President – Jim Gillespie

The Stena Line Belfast Giants were delighted to receive the message below from Jim Gillespie, Honorary Life President and former owner of the organisation. Jim originally became involved with the Giants in 2003 and from there took over the ownership commitment for the next 10 years. Gillespie saved the Giants from collapse at the end […]

A View From The Bridge: Life’s A Beech

A four point weekend for the Stena Line Belfast Giants taking maximum spoils from the Manchester Storm and Nottingham Panthers – A View from the Bridge looks back at those games. Brandon Benedict and Kris Beech are this weeks guests with Patrick, Aaron and Davy discussing the positives from the wins over Manchester and Nottingham […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 6-2 Manchester Storm

Opening night at The SSE Arena, Belfast saw 5,500 fans pack out the newly refurbished venue as well as a convincing win by the home side against the Manchester Storm. Two goals by Man of the Match Craig Peacock as well as strikes by Johan Ejdepalm, Michael Forney, Jonathan Boxill and Brandon Benedict helped the […]

Kris Beech Scores Late On As Giants Win In Nottingham

The Stena Line Belfast Giants made it two wins in as many nights thanks to a Kris Beech overtime goal to give the visitors a 2-1 win against the Nottingham Panthers. The Panthers equalised in the third period to take the game to overtime after Chris Higgins had given the Giants a 1-0 lead, however […]

Giants Storm Manchester To 6-2 Win At Packed SSE Arena

The Stena Line Belfast Giants opened their home season with a 6-2 win against the Manchester Storm at The SSE Arena, Belfast in front of well over 5,000 fans. Although the visitors let 2-1 after 20 minutes, the Giants skated away with the comfortable win on the largest opening night crowd since opening night at […]

Citroën Bumps Up Their ‘Giant’ Support

Once again the Northern Ireland Citroën dealer network and the Stena Line Belfast Giants are joining forces for another year of exhilarating action. As well as renewing their commitment to officially sponsor the team, the Northern Ireland Citroën dealers have supplied each player with a cool brand new C4 Cactus. With its unique bold character […]

A View From The Bridge: Storm Warning!

A weekend of mixed fortune for the Stena Line Belfast Giants, all discussed in this weeks A View From The Bridge that includes chats with Head Coach Derrick Walser and Forward Craig Peacock among others. Patrick Smyth, Aaron Kernohan and Davy McGimpsey return to look back at the Scottish Challenge Cup openers at Dundee and […]

Giants Off The Mark With 5-3 Edinburgh Win

The Stena Line Belfast Giants gave the ideal response to Friday’s opening night loss in Dundee with a comprehensive 5-3 win in Edinburgh against the Capitals in Challenge Cup Group A. The visitors dominated the game, outshooting their opponents 41-30, with the Capitals scoring all their goals in the final period in what was too […]

Now On Sale: NCAA Friendship Four Weekend Pass

Weekend Passes for the NCAA Friendship Four are now on sale – covering all four games at the SSE Arena Belfast on Friday 27th November & Saturday 28th November 2015. Individual game tickets will go on sale later this year. Tickets can be purchased from all the usual outlets: Ticketmaster Online, all Ticketmaster Outlets and […]

Lakosil Stars For Dundee In Challenge Cup Win

The Stena Line Belfast Giants failed to get their 2015/16 campaign off the the start they wanted, falling 3-0 to the Dundee Stars in a Challenge Cup Group A clash. A shutout by netminder Vlastimil Lakosil as well as two strikes by Curtis Leinweber either side of a Bobby Chaumont goal ensured the hosts went […]

Derrick Walser Is Aiming Right For The Top

by Stuart McKinley, Belfast Telegraph The new Stena Line Belfast Giants coach makes no secret of the fact that after stepping onto the first rung of the ladder, his ultimate goal is to make it to the NHL, where he played 91 times for the Colombus Blue Jackets between 2001 and 2007. Giants fans needn’t […]

The Belfast Giants Season Ticket!

The 2015/16 Giants Season Ticket package is NOW on sale! Yet again the Belfast Giants Season Ticket is the BEST value ticket in the league, covering ALL Elite League and Challenge Cup games played at the SSE Arena throughout the 2015/16 season. REMEMBER – you can pay your Season Ticket across 10 monthly payments at […]

Own A Giants Game Worn Jersey With Player Sponsorship!

With the 2015/16 Stena Line Belfast Giants team now finalised, it’s time to launch our jersey sponsorship for the new season! For £150, you can sponsor the home, away or alternative (black) jersey of any of the Giants for the 2015/16 season. Your game worn player jersey – sweat, marks and rips all included – […]

A View From The Bridge: The Summer’s End

The Stena Line Belfast Giants begin the new EIHL season in earnest this forthcoming weekend. Challenge Cup competition against the Dundee Stars and Edinburgh Capitals mark an early Scottish road trip for Derrick Walser’s new look side. And AVFTB returns with interviews from the opposition head coaches. Patrick Smyth, Aaron Kernohan and Davy McGimpsey return […]

Season Ticket Collection

Customers still needing to collect season tickets ahead of the first game at the newly refurbished SSE Arena, Belfast can do so from the box office during normal opening hours until Friday 11th September 2015. The SSE Arena Box Office is open to the public Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 5pm. […]

Belfast And Fife Get Off To A Pre-Season Flyer With 4-4 Draw

Over 2,000 fans packed our the Kirkcaldy Arena in Fife as hockey returned following the off-season with the Stena Line Belfast Giants visiting for pre-season which included a return for Matt Nickerson, a former Flyers fans favourite during his two seasons with the organisation. It only took the game 57 seconds to post it’s first […]

Highlights: Fife Flyers 4-4 Stena Line Belfast Giants

Saturday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants take on the Fife Flyers in the first of two pre-season games. Coming back from 2-0 down in the first period, the Giants tied 4-4 thanks to goals from Jonathan Boxill, Derrick Walser, Craig Peacock & Chris Higgins. Watch all the highlights from Saturday’s entertaining 4-4 draw […]

Giants Scottish Pre-Season Campaign This Weekend

This weekend sees the 2015/16 Stena Line Belfast Giants take to the ice for the first time with two pre-season games in Scotland. First up is Saturday against the Fife Flyers, face-off 7:15pm, followed by the Dundee Stars on Sunday, face-off 4pm – neither game will be covered by a live stream with the Giants […]

Season 16 Jersey Launch Evening A Giant Success

The new look Stena Line Belfast Giants and almost 1000 fans packed into the Clayton Hotel in Belfast on Thursday evening as the new 2015/16 Kukri on ice range was unveiled. Cool FM’s David McCammond hosted the event unveiling not only the jerseys but 10 new faces to the fans in attendance. Jerseys will be available […]

A View From The Bridge Returns!!

With only days before the Belfast Giants take to the ice in Pre-Season games north of Hadrian’s Wall, A View From The Bridge speaks with the newest and final piece of the puzzle, Mike Radja on his recruitment to Derrick Walser’s squad. Kris Beech speaks to Patrick about his remarkable career in the NHL and […]

Kukri And The Belfast Giants Renew Partnership

The Stena Line Belfast Giants and international sportswear company Kukri are delighted to announce that the 2015/16 season will see both companies continue their long standing partnership which will involve Kukri providing all merchandise including jerseys for the Giants. Kukri Ireland’s Director & General Manager, Terry Jackson (pictured above with Steve Thornton), commented, “We are […]

Mike Radja Completes The Giants Season 16 Roster

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Mike Radja for the 2015/16 Elite League season. The American’s signing completes the Giants roster for the 2015/16 roster with the team taking to the ice for the first time on Monday morning in Dundonald as training camp got underway. The 6’0” forward […]

Exclusive Interview With Derrick Walser, Head Coach

The Stena Line Belfast Giants caught up with new Head Coach Derrick Walser for an in-depth interview ahead of his first season in charge in Northern Ireland. Watch the one-on-one interview, hosted by Cool FM’s David McCammond, and find out why Walser, “hasn’t been this excited for a hockey season in a long time” ahead […]

Design A T-Shirt For The Belfast Giants With Kukri Sports!

Kukri Sports have teamed up with the Stena Line Belfast Giants to offer fans the chance to see your very own t-shirt design on display this season around The SSE Arena, Belfast! The winning design, which will be chosen by a panel including Adam Keefe and Stephen Murphy, will be sold throughout the 2015/16 season […]

New Odyssey Chapter As SSE Signs Naming Rights Agreement

The home of the Stena Line Belfast Giants – Northern Ireland’s largest and most famous entertainment venue, the Odyssey Arena, will be renamed The SSE Arena Belfast, when it opens following refurbishment this September. The world famous venue first opened in 2000, and has hosted local and international stars from the world of music, sport, […]

Stena Line Belfast Giants Season 16 Launch Night

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are launching Season 16 in style at 7pm on Thursday 27th August at the Clayton Hotel, Belfast! Everyone is welcome, with this season’s event going ‘off-site’ due to The SSE Arena, Belfast undergoing some GIANT renovations ahead of its re-opening in September. We will be hosting an action packed event for fans […]

The Stena Line Belfast Giants Travel Club Is Back!

Thanks to our partnerships with title sponsors Stena Line as well as J&K Coaches, the Travel Club returns with an overnight trip to Scotland for the away games on Friday 4th September against the Dundee Stars and Saturday 5th September against the Edinburgh Capitals. The total cost of the Travel Club Package is as follows […]

Giants Team Up With Cool FM & Downtown Radio

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are excited to announce that Cool FM/Downtown Radio will become the new radio partner for the organisation. Steve Thornton launched the partnership on Monday morning on the Cool FM Breakfast Show with Paulo Ross and Rebecca McKinney and gave listeners an insight into what they can expect from the partnership […]

Giant Sponsorship Deal For Stena Line

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are celebrating after securing their biggest re-signing of the season as leading ferry company, Stena Line announced that it will once again become the ice hockey team’s title sponsor in 2015/2016, for the fifth successive year. Stena Line has supported the Belfast Giants since 2008 and Diane Poole OBE, Head […]

The Belfast Giants Team Up With HenDogs

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are excited to announce a new partnership with Belfast’s premier street food joint – HenDogs. Adam Keefe, Giants Captain and new Player/Assistant Coach, helped launch the partnership which comes on HenDogs’ first birthday! HenDogs (upstairs at The Potted Hen) is a fast casual style restaurant serving “Street Food” inspired dishes […]

Johan Ejdepalm Completes The Giants Defensive Unit

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Johan Ejdepalm to the 2015/16 roster. The Swedish defenceman completes the Giants defensive unit and will arrive in Belfast ahead of the pre-season games in Scotland before making his home debut at the home opener on Saturday 12th September against the Manchester Storm […]

Calvin Elfring: Time To Say Goodbye

After 17 years of professional ice-hockey and the previous two seasons spent with the Stena Line Belfast Giants – Calvin Elfring has an important announcement to make. All of us at the Giants organisation would like to acknowledge Calvin’s commitment and professionalism both on and off the ice in Belfast as well as thank him […]

The Giants Travel Club Is Back!

The Travel Club for the Stena Line Belfast Giants is back for the 2015/16 Elite League season! Thanks to our partnerships with title sponsors Stena Line as well as J&K Coaches, the 2015/16 Travel Club will once again allow fans to cheer on the Giants in action throughout the Elite League season as the organisation […]

Mitch Ganzak Joins The Stena Line Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants have added Mitch Ganzak to the roster for the 2015/16 season. The 31 year old defenceman stands at 5’11”, hails from Michigan, USA and joins Jeff Mason, Matt Nickerson, Mike Wilson and Derrick Walser on the Giants blueline this season. Ganzak graduated from Miami University, Ohio in 2008 after four […]

An Evening With Brian Burke At W5 Next Thursday

The Stena Line Belfast Giants in partnership with the Irish Ice Hockey Association are pleased to announce ‘An Evening with Brian Burke’ at W5 on Thursday 13th August from 6:30pm. Adam Keefe and some of his Giants teammates will also be involved and a limited number of tickets are available for £10 each and can […]

Giants Restructure With Walser Appointed Head Coach

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the appointment of Derrick Walser as Head Coach on a two year contract as part of an exciting restructure of the organisation’s on-ice management. Steve Thornton, Head Of Hockey Operations, will oversee the new on-ice management team that he has built that will see Derrick Walser, […]

2015/16 Giants Game Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for all 2015/16 Stena Line Belfast Giants home games will go on sale 12 noon Tuesday 28th July with fans able to purchase from all of the usual outlets: online with Ticketmaster, at all Ticketmaster Outlets and from the Box Office at the SSE Arena, Belfast either in person or by calling (028) 9073 9074. The Giants ‘Home Opener’ for the […]

Giants Pre-Season Campaign Announced

The Stena Line Belfast Giants will warm up for the 2015/16 Elite League season with two exhibition games in Scotland, with the SSE Arena, Belfast undergoing a significant upgrade that will be completed in time for the home opener against the Manchester Storm on Saturday 12th September. On Saturday 29th August, the Giants will open […]

A View From The Bridge: Off Season Special – July 2015

It’s the end of an era for A View From The Bridge as Neil Russell takes part in his final show before grabbing the reins of the Manchester Storm where he is to be the new General Manager. In an emotional edition of the show Patrick, Neil and Davy look at the signings of Mike […]

Giants Start In Scotland As 2015/16 Schedule Is Announced

The Stena Line Belfast Giants will get the 2015/16 Elite League season underway in Scotland on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th September with Challenge Cup road trips to Dundee and Edinburgh respectively. Our home opener will take place the following Saturday, 12th September against the Manchester Storm, face-off 7pm at the newly refurbished SSE Arena Belfast. […]

Former NHLer Kris Beech Joins The Stena Line Belfast Giants

Kris Beech, a 6’2” forward with 198 games in the NHL, has signed a one year contract with the Stena Line Belfast Giants for the 2015/16 Elite League season. Kris will join up with his new teammates in August for training camp, ahead of the season face-off in September. Selected 7th overall in the 1999 […]

Boxill Excited To Compete For League Title In Belfast

Jonathan Boxill, newly signed to the Stena Line Belfast Giants roster for the 2015/16 Elite League season, has said that he is excited to get to Belfast and begin the campaign to bring back the Elite league title to the city. The Giants last won the title in 2014 and following last season’s fifth place […]

‘Dynamic Defenceman’ Mike Wilson Joins The Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Mike Wilson for the 2015/16 Season. Wilson, a 28 year old defenceman from British Columbia, Canada becomes the Giants 14th offseason signing and joins Jeff Mason and Matt Nickerson on the blueline next season. Wilson arrives in Belfast, following two successive seasons with […]

Manchester Storm Join The Elite League

Ice hockey’s Manchester Storm are back and when the puck drops in September, they will be playing in the top flight of British ice hockey – the Elite Ice Hockey League. The Storm will be owned and operated by The Ice Rink Company Ltd, spearheaded by Mark Johnson, and will play out of Silverblades Ice […]

Giants Support Ulster’s Special Olympics Campaign

It is just a matter of weeks before the Ulster members of Team Ireland jet to the US for the Special Olympics World Summer Games. And to make sure they got the boost they deserve before they compete against the best in the world, a special reception was organised to honour them, hosted by the […]

Giants Involvement In UK Forum All Stars Charity Weekend

In just under 5 weeks time time the 8th annual UK Forum All Stars Charity Ice Hockey Weekend will take place in Ice Sheffield, with 3 days of action starting on Friday 24th of July. Last years event seen £49,100 raised for charity with a total of over £163,000 donated since 2008. The 2015 event […]

NCAA Friendship Four Ticket Update

Tickets for the NCAA Friendship Four tournament at the Odyssey Arena in November will be on sale at the beginning of September with demand for the four game tournament expected to be high. The prestigious tournament, the first of its kind outside North America has received funding from a number of government departments, with 12,000 […]

Odyssey Trust Make £3 Million Investment Into The Arena

The Odyssey Trust has announced that it will be investing £3 million in a facilities upgrade and seat refurbishment project this Summer at the Odyssey Arena – home of the Stena Line Belfast Giants. The Odyssey Trust, the charitable organisation responsible for the management and development of the Odyssey site, is making the significant investment […]

The Stena Line Belfast Giants Need YOUR Help!

It has been announced that the Stena Line Belfast Giants are among Europe’s most popular ice-hockey teams on social media and we need YOUR help to take us to another level! We are laying down a challenge for you to help us catch up with, and overtake the big name teams that are above us […]

2015 Belfast Giants Cheerleader Auditions

Interested in becoming a part of the most exciting cheerleading team in the Elite Ice Hockey League? Do you have a dance/cheerleading background, a positive attitude, a winning smile and the dedication to be the best? The Belfast Giants are looking for a precision based pom dance cheerleading team, with an emphasis on synchronization and game […]

Thornton Excited By Giants Off-Season Progress

With Thursday marking 100 days to go until the 2015/16 Elite League season begins – Steve Thornton spoke to belfastgiants.com as he continues to make progress in recruiting players who will pull on the Teal Belfast jersey come September, “Things are going really good. I like the look of those who we have brought in […]

James Desmarais Joins The Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the arrival of James Desmarais for the 2015/16 Elite League season. The experienced forward signs for the Giants from EHC Visp of National League B, Switzerland (NLB) – a league that Desmarais has spent the past nine consecutive seasons and finished the 2014/15 campaign as top […]

Mike Forney Signs For The Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Mike Forney. The 6’2” forward arrives in Belfast straight from rivals, the Sheffield Steelers, after finishing the 2014/15 season as an Elite League champion, helping his side to the title with 43 goals and 44 assists, good for 87 points in 69 games […]

Best & Bravest Celebrated At Heroes Of Youth Awards

On Friday night the first-ever Heroes of Youth Awards (HYAs) celebrated some of the amazing young heroes of Northern Ireland with Adam Keefe, Craig Peacock and Mark Brooks accepting the invite on behalf of the Belfast Giants organisation. The 11 young heroic winners basked in the spotlight they so richly deserved as they were honoured […]

Convergys Celebrates 10 Years In Belfast

Convergys, a global leader in customer management and long-term partners of the Belfast Giants, on Friday, hosted an event to mark its 10th anniversary operating in the city, attended by senior leadership, local dignitaries, clients as well as Steve Thornton, Head of Hockey Operations, Captain Adam Keefe and Mark Brooks, Marketing Manager. Since opening its […]

A View From The Bridge: Off Season Specials

A View From The Bridge returns with TWO May Off-Season Specials! The team of Patrick Smyth, Davy McGimpsey and Neil Russell hear from Matt Nickerson, Colin Shields and Jonathan Boxil and Chris Higgins while also looking at the return to the 2015/15 roster of Craig Peacock, Stephen Murphy, Mark Garside, Andrew Dickson and Jeff Mason. […]

Keefe Excited To Team Up With Matt Nickerson

Steve Thornton’s off-season recruitment drive has already found favour with captain Adam Keefe, because it means that he won’t have to fight one of the Elite League’s biggest tough guys for the foreseeable future. The capture of 6ft 4 defenceman Matt Nickerson has sent a message to the rest of the league that the Belfast […]

Chris Higgins Is A Giant Once Again

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the return of Chris Higgins for the 2015/16 season. Higgins, who helped the organisation to a record breaking Elite League title triumph in the 2013/14 season, re-joins Belfast after a season spent with the Nottingham Panthers. The announcement was made at Thursday’s annual season Ticket Holders […]

Jonathan Boxill Signs For The Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants announced the signing of Jonathan Boxill from the Nottingham Panthers at their annual Season Ticket Holders event at the Odyssey Arena on Thursday 7th May. Boxill, a teammate of another new Giants signing – Chris Higgins while in Nottingham for the 2014/15 season, posted 48 points in 123 games played […]

Matt Nickerson Joins The Stena Line Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce that Matt Nickerson, a 6’4” Defenceman, has signed a contract with the organisation for the 2015/16 Elite League season. A solid defenceman, selected 99th overall in the 2003 NHL draft by the Dallas Stars, Nickerson comes to Belfast straight from Elite League rivals, the Fife Flyers, […]

Shields, Dickson And Garside Return To The Odyssey Arena

Colin Shields, Mark Garside and Andrew Dickson will return to the Stena Line Belfast Giants lineup for the 2015/16 Elite League season – with all three announcements made at the organisation’s exclusive Season Ticket Holders event on Thursday 7th May at the Odyssey Arena. Colin Shields, the Giants all-time leading points scorer and goal scorer, […]

Top US College Teams To Play In Belfast Festival Of Hockey

The Odyssey Trust, owners of the Odyssey Arena, home of the Stena Line Belfast Giants, has announced that four top universities from the prestigious National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will play in ‘The Friendship Four’, Belfast’s first major college ice hockey tournament, over Thanksgiving weekend – Friday 27th November 27th, Saturday 28th November and Sunday […]

Giants Game Used Equipment Sale – Thursday 7th May

The Belfast Giants will be holding an equipment sale on the evening of Thursday 7th May in the foyer of the Odyssey Arena. Sticks, Gloves, Pants, Helmets, Visors, Equipment Bags, Practice Jerseys, Socks, Skates and more will be up for grabs, almost all of which is in good usable condition. Get yourself to the Odyssey at 7pm and grab yourself a bargain! 2015/16 Season […]

Playoff Shirt Auction Underway

The Elite League playoff shirt auction is under way now and you can bid on your favourite player’s shirt. All 10 clubs have their home and away shirts featured from the playoffs and there are collectors’ items across the board. Maybe you want a crowd favourite, your favourtie player, or the shirt of a player […]

A GIANT Total Raised In ‘Bleed Teal For Tom’ Campaign

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are incredibly proud to announce that the final total raised for the ‘Bleed Teal For Tom’ campaign is £23,212.50! The Giants, on Friday 6th February, hosted a truly special and memorable night in support of Tom Simpson who, along with his family, is a long-time Giants fan and suffers from […]

An Exclusive Giant Night Out At The Odyssey Arena – May 7th

On Thursday 7th May the Stena Line Belfast Giants will be holding an exclusive event at the Odyssey Arena for those who have signed up for a 2015/16 Season Ticket! This event, starting at 7pm, gives all Season Ticket Holders the opportunity to meet players of next season’s team including a few who will be […]

Hurry Time Is Running Out To RENEW Your Seats

Are you a Season Ticket Holder from last season!? You have until Thursday 7th May to renew your seats before they are released on general sale. Currently seats purchased last season are reserved to allow returning Season Ticket holders an opportunity to once again enjoy the same seats. Any seats that have not been renewed before the […]

Team GB Fall At Final Hurdle To Late Lithuania Goal

Team GB won the silver medal but suffered heartbreak in their final game at the World Championship (Division 1B) in Eindhoven, as Lithuania’s 3-2 victory means Korea win the gold. Pete Russell’s side needed a point to secure promotion but a goal seven minutes from time meant Lithuania won the game and claimed bronze. Jonathan […]

Jeff Mason And Stephen Murphy Return For New Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce that Jeff Mason and Stephen Murphy will return for the 2015/16 Elite League season. The announcement of another two additions to the roster was made by Captain Adam Keefe to the hundreds of fans in attendance on the annual Stena Line Cruise on Saturday afternoon. The […]

Craig Peacock Game Winner Leaves GB On The Brink

Team GB are on the brink of promotion to Division 1A of the World Championship after their 3-2 victory over hosts Netherlands – with the game winning goal coming from Stena Line Belfast Giants forward, Craig Peacock. They now need a point from their final game against Lithuania on Sunday to win the gold medal. […]

Thornton Relishing Odyssey College Tournament

Steve Thornton, Stena Line Belfast Giants Head of Hockey Operations, is looking forward to November’s four-team tournament at the Odyssey Arena, which will see American universities compete for the Belpot Trophy. UMass Lowell, Northeastern University, Brown University and Colgate University will take part in the first competitive games outside the US held by the National […]

A View From The Bridge: Drawing The Line

With the season coming to a close, so brings the final A View From The Bridge of the 2014/15 EIHL season. This week looking back at the Playoff Finals weekend in Nottingham and talking with a very happy Coventry Blaze fan in Craig Summerton. Patrick, Davy and Coach chat one more time this season about […]

Team GB Pull Off Late Comeback For Opening Win

Team GB secured a remarkable come-from-behind victory as they scored with five seconds to go and 11 seconds into overtime to beat Croatia 3-2 in their opening game at the World Championship in Eindhoven. Mark Richardson was the hero with both of GB’s late goals, after Ben O’Connor’s powerplay strike had earlier reduced the arrears. […]

Peacock: We Won’t Underestimate Croatia

Stena Line Belfast Giants forward Craig Peacock says Great Britain will not underestimate Croatia when the two sides meet in the World Championship on Monday. GB arrived in the Netherlands on Saturday for the Division 1B tournament and took to the ice for their first training session at the venue in Eindhoven. Croatia eased to […]

Team GB Sweep Poland In Exhibition Series

Great Britain recorded their second victory over Poland in as many nights with a 3-1 victory at the Skydome. A near capacity crowd, including massive support for Poland, witnessed a game of top quality, played in a passionate atmosphere. It was a perfect way for GB to finish off their preparations for next week’s World […]

Team GB Win First Challenge Game With Poland

Great Britain’s senior men won the first of two back to back games with Poland, skating to a 6-4 success at Nottingham’s National Ice Centre on Thursday evening. Coach Peter Russell was taking charge of the senior team for the first time since being appointed in January, with the side in the middle of a […]

Craig Peacock Returns For Seventh Season In Belfast

The Stena Line Belfast Giants have confirmed the return of star forward Craig Peacock for the 2015/16 Elite League season. Peacock, a player who has been instrumental in the organisation’s success in recent years, will make it seven seasons with the Giants when the new season begins in September. Since joining the Giants in 2009 […]

Craig Peacock Called Up To Team GB Squad

Stena Line Belfast Giants forward Craig Peacock has been called up to the Great Britain squad as a replacement for Liam Stewart. Stewart was due to win his first full international cap with GB in next week’s World Championship tournament in Eindhoven however the 20-year-old, who has just completed his season with Spokane Chiefs in […]

Adam Keefe Returns To Belfast For The 2015/16 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants can confirm that Adam Keefe will return for a fifth year in-a-row for the 2015/16 Elite League season, the second in a two-year deal with the organisation. Keefe, who collected the Fans Favourite Award as well as the Forward of the Year Award at the 2015 Giants Awards Night, will […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 2-3 Coventry Blaze

The Stena Line Belfast Giants narrowly missed out on a place on the Elite League Playoff Final – losing out to the eventual winners, the Coventry Blaze, 3-2 following a penalty shootout in the Semi-Final. Catch all the best of the action from Saturday’s Semi-Final:

Enjoy A Cruise Fit For Giants!

Northern Ireland’s leading ferry company Stena Line, is giving Belfast Giants fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with their heroes on April 18 on a Stena Line Belfast Giants Cruise. Ice hockey enthusiasts will have the chance to mingle with the players and get their autographs, have photos taken and receive a […]

Coventry Blaze To Final Thanks To Playoff Shootout Win

The Stena Line Belfast Giants hopes of a third Playoff Championship were ended by the Coventry Blaze following Penalty Shots in Nottingham on Saturday evening. The Giants led twice in the game and dominated the shot count – however they found the going tough against Stewart in the Blaze net. With the score tied at […]

Post Semi-Final Reaction From Steve Thornton

Steve Thornton, Head of Hockey Operations for the Stena Line Belfast Giants, gives his verdict following the harsh Playoff Semi-Final defeat to the Coventry Blaze listen to ‘Steve Thornton Post-Game’ on audioBoom

Stena Line Belfast Giants vs Coventry Blaze: The Numbers

This Saturday sees the Stena Line Belfast Giants face the Coventry Blaze in the Elite League Playoff Semi-Final at the National Ice Centre, face-off 5pm. Here are all the ‘The Numbers’ and game night info you need for this GIANT weekend! Saturday vs Coventry All time record: 94 games, 46-32-6-1-9, 302 goals for, 270 goals […]

THIS Sunday – Coventry Vs Sheffield: LIVE At Laverys

THIS Sunday, on the screens at Lavery’s Belfast, fans can watch the Elite League Playoff Final between Coventry and Sheffield – face-off 4pm! Make sure to support our partners and get down to Laverys and enjoy good food, drinks or a game of pool with other fans before the big game. Entry is FREE and […]

BBC Sport NI To Stream Live Commentary From Nottingham

The BBC Sport NI website will be streaming live commentary on Saturday’s Stena Line Belfast Giants vs Coventry Blaze Playoff Semi-Final which starts at 17:00 BST. BBC Sport NI’s Nigel Ringland will be joined by Stena Line Belfast Giants forward Kevin Saurette for the live online commentary during Saturday’s semi-final.

On Wednesday – Giants Quiz Night At The Errigle

The Errigle Inn is hosting the annual ‘Giants Quiz Night’ for fans and the team on Wednesday 8th April, 8pm. Test your knowledge and skills, along with the Giants, in a bid to come out on top and, as always, there will be some GIANT prizes up for grabs! The night, for Over 18s only, […]

Giants Confirm Darryl Lloyd Will Return Next Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants announced their first signing for the 2015/16 season, fan favourite – Darryl Lloyd. The 31 year old forward was announced as the Giants organisation’s Most Valuable Player for the second time inside three seasons as well as the Forward of the Year – as selected by the fans of the […]

Lloyd Voted MVP At Giants Awards Night

Stena Line Belfast Giants forward Darryl Lloyd claimed the Most Valuable Player Award and the Forward of the Year Award at the annual Stena Line Belfast Giants Awards Night on Monday at a packed out Ramada Plaza, Belfast. 500 fans, sponsors, staff and players filled the ballroom at the Awards Night – enjoying the fantastic […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 1-0 Cardiff Devils

Friday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants claim a 1-0 Playoff lead against the Cardiff Devils. Ray Sawada grabbed the decisive goal ahead of Sunday’s 2nd Leg in Wales. Catxh up on all the best of the action as well as post-match reaction from Steve Thornton. Game Highlights – Stena Line Belfast Giants vs […]

Giants Take One Goal Lead Into Playoff 2nd Leg

“This is our house” was the motto of the night and the Stena Line Belfast Giants proved it with a 1-0 victory over rivals the Cardiff Devils. In the first leg of the playoff quarter-final, it was Ray Sawada who made the difference between the two teams in the first period. As expected huge hits […]

Post-Match Reaction From Ray Sawada

Ray Sawada scored the decisive goal as the Stena Line Belfast Giants won 1-0 in Friday’s home Playoff Quarter Final 1st Leg against the Cardiff Devils. Hear from the Giants forward following the 1st leg win at the Odyssey Arena: listen to ‘Ray Sawada Post-Game’ on audioBoom

The Elite League Fans’ Forum Needs YOU!!

The Elite League needs YOU!!! At the Playoff Finals weekend – you’ll have the opportunity to voice your opinion on all things hockey related regarding your team and your league in the first ever Elite League Fans’ Forum. The Elite League want to see fans from every team in attendance, which will will take place at […]

Stena Line Belfast Giants vs Cardiff Devils: The Numbers

The Playoffs are here!!! Friday night begins the battle between Belfast & Cardiff with the Odyssey Arena hosting the 1st Leg between these two fierce rivals, face-off 7pm with the game sponsored by Diamond Systems, Northern Ireland’s leading family owned fire and security and alarm systems! Then the Giants travel to Wales on Sunday for […]

Stena Line Belfast Giants vs Cardiff Devils: Off-The-Ice

This Friday, face-off 7pm the Stena Line Belfast Giants host the Cardiff Devils in the 1st Leg of the Playoff Quarter Final. Off the ice, as always, we have plenty in store for you this weekend at the Odyssey Arena! McCools In McCools from 5pm on Friday there’ll be an exclusive event for fans to enjoy listening to […]

Belfast Face Cardiff On Friday In Giant Playoff Battle

The Stena Line Belfast Giants will face the Cardiff Devils, first on Friday at the Odyssey Arena, face-off 7pm – the final home game of the season, before visiting Wales on Sunday, as the two sides battle for a place in the 2015 Elite League Playoff Finals Weekend on 4th & 5th April. The 1st […]

THIS IS OUR HOUSE

WHAT A GAME we have lined up for Friday night at the Odyssey Arena – the Stena Line Belfast Giants coming face-to-face with the red hot Cardiff Devils – Challenge Cup champions! From Boomerang Corner and around the entire arena – we need YOU to fill the Odyssey and bring the noise one more time […]

Giants Will Clash With The Devils In Playoffs

The Stena Line Belfast Giants will face the Cardiff Devils next weekend in the Playoff Quarter Final, over two games, for a place in the 2015 Elite League Playoff Finals Weekend! The dates for both the home and away games will be announced ASAP right here on the Official Website, including ticket information. Giants Season […]

The Annual Giants Awards Night!

The Stena Line Belfast Giants will be celebrating with an Awards Night on Monday 30th March 2015 at the Ramada Hotel at Shaw’s Bridge. The formal awards proceedings will begin at 8pm followed by the usual music, dancing and drinks with the players and fans that will go on until late. Tickets are only £10 […]

Giants Gear Up For Playoffs With 3-1 Fife Win

The Stena Line Belfast Giants followed up Friday night’s 2-0 home win over the Coventry Blaze with a 3-1 away win in Scotland on Saturday over the Fife Flyers. The first period was scoreless, but the Giants grabbed a powerplay goal through Evan Cheverie with just over a minute gone in the second period. Jeff […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 2-0 Coventry Blaze

Friday night was hockey night in Belfast as the Giants clashed with the Coventry Blaze. Goals from Kevin Phillips and Adam Keefe ensured the home side took the 2 Elite League points on offer in front of 7,000+ at the Odyssey Arena. Catch all the best of the action and post-match reaction from Friday’s game: […]

Giants Blank Blaze Infront Of Capacity Odyssey Crowd

The Stena Line Belfast Giants skated off with a 2-0 shutout win over the Coventry Blaze in the final regular season home game of the 2014/15 season at the Odyssey Arena. A fast free flowing game entertained the 7,000+ fans at the Odyssey Arena with both net minders battling it out , with Carsen Chubak and Brian […]

Stena Line Belfast Giants vs Fife Flyers: The Numbers

Friday night is Hockey Night in Belfast and sees the Stena Line Belfast Giants back in action at home as they clash with the Coventry Blaze at the Odyssey Arena, face-off 7pm. The game is the last Elite League home game for the Giants before the Playoffs begin the following weekend – when the Giants will play […]

Face Off: Giants Fall To Panthers At Odyssey

The Stena Line Belfast Giants were beaten twice at home by the Nottingham Panthers last weekend, losing the first game after a shootout and the second 5-1. The results confirmed the Giants would finish the Elite League season in fifth place and they complete their schedule with a game against Coventry Blaze at the Odyssey […]

Extra Seats Added AGAIN For This Friday!

The Stena Line Belfast Giants and the Odyssey Arena today confirmed that the East Tier Seating will again be added for Friday’s game against the Coventry Blaze, bringing the Arena Capacity up to 7,000+ for a second weekend in-a-row. The clash with the Blaze is expected to draw a huge crowd on Friday for the Giants final Elite League home game […]

Stena Line Belfast Giants vs Coventry Blaze: Off-The-Ice

This Friday, face-off 7pm the Stena Line Belfast Giants host the Coventry at the Odyssey Arena. Off the ice, as always, we have plenty in store for you this weekend at the Odyssey Arena! McCools In McCools from 5pm on Friday there’ll be an exclusive event for fans to enjoy listening to a panel of special guests as […]

A GIANT Golf Day For All On Monday 23rd March!

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are are inviting you to be a part of our first ever annual Golf Day on Monday 23rd March at Shandon Park Golf Club, Belfast! Face-off is at 12pm, when everyone will meet for welcome & registration before a shot-gun start. Not a golfer? Not a problem! As, afterwards, there […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 1-5 Nottingham Panthers

Sunday afternoon in Belfast saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants fall to a heavy home defeat to the Nottingham Panthers as the visitors skated away with 4 points from 4 after back-to-back wins in Northern Ireland at the weekend. Catch all the best of the action followed by the post-match reaction from Sunday’s clash with […]

Giants Fall To Final Period Surge From Panthers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell by a scoreline of 5-1 on Sunday evening at the Odyssey Arena, with last seasons EIHL top goalscorer Guillaume Doucet netting a hat trick for the visiting Nottingham Panthers. An end to end first period finished scoreless with the Panthers heavily outshooting the Giants by a tall of 18-5. […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 2-3 Nottingham Panthers

Over 7,000 packed into the Odyssey Arena on Saturday to watch the Stena Line Belfast Giants clash with the Nottingham Panthers in an Elite League battle. Despite a late Giants comeback to take the game into Overtime and Penalty Shots – the Panthers skated away with the win, 3-2, with Chris Higgins scoring the decisive […]

Shootout Win For Panthers In 1st Of Weekend Double Header

The Stena Line Belfast Giants scored a game tying goal in the last minute of regulation to force overtime with the Nottingham Panthers. With no score in the overtime period penalty shots were required to decide the contest with the Panthers edging the extra point. After a scoreless first period the Giants got on the board first early in the […]

Sunday Post-Game Yearbook Signing With The Giants!

Attention all Giants fans! Following Sunday afternoon’s home game against the Nottingham Panthers – the Giants will be holding a Yearbook autograph signing! The Giants 2014/15 Yearbook will be on sale throughout the weekend during Saturday’s and Sunday’s games at the Odyssey Arena for only £5 – to then get signed post-game on Sunday by […]

A View From The Bridge: Panthers On The Horizon

We are entering the last few weeks of a long season for the Belfast Giants, and A View from The Bridge returns with a wealth of guests to keep you informed and ‘entertained’. Todd Kelman and Evan Cheverie join in this week’s fun. Patrick, Coach and Davy look back at the weekend’s loss to the […]

Travel Club Trip To Fife In March

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are happy to announce a Travel Club trip to Fife on Saturday 21st March. The trip is already filling up fast so we would advise fans to book their space on the trip by calling Bobby Bell in the Giants Office NOW on (028) 9046 0044, by emailing travel@belfastgiants.com or […]

Extra Seats Are Added For This Saturday!

The Stena Line Belfast Giants and the Odyssey Arena confirmed today that the East Tier Seating will be put in for the first time this season for Saturday’s game against the Nottingham Panthers, bringing the Arena Capacity up to 7,000+. The double header with the Panthers is expected to draw a huge crowd on Saturday and […]

Stena Line Belfast Giants vs Nottingham: The Numbers

Saturday (7pm) and Sunday (4pm) sees the Stena Line Belfast Giants back in action at home as they clash with the Nottingham Panthers on two consecutive nights at the Odyssey Arena. The games between the past two Elite League champions is shaping up as a dress rehearsal for the Playoff Quarter-Finals later this month with […]

Stena Line Belfast Giants vs Nottingham: Off-The-Ice

This Saturday AND Sunday the Stena Line Belfast Giants host the Nottingham Panthers and their legion of loyal fans at the Odyssey Arena. Off the ice, as always, we have plenty in store for you this weekend at the Odyssey Arena! McCools In McCools from 5pm on Saturday & 2pm on Sunday there’ll be an exclusive […]

Sheffield ‘Steel’ The Win With 16 Seconds To Go

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a last minute defeat in Sheffield on Saturday night with the Steelers scoring the winning goal with 16 seconds to go. It was an eighth away defeat in-a-row, however the final score did not represent a fine Giants performance during which they battled back from one goal down, […]

Thornton Takes Positives From Sheffield Defeat

Hear the post-match reaction from Steve Thornton following the heartbreaking 4-3 defeat in Sheffield against the Steelers with the winning goal coming 16 seconds from the end of the game. listen to ‘Thornton Takes Positives Despite Defeat’ on audioBoom Photo: Dean Woolley Photography Twitter: @woolster80

A View From The Bridge: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy!

In an earlier and shorter than usual A View From The Bridge, the team look back at a 2 point weekend for the Belfast Giants. The satisfaction of a home victory over the Hull Stingrays, curtailed by another loss at the Big Blue Tent. Coach, Davy and Patrick discuss the games as well as some […]

Belfast Giants Pool Night At Laverys!

Fans of the Stena Line Belfast Giants will be able to take on the players at pool on Monday night in Laverys! On Monday 9th March at 8pm-10pm, fans will be able to sign up to play a frame of pool with a Giant on a first-come first-served basis. Each player will be allocated a […]

Giants Fall Short Despite Dominating Performance In Cardiff

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell 3-2 to the Cardiff Devils on Sunday night in Wales despite dominating the home side throughout, outshooting the Devils 30-22. The loss does not affect the Giants standing in the Conference, with the Belfast side 4 points behind the Nottingham Panthers – in the race for Playoff seedings heats […]

Face-Off: Giants Keen To Get Injured Stars Back

Coach Steve Thornton speaks to BBC Sport NI and admits recent Stena Line Belfast Giants results have been disappointing but looks forward to better fortunes when all his players fit and available. Last weekend, the Giants ended a five-match losing sequence by beating Hull Stingrays – but followed that with a defeat by Cardiff Devils. […]

LIVE At Laverys This Saturday: Steelers vs Giants

WATCH, on the screens at Lavery’s Belfast – the Stena Line Belfast Giants in action on the road against the Sheffield Steelers in the Elite League this Saturday – face-off 7pm! Make sure to support our partners and get down to Laverys and enjoy good food, drinks or a game of pool with other fans […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 3-2 Hull Stingrays

Friday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants defeat the Hull Stingrays, 3-2, in front of 6,000 fans at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. Goals from Mike Kompon, Davey Phillips and Ray Sawada gave the Giants the two points and the Belfast side climbed to fourth spot in the Elite League standings. Watch all highlights […]

Giants Edge Stingrays With 3-2 Win At The Odyssey

The Stena Line Belfast Giants returned to winning ways on Friday night when they took on the Hull Stingrays. The Giants went ahead 3-0 with goals from Mike Kompon, Davey Phillips and Ray Sawada – additionally, Kevin Saurette recorded his 500th career point after his assist on the final goal. However, a tense finish with […]

A View From The Bridge: Things Can Only Get Better!

The AVFTB returns for the show proper. Joined this week for a chat by Colin Shields and, our “favourite” Steelers fan, Mark Hitchcock. Coach, Patrick and Davy look back at another unfortunately lacklustre weekend and try to work out the next step for the Giants. Hitchy discusses his teams turn around in the Challenge Cup Semi-final […]

Tickets Selling Well For The Elite League Playoff Finals

Only 1,000 tickets per day remain for this year’s playoff finals weekend at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham. There has been massive interest in this season’s event and already there are record sales in a year-by-year comparison. Playoff finals weekend – which is the biggest event in the ice hockey calendar – takes place […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 4-5 Sheffield Steelers

Sunday saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants fall short at home against the Sheffield Steelers, despite a brave comeback which took the game into Overtime. The Giants were 4-2 down with little over 10 minutes to go and goals from Calvin Elfring and Craig Peacock brought the home side level, before Cullen Eddy won the […]

Overtime Heartbreak As Giants Comeback Comes Up Short

The Stena Line Belfast Giants battled back from 4-1 down to force overtime with the visiting Sheffield Steelers, but with only 1.09 played in the extra period Cullen Eddy netted a sudden death goal, breaking the hearts of the near 5,000 crowd in the Odyssey Arena and securing the extra point for Sheffield. Craig Peacock […]

AUDIO: Post-Match Reaction From Colin Shields

Post-game reaction from Colin Shields following the 5-4 overtime defeat to the Sheffield Steelers at the Odyssey Arena: listen to ‘Colin Shields Post-Game’ on audioBoom

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 4-6 Edinburgh Capitals

Saturday night in Belfast saw over 6,000 pack into the Odyssey Arena for the Stena Line Belfast Giants clash with the Edinburgh Capitals. The home side started well, taking the lead after 7:01 with Nathan Robinson scoring his first goal for the Giants. However the Capitals took the win, 6-4 on a disappointing night for […]

Giants Lose Out To Resilient Capitals

The Stena Line Belfast Giants were on the wrong end of a 6-4 scoreline at the Odyssey Arena on Saturday evening as the visiting Edinburgh Capitals added a much needed 2 points to their season tally as they aim to secure playoff qualification. The Giants took the lead in the opening period with new signing Nathan Robinson finding the […]

Stena Line Belfast Giants vs Edinburgh & Sheffield

The Stena Line Belfast Giants host a double header weekend at the Odyssey Arena, facing the Edinburgh Capitals on Saturday – face-off 7pm, then the Sheffield Steelers on Sunday – face-off 4pm. Both games will see Nathan Robinson make his home debut for the Giants with Kevin Saurette making his first appearance at the Odyssey […]

FACE-OFF: Defiant Giants Vow To Bounce Back After Defeats

The Stena Line Belfast Giants host Edinburgh and Sheffield this weekend desperate to revive their Elite League season. Coach Thornton and Kevin Saurette talk to BBC Sport NI and look ahead to this weekends’ home games against Edinburgh and Sheffield. Click here to watch this week’s Face-Off episode!

A View From The Bridge: Fifty Shades Of Ray

The Stena Line Belfast Giants official podcast returns after two disappointing weekend defeats for the Giants.The AVFTB team are also joined this week by Ray Sawada to look back at his season in teal so far. Neil, David and Patrick discuss the suspensions to Mike Kompon and Kevin Westgarth before looking at the two games […]

Elite League News On Next Season’s European Places

The Elite League will have two places in next season’s prestigious European ice hockey competition, the Champions Hockey League. The winners and runners-up in the overall Elite League standings will qualify for the Champions Hockey League, while the playoff winners will enter the Continental Cup. If the winner of the playoffs also finishes first or […]

Giants Edged Out In Battle With The Blaze

The Stena Line Belfast Giants were edged out, 3-2, by the Coventry Blaze in the first of back-to-back games between these two sides this weekend. The Giants played two imports short due to one game suspensions handed to Kevin Westgarth and Mike Kompon by the Elite League’s Department of Player Safety and found the going […]

Coventry Blaze vs Stena Line Belfast Giants: The Numbers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants take to the road in Coventry to clash with the Blaze this Saturday and Sunday. The current Elite League standings see the Giants lie in fourth position, five points off top spot as the Braehead Clan still lead the way. The Coventry Blaze sit in the final playoff position in […]

Saturday AND Sunday: Blaze v Giants – LIVE At Laverys

THIS Saturday, face-off 7pm AND Sunday, face-off 5:15pm, the Stena Line Belfast Giants are in Coventry to face the Blaze and both games will be shown LIVE on the screens at Lavery’s Belfast – the official Fanzone of the Giants! Make sure to support our partners and get down to Laverys and enjoy good food, drinks or […]

Face-off: New Giants Signing Is Going For Goals

In this week’s Face-off, presenter Haydn Parry catches up with new Belfast Giants signing, Canadian forward Nathan Robinson. And Giants coach Steve Thornton calls on the Elite League to invest in improving the standard of refereeing. Thornton was unhappy with a number of decisions during his side’s 1-0 defeat away to the league leaders Braehead […]

Suspensions For Mike Kompon And Kevin Westgarth

The Elite Ice Hockey League Department of Player Safety have announced that both Mike Kompon & Kevin Westgarth from the Giants will receive a one game suspension for incidents involving the players last weekend & both will miss Saturday’s game in Coventry. Here are the full details from the EIHL: Player: Mike Kompon Number: 17 […]

The Giants And Craig Peacock Team Up With Career Sport

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the continuation of their partnership with Career Sport! Career Sport believe that the Giants represent all the positive factors in promoting fitness and health in their performance on the ice and in their visits to schools to encourage participation in a healthy lifestyle to include physical […]

Nathan Robinson Signs For The Stena Line Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Nathan Robinson for the remainder of the 2014/15 Elite League season. The forward, from Scarborough in Canada, will arrive in Belfast on Tuesday, taking to the ice with his teammates for the first time at Wednesday’s practice session and will go straight into […]

Highlights: Braehead Clan 1-0 Stena Line Belfast Giants

Saturday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants fall to a narrow 1-0 defeat to the Braehead Clan in Glasgow. The winning goal came from Leigh Salters at 25:09, in front of a sell-out crowd of 3576 in the Braehead Arena. Watch all the top action and post-match reaction from Saturday’s game in Scotland: Photo: […]

Devils Hit For 6 In Front Of Packed Odyssey Arena Crowd

The Stena Line Belfast Giants recorded a 6-3 win over the Cardiff Devils in front of over 5,500 people at the Odyssey on Friday, evening securing a valuable 2 points in an entertaining content. The real winner on the night however was our guest of honour Tom Simpson as fans dug deep to lend their […]

Face-off: Crucial Weekend For Stena Line Belfast Giants

The pressure is on Elite League champions Belfast Giants after taking just one point from last weekend’s two games against Nottingham Panthers. Giants player Jeff Mason and coach Steve Thornton give their thoughts ahead of Friday’s home game against Cardiff Devils and the trip to leaders Braehead Clan on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Belfast team are […]

A View From The Bridge: Net Presence

The Stena Belfast Giants travelled back from Nottingham with only a single point from the four competed for at the NIC and, on this weeks A View From The Bridge – Patrick Smyth, Davy McGimpsey and Neil Russell pick over the bones of a somewhat disappointing weekend on Lower Parliament Street. The lads discuss the role […]

Friday Night At The Odyssey: Bleed Teal For Tom

This Friday’s (6th February) Stena Line Belfast Giants big game against the Cardiff Devils will also be a fundraiser for ‘Bleed Teal for Tom’! The Giants will be supporting Captain Adam Keefe’s fundraising effort for long-time fan and Season Ticket Holder, 15 year old Tom Simpson, who suffers from a very rare blood disorder known […]

Bleed Teal For Tom – The Prizes!

We are so grateful to all those who donated to our cause. Without them we wouldn’t have such great prizes! Star Prize Two flights to Canada, three night’s accommodation and tickets to the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Flights donated by Fonacab, accommodation by private donations and tickets donated by David Clarkson) Other Prizes – Two tickets […]

Panthers Claim Second Weekend Win Over Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants ended a frustrating weekend in Nottingham, losing 1-0 to the Panthers with Chris Lawrence’s game winning goal coming with only 49 seconds raining in the game. The loss came less than 24 hours after both sides fought out an entertaining game on Saturday, which also saw the home side take […]

Giants Claim Point After Panthers Shootout Defeat

The Stena Line Belfast Giants lost out 4-3 after penalty shots to the Nottingham Panthers after the sides could not be separated after first, 60 minutes regulation time, then 5 minutes of sudden death overtime. Despite the loss, the Giants pick up one point, on a night that saw losses for title rivals, the Cardiff […]

Highlights: Fife Flyers 5-4 Stena Line Belfast Giants

Catch all the action from Sunday’s Stena Line Belfast Giants clash with the Fife Flyers in Scotland where the Giants completed three games in three nights, picking up one point following a shootout loss to the home side. Photo: Fife Flyers

Flyers Gain Revenge With Shootout Win Over Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a defeat after penalty shots in Fife on Sunday evening. In an end-to-end game, the Flyers gained revenge for Saturday night’s defeat in Belfast with a 5-4 win, thanks in part to a fine shootout performance by their netminder Kevin Regan. Despite the loss, the Giants pickup one […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 5-2 Fife Flyers

Over 5,500 fans watched the Stena Line Belfast Giants take full points with a 5-2 home win against the Fife Flyers at the Odyssey Arena on Saturday. Goals from Mike Kompon, Cody Brookwell, Darryl Lloyd, Craig Peacock and Colin Shields ensured the Giants regained second spot in the Elite League standings. Watch all the best […]

Stena Line Belfast Giants Get Fife Double Off To A Flyer

The Stena Line Belfast Giants sought revenge on Saturday night against the Fife Flyers after their loss to Nottingham the previous evening and the fans didn’t have to wait long to get out of their seats with three goals in the first period from Kompon, Brookwell and Lloyd. Fife pulled two back in the next […]

Support Wee Giant – Tom Simpson & Win A GIANT Prize!

On Friday 6th February, the Stena Line Belfast Giants will be supporting Captain Adam Keefe with a very special cause. Long time fan and Season Ticket Holder, 15 year old Tom Simpson will soon be receiving a bone marrow transplant which will involve him and his mother moving to London for six months. Tom has […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 0-4 Nottingham Panthers

Friday night at the Odyssey Arena saw the Giants fall to a third home defeat in-a-row- with the Nottingham Panthers climbing into second spot in the standings with a 4-0 win in Belfast. Goals from Doucet (4), Farmer and Cohen gave the Panthers the road win and leaves the Giants looking to respond right away […]

Giants Blanked By Panthers On Friday At Odyssey

The Stena Line Belfast Giants returned to the Odyssey Arena on Friday in front of over 5,000 fans. Craig Peacock and Mark Garside returned to the line-up to try and extend on the 4-point weekend the team brought home on their road trip last weekend. The home team had an abundance of chances on goal […]

Stena Line Belfast Giants vs Nottingham & Fife: The Numbers

The games just keep on coming – with the Stena Line Belfast Giants in action on three consecutive nights this weekend, including two home games, as the race for the Elite League title heats up. Friday and Saturday night sees the Giants in back-to-back home games against the Nottingham Panthers and the Fife Flyers, both […]

A View From The Bridge: Want ‘Chubak’ For Good

Following a successful four point weekend for the Stena Line Belfast Giants – A View From The Bridge returns with Darryl Lloyd, Fife Flyers coach Todd Dutiaume as well as ex-Giant and current Panthers player Brandon Benedict joining the show. Neil Russell, Davy McGimpsey and Patrick Smyth are joined by Mark Hitchcock to reflect on […]

Stena Line Belfast Giants Take Full Points In Sheffield

The Stena Line Belfast Giants took two points from Saturday’s clash in Sheffield with a 1-0 shootout win against the Steelers. With the scores tied at 0-0 after regulation time and then 5 minutes of overtime – a Mike Kompon penalty shot combined with three big saves and a shutout by Carsen Chubak gave the […]

THIS Saturday – Sheffield Vs Belfast Giants: LIVE At Laverys

THIS Saturday Night the Stena Line Belfast Giants are in Sheffield to face the Steelers, face-off 7pm, and the game will be shown LIVE on the screens at Lavery’s Belfast – the official Fanzone of the Giants! Make sure to support our partners and get down to Laverys and enjoy good food, drinks or a […]

Giants Fallen By Devils At Challenge Cup Quarter Final Stage

A brave Stena Line Belfast Giants performance was not enough to advance to the Semi-Finals of the Challenge Cup, losing on aggregate to the Cardiff Devils on Wednesday in Wales. Leading 2-0 after an impressive first period with goals from Calvin Elfring and Man of the Match, Mike Kompon – the Devils fought back and […]

A View From The Bridge: A Sting In The Tail

A View From The Bridge, the official podcast of the Stena Line Belfast Giants returns! A rough weekend past, yet one with potential ahead, for the Belfast Giants and A View From The Bridge returns to discuss all the issues. Aaron Murphy of Premier Sports and Edinburgh Capitals Scott Neil join the show with their […]

Cardiff Devils vs Stena Line Belfast Giants: The Numbers

Wednesday night is game night for the Stena Line Belfast Giants – who travel to Wales to face the Cardiff Devils in the Challenge Cup Quarter Final 2nd Leg, trailing 4-3 following last Tuesday’s 1st Leg in Belfast. Last year’s beaten finalists will be looking to win in Cardiff for the first time this season, […]

Stars Win As Belfast Giants Lose Out In Shootout

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a penalty shootout loss in Scotland against the Dundee Stars on Sunday. Defeat in Dundee leaves the Giants fifth in the Elite League standings, seven points off top spot in the five-team race for the title. Despite coming from behind twice, the visitors were unable to find a […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 2-4 Hull Stingrays

Saturday night saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants fall to a 4-2 defeat at home to the Hull Stingrays. Despite first period goals from Jeff Mason and Evan Cheverie, the hosts were unable to close out the game and fell to their second home defeat in-a-row although they remain in second position in the Elite […]

4-2 Loss Has As A Sting In The Tail For Giants

With a two goal advantage after the first period of play, the Stena Line Belfast Giants fell victim to the worst lead in hockey suffering a 4-2 loss to the Hull Stingrays. Defenseman Jeff Mason opened the scoring for the Giants just after the 10 minute mark, and the Giants advantage was doubled minutes later by […]

Thornton Disappointed With Home Hull Defeat

Stena Line Belfast Giants Head of Hockey Operations spoke of his disappointment following Saturday’s 4-2 home defeat against the Hull Stingrays at the Odyssey Arena. The Giants led 2-0 following the first period, however an impressive 40 minutes for the visitors gave them the two Elite League points. Hear the full post-game interview with Steve […]

Face-Off: Stena Line Belfast Giants Boost Title Hopes

The latest Face-off show features all 42 goals scored by the Giants over a hectic holiday schedule as well as a feature piece with Cody Brookwell and Kevin Westgarth who review the holiday games when the Giants won seven out of eight Elite League games to revive their hopes of hanging on to the title. Face-off […]

Stena Line Belfast Giants vs Hull & Dundee: The Numbers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants take on the Hull Stingrays on Saturday 10th January at the Odyssey Arena for the first time this season, face-off 7pm, followed by a visit to Dundee on Sunday to clash with the Stars in this weekends’ Elite League action. The Giants currently sit in second place in the standings, four […]

Stena Line Belfast Giants vs Hull Stingrays: Off-The-Ice

This Saturday, the Stena Line Belfast Giants host the Hull Stingrays at the Odyssey Arena as the defending Elite League champions begin a weekend of games that could see them return to 1st place in the standings. Off the ice, as always, we have plenty in store for you this weekend at the Odyssey Arena! Fanzone […]

A View From The Bridge: Outside Influences

The all new A View From The Bridge episode airs with Mark Hitchcock joining Davy McGimpsey and Neil Russell as the team look back on a brace of wins against Sheffield, dissect the Challenge Cup Quarter Final First Leg loss and ponder of this weeks servings from DOPS. AVFTB look forward to this weekends Elite […]

EIHL League Meeting – 7th January 2015

The EIHL board met up on Wednesday of this week and on the agenda was the Challenge Cup, import levels, DOPS, referees and Playoff Finals Weekend. Below are the main points of discussion and the outcomes of the meeting… CHALLENGE CUP It was agreed that the semi-finals for the Challenge Cup had to be finished […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 3-4 Cardiff Devils

Tuesday night saw the Elite League’s top two ‘in form’ teams meet at the Odyssey Arena in the 1st Leg of the Challenge Cup Quarter-Final. The Devils, who host the 2nd Leg next Wednesday, took a 4-1 lead, before the Giants scored two late goals through Mike Kompon and Colin Shields to close the gap. […]

Devils Up By A Goal In Challenge Cup Quarter Final

The Stena Line Belfast Giants battled back from 4-1 down, scoring twice in the final period to narrow the deficit to just one goal in the two leg Elite League Challenge Cup Quarter Final. After a scoreless first period the game came alive just after the mid way point with Joey Haddad netting a powerplay […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 6-3 Sheffield Steelers

Saturday night was hockey night in Belfast once again and the Stena Line Belfast Giants skated away with an impressive 6-3 win against the Sheffield Steelers for a second win in as many nights for the Giants. Goals from Colin Shields, Cody Brookwell, Darryl Lloyd, Ray Sawada, Craig Peacock and Mike Kompon gave the home […]

Four Point Weekend As Giants Topple Steelers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants made it a four point weekend at the Odyssey Arena with a 6-3 regulation win over the Sheffield Steelers following up on the 5-3 win the previous evening. Both teams created plenty of scoring chances to test the netminders in the first 20 minutes, and it was the hosts who […]

£1.50 Hot Dog Night For Challenge Cup Quarter Final

On Tuesday 6th January the Stena Line Belfast Giants host the Cardiff Devils in the first leg of the Challenge Cup Quarter Final, face-off 7pm and all evening long you can pick up hot dogs from the Odyssey Arena concession stands for the special price of only £1.50. After advancing from the previous round the […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 5-3 Sheffield Steelers

The Stena Line Belfast Giants won the first of two home games in as many nights, 5-3, against the Sheffield Steelers with a fine performance at the Odyssey Arena on Friday. Goals from Evan Cheverie, Cody Brookwell, Calvin Elfring, Robby Sandrock and Craig Peacock gave the Giants the two Elite League points and saw them […]

Giants Strike First In Game One Of Weekend Double

The Stena Line Belfast Giants tallied 2 valuable Elite League points with a 5-3 victory over the Sheffield Steelers at the Odyssey Arena in the first game of this weekends double header. The win clawed back points on the table topping Steelers who took an early 2 goals lead which they held going into the […]

Post-Match Reaction From Steve Thornton

Stena Line Belfast Giants Head of Hockey Operations gives his post-match reaction to Friday’s 5-3 home win against the Sheffield Steelers in the first of back-to-back games in Belfast and gives special mention to Calvin Elfring’s Man of the Match performance and the electric atmosphere in the Arena during the game. Hear the full interview […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 9-3 Dundee Stars

The Stena Line Belfast Giants returned to winning ways on Tuesday night at the Odyssey Arena with a 9-3 victory over the Dundee Stars. Goals came from Colin Shields (3), Mike Kompon (2), Kevin Westgarth (2), Darryl Lloyd and Mark McCutcheon with Shields’ first goal of his hat-trick being his 200th Elite League goal! Watch […]

Giants Finish Off 2014 With 9-3 Win Over Dundee

Led by a hat trick from man of the match Colin Shields, the Stena Line Belfast Giants completed a 9-3 demolition of the Dundee Stars to round off 2014 in emphatic style. Shields netted his 6th hat trick in Giants colours and hit a personal milestone of 200 goals in the Elite League with his […]

Hat-Trick Hero Colin Shields On 9-3 Odyssey Win

Tuesday night at the Odyssey Arena saw all-time leading goalscorer Colin Shields star and added a hat-trick as the Giants won 9-3 against the Dundee Stars. Shields’ first goal of the night was his 200th Elite League goal and the three goals was his 6th as a Giant. Hear the post-match reaction from Colin Shields […]

Thornton Excited For Steelers Games After Dundee Win

Steve Thornton was pleased with his team’s 9-3 win over the Dundee Stars on Tuesday and spoke of a confidence boost ahead of big weekend games against the Sheffield Steelers on Friday and Saturday at the Odyssey Arena. Hear from Steve Thornton following the 9-3 home win at the Odyssey Arena on the official audio […]

Highlights: Braehead Clan 5-2 Stena Line Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to a 5-2 defeat in Scotland on Sunday against the Braehead Clan. Despite two Mike Kompon goals, the Giants were unable to complete a four point weekend against Braehead following a 6-1 home win on the previous night. Watch all the highlights and post-match reaction from the 5-2 road […]

Curtis Huppe Signs Season-Long Deal With Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce that Curtis Huppe has signed a contract that will see him remain with the organisation for the remainder of the 2014/15 season. Huppe, now in his second spell with the Giants, has been training with the squad throughout December and has acted as injury cover in […]

Highlights: Stena Line Belfast Giants 6-1 Braehead Clan

Stena Line Belfast Giants goals from Craig Peacock, Adam Keefe, Darryl Lloyd (2), Mike Kompon and Kevin Westgarth sent the large crowd in the Odyssey Arena home very happy as the home side skated away with a 6-1 win over the Braehead Clan. Watch all the highlights from the home win on Saturday: HIGHLIGHTS – […]

Braehead Hit For Six In First Of Weekend Double Header

The Stena Line Belfast Giants increased their winning streak to five games when they defeated the Braehead Clan in front of a crowd of almost 6,000 at the Odyssey Arena on Saturday night. With Braehead taking two of the previous three encounters between these two teams, an entertaining game was expected. And both teams delivered […]

Merry Christmas From The Stena Line Belfast Giants!

The Stena Line Belfast Giants would like to wish all of our Season Ticket Holders, Sponsors and fans a very Merry Christmas! Thank you all for your support, we hope you enjoy the holidays and look forward to seeing you all at the first post-Christmas Giants game on Saturday 27th December against the Braehead Clan […]

Kevin Westgarth: Elite League Player Of The Week

Stena Line Belfast Giants forward Kevin Westgarth has been named Player of the Week by the Elite League and R & J Stats – the Official Statisticians of the Elite Ice Hockey League. Westgarth’s Week 16 award comes following his hat-trick on Sunday against the Edinburgh Capitals as the Giants made it three wins in […]

A View From The Bridge: T’was The Night Before Christmas

A resurgent Stena Line Belfast Giants side took three wins from three last weekend and with the Braehead Clan just around the corner – their coach, Ryan Finnerty joins A View From The Bridge to preview those games. Patrick, Davy and Neil discuss the victories over the Coventry Blaze and Edinburgh Capitals. AVFTB Live is […]

Travel Club Itinerary For Braehead 28th December 2014

The Belfast Giants Travel Club are pleased to confirm the travel itinerary for all persons making the trip to Braehead on Sunday 28th December 2014. 6:15am – J&K Coaches will depart the Odyssey Arena. 7:30am – Stena Line ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan. 9:45am – Bus to Braehead. 12noon – Arrive in Braehead and free […]

Highlights: Edinburgh Capitals 2-5 Stena Line Belfast Giants

Catch all the top action from Sunday’s 5-2 win on the road in Scotland as the Stena Line Belfast Giants made it an impressive three wins in three days following two home victories against the Coventry Blaze on Friday and Saturday. Photo: Ryan Donaldson