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The wait is finally over! We can now facilitate the collection of the sponsored equipment from the last season played. OSC Volunteers will be on site to hand over your sponsored equipment. Please do not attend if you are not collecting equipment. No players or coaching staff will be in attendance. If you cannot make […]


The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Canadian defenceman Sam Ruopp for the forthcoming 2021/22 season. Captain of Major Junior hockey team, the Prince George Cougars between 2014-2017, Ruopp’s strong defensive presence and fighting spirit secured the Defenceman of the Year Award for three years running. The Cougars’ only three-time captain, […]


Your Giants Season Ticket offers unrivalled entertainment all season long and is the best value ticket in the Elite League, covering ALL League and Challenge Cup games played at The SSE Arena during the 2021/22 season. 2021/22 SEASON TICKET HOLDERS WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:  The option to purchase a bespoke jersey exclusive to Season […]


The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the return of goalies, Jackson Whistle and Andrew Dickson. Joining Tyler Beskorowany, the duo completes the Giants’ netminding roster.  Jackson Whistle returns for his third season at the Belfast Giants, following a three-season break, having played one season in Sheffield and two in Nottingham. 26-year-old Whistle first […]


Mark Garside and Ben Lake return in teal for 2021/22 Texan Jeff Baum joins the roster in ‘dream’ return to Belfast The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Mark Garside, Ben Lake and Jeff Baum for the forthcoming 2021/22 season.  Stalwart Scottish defenceman, Mark Garside returns for his 11th season […]


Fan Favourites Lewis Hook and Ciaran Long return to Belfast for 2021/22 Canadian Import, Slater Doggett is the first new face to join the Giants Line-up. The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Lewis Hook, Ciaran Long and Slater Doggett for the forthcoming 2021/22 season.  Fan favourites Hook and Long […]

Belfast Giants welcome news on plans for EIHL 2021/22 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants has welcomed news that the Elite Ice Hockey League plans to begin the EIHL 2021/22 this September. League games are scheduled to start on the weekend of 25-26 September and will run through to the Playoff Finals Weekend on 23-24 April 2022. The Elite League will hold the annual fixtures […]

Belfast Giants players to compete in the 2021 Elite Series

Giants fans that are looking for a much-needed hockey fix can catch some of their favourite players on the ice from this weekend, as the four-team Elite Series officially kicks off in Nottingham.  Coventry and Manchester face-off at 2pm on Saturday 3 April in the first game of the day, immediately followed by the Sheffield […]

The SSE Arena to be used as new Vaccination Centre

Further to this morning’s announcement from Health Minister, Robin Swann, we are pleased to confirm that The SSE Arena Belfast will be the location for a new Covid-19 mass vaccination centre. Currently, restrictions mean The Arena cannot host ice hockey and all of the world-class events we all know and love. We are proud to […]

Season Ticket Holder Incentives Extended

Due to popular demand, and for a limited time only, we are extending the opportunity for Belfast Giants fans to access our range of exclusive Season Ticket Holder benefits. So, if you haven’t already carried over or taken out a new season ticket, you can still avail of the following incentives, if you purchase a […]

Giants Update Following EIHL Funding Statement

Following the Elite Ice Hockey League’s announcement regarding funding for ice hockey across the UK, we would like to provide a short update in relation to ongoing efforts to secure sustainability funding to support the Belfast Giants. Steve Thornton, Head of Hockey, The Odyssey Trust said: “In Northern Ireland, the Sports Sustainability Fund was open […]

Giant Community Effort – Belfast #ChristmasAppeal2020 Helps over 3,500 Local Families in Need This Christmas

Over the last four weeks, hundreds of volunteers, businesses and members of the public have supported the Belfast #ChristmasAppeal, providing much needed support to families in need across the city. North Belfast Advice Partnership and The People’s Kitchen Belfast, working in partnership with a range of community groups and charities across city, spearheaded the #ChristmasAppeal2020 […]

A Giant 20 Years of Ice Hockey in Belfast

On this day 20 years ago, something very special happened in Belfast. The Giants’ first home game at the SSE Arena (formerly the Odyssey Arena) was a momentous occasion for this club but also for Belfast. It was a night to remember and one many of us will never forget. It began a ripple effect […]


Following the Elite Ice Hockey League’s recent update that funding through the Winter Survival Package will be applicable to teams in England only, we would like to provide a short update to fans. Steve Thornton, Head of Hockey, The Odyssey Trust said: “We are aware that funding for sport will soon be made available in […]

Giants Update On The 2020/21 Season

The Odyssey Trust, owners of the Stena Line Belfast Giants, can confirm that the 2020-21 EIHL season has been suspended. The Elite League was scheduled to start on December 5th, with a Magic5 weekend in Nottingham. Regrettably, current government guidelines on mass gatherings and social distancing mean this will not be possible. Over the last […]

EIHL Board Suspend 2020-21 Season

On Monday’s video conference call, the 10 teams unanimously agreed that they cannot commit to a 2020-21 league season starting on December 5th as previously planned, and the season will be suspended. League Chairman Tony Smith spoke on behalf of the ten member teams: “We’ve been very open that we need to have fans back […]