Interveiw: Shields Swansong Brings GB Victory

Following a season of silverware for the Belfast Giants, Colin Shields completed his final professional ice hockey game with a 4-3 victory as Team GB retianed their positon in Championship level of the IIHF World Championships and condemned a dispondant French side to relgation to Division I. GB fought back from 3-0 down to bring... Continue Reading →

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Bout Ye: Patryk Wronka

The most casual elements of Northern Ireland’s hockey fandom could have been forgiven for thinking that GKS Katowice were EIHL newcomers in 2018/19, such was the regularity of their appearances at the SSE Arena. The Polish outfit, coached by enigmatic Canadian Tom Coolen played out some ferocious battles against Adam Keefe’s men in Continental Cup... Continue Reading →

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See Ya: Colin Shields

And now the end is near, and so I face the final curtain………. the records show I took the blows, and did it my way. The words may belong to Sinatra, the sentiments belong to the greatest British player of the modern era, and this weekend marks the end of that era, the Colin Shields era,... Continue Reading →

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Rollercoaster

With another EIHL Championship hanging from the rafters, Stephen Smeeth reflects on one topsy turvy season. Another hockey season gone and firmly placed in the memory. I know this is very much cliché but it really does only seem like last week when we all came back from our summers refreshed and ready for a... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Two One Hockey Games

In the final A View From The Bridge of the season we join Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel through the Playoff Finals weekend as the Giants took on the Flames and the Devils in hope of completing the full set of domestic trophies. With input from Blair Riley, Adam Keefe, Jonathan Ferland and Tyler Beskorowany... Continue Reading →

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Emphatic Victory Puts Giants In Final Four

The Belfast Giants booked their place at the PredictorBet Playoff Finals in emphatic fashion at the Skydome Arena in Coventry. A 7-2 victory over a hapless Coventry Blaze sealed a 12-2 aggregate success in a game that at times seemed more like a testimonial than a Playoff quarter final. The pace was due to the... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Champions – Part 2

In the second of two Elite League Championship winning special podcasts, the lads are joined by Head Coach Adam Keefe who answers YOUR Fan Agenda questions. We cast out eye over March's Player of the Month nominees. Reflect on the Giants Award night winners and predict who we think will make the Playoff Final Four... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Champions – Part 1

The Belfast Giants are the Elite League Champions 2018-19! In the first of two special editions of A View From The Bridge we hear the reactions from the Belfast Giants themselves at the Crown Plaza on the night the championship was clinched. Davy, Simon, Joel and Patrick reflect on a remarkable weekend and discuss just... Continue Reading →

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