Bout Ye: Brian Ward

The right man, looking for the right job, at the right time. That sums up how Brian Ward's first contact with the Belfast Giants came about. Having toiled his way through the ECHL and AHL the American centreman wanted a new opportunity and with friends coaxing him to try the European game, Adam Keefe and... Continue Reading →

Bout Ye: Matt Pelech

The Belfast Giants have today announced the signing of Defenseman Matt Pelech from Austria's Villacher SV. The 31 year old Toronto native stands at 6 feet 4 inches and 236 lbs, further adding to the considerable physical presence of a D corps which already features Curtis Leonard and Paul Swindlehurst. In fact, 'considerable physical presence'... Continue Reading →

Blair Witch Hunt Project

As the dust settles on Blair Riley's move to Cardiff, Gary Jackson reflects on the reaction from the fanbase. I’ve never been motivated to speak on the moving of an individual player, even last season when we had “Laddergate,” I just figured it is what it is. When the news officially broke last night I... Continue Reading →

New Season, New Class

Regular contributor Stephen Smeeth tries to focus on the season ahead with the perspective of what has gone before. Almost a year since Kingdom of the Giants kindly posted a little blog from me. To summarise that piece, it was just to get everyone excited, ready for the 2018/19 season and refresh some memories to... Continue Reading →

See Ya: Dustin Johner

We struggle to recall a louder noise in the SSE Arena. The scene was one of nervous tension in the winner-takes-all final game of the 2019 IIHF Continental Cup. Visiting team Arlan Kokshetau had taken a 2-0 lead into the final period with the Giants facing a mountain to climb. Chris Higgins, returning to Belfast... Continue Reading →

Bout Ye: Shane Owen

The King is dead. Long live the King. Well, not quite. But the departure of  EIHL MVP Tyler Beskorowany from the Belfast Giants this Summer left perhaps the biggest pair of skates to fill in the entire league. As reported on this week's A View From The Bridge off season special- along with an exclusive... Continue Reading →

Belfast Giants CHL Opponents Revealed

The Belfast Giants will travel to Germany,  Czech Republic and Sweden in the forthcoming group stage of the Champions Hockey League. Today’s CHL draw, that took place at the IIHF World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, place the Giants in Group C with Augsburg Panthers of the DEL, HC Bílí Tygři Liberec of Czech Extraliga and... Continue Reading →

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