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Bout Ye: Ciaran Long

Following an outstanding scoring season with the Manchester Storm, the EIHL’s British Player of the Year, Ciaran Long, joins the Belfast Giants for the 2019/20 season. Long is a product of the Swindon hockey system having worked his way through to first play with the Wildcats in 2005/06 at EPIHL level before making more of... Continue Reading →

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See Ya: Blair Riley

Following 3 seasons with the Belfast Giants, Blair Riley has taken the decision not to fulfil his 2 year contract and to move on from the organisation, with strong rumours of him remaining within the EIHL. Riley leaves the Giants having captained the team to the highest level of single season success achieved in the almost 20 years of the... 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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A Little Raw

Reflecting on a night of heartbreak for the Belfast Giants, A View From The Bridge's Patrick Smyth discusses how he feels today. I wanted to write this while the pain was still a little raw. It would be all too easy to let it all subside, reflect on the glories and shrug your shoulders at... Continue Reading →

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Giants Fall To Devils In Dramatic Playoff Final

To a certain extent, the Belfast Giants came into the 2018/19 Playoff Final with little to prove. Their trophy haul so far this season has included a second successive Challenge Cup, the Erhardt Conference Trophy and the Elite League Championship. But as Adam Keefe’s men took to the ice one final time, in front of... Continue Reading →

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Giants Book Playoff Final Spot In Comeback Flames Win

The Belfast Giants arrive in Nottingham for 2018/19’s Playoff Finals Weekend with three of four available domestic trophies. After disposing of the Coventry Blaze in emphatic fashion, Adam Keefe’s men faced a Challenge Cup Final rematch against the side who took them to overtime, the league’s new boys, the Guildford Flames. The Giants were once... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Final Four

Following a demolition of the Coventry Blaze, the Belfast Giants prepare for the Final Four with the opportunity of making history. A View from the Bridge returns to deal with the nerves and anticipation ahead of the weekend. Davy, Patrick and Simon chat about the 12-2 victory over the Blaze and look ahead to the... Continue Reading →

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KotG Most Valuable Player 2019

Time to vote for the Kingdom of the Giants Most Valuable Player Award 2019. Since it was won in 2001 by Shane Johnson the KotG MVP has been presented every year to the most outstanding member of the Belfast Giants squad, as voted for by YOU. Polls for the 2019 Award are now OPEN. E-mail:... Continue Reading →

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