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Belfast Giants

  • Short name: Belfast
  • Year of foundation: 2000
  • Colours: White,Red,Teal
  • Club status: active
  • Address: Belfast Giants 2008 Ltd
    10 Heron Road, Unit 3, Suite C
    Sydenham Business Park
    Belfast, BT3 9LE,
    Northern Ireland
  • Phone: 44 (0) 28 9046 0044
  • Fax: 44 (0) 28 9045 3605
  • Email: office@belfastgiants.com (General Enquiries)
  • WWW: http://www.belfastgiants.com

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Season 2022-2023

Club teams
Recent gamesseason 2022-2023
Apr. 09 23Glasgow Clan - Belfast Giants4-3
Apr. 15 23 | 15:00Belfast Giants - Nottingham Panthers6-3
Apr. 16 23 | 17:00Belfast Giants - Cardiff Devils4-1
Current rosterseason 2022-2023
# Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
34GTyler Beskorowany28.04.1990193 cm96 kgleft
35GAndrew Dickson02.11.1987182 cm82 kgleft
33GPeyton Jones14.02.1996193 cm95 kgleft
1GJackson Whistle09.06.1995185 cm82 kgleft
42DGabe Bast20.12.1996178 cm83 kgright
6DJeff Baum17.06.1996180 cm84 kgleft
21DKell Beattie28.02.2004171 cm71 kgright
55DWill Cullen24.07.1996183 cm84 kgright
24DMatt Foley20.04.1995185 cm88 kgright
22DKevin Raine28.05.1993185 cm94 kgright
77DJosh Roach23.07.1992185 cm86 kgright
2DSam Ruopp03.06.1996193 cm95 kgleft
88CDarik Angeli11.10.1990191 cm92 kgright
17RWChad Butcher25.01.1996178 cm75 kgright
RWBobby Chamberlain16.03.1995179 cm90 kgright
10CScott Conway09.01.1995183 cm84 kgleft
12LWGrant Cooper20.07.1996183 cm90 kgleft
26FMark Cooper26.05.1992188 cm85 kgright
91CHenrik Eriksson10.01.1996186 cm81 kgleft
7FMark Garside21.03.1989175 cm84 kgleft
67CDavid Gilbert09.02.1991188 cm84 kgleft
64CDavid Goodwin (C)27.02.1992178 cm85 kgleft
8FLewis Hook18.08.1996182 cm78 kgleft
9CBen Lake31.05.1990183 cm73 kgleft
89FCiaran Long09.02.1991190 cm71 kgright
29CColby McAuley28.05.1996183 cm84 kgleft
70CMatthew McLeod22.10.1996185 cm86 kgright
50CDonovan Neuls24.10.1997180 cm88 kgleft
50FSean Norris14.09.1999177 cm67 kgright
13CSteven Owre21.06.1996181 cm80 kgright
71CTyler Soy10.02.1997183 cm77 kgleft
86FMack Stewart18.06.2004173 cm82 kgleft
Coach name State Born Coach position  
George Awada02.06.1975Assistant Coach
Adam Keefe26.04.1984Head Coach
Adam Keefe26.04.1984Head Coach
Steve Thornton08.03.1973Assistant Coach

* no longer in the club

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Initially members of the now defunct Superleague, the Giants won the championship in 2001-02 and were play-off champions in 2002-03. With the Superleague\'s demise, there were concerns that the Giants would not survive because of major financial problems which had developed. Running up debts of £600,000 and facing the threat of liquidation creditors voted to accept 20p in the pound allowing the club to continue. One company was believed to be owed nearly £65,000.

However, with the creation of the new Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) for the 2003-04 season, the Giants survived. The Giants finished 4th in the league\'s first season, but failed to reach the post-season play-offs..

The Giants finished runners up in the 2004-05 season behind the Coventry Blaze but were winners of the Cross-over League Cup, which was played with teams from the BNL.

In 2005, The Giants unveiled the biggest signing in the history of British ice hockey;[citation needed] NHL All-Star and Olympic Gold Medal winner, Theo Fleury. He made his debut against the Edinburgh Capitals. The Giants won 11-2, with Fleury scoring a hat-trick. With 4 additional assists, he was named man of the match.

Besides Fleury, several other players who previously played in the NHL have played for the Giants; Paul Kruse, Jason Ruff, Paxton Schulte, and Jason Bowen, Bowen and Kruse having played almost 600 games between them.

The Belfast Giants currently have one supporter\'s club: the Official Belfast Giants Supporters\' Club (OSC). There are also several popular fan websites and forums that support the Belfast Giants in their own way.

Retired numbers:

4 Shane Johnson
11 Colin Ward
16 Rob Stewart
27 Paxton Schulte
18 Graeme Walton
44 Todd Kelman

Notable players:

League Championships 2001-02, 2005-06
Playoff Championships 2003, 2010
Knockout Cups 2008-09
Challenge Cups 2008-09

Retired numbers: 11 Colin Ward, 27 Paxton Schulte

League winners:

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Belfast Giants return to SNL

The Scottish National League team of the Belfast Giants will return to the SNL for the coming season. They last played in the 2014-15 season but SIH chairman David Hand said that with a new rink being built in the Dundonald area it is believed that adding Belfast will lead to new hockey players and adding Belfast can only help with the process,

(12 Jul 2019)

Coventry wins EIHL playoffs

Coventry Blaze beat Sheffield Steelers 4-2 in the final to win the EIHL playoffs. Belfast Giants beat Hull Stingrays for the third place. Sheffield Steelers are EIHL champions as they won the regular season.

(05 Apr 2015)

CSKA Sofia signed Russian veterans for Continental Cup

CSKA Sofia certainly won't travel to Bremerhaven for Continental Cup second round as underdog: Bulgarian team has strengthened the roster with the addition of five Russian players among which stand out former stars as Oleg Kvasha and Vladimir Antipov, both retired after last season. Other veterans contracted are: defender Mikhail Lyubushin and forwards Dmitry Vlasenkov and Dmitry Bykov.
Cska will play first game friday night against host Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven

(16 Oct 2014)

Riley Emmerson received 10-games ban

The Elite League's Department of Player Safety has handed Edinburgh Capitals Riley Emmerson a 10-match ban and fined the club £1,000 because of the injury sustained by Belfast Giants Kevin Phillips as a result of a Emmerson boarding check during the Capitals home game on Sunday 7th September 2014.
Edinburgh have been fined £1,000 for failure to supply the matchnight footage required

(13 Sep 2014)

Belfast Giants and Lugano retires numbers

HC Lugano retired yesterday the jersey #33 of Finnish defender Petteri Nummelin during a farewell match against Lukko Rauma. Nummelin left Lugano after 12 seasons to sign a two-years contract with Lukko (except 2006-2008 seasons with Minnesota Wild) after 2 championships won (2003, 2006), 423 games, 139 goals and 322 assists, a title of MVP of the NLA in 2003, when he was the best scorer of the league and four titles as defender with the highest amount of points in NLA (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006). "The retirement of a jersey is more important then a World title for a player" said Nummelin during the ceremony.

Also Belfast Giants retires yesterday the shirt #44 honouring its current GM Todd Kelman during home winning debut against Italian HC Bolzano. Kelman played eight seasons for the Giants with 419 caps, the all-time leader in games played as well as the leading scoring defenceman in the organisation's history with 73 goals and 141 assists. As GM Kelman won 4 titles for the Giants. "I'm happy to now call this wonderful city mine & my family's city. Belfast has been very good to me and I love the people here." said Kelman

(01 Sep 2013)

Belfast Giants win Elite Ice Hockey League

By beating defending champion Sheffield Steelers 5-1 in fron of 7.000 spectators, Belfast Giants win their third EIHL title, the first from 2005-06

(17 Mar 2012)

EIHL starts

The British Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) started yesterday with two games. David-Alexandre Beauregard scored a hat trick when Nottingham Panthers beat Cardiff Devils 6-1. Mark Ramsey and Steve Birnstill both scored in the shootout to secure the 2-1 win for Sheffield Steelers against Belfast Giants.

(04 Sep 2011)
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Belfast Giants participates in season 2022-2023: Champions Hockey League, EIHL, Challenge Cup (EIHL)


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