GIANTS TO REPRESENT UK IN CONTINENTAL CUP FINAL

Elite League side Belfast Giants will represent the UK in this weekend’s Continental Cup final on their home SSE Arena ice.

The IIHF tournament sees the champions of Belarus, Poland and Kazakstan travelling to Belfast to face the Giants in a festival of ice hockey this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

There will be six tournament games in total across the three days with the Giants facing Gomel (Belarus) 7pm Friday, Katowice (Poland) 7pm Saturday and Arlan (Kazakstan) 5pm Sunday.

The four teams will play each other once across the three tournament days. The team that finishes first will be crowned European champions and will lift the Continental Cup on Sunday night at The SSE Arena.

“We are absolutely looking forward to this,” said Giants head coach Adam Keefe.” This team has a chance to do something special here at home and something we haven’t done in a long while – win a trophy on home ice.

“I remember that feeling – it was my first season in Belfast that we last won a trophy here in Belfast city.

“We have a chance to win a trophy together – we want guys to come in ready to go. It is exciting.

“There is a buzz about playing in the tournament – it was the same in the semi-final. I know our players have had this date circled in their calendar for a long time.”

Tickets for the Continental Cup Final, day passes and tournament passes, are now on sale online from ticketmaster.ie, as well as from the arena box office, in person or by calling 028 9073 9074.