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Garside Confirmed for 13th Belfast Giants Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are proud to announce the re-signing of veteran defenceman Mark Garside for the 2023/24 season. Garside, who first landed in Belfast ahead of the 2010/11 season, will embark on his 13th season with the Giants, having played over 670 games in all competitions for the club. The 34-year-old Scotsman has […]

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Giants Welcome New Arrival Travis Brown For 2023/24

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Canadian defenceman Travis Brown ahead of the forthcoming 2023/24 season. Hailing from Winnipeg in the Manitoba province of Canada, Brown is set to hit the ice in Belfast off the back of two consecutive seasons in the highest-level ice hockey League in Denmark

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Health And Fitness Businesses Encouraged To Flex Their Muscles For 2023 Awards

The new faces on the judging panel of the NI Health and Fitness Awards are encouraging local businesses within the industry to enter the prestigious awards as categories are announced for 2023. Natasha Daryaie, who runs The Gym Guru personal training and was crowned last year’s Female Personal Trainer of the Year, Billy Murray, the east Belfast

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The Worst UK City For Fitness Enthusiasts Revealed

Derry has been named the worst city in the UK for fitness enthusiasts, according to new research.   Derry ranks as the worst UK city for fitness enthusiasts, with the lowest proportion of road cycling and mountain biking routes and jogging and hiking routes per capita. Bradford ranks as the second-worst city in the UK

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Ara Nazarian Signs with The Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of 27-year-old centreman, Ara Nazarian from Boxford, Massachusetts ahead of the forthcoming 2023/24 season. Taking similar pathways to Giants’ teammate Kohei Sato, Nazarian played NCAA hockey with the University of New Hampshire Wildcats between 2015 and 2019. After graduating college, he went on to play

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Northern Ireland Gears Up For First Ever Motor Industry Awards

Northern Ireland’s first ever motor industry awards – Northern Ireland Motor Industry Awards – have been launched to help acknowledge and celebrate the industry’s leading motoring businesses and professionals. Sponsored by Used Cars NI, Northern Ireland’s leading online vehicle marketplace, and hosted by Pamela Ballantine, the gala black-tie event will take place on Friday 3rd

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The Odyssey Trust Confirms Final Donation Sum To Ukrainian Hockey Dream

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – The Odyssey Trust is proud to announce that it has made a final donation of £65,000 to charity Ukrainian Hockey Dream following a special one-off international ice hockey game hosted at The SSE Arena, Belfast on Wednesday 19 April 2023. After the game took place, a cheque for £50,000 – the

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FRIENDSHIP FOUR ALUM JOINS GIANTS BLUE LINE

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of 27-year-old Canadian defenceman, Miles Gendron for the upcoming 2023/24 season. Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Gendron was part of the BCHL Championship squad in 2014/15 with the Penticton Vees before his enrolment at the University of Connecticut where he went on to play NCAA

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80s Icon Tony Hadley To Headline Larne Concert

Half Marathon runners and non-runners alike are to celebrate the finale of a weekend of running on Sunday 27 August, with an evening of music as the Clearer Water Antrim Coast Half Marathon Live Lounge boasts headliner, Tony Hadley. Celebrating over 40 years in music, the 63 year old will be performing songs from his solo

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Roach Returns For A Giant 2023/24 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants can confirm that Canadian defenceman Josh Roach is set to return to the roster for the upcoming season, having signed a 2-year deal in 2022/23. During the off-season, Roach has remained in Belfast to undergo surgery and rehabilitation following an injury; the 30-year-old will start this season on the Giants’

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North Belfast Derby Coolly Won By Crusaders Strikers: Crusaders 3 Cliftonville 1

Cliftonville visited Seaview Stadium last night with Crusaders Strikers keen to take points off the current champions in the SportsDirect NIFL Premiership. Strikers started well and stuck to a well drilled game plan. Mairead McCann coolly slotted home for their first. Cliftonville had opportunities from free-kicks but failed to capitalise or put pressure on the

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KP Snacks (NI) Stumps Up £1,000 For Local Cricket Clubs

Popular snacks brand offers Northern Irish cricket clubs a chance to win £1000 prize CRICKET clubs across Northern Ireland could be running away with a £1,000 cash prize thanks to a campaign by KP Snacks (NI) to support its partnership with this year’s The Hundred cricket competition. The Hundred is an action-packed televised 100-ball cricket

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Football Giants Manchester United, Liverpool, Valencia and Hertha Berlin To Take To The PItch In U18 Elite Section at SuperCupNI

Two Premier League heavyweights will be making their way to Northern Ireland later this summer as their latest crop of young talents takes on some of Europe’s best. Manchester United and Liverpool FC will take part in a special U18 Elite section at the SuperCupNI and the English duo will face stern tests as they face two European

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Jackson Whistle Re-Signs for Belfast Giants For 2023/2024 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the re-signing of 27-year-old netminder Jackson Whistle for the 2023/24 season. Having first arrived in Belfast from Canadian side Kelowna Rockets in the 2016/17 season, Whistle has played over 120 games in all competitions, across two spells with the Giants. Whistle has also iced for fellow

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Kohei Sato Signs for Belfast Giants For 2023/2024 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are proud to announce the signing of 26-year-old forward Kohei Sato for the 2023/24 season.   Sato, who arrives in Belfast from Finnish side KeuPa HT, has previously played for teams in the United States, Canada, and Scandinavia, including Harrington College, CIHA Voyageurs, North Iowa Bulls, Scranton Knights, Northeast General, Bentley

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Sean Norris Re-Signs For Belfast Giants For 2023/24 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the re-signing of 23-year-old forward Sean Norris for the 2023/24 season. Norris, who spent the 2022/23 season on a two-way contract with the Belfast Giants and National Ice Hockey League (NIHL) side Milton Keynes Lightning, started his career with Bracknell Bees, before making the move to

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Speedy Mcleod Signs For Second Season With Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants can confirm that Canadian forward Matt McLeod is set to return for the 2023/24 season. Last season, 26-year-old McLeod joined the Giants mid-season on the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) deadline day, having spent the first half of the 2022/23 season with ECHL side, the Cincinnati Cyclones. Quickly establishing himself

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Ciaran Long Signs For Fourth Season With The Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are thrilled to announce the re-signing of versatile winger/defenceman Ciaran Long for 2023/24; marking his fourth season with the men in teal. 32-year-old Long’s flexibility was demonstrated during the treble-winning 2022/23 season, collecting 9 goals and 14 assists, featuring in 46 games, as well as routinely dropping back to the

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NI Sporting Stars Team Up To Tackle Youth Mental Health With Lidl Northern Ireland’s Sport For Good Schools Programme

Sporting greats in call out for nominations for secondary schools to win place on Lidl Northern Ireland’s coveted mental health athlete mentorship programme An innovative educational programme aimed at equipping school students across Northern Ireland with invaluable tools to manage and improve their mental health through sport has been launched, supported by a stellar line

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Laker Returns To The Land Of The Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to confirm the re-signing of 33-year-old forward Ben Lake for the upcoming 2023/24 season. Calgary-born British dual national, Lake first signed for the Belfast Giants at the beginning of the 2018/19 season following two seasons with Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) side Coventry Blaze. Since then, he has

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PAC Group Announce Sponsorship Of Northern Ireland Cricket Umpires Kits

Belfast engineering firm PAC Group have announced a sponsorship deal for the next three seasons for the Northern Ireland Association of Cricket Umpires & Scorers (NIACUS). The sponsorship comes on the back of the eight-division company’s existing support for Carrickfergus Cricket Club. Darren Leslie, business development director at PAC Group, said the company is delighted

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Shortcross Gin Renews Partnership With Down Royal

Down Royal Racecourse has renewed its partnership with Northern Ireland’s leading craft spirit, Shortcross Gin. The agreement will see the Co. Down-based company become the racecourse’s exclusive Irish Gin partner, giving the brand naming rights for Down Royal’s premium hospitality suite. ‘The Shortcross Gin Suite’ will give the brand a presence amongst the 50,000 racegoers

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BoyleSports To Sponsor Summer Festival Of Racing At Down Royal

Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker, BoyleSports, will sponsor the highly anticipated Summer Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse following the signing of a new 3-year contract. One of the most colourful dates in the racing calendar, this partnership gives BoyleSports exclusive naming rights to two celebrated races at the Summer Festival as well as title sponsorship and

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