Saturday night is Hockey Night in Belfast and sees the Stena Line Belfast Giants back in action at home as they clash with the reigning Elite League champions, the Sheffield Steelers at The SSE Arena, face-off 7pm. The Giants then travel to Dundee on Sunday to face the Stars, face-off 6:30pm, for their second game in as many nights.
Saturday’s game is the first visit to Belfast this season for the Steelers and their fans, although the teams have already gone toe-to-toe – with Sheffield winning both games against the Giants in England last month.
Here are all ‘The Numbers’ you need for this Saturday’s home game vs Sheffield in Belfast:
Saturday vs Sheffield
Giants – 3rd, Games Played: 14, Points: 19
Steelers – 2nd, Games Played: 13, Points: 21
Giants – Desmarais (6 goals + 11 assists), Forney (6 + 11), Walser, 1 + 13)
Steelers – Mosienko (9 goals + 5 assists), O’Connor (2 + 12), Roy (8 + 5)
Giants – Stephen Murphy: GAA 2.73, SAV% 0.902
Steelers – Tyler Plante: GAA 2.12, SAV% 0.914
Last 10 Games:
Giants – 6 won – 3 lost – 1 Overtime/Shootout loss
Steelers – 8 won – 1 lost – 1 Overtime/Shootout loss
Other Stats and Milestones
Brandon Benedict’s goal on Saturday vs Cardiff was the Giants 1300th goal in home league games
Brandon Benedict requires 1 goal for 100 goals in all EIHL competitions
Chris Higgins requires 2 points for 100 points in all EIHL competitions
Tickets for Saturday vs Sheffield Steelers are selling well. Secure your seats NOW by clicking here to visit Ticketmaster Online or purchase in person from all Ticketmaster Outlets or The SSE Arena Box Office or over the phone by calling (028) 9073 9074.
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Photo: Dean Woolley