The Stena Line Belfast Giants will begin their 2018/19 International Ice-Hockey Federation (IIHF) Continental Cup challenge at home in Belfast this November at the Semi-Final stage.
Adam Keefe will lead his team into Group E, hosted at The SSE Arena, against Croatia’s Medvescak Zagreb and GKS Katowice of Poland. The tournament will take place Thursday 15th – Saturday 17th November 2018 at The SSE Arena, Belfast.
The winner of Group B, which takes place in October, will also advance to Group E in Belfast and consists of hosts Ritten Sport, MAC Budapest, Acroni Jesenice and Crvena Zvezda Belgrade. Should the Giants finish in the top two of Group E, they will advance to the Final stage in January in a location still to be decided.
Ticket information for Group E in Belfast will be announced soon. Keep a check on the Giants official website and social media channels for more information as soon as it is available.
The Giants qualified for the IIHF competition by winning the 2017/18 Challenge Cup, defeating the Cardiff Devils 6-3 in the final on Sunday 4th March.
The Giants have participated in the Continental Cup on three previous occasions. First back in 2002/03 when they hosted & won the third round of the tournament to advance onto the Super Final in Milan, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland. Next in the 2012/13 second round in Landshut, Germany and 2014/15 2nd round in Bremerhaven, Germany when they advanced to the third round in Angers, France.