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Science — Technology — Engineering — Mathematics

On November 24th and 25th, 2017 the third annual Friendship Four will be taking place at the SSE Arena Belfast. The 2017 Festival of STEM will again be taking place in November featuring guest speakers in STEM related subjects. For the full calendar of events – click here.

“3 International Cities Poised To Host The NHL…Belfast”

‘The Score’, a North American-based Sports media organisation with 3.1 million Facebook likes and over 550,000 followers on both Twitter & Instagram, just published an article about hockey in Belfast! Titled “3 international cities poised to host the NHL” – the article states: “Already home to the Giants of the Elite Ice Hockey League, the […]

Kaitlyn Morrison Awarded Scholarship In Canada

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fans are familiar with the name ‘Morrison’. Mark Morrison, from Belfast, iced for the Giants 2003-2012 and lead Team Ireland into five World Championships.

Giants Support Children’s Hospice Sparkle Dash 5k Challenge

Giants Head Coach, Adam Keefe, is supporting the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice Sparkle Dash 5k Challenge on Sunday 6th August at Giants Park. Registration is now open at: By signing up and showing your support, this will enable the Children’s Hospice to continue to provide life-limited children with specialist palliative care. The Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice […]

Gordon Cameron Named Spirit of NI Education Winner

A GIANT congratulations to Gordon Cameron, Schools Co-Ordinator of the Stena Line Belfast Giants, who claimed the Spirit of Education award at the 2017 Sunday Life Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards. Gordon was nominated by the organisation and the judging panel awarded him a finalist spot for the sell-out Gala event at the Culloden Hotel […]

2017 Diamond Systems Cheerleaders Annual Showcase

The Diamond Systems Belfast Giants Cheerleaders Annual Showcase and Awards were hosted on Saturday 13th May at the Bangor Aurora Complex. The awards were presented by Steve Thornton, Head of Hockey Operations and Laura Small from Kukri Sports. Youth Elite Team – UKCA Northern Ireland Champions Junior B Level 1 Pom Dance Junior Elite Team […]

Odyssey Academy – GB’s Shields talks ‘going for gold’

Belfast Giants forward Colin Shields has taken time out from his preparations with Team GB to talk to young people from the Odyssey Academy about the side’s chances of winning gold in Belfast. The students spent their morning taking part in a skills workshop, learning how to research and prepare for interviews before getting the […]

Odyssey Academy – students get Giant scoop on pro hockey life

Young people from the Odyssey Academy have spent the day at the home of the Belfast Giants, finding out what it’s like to be a professional hockey player. The students got the chance to interview Giants captain Adam Keefe and teammate Brandon Benedict, plus fellow Giant and Team GB international Colin Shields. It comes as […]

Odyssey Academy – What is it?

The Odyssey Academy is an initiative of the Odyssey Trust, the charitable company behind the Belfast Giants, SSE Arena and W5. The Academy is being run by Odyssey Trust in partnership with local youth engagement charity Include Youth. Tutors from various business units within the Odyssey Trust family have been engaging with the students to […]

Odyssey Academy – Jake’s Blog

Jake from the Odyssey Academy wrote this blog article for us! Over the past six weeks, we have done many courses through the Odyssey Trust’s Academy – from food and beverage to today’s session with Giants TV, learning all types of skills and even interviewing Giants players. It all showed us just how much work […]

Send Off Night For Blake This Friday!

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are hosting a ‘send off’ night for Giants fan Blake McCaughey this Friday at the home game against the Sheffield Steelers! Blake will be travelling to London in May for open heart surgery. ‘Blake’s Box’ will be at the Kukri Sports merchandise stand in the Arena foyer where fans can […]

Giants Deliver Teddies To The Ulster Hospital Children Wards

The Stena Line Belfast Giants visited the Children’s Wards in the Ulster Hospital recently to deliver Teddy Bears donated by their fans at their annual ‘Teddy Toss’. Adam Keefe, Blair Riley, Matt Nickerson and Johnathan Boxill spent time chatting and posing for pictures with children, parents and staff. The South Eastern Health and Social Care […]

Subway Healthy Lifestyle Programme 2016/17 Launches

Welcome back to our Subway Healthy Lifestyle section! Firstly, a GIANT thank you to Subway for their wonderful support. This has given the Giants the opportunity to continue with their work in a large number of Primary Schools. We had the official launch of our Healthy Lifestyle campaign in Brooklands Primary School, Dundonald when Matt […]

Annual Teddy Bear Toss A GIANT Success

The Stena Line Belfast Giants annual Teddy Bear Toss was a GIANT success with over 1,000 soft toys ‘chucked’ onto the ice following Colin Shields’ goal on Saturday against the Sheffield Steelers. OVER 1,000 TEDDIES!!! Thank you to Laura, John, Kira, Noora, Simon, Jasmin, Michael and Karen for their help in sorting & organising!!👏👏👏👏 […]

Giant Smiles As Players Deliver Fan-Donated Teddies

The Stena Line Belfast Giants topped off a great weekend on the ice with a win off it, when they started delivering teddies donated by their fans to sick children in hospitals around Belfast. Captain Adam Keefe was joined by Colin Shields, Michael Quesnele and Brandon Benedict as they visited the Royal Belfast Hospital for […]

Subway Healthy Lifestyle Schools Update!

The Subway Healthy Lifestyle programme is up and running (skating!) for the 2016/17 season with Giants, along with our Schools Co-ordinator Gordie Cameron, visiting schools throughout Northern Ireland and teaching young people all about the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle. Both the Giants and Subway are thankful to all schools who do a […]

Giants Visit Carryduff For Subway Schools Programme

Wednesday saw the Stena Line Belfast Giants pay a visit to St. Joseph’s Primary School in Carryduff for the Subway Healthy Lifestyle Programme!

Giants Launch 2016 Venice-Rome Cycle Challenge For Autism NI

The Stena Line Belfast Giants showed their support for Autism NI as local cycling enthusiasts launched their charity cycle from Venice to Rome this September. The challenge was launched at CastleCourt with Giants Adam Keefe, who is a patron for Autism NI, and Jonathan Boxill who celebrated the launch and took their own turn on […]

Subway Partner With Giants To Launch Schools Programme

The official launch of this season’s Subway Healthy Lifestyle programme took place this week when Darryl Lloyd and Jeff Mason accompanied by Giants Schools’ Co-ordinator Gordon Cameron and Danny Donaldson from Subway, visited Glengormley Integrated Primary School. Despite this being the official launch, the Giants have been out in the schools since September. They spoke […]

Part 2 Friendship Four: Meet The Schools

by Rhonda R. McClure Northeastern University – Boston, Massachusetts The Northeastern University Huskies called Boston, Massachusetts home and Hockey East their hockey Division. This division includes some of the best of collegiate hockey including Boston University and Boston College along with fellow Friendship Four tournament attendee, University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Hockey has been played at Northeastern […]