Monthly Archives: April 2010

Thornton outbound Christiansen inbound views on Giants hockey

The outgoing Giants coach, Steve Thornton, is finding difficult living in Belfast not being charge of the Giants until he leaves for Ottawa in mid June 2010. Thornton stated “In the summer you are always busier than the regular season … Continue reading

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GB Squad advert a cruel journey to win 2 out of two so far

Team GB Head Coach Paul Thompson has told his team to prepare for Tuesday evenings game with Slovenia as a “Gold Medal Game” This after a 26 Hour Bus Ride arriving just 2 hours prior to face off, yet Team … Continue reading

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Belfast’s player/coach Steve Thornton retires from hockey

In a sad announcement confirmed by the Belfast Giants GM Todd Kelman that Steve Thornton has officially stepped down as coach of the Giants. Thornton has accepted a job offer outside of hockey in his hometown of Ottawa, Canada. Thornton … Continue reading

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Ireland captures gold they so richly deserve

So often in sport with victory there for the taking something happens like a Volcanic Ash storm that delayed the GB team reaching Slovenia to just two hours before face off after a 26 hour bus ride because of the … Continue reading

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Giants have a new coach in Doug Christiansen

Steve Thornton has always been the family man first, then coach and player second. It makes sense after winning three trophies over the last two seasons with the Giants to seek new challenges. A new chance in an established business, … Continue reading

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Ireland win their World Championships opener

Ireland win their opening game in the World Championships against host Nation Luxemburg 6-4 in a tense affair. In a strongly contested opening period both squads were strongly tipped to lift the Gold Medal. They tested each other’s nerves and … Continue reading

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The Irish are on track for Gold after a 3-1 victory!

Team Ireland secured at least a silver medal with a polished performance against a tough Greek outfit who fought to the last blow of the whistle to take something from the contest. In the opening period, Ireland made it tough … Continue reading

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Giant Players on International Duty

The Giants season maybe over and cheered with the last celebration now put to bed, however hockey continues on. The GB Nation Squad played two pre Division Two World Championship tournament games again the Netherland, which are in their group. … Continue reading

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Giants Find a Way to Secure the Playoff Trophy

Following the Giants suffering the fate of losing the Elite Title by a single point, they certainly weren’t going to give up their trophy quest without taking some thing from this playoff final weekend However if you follow the Giants, … Continue reading

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Giants and their fans are off to see the wonderful world of Nottingham!

What a weekend of hockey it was, mixed with nostalgic emotion plus true grit on the ice. Long standing Giant, Shane Johnson, who wore No 4 Jersey on the Giants roster, had his number retired forever in respect of the … Continue reading

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