Monthly Archives: August 2010

Belfast enjoy a positive preseason

With all the players in place and starting to enjoy their new home in Belfast this campaign’s squad of players have started about their work in capturing the Elite League title. The Charity Shield is the starting point of the … Continue reading

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Giants begin a whole new Era under Coach Christiansen

In talking with the Giants new head coach Doug Christiansen in Belfast, it immediately becomes apparent that there is an extra spring in the Giants step this campaign Christiansen stated it was a dream move for him to come to … Continue reading

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Giants Add Final Two

Doug Christiansen’s Giants completed the Belfast signings with another cross border pairing of Canadian Mike Bayrack plus American Mike Hoffman for the 2010/11 season. Mike Bayrack a thirty-two year old forward comes to Belfast from the ECHL where he played 34 games last … Continue reading

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After 10 years Ice Hockey is now supported by Minister Arlene Foster

Just ten short years ago when this Canadian moved to Northern Ireland I was told from anyone I could get to talk about the game  “It will never work…another Delorean.” Ice Hockey in Northern Ireland no way!  Don’t you North … Continue reading

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Belfast Basketball Classic

In the opening matchup between the Basketball Squads of Team Uk and the USNI All Stars proved to be a very competitive encounter. USNI lead at the first quarter 26-21 however the reverse was true at the half with the … Continue reading

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Why do Canadians and or Americans come to Belfast?

Why do Americans and or Canadians come to Belfast? Generally it’s either to visit their homeland or to play golf. Well hold on to your hats as Bean town comes to Ireland to do something else. That right Boston the … Continue reading

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Perception, or “How not to use your bus pass”

If you want to learn more in detail about what bus drivers, and their management officials and Brighton & Hove Town Hall think about OAP Bus Passes read further. Having lived in Brighton and Hove many years before moving to … Continue reading

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Doug secure a double dynamic duo for the Giants squad

The Giants recruited two team members from North America with the first coming from Canada in the form of a rock solid defenseman Rich Seeley plus another from the USA in the high flying Dan Welch for the incoming season. … Continue reading

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Melbourne Tigers hit town with a native Belfast City man in charge

USNI Sports  (United States and Northern Ireland) are bringing top notch Basketball to the Odyssey Arena, Belfast this Friday and Saturday night. Teams like Melbourne Tigers, from Australia and Pittsburgh Panthers from Pittsburgh USA not forgetting the Scottish and English … Continue reading

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