Founded in 2000, the Belfast Giants have been a strong side in the UK since their inception. When founded, they became the first professional ice hockey team on the island of Ireland.
They are based in Northern Ireland's capital Belfast and compete in the EIHL.
Their home arena, the SSE Arena, is a modern multi-purpose arena in Belfast with a capacity of over 11,000.
The Giants have won six EIHL titles, most recently in 2021/22 and are qualified for the 2022/23 season of the Champions Hockey League.
The club have previously participated in the CHL – back in 2019/20, the Giants made their debut in the pan-European competition, finishing bottom of a tough Group C and missing out on the Playoffs.
They recorded their first win against Czech Extraliga side Bílí Tygři Liberec on their opening game of the season and finished the season with four points, making a lasting impression thanks to their vocal and strong home and away supporters.
They returned to the CHL for 2022/23, again finishing bottom of their group. A highlight of their season was, however, a 3-2 OT win over Oceláři Třinec.
They will return in 2023/24 eager to prove that they have what it takes to line up against continental Europe’s elite hocky teams.
- Founded in 2000
- First professional ice hockey team on the island of Ireland
- The SSE Arena, has a capacity of over 11,000