Last weekend was a real roller coaster of emotions for the Belfast Giants. From being on the cusp of Continental Cup glory, the Giants suffered heartbreak in the worst way possible: a penalty shootout loss. But there’s always a bounceback around the corner, and this weekend gives Adam Keefe’s men the best chance of erasing that unlucky loss out of their systems. However, it will not be far from easy.
This weekend just gone, the Belfast Giants faced their latest challenge as they bid to win their first EIHL crown since 2014. Their opponents were Tom Barrasso’s Sheffield Steelers, whom they had shared a double header series in the House of Steel last month. Which side would finish out on top in the latest instalment between these two hockey heavyweights?
I pen this week’s article on the Monday morning after an incredible weekend of games for the Steelers against the Belfast Giants. It was a weekend that was memorable for numerous reasons, some good and some bad, but the main consensus for us all at the final buzzer, we get to do this all again next month in the Northern Irish capital. The quirks of the fixture list.
It was the opening weekend of the 2018-19 Elite League campaign when the Cardiff Devils aim for a historic three-peat. For five time winners Sheffield Steelers and Milton Keynes Lightning who were starting just their second season in the top flight, it promised to be an interesting start. Both sides have undergone a massive reshuffle of their packs, but who would end up on top after this double header?