7 Reasons To Get To Giants vs Sheffield On Saturday AND Sunday!
This Saturday AND Sunday in Belfast is the biggest weekend of the season so far – the Stena Line Belfast Giants vs Sheffield Steelers at The SSE Arena, Belfast.
Tickets for Saturday, face-off 7pm, and Sunday, face-off 4pm, are now on sale from the Arena Box Office either in person or by phoning 028 9073 9074 and online through Ticketmaster by clicking here. Here are your 7 reasons to get to this weekends big games…
1) Because we are on a roll!
No..not that roll – we’re going on a new year diet after all the Christmas rolls recently..
The Giants are on a more important roll – having won 11 of our previous 13 games placing us second in the Elite League standings, four points behind the league leaders and our Challenge Cup Semi-Final opponents, the Cardiff Devils.
With two more home games this weekend – the Giants need all the support they can get from a large and loud home crowd in order to go after two wins and keep up the chase on first place.
2) Because we are playing the Champs!
Not only are this weekend opponents the current Elite League champions – the Sheffield Steelers are the back-to-back winners having won the title in 2014/15 as well as 2015/16. The Steelers are still in contention to make in three in-a-row as they sit in third place, six points behind the Giants having played three games less.
The Steelers come to Belfast having won back-to-back games against the Manchester Storm last weekend and the Giants need your support against the best side in Elite League hockey in the past two seasons.
3) Because the league’s best goaltending is on show!
Currently the stats show that Stephen Murphy and Ervins Mustukovs are the Elite League’s top two goalies with the Giants netminder posting a Goals Against Average of 2.19 and his Sheffield counterpart posting 2.30. Murphy has won 13 from 17 games played with Mustukovs winning 17 from 26 games played. The stats show that there will be a great goaltending battle this Saturday and Sunday in Belfast!
4) Because you can win GIANT Prizes!
At this weekends games – you could win some fantastic prizes with our 50/50, Shirt Off The Back and Chuck-A-Puck competitions!
50/50: You can win GIANT cash prizes this Saturday and Sunday & last game, we gave away £1,655 to the winner. Tickets for 50/50 are £1 each, 5 for £3, 10 for £5, 30 for £10 and on sale throughout the Arena’s concourse. And remember – the more you buy, the more GIANT the prize!
Shirt Off The Back: Win your very own Belfast Giants game worn jersey! The winner gets presented with their very own game worn jersey..literally from the back of the Giants player! On Saturday you can win #50 Matt Nickerson’s jersey and #91 David Rutherford’s jersey will be up for grabs on Sunday. Our Shirt off the Back raffle tickets are on sale throughout the Arena from when the doors open for £1 each, 5 for £3, 10 for £5 or 30 for £10. Good Luck!
Chuck-A-Puck: Chuck your (foam!) pucks onto the ice during the intermission right after the second period and the closest three pucks to centre-ice will win! With a first prize of a trip for two to Scotland thanks to Stena Line, second prize of a Giants jersey signed by the team and third prize of a family pass (2 Adults & 2 Kids) to a home game of your choice! Chuck-A-Pucks will be on sale all night for £1 each.
5) Because .. Special Teams!
Right now, the Giants and Sheffield Steelers each occupy second spot in the league’s penalty kill and powerplay standings respectively. The Giants have an 89.09% record in killing penalties while the Steelers have so far posted a 21.54% success rate on the powerplay. This weekend will provide an interesting battle of special teams.
6) Because we need the points!
The Giants have deservedly moved from a double digit deficit to four points behind first place. This weekends games against the Sheffield Steelers will no doubt offer up two battles on the Belfast ice – however with the support of the home crowd to cheer on the team, we want to keep the momentum (and the wins!) going.
We have done it before – with the Giants winning 2-1 the last time these two sides met in December thanks to goals from to former Steelers, Colin Shields and Michael Forney.
7. Can’t be there? Then watch online!
Not only do we appreciate your support in person..but also virtually! We know that a lot of you do not live in Northern Ireland and, as well as some Sheffield fans, you are not able to make it to this weekends games and so the next best thing to being there is the league’s best webcast, Giants TV!
Fans not able to get to this weekends games against the Sheffield Steelers can watch LIVE from anywhere in the world! The Stena Line Belfast Giants webcasting service – Giants TV allows fans access with the live stream available on desktops, laptops, tablets and phones. The commentary team will be led by Simon Kitchen who gives a fantastic play-by-play analysis of the games as well as pre-match insights.
The sign up process to watch Giants live is very simple – when you arrive at the site’s homepage you’ll be given the chance to log in and if you do not already have an account you can create one easily. Payment is pay per view and costs just £8 – you can pay by Card or using your Paypal account.
Tickets for Saturday’s & Sunday’s Giants vs Steelers games are on sale now – you can get yours online with Ticketmaster, or from The SSE Arena, Belfast Box Office in person or by calling (028) 9073 9074.
The Giants are back this Saturday AND Sunday vs Sheffield for the biggest 2 games of the season so far!!