NINE Reasons To Get To Giants vs Cardiff Devils This Saturday
Saturday night is Hockey Night in Belfast once again as the Giants return to action against the Cardiff Devils for their first Elite League home game of the season.
Here are NINE reasons why you should get to Giants vs Cardiff Devils this Saturday:
1. Giants Teal Rush!
That’s right – we are having a ‘Giants Teal Rush’ this Saturday night! We want everyone to come to the game wearing the Giants home colour of teal as the team begin their Elite League campaign at home against the Cardiff Devils.
So, go dig out your favourite Teal Giants jersey..or anything Teal that you can find and wear it this Saturday to The SSE Arena, Belfast.
— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) September 27, 2016
2. It’s the Cardiff Devils!
Arguably the Elite League’s most in-form team over the past two seasons come to Belfast on Saturday – finishing in the league’s Top 3 both years and playing in the Challenge Cup final both years also, claiming the title in 2014/15.
The Welsh side arrive in Belfast fresh from a 4-Point Weekend thanks to a 6-3 home win against the Coventry Blaze on Saturday and an impressive 5-4 win on the road on Sunday against the Sheffield Steelers.
3. Elite League Home Opener
The road to the Elite League’s most prestigious trophy arrives in Belfast on Saturday. The Monteith Bowl, awarded to the regular season champion, is the ‘holy grail’ for Giants fans with the organisation clinching their most recent title, for a fourth time, in the 2013/14 season.
This is the trophy all Giants fans want to see return to Belfast and it all gets going on Saturday night!
4. Giant Decisions
The Stena Line Belfast Giants return to full strength in time for Cardiff’s visit on Saturday and Coach Derrick Walser will have to make some tough line-up decisions for the first Elite League home game. Jim Vandermeer’s returns from injury to play his first competitive home game of the season and Jackson Whistle is also on the Coach’s radar having won his first game of the season last Sunday in Braehead.
5. Win Win Win!
You could be leaving Saturday’s home game vs Cardiff with a GIANT prize! The Giants 50/50 Draw gives you the chance to leave the game with a GIANT cash prize and remember, the more you buy – the more GIANT the prize! Last Saturday’s prize was £954!
Also on Saturday night are The Shirt off the Back draw, where you can win #9 Jim Vandermeer Game Worn jersey, and Chuck-A-Puck, 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!
Tickets for both 50/50 and Shirt off the Back are £1 each, 5 for £3, 10 for £5, 30 for £10.
The Giants are undefeated so far in their 2016/17 Elite League campaign! Ok, so it has only been one game so far..but what a win! The Giants opened their league season with a 3-2 overtime win on the road against the Coventry Blaze as David Rutherford scored the game winning goal after 50 seconds of the overtime period.
Make sure to stay a while after Saturday’s game as the entire Giants team will make their way to McCools right after their only game of the weekend! McCools is located between Doors 10-12 in the Arena and will be open ’til late following the big game. Remember, fans of all ages are welcome and there is a designated family area connected to McCools so even if you have kids with you, you can still be part of the post game fun!
8. Can’t make it? No problem!
Ok – so we know this is not a reason to ‘get to’ the big game! However if you cannot make it then watching the best webcast in the Elite League is the next best thing!
Fans not able to get to this Saturday’s home game against the Cardiff Devils 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 and Shane Johnson who give 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 £4.99 if you sign up before game day, or £8 on game day – you can pay by Card or via Paypal.
9. *PLEASE NOTE*
The only reason to need a 9th reason – You may recognise this article as something similar to our usual ‘7 Reasons..’ weekly story and also similar to what another team in our league did last week before their game. But it’s totally better. They had 8 reasons, we have 9. Totally better. We wouldn’t like to name names, but they are based in Wales and play against the Giants on Saturday.
— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) September 23, 2016
See you all Saturday for Hockey Night in Belfast!