SEVEN Reasons To Get To Giants vs Braehead Clan This Saturday
The Giants are back!! Saturday night sees the Braehead Clan visit Belfast, face-off 7pm before the Giants travel to Sheffield for an away game on Sunday against the Steelers.
They say you never forget your first love and so, due to overwhelming demand (namely from the writer of these articles), the original has returned. If you have ever watched the sequels of Jaws, The Matrix, Grease or The Godfather then you will know that the original is always the best. Just in case you needed any reasons to get to Giants vs Braehead Clan this Saturday – then here are SEVEN to get you ready for the big game!
1. Fire & Ice
Did you say fire!? Yes – you read that right..this season’s Giants intro sees the team literally skate through fire as they make their way onto the ice. If you have not got to a game this season or been in your seat in time for the introductions – then get there early this Saturday..and enjoy!
2. Cup Crazy
No better reason to cheer the team on this Saturday than knowing that a home win would see the Giants advance to the Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals, with one game still to play in Group A! Following a win, all that would remain to be decided would be the position the Giants finish in Group A which determines who we play in the next round. Confused? Then read this helpful guide to the Challenge Cup!
3. The SSE Arena, Belfast
Wait..don’t the Giants always play there!? Yes, we do indeed! So why is this a ‘reason’? We are glad you asked! With the best facility in the league, there is nowhere we would rather play than at The SSE Arena…and it looks like we are not alone as, during a recent Twitter Q&A, Braehead’s Alex Leavitt claimed that his team ‘always seem to get good results there’.
4. GIANT Prizes
At Saturday’s home game vs Braehead – you could win a GIANT cash prize! The Giants 50/50 Prize Draw gives you the chance to win big with half of the pot up for grabs. Remember, the more you buy, the more GIANT the prize! Last Saturday’s prize was £1,306.
Also on Saturday night are The Shirt off the Back draw, where you can win #14 Michael Forney’s Game Worn black alternate jersey, and Chuck-A-Puck (£1 each), 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.
5. Braehead Battles
The last time the Giants & Clan met was entertaining throughout with the Giants coming out with a 3-2 overtime win. Click here to re-live the game with some big moments including in the shootout with great saves by Jackson Whistle and classy finishes by James Desmarais and David Rutherford.
These two sides also met in pre-season with the Giants winning 5-3 in Braehead and claiming the inaugural ‘Intu Cup’ in the process. While we cannot promise any trophies being handed out on Saturday night, what we do expect is another great Giants vs Clan game in Belfast.
6. Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Two of the EIHL’s Top 10 goal scorers are in town on Saturday night…and they will both be wearing teal! Michael Forney and David Rutherford have posted 6 goals each so far this season and both will be back in action for the Giants this weekend.
— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) October 1, 2016
7. Wish You Were There!?
As always, we know this is not a proper reason to be there this Saturday – however the next best thing is the EIHL’s best webcast, Giants TV!
Fans not able to get to this Saturday’s home game against the Braehead Clan 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.