Giants ready for return to Belfast ice

Published Friday, 06 December 2013
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The Belfast Giants are finally back in action at their home arena this weekend, after a long stint on the road - and they're out for revenge against Scottish opponents, the Edinburgh Capitals.

In the opening game of this season, the Giants may have racked up a five-goal win over the Capitals, but a more recent to Edinburgh in November saw the tide turn.

The travelling Belfast side lost out in that game 5-3 and will now be hoping to again show Edinburgh the boost they can get from playing in front of a home crowd.

Giants fans are expected to turn out in force in Saturday night, as their team have been absent from the Odyssey for eight games in a row.

It has been a long time away from home and it's going to be nice to get back in front of our fans in the Odyssey Arena.

Craig Peacock, Belfast Giants

The Giants are also coming off the back of an 8-3 defeat at the hands of the Panthers in Nottingham.

"Any time you lose to a team lower in the table, you want to improve next time. It's an important game for us in the standings and we'll be ready," Colin Shields said, ahead of the Capitals game.

"We owe Edinburgh from the last time they took points off us and we're looking for a big weekend from everyone on the team."

Edinburgh and Nottingham were the only teams to manage wins over the Giants during their eight-game run on the road though.

The Belfast Giants remain top of the Elite League, five points clear of Braehead Clan - but with two games in hand.

Face-off in Saturday night's game is at 7pm.

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