Giants to unveil championship banner

Published Friday, 23 March 2012
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Newly crowned Elite League title-holders the Belfast Giants are unveiling their seventh Championship banner at the Odyssey Arena, in time for their final game of the regular season against the Nottingham Panthers.

Giants to unveil championship banner
Championship banners fly overhead as the Belfast Giants parade the Monteith Bowl (© Michael Cooper)

The latest banner will be flown from the rink's rafters, joining the other evidence of their successes - two more commemorating league titles, two for playoff victories, and one each for the Knock-Out and Challenge Cups.

"We always wait until the following season to raise a Championship banner and it doesn't make sense," Giants General Manager Todd Kelman said.

"I want the guys that won us the Elite League title to be there to see it unveiled and the fans that have watched us all season long get to share in the experience."

While the Giants have plenty to celebrate, they will be hoping for revenge against the side they lost out to in this year's Challenge Cup.

After they take on the Panthers on Saturday night, the Giants will be preparing for the playoff quarter-finals.

While they remain unsure at this stage who they'll be facing, the Dundee Stars look to be the favourites to finish eighth - meaning the Giants would host the Stars at the Odyssey on Saturday 31 March, before travelling to Dundee the following day.

© UTV News
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