Good morning, hockey fans!
There’s a big weekend coming up domestically, continentally and internationally so we’ve done our best to round up all that’s going on in this handy piece.
Enough from us, let’s get started…
We start in Belfast as the Continental Cup begins today as the Giants look to become the second British team to win the competition in three years. Former player Sebastien Sylvestre reckons to win it would mean everything to everyone connected with the club (British Ice Hockey)
Former Giant Chris Higgins is out of retirement and back with the club and joins them for this weekend’s Continental Cup trilogy, as he spoke to BBC Sport Northern Ireland
Information on how you can watch all the action from Northern Ireland can be found on the Belfast Giants website
GB Men’s senior head coach Pete Russell has named his squad to take on KHL side Dinamo Riga in an exhibition game in Coventry next month (Ice Hockey UK)
The GB Women’s Under 18 campaign resumes in Dumfries today when Cheryl Smith’s side take on China, but they enjoyed a second rest day yesterday and had a review of what’s happened so far (Ice Hockey UK)
If you haven’t seen it, check out the drama of Wednesday’s dramatic shootout win over Norway, courtesy of 247 TV and Ice Hockey UK:
The GB Men Under 20’s team are in Tallinn ahead of their World Championship campaign beginning on Sunday and enjoyed another victory, this time against Spain in a warm-up game. Info here on the Ice Hockey UK website.
James Livingston has arrived in Cardiff and ready for his debut this weekend after joining the Devils earlier this week