It was a massive and dramatic in the Elite League when Cardiff Devils’ surprising slip up in losing to Coventry Blaze handed the title to Belfast Giants on a night when they weren’t even playing.
With their campaign finished on Saturday, all they could do was wait and hope. Ultimately it paid off as the players, management and fans of the club were getting together for their End of Season awards, which turned into a title party.
But let’s see how the world reacted to the news from Sunday night:
The Stena Line Belfast Giants are the 2018/19 Elite League champions – for a fifth time in history!!
Giants fans👉that one is for you. What a season! Let’s celebrate!
— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) March 31, 2019
What a night in Belfast!! Thanks to all the support, we couldn’t be happier to bring the Elite League Trophy back to this city..what an amazing group to be a part of 🏆 🏆 🏆 @BelfastGiants pic.twitter.com/wBZbpwN4H4
— Blair Riley (@Briles25) April 1, 2019
— Cardiff Devils (@cardiffdevils) March 31, 2019
— Michael Hoey (@michaeldthoey) March 31, 2019
— Jeff Mason (@JeffMase3) March 31, 2019
Crushing end to the regular season. When emotions calm down, I’ll be in a better spot to appreciate all that this team and especially @AndrewLord17 had to go through this year in what was easily our most challenging year. For now, congrats to @BelfastGiants on a huge season.
— Steve King (@Tacosteve10) March 31, 2019
— Simon Kitchen (@kitchey16) March 31, 2019
Thanks. Learnt from the best! The guys stuck with it until the end. Credit to them. P.S. Thanks for Kyle Baun 😉
— Adam Keefe (@Adam27Keefe) April 1, 2019
— Rors (@caughers93_Rory) March 31, 2019
We are NUMBER 1.
— Blakes Wheels (@BlakesWheels) April 1, 2019