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Let's raise a toast to our ice hockey sporting giants

It may be a minority sport, but its fans are dedicated and its players are the pride of Northern Ireland. Congratulations to the Belfast Giants ice hockey team who have clinched the Elite League for a fourth time with a record 10 games to go before the end of the season. The team attract a sizeable number of fans to their home games at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, who love the fast action and the occasional rumble on the ice.

It has all the razzmatazz associated with American sport, but those who play it are serious competitors.

If you want to see what a Northern Ireland team of champions – capable of beating all-comers across the UK – is like, then go along and join in the celebrations at the next Giants' game.

Belfast Telegraph