Podcast: Once Per Season

After a tough weekend for the Belfast Giants, A View from the Bridge returns to assess what happened in Cardiff and against Dundee. https://youtu.be/o74ENeHQGQo Patrick, Davy and Simon look at the games and how the Giants performances varied. Jeff Baum and Adam Keefe chat to Simon at training. Mark Cooper answers your questions in The... Continue Reading →

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Hass to be BANNED

Ahead of tonights game against the Dundee Stars, which will see the return of Kyle Haas from suspension, Gary Jackson reflects on the events that led to the Stars #25 3 game suspension. Sunday 14th November our very own Belfast Giants travelled to Dundee to take on the Stars in a league game which was... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Kicking Up A Storm

A Thumping Weekend for the Giants who took all 4 points from the Manchester Storm with 13 goals being scored across the two nights. https://youtu.be/5eHvIu6QCWk Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel return to chat about the weekend, hear from Darcy Murphy, Ciaran Long and Adam Keefe and look at all the burning issues in this weeks... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Haas-Been

https://youtu.be/y_-slx2kP6A Only one game for the Giants this weekend, a 4-1 victory in Dundee. A View from the Bridge returns to cast an eye over the ill-tempered affair. A View From The Bridge · AVFTB: Haas-Been Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel are also joined by Colin Shields on his induction to the British Ice Hockey... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: 54 Grand Jacket

Inconsistency is rife in the EIHL and the Belfast Giants do not escape that. A heavy defeat in Sheffield was followed by a narrow victory over the Clan in Belfast. https://youtu.be/Pw7noPwwkSw Patrick and Davy are joined on the panel by their old friend Neil "Coach" Russell to look back at the weekend's action. We hear... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: A-MASE-ING

A successful weekend for the Giants witnessed a 5-0 thumping of the Nottingham Panthers and a 4-1 home victory over Fife to finish the Challenge Cup Group on top. This week on AVFTB: Davy, Simon and Joel run through the key points behind the winning brace. https://youtu.be/J6LkJ1kUAl8 Simon catched up with JJ Piccinich, Slater Doggett... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: #NFNF19

Another AVFTB and another anniversary, this time of that famous night at the Odyssey Arena against the Nottingham Panthers. https://youtu.be/1uDHSW75Y0g And on the eve of another match up against the Custard and Blacks, the lads look back 19 years and recall their own thoughts and feelings of that night. Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel then... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Sweet Sixteen

A View From The Bridge turns 16, and to "celebrate" we do what we always do.. talk about the Belfast Giants. Who this past weekend picked up 2 points on the road. https://youtu.be/IEUPYk-3vPo A good performance in Cardiff was ultimately fruitless, but redemption came in the Skydome with a nip and tuck victory over the... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Six Six Six

Two victories cement the Belfast Giants place in the Premier Sports Challenge Cup Quarter Finals, as Adam Keefe's side score 8 goals by the Fife Flyers and give debuts to two 17 year old local lads. https://youtu.be/_1WLG_CoK84 Patrick, Davy and Joel discuss the debuts of Kel Beattie and Mack Stewart, the wins over Fife and... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Tell The World We’re Coming Home

18 long months finally come to an end this Friday night when the Belfast Giants return to the SSE Arena to take on the Dundee Stars following a 4 point weekend on the road. https://youtu.be/o3klbYAsCTw Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel are reunited to look at the victories in Scotland. We hear from Jordan Boucher, Ciaran... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Incy Wincy

The 2021-22 EIHL Season is days away for the Belfast Giants, with a new look team, new look logo and a fresh looking arena. https://youtu.be/a6f0tu8iUrY Patrick, Davy and Simon return to be joined by a wealth of guests as they cover everything from the rebrand to the TV deal. Steve Thornton and Sinead Doyle chat... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: A Very British Debate

In a special addition of A View From The Bridge, Patrick and Davy are joined by a panel of special guests to discuss the issue of development and employment for British players within the Elite League. https://youtu.be/lMlCtIwXYEs Our panel consists of:Neil "The Coach" Russell - Former Storm GM and Regular AVFTB PanelistSeth Bennett - BBC... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Size Matters

A View From The Bridge returns to introduce the two latest names on the Belfast Giants Roster. https://youtu.be/m9Q5eZ7sIN0 Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel get together to talk about the newest names already recruited by Adam Keefe, and share with you two more.We hear from those two players and also cast an eye on the plight... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: #HockeysComingHome

We are BACK! With fewer than 100 days until the start of the 2021/2022 Elite League Season, A View From The Bridge returns to cast an eye over what is in store. https://youtu.be/GC2BO4xm4hU Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel are back together again to discuss the signings of Darcy Murphy, Tyler Beskorowany and Kevin Raine. <div... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Still Game

20 Years to the day when the Belfast Giants first took to the ice at the then Odyssey Arena, and despite the game being suspended through the pandemic, Patrick, Day, Simon and Joel return to discuss the legacy that team left behind them. https://soundcloud.com/avftb/avftb-still-game We also look at the current scenario on the table, the... Continue Reading →

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AVFTB: One on One – Nick Kuiper

Picking up an EIHL Title in 2012, Nick Kuiper gained a reputation not only as a gritty hard-nosed D-man, but as one of the real characters of the Belfast Giants locker room. He goes One on One with Joel Neill to discuss a career that spanned NCAA, a heavily NHL laden AHL, Sweden, Finland, Austria... Continue Reading →

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Archive: Playoffs 2007, Live at Bunkers

Next Tuesday marks 15 years since the first edition of A View from the Bridge. To mark this, we are delving into the archives to find some of the episodes that made the podcast what it is today. We begin with the first ever "Live Recording" of AVFTB which took place on Saturday 7th April... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Land of Confusion

The 2020-21 Elite League Season has been suspended. This came as little surprise to most given the uncertain times we live in, yet it still came as a massie disappointment to those of us so used to following the Belfast Giants across the Autumn and Winter months. A View from the Bridge reflects on the... Continue Reading →

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AVFTB: One on One – Doug Christiansen

Title Winning Coach Doug Christiansen is the latest to take on AVFTB, One on One. In a wide ranging interview Doug discusses his move to the Giants, picking up the title, the turbulence of the ownership changes, Landshut, his current role in the game, the Green Bay Packers and much much more. We greatly appreciate... Continue Reading →

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AVFTB: One on One – Todd Kelman

One on One with AVFTB this time is former #44 for the Belfast Giants, Todd Kelman. In this first part Todd looks at his beginnings in Alberta and how an injury in Junior hockey almost ended his career before it began. How did the opportunity to play in Europe come about and why didn't Dave... Continue Reading →

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AVFTB: One on One – Darcy Murphy

Going One on One with AVFTB in this edition is the two time Challenge Cup champion, Elite League Champion and all round Speed and Scoring Superstar, Darcy Murphy. He chats to Simon about his college days before going in depth on his two seasons in teal.. what was that Title run in like? And how... Continue Reading →

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AVFTB: One on One – Colin Shields

The next player to go One on One with AVFTB is the All-Time Leading Points Scorer for the Belfast Giants, Colin Shields. In Part 1 Colin chats about his early days in the game, travelling to University and playing in North America, Before returning to the UK with the Giants, his time on the 2005-06... Continue Reading →

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AVFTB: One on One – Adam Keefe

Adam Keefe is the latest to go One on One with A View From The Bridge. The Head Coach chats to Simon about his early beginnings on Prince Edward Island and what then became expected of him in the OHL. In a career that spans North America before settling to life in Belfast, Adam shares... Continue Reading →

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AVFTB: One on One – Aaron Murphy

In the latest One on One, FreeSports and Premier Sports Aaron Murphy chats to us about growing up in a remote but passionate hockey community in Newfoundland. How his current career in Europe nearly didn't happen and what drives his passion for the game. Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor FM, Breaker, Cast Box,... Continue Reading →

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AVFTB: One on One – Simon Kitchen

In the first of a new series for the off season, Simon Kitchen chats with Davy McGimpsey about growing up with the game in Northern Ireland. In the first part the lads chat about the opening of the Ice Bowl, the influential figures and coaches in the early days, and just how close Simon came... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: We’ll Be Back!

The Elite Ice Hockey Season was brought to a premature conclusion due to the COVID-19 crisis that has enveloped the entire globe. There will be no 2019/20 EIHL Champion, No playoffs and global sport has been put on hold for the foreseeable future as the world comes to terms with thats going on and what... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Wash Your Hands!

Only one game this last weekend and a win for the Giants, but did it inspire confidence in the run in? Simon, Patrick and Davy chat about the Giants and where they sit as the final games of the season are upon us. Or are they? The spread of COVID-19 has brought league campaigns in... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Up In Flames?

As the EIHL reaches the final few weeks of the regular season, the Giants look to put one last fight in to retain their title. 3 points at home to the Flames with a spirited showing on Saturday to get to OT will be discussed on this weeks AVFTB. Patrick, Simon and Davy are joined... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Fifty!

The Giants continue to go 50% on their weeks performances, this time 3 points from the 6 available in battles against the Flames, Storm and Steelers. Simon, Davy and Patrick return to look back at what went right and what went wrong in the weeks games. Kevin Raine speaks to AVFTB about his new venture... Continue Reading →

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#BleedTeal100 Reaches Fifty Donations

The #BleedTeal100 drive for blood donations has reached the 50 mark, and the race is on to get as close to that target of 100 before the season comes to an end! 41 donors have provided 50 blood donations since the drive began back in September with the potential to help save the lives of... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Two

2 games, 2 goals and 2 points each over the first 2 days of the 2nd month of the year. Giants and Devils split the points at the SSE, each gaining a regulation win on the Steelers who failed to pick anything from the weekend. And now with a weekend off for the Giants; Patrick,... Continue Reading →

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Giants Edge Devils In Single Goal Thriller

Instead of explaining it, let's just take a quick look at the brass tacks of why this weekend matters: But, as you well know, in this day and age Giants v Devils is never just about the points. We took their Challenge Cup. We took their League. They took our Playoffs. They took our Captain.... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Sound The Horn

A Four Point Weekend, AT LAST! The Giants took wins over Guildford and Glasgow with 10 goals in the back of the net over 2 games. Davy, Simon and Patrick chat about those wins, the departure of Rickard Palmberg and they ask your TFA questions to Ciaran Long. The lads cast their eye over the... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Ten Mums, One Drum

Win on Saturday, Lose on Sunday, its happened a lot this season for the Belfast Giants and last weekend was no different. A thumping victory over the Clan was followed by a difficult loss in Sheffield. Patrick, Davy and Joel convene to discuss just what went on, 4 goals in 90s, and a controversial Check... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Game For All

Another weekend, another win/loss split for the Belfast Giants. What’s going on with the Boys in Teal? Is the quest to retain the title becoming too much of an ask, or can momentum be regained? Davy, Simon and Patrick talk about the victory over Sheffield and the disappointing trip to Guildford. Luke Fisher, Head of... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Stephen

The Giants had a battle on their hands against the Coventry Blaze this weekend, but still problems in scoring flare up. A View From The Bridge returns to assess what went right and what went wrong over the weekend at the SSE Arena. Patrick, Davy and Joel chat to D-Man, Ryan Lowney about his move... Continue Reading →

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Podcast: Win and Learn

It was a triumphant home coming for the Belfast Giants in a mixed weekend of action against the Dundee Stars. https://youtu.be/dO27WDohVc0 A shut-out victory at the SSE was followed by a Challenge Cup defeat on Tayside as Adam Keefe's team maintain their place on top of challenge Cup Group A. A View From The Bridge... Continue Reading →

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