Ice Hockey Challenge Match – NI Tridents v Junior Belfast Giants U20’s

Ice Hockey Challenge Match – NI Tridents v Junior Belfast Giants U20’s

Sunday 25th May 2014 at Dundonald International Ice Bowl.

Doors open 17:15 Face-off 17:30

It is almost a year ago since the World Police and Fire Games were staged in Northern Ireland and ice-hockey fans turned out to watch teams from Iceland, Canada, USA and Finland compete against local team NI Tridents. The event was a fantastic success and the NI Tridents team are now looking forward to a trip to Las Vegas in October when they will face once again the Las Vegas Guns and Hoses ice-hockey team. They have arranged a golf day at Ballymena Golf Club on Sunday August 3rd, 2014 to raise funds for their trip. Full details are on the NI Tridents facebook site.

On Sunday, 25th May 2014, the team will be playing against the Junior Belfast Giants Under 20 team at Dundonald International Ice Bowl in a challenge match, supported by History of Ice Hockey Northern Ireland Facebook page.

The Junior Belfast Giants Under 20 team have competed in the Scottish Ice Hockey League and finished mid-way in the standings. Three of the players from the team were rated in the top fifty players in their age group within the league. The U20 team had five players selected at Scottish trials to represent Scotland at Under 19 and Under 17 levels and they competed at the Hull conference in early May. One local player at this tournament, 17 year-old Stephen Eccles, was chosen by Great Britain coaches to attend Under 18 Great Britain trials later in August. This was a tremendous boost for the club, coaches, and volunteers who have worked hard all season with the players. The Under 20’s are now in preparation for a forthcoming tournament at Dumfries in mid-June.

It is anticipated that the challenge match between these two local teams will be hotly contested for the new History of Ice Hockey Northern Ireland Challenge Cup. This will be a great opportunity to watch the “stars of the future” in action on ice at a local venue and will be a great event to take the family along to. Those ice-hockey fans attempting to get over their “withdrawal symptoms” after the completion of the Belfast Giants season, can now immerse themselves in some great hockey again.

The doors are open to spectators at 17:15 with face-off at 17:30. The entrance fee, £5 per adult and £2.50 for under 18’s, will be collected at the door. Each entrant to the game will be automatically entered into a draw for a 22inch TV

.JUNIOR GIANTS (2) NI tridents logo

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