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Views on the Belfast Giants, EIHL and UK Ice Hockey.
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Glasgow Kiss

Glasgow Kiss

2019-10-1601:37:20

Despite a tough week for the Belfast Giants, Adam Keefe’s men did qualify for the knockout stages of the Challenge Cup. Three defeats in a week and still no wins on the road mean that there is a lot to deal with for the Giants coaching staff.This week Davy, Simon and Patrick look at what went wrong in Glasgow, the lads reflect on the CHL and defeat in Luleå, asking what the Giants learned form their experience.We hear from head coach Adam Keefe as he attempts to galvanise his side for a domestic revival.We answer your questions in The Fan Agenda, look at whats going on in the EIHL and chat with Manchester Storm head coach Ryan Finnerty ahead of his teams double header in Belfast this weekend.
Deal or No Deal

Deal or No Deal

2019-10-1001:32:07

A difficult 7 days for the Belfast Giants. A home win over Guildford was followed by another defeat on the road, this time in Dundee, that leaves the Giants in a “Must Win” scenario against an in-form Glasgow Clan this Saturday if they have any aspirations of retaining the Challenge Cup once again. Meanwhile SHL outfit Luleå took all the points in the Champions Hockey League mid-week to eliminate Adam Keefe’s side in their first foray into the competition.Patrick, Davy and Joel will consider the difficulties the Giants have faced in this week and are joined by Liam Reddox who will answer your questions in The Fan Agenda.We get the opinions of Kevin Raine following Tuesdays defeat, look at the recent IIHF rule changes, congratulate the September Player of the Month and ask how the Giants can revived their form on the road ahead of challenging trips to Glasgow and Sweden.
Blood Red Lines

Blood Red Lines

2019-10-0201:14:39

Another Jekyll and Hyde weekend from the Belfast Giants as A View from he Bridge returns to look across all the weekends news regarding the Belfast Giants and EIHL.We have some special news regarding our #BleedTeal100 Blood drive and wonderful updates on Dylan and Blake.Giants split the games with Fife which Davy, Simon and Joel have some forthright views on.Simon chats to Ciaran Long and Adam Keefe down at training.We get an update on the Cardiff Standing Section from our Roving Reporter.Before previewing this weekend’s games and hearing from Guildford Head Coach, Paul Dixon.
Dicko

Dicko

2019-09-2501:51:26

Belfast Giants had a mixed weekend at home in Cup and League competition, and this week’s A View From The Bridge looks across the defeat to the Stars and victory over the Panthers.But the star of this week’s show is undoubtably netminder Andrew Dickson who answers your questions on The Fan Agenda and gives us a remarkable insight into what its like as a local lad trying to forge a career in professional ice hockey. An interview not to miss.Simon heads down to training to chat with Jean Dupuy, Liam Morgan and Jeff Mason.We catch up with Fife Head Coach Todd Dutiaume ahead of the weekend’s two games against the Giants.We cast an eye around the league and theres a special message from Simon as he reminisces on his hockey career.
Pach-ion For The Game

Pach-ion For The Game

2019-09-1801:24:04

Belfast Giants returned to domestic competition this weekend with mixed fortune. A View From The Bridge returns to look over the Challenge Cup and EIHL action against Glasgow and Manchester.Dundee Stars head coach Omar Pacha chats about this Saturdays game.Giants forward Jean Dupuy is our guest on The Fan Agenda.We catch up with Paul Swindlehurst and Ciaran Long down at training.And Laura Small tells us of this Saturday’s Organ Donor Awareness Night at the SSE Arena.All this and the usual craic as the lads discuss the games, refereeing, the Clan, Brendan Connolly and more!
PROST!

PROST!

2019-09-1101:42:56

A jam packed edition of the Belfast Giants Official Podcast, A View From The Bridge see the lads joined by Belfast and Team GB Equipment Manager, Jason “Taff” Ellery to look back at a very entertaining weekend of Giants hockey on the continent.Patrick, Simon, Davy and Taff look across the games in the CHL, discuss the winner of August’s Player of the Month award. We hear from the SNL Giants as they make their first steps in the competition.Shane Owen answers your questions in The Fan AgendaAnd we look ahead to the start of the domestic season for the Giants against the Clan and Storm with the Glasgow’s Chief Operating Officer, Gareth Chalmers and Storm TV’s Stephen Packer.
Puttin' On The Foil

Puttin' On The Foil

2019-09-0501:16:24

The Belfast Giants began their Champions Hockey League adventure with aplomb last weekend and A View From The Bridge will consider all the action over the 2 games.Simon, Patrick and Davy look back over the victory against Liberec, the OT loss to Augsburg and consider what's in store on the continent this forthcoming weekend.The lads discuss who could be up for August's Player of the Month Award, sponsored by fonaCAB, and we hear from Bobby Farnham, Adam Keefe, Curtis Hamilton and Ben Lake.
Three, Four, Five, Six

Three, Four, Five, Six

2019-08-2801:30:04

The Belfast Giants completed a very successful Pre-Season with 4 wins from 4 over Swedish and Danish opponents as the Champions Hockey League looms large on the Horizon. A View From The Bridge begins it’s 15th season in earnest as Davy, Patrick and Joel are joined by Giants Head Coach, Adam Keefe, EIHL Media Manager Luke Fisher, as well as hearing Post Game reactions from Liam Reddox, Lewis Hook and Matt Pelech.With the CHL games only days away, Patric Davy and Joel look at what the PRe-Season matches tell us about this Giants team.Aaron Murphy of FreeSports marks our card for TV Coverage.Adam Keefe tells us his thoughts on Pre-Season, how he’s preparing for the CHL and what he likes to do in his spare time.Luke Fisher discusses his experiences in the CHL and whats ahead in his Media role with the EIHL.And the lads get distracted and reminisce about old hockey craic.
The Belfast Giants roster is complete and it is a little over a week before the first Pre-Season game of the summer, so what better way to prepare than the latest edition of A View From The Bridge.This week Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel look across the latest names and roster as a whole as Adam Keefe completes his team for the 2019-20 season.We have interviews from Ben Lake, Kevin Raine, Matt Pelech and Adam KeefeAdam Robinson gives us the lowdown on the new SNL Giants.The lads discuss the major EIHL talking points, reminice of their favourite Jason Bowen moments and tell us who their 2nd favourite Belfast Giants player of all time is.
As A View from the Bridge plans for its 15th Season of podcasting, we decided to cherry pick a couple of the older editions to revisit.
First up, "Product Placement" from October 2013.

This was one of our final podcasts as an "unofficial" entity, and was released on the same day as the announcement of Jim Gillespies indution to the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.

However, this "Product Placement" edition was released as a podcast on it's own to discuss the events of the week gone by. Hosted (as usual) by Patrick Smyth, he was joined by Davy McGimpsey and Neil "The Coach" Russell. Guests included Mark Hitchcock and the then BBC journalist, Owen Bradley
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