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Views on the Belfast Giants, EIHL and UK Ice Hockey.
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Come Join The Joyride

Come Join The Joyride

2019-12-1101:38:57

Up and down, back and forth, one game to the next it becomes tough to work out what you're going to see from this season's Belfast Giants. A split points weekend against the Sheffield Steelers at the SSE Arena went from the sublime to the ridiculous. Simon, Davy and Patrick do their best to explain all thats gone on.You'll also hear from Jeff Mason, Adam Keefe, Bobby Farnham and Ryan Lowney.The lads look across the weekend action and discuss *that* 20th Anniversary video.The controversial Teddy Toss is on the agenda, as is congratulations to November's Player of the Month.We look across the league, tackle YOUR questions on The Fan Agenda, update you on the SNL Giants and look ahead to another busy week on the ice for Adam Keefe's side.
Rollercoaster

Rollercoaster

2019-12-0501:45:51

Life is never dull this season for the Belfast Giants, one win from three in the last week is not the response Adam Keefe would have wanted following the successes in South Wales. Kevin Raine and Curtis Hamilton are our guests as we consider the Giants performances in Sheffield, Fife and Dundee.Patrick, Joel and Davy discuss the ups and downs of the performances across the week before we hear the thoughts of Curtis Hamilton who spoke with Simon at training.Northeastern won the Friendship Four at their second attempt, we hear from, among others, Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, Ralph Cox and Robert Fitzpatrick.Kevin Raine takes us into his bathroom as he answers your questions on The Fan Agenda.And we talk Teddy Tosses as Sheffield come to town this weekend.Oh and Patrick moans about webcasts and highlights.Plenty to cover!
Ch-Ch-Ch-Change.Org

Ch-Ch-Ch-Change.Org

2019-11-2701:44:26

The Belfast Giants dominated proceedings on and off the ice at the Viola Arena this past weekend and a 4 point haul marks a rapid turn around for Adam Keefe's side. A View from the Bridge returns to discuss just what mae the difference in snapping that 4 game losing streak against title rivals Cardiff. And with another challenger, Sheffield, facing us on Wednesday can the giants keep the momentum of the weekend into the Fly DSA Arena?Curtis Leonard answers your questions as our guest on The Fan Agenda. We heard from Adam Keefe and Mark Garside as they prepare to jet to South Yorkshire.The lads look around the league and a brief foray into the NHL with the Keefe family ties.And with the Friendship Four returning to the SSE Arena this weekend, we look at what's in store and hear from some familiar voices.
Plans

Plans

2019-11-2001:37:21

Adam Keefe has been ringing the changes in the Belfast Giants roster on the back of another point-free weekend. One player is welcomed into the fold as two are shown the door while Belfast try to find a level of successful consistency to their game ahead of a huge weekend in Cardiff.Patrick, Davy and Joel come together to discuss the tough couple of weeks in the Land of the Giants. New face David Goodwin chats to Patrick, Adam Keefe gives his thoughts to Simon and Blair Riley returns to AVFTB ahead of the first games against his old side since leaving in the summer.We also look across some of the action of the weekend and hear your thoughts in this weeks A View From The Bridge.
Just The Two Of Us

Just The Two Of Us

2019-11-1301:14:25

After a terrible weekend for the Belfast Giants, only Davy and Simon are fit to discuss what went wrong at the NIC against the Nottingham Panthers. They are joined by Bobby Farnham and Omar Pacha on this weeks A View from the Bridge.We also head down to training to hear from Curtis Leonard, Rya Lowney and Jeff Mason.Davy and Simon put your questions to Bobby Farnham who gives an insight to being called up to the NHL.Omar Pacha previews his Stars trip back to the SSE Arena.And the lads look at some new faces in the EIHL
Never Forget

Never Forget

2019-11-0601:41:26

Remember, Remember the 5th of November as Back to Back wins over the Coventry Blaze and victory on FreeSports mid week over Fife put the Giants in the driving seat when it comes to form in the EIHL. And they went on to strengthen with the signing of D-Man Ryan Lowney. He is a guest on this weeks AVFTB, along with Mark Garside who answers your Fan Agenda questions.Davy, Joel and Patrick assess what gave the Giants the edge in a 6 point week. We hear an exclusive interview with Patryk Wronka and hear from October’s Player of the Month, Kevin Raine.DOPS handed out some big bans this week.. did they get it right?And we reflect on the career of one Matthew Towe!
Never Ignored

Never Ignored

2019-10-3001:59:02

The Belfast Giants registered their first road win of the season and four point weekend, but not without issues. A thumping win over Dundee was followed by a 6-5 shootout win over the Storm that saw the Giants drop a 4 goal lead. This week A View From The Bridge is joined by Adam Keefe, Danny Stewart and Aaron Murphy.Simon, Davy and Patrick discuss what went right and wrong over the weekend, and look at the new roster regulations released by the EIHL. Adam Keefe takes on YOUR questions that are listed on The Fan Agenda.Ahead of Wednesdays first live EIHL game of the season on FreeSports, Aaron Murphy chats to Davy as the Giants visit Fife on out TV Screens.And with a home and home series against Coventry this forthcoming weekend, Blaze Head coach, Danny Stewart, chats to Joel.
Teal Shoots

Teal Shoots

2019-10-2301:00:18

Belfast Giants recovered from a shoot out loss on Saturday to take the win and three points form the weekend on Sunday against the Manchester Storm. On this weeks A View From The Bridge we are joined by Adam Keefe and Ben lake to discuss the Giants attempts to restore that winning form.Davy, Joel and Patrick look back at the weekend and how the Giants have been gun to find that scoring touch.Simon pops by training to chat with Ben Lake and Adam Keefe.We look across the league before previewing the weekend against Dundee and Manchester.
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
Back to break up the long summer, A View From The Bridge brings you an exclusive interview with the Belfast Giants new netminder, Shane Owen.Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel return to cast an eye over all the Belfast Giants off season talking points. From the departures, new arrivals, Champions Hockey League and more.The lads also discuss Team GB's adventure in the IIHF World Championships.
Two One Hockey Games

Two One Hockey Games

2019-04-1901:01:23

In the final A View From The Bridge of the season we join Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel through the Playoff Finals weekend as the Giants took on the Flames and the Devils in hope of completing the full set of domestic trophies.With input from Blair Riley, Adam Keefe, Jonathan Ferland and Tyler Beskorowany the episode tries to give you a flavour of the weekend while also discussing the action on the ice.We take you to Bunkers to chat with fans and we hear behind the scenes from the likes of EIHL Media Manager, Luke Fisher.A massive thanks to Aaron Murphy, FreeSports, EIHL TV and all who endured our microphone being shoved in their face over the weekend.Also a massive thanks to all involved at KotG and AVFTB for this season's efforts.But mostly, thanks to the Belfast Giants for one EPIC season!
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