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A View From The Bridge : Belfast Giants Official Podcast

95 EpisodesProduced by Kingdom Of The GiantsWebsite

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

95 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Tell The World We're Coming Home

September 29th, 2021


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 …

Incy Wincy

September 23rd, 2021


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.  

Patrick, Davy and Simon return to be joined by a wealth of guests as they cover everything …

A Very British Debate

August 13th, 2021


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.  

Our panel …

Size Matters

August 4th, 2021


A View From The Bridge returns to introduce the two latest names on the Belfast Giants Roster. 

Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel get together to talk about the newest names already recruited by Adam Keefe, and share with …


July 7th, 2021


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.

Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel are back together again to …

Still Game

December 2nd, 2020


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, Davy, Simon and Joel return to discuss the legacy that …

One On One - Nick Kuiper

November 17th, 2020


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 …

Archive: A View From The Bridge, Episode 1, 20/10/2005

October 20th, 2020


On the 15th Annversay of the first episode of AVFTB, we go back to hear what Aaron and Patrick had to say in a season where Theo Fluery lit up the EIHL and took the Giants to the title.

Archive: Playoffs 2007, Live at Bunkers

October 16th, 2020


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 …

Land of Confusion

September 17th, 2020


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 …

One on One - Doug Christiansen

May 15th, 2020


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, …

One on One - Todd Kelman, Part 2

May 11th, 2020


In Part 2 of our One on One, Todd talks about the move to Cardiff, he reflects on the great Belfast Giants playoff victories, both as a player and a GM, and we hear just what he thinks about Jason "Taff" Ellery.

Plus a …

One on One - Todd Kelman, Part 1

May 4th, 2020


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.

One on One - Darcy Murphy

April 28th, 2020


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, …

One on One - Colin Shields, Part 2

April 24th, 2020


In Part 2 of our One on One with Colin Shields, the Giants legend reflects more on his time in Teal. 

Tells us just how good Jeffery Szwez was as a …

One on One - Colin Shields, Part 1

April 22nd, 2020


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 …

One on One - Adam Keefe

April 16th, 2020


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 …

One on One - Aaron Murphy

April 13th, 2020


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 …

One on One - Simon Kitchen, Part 2

April 9th, 2020


In the second Part we hear more from Simon Kitchen's career in international hockey, his role at the Giants and more.

Not a show to be missed!

Next …

One on One - Simon Kitchen, Part 1

April 6th, 2020


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 this first part the lads chat about the opening of the Ice Bowl, the …

We'll Be Back!

March 19th, 2020


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 …

Wash Your Hands!

March 11th, 2020


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 …

Up In Flames?

March 4th, 2020


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 …


February 26th, 2020


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 …


February 5th, 2020


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 …

Sound The Horn

January 29th, 2020


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 …

Ten Mums, One Drum

January 22nd, 2020


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 …

Game For All

January 15th, 2020


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 …


January 8th, 2020


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 …

Twenty Twenty Vision

January 3rd, 2020


Back to work for A View From The Bridge after an extended Christmas break, and 7 games to consider as the Giants battled to strong victories over Glasgow, Fife and Dundee. However they were also eliminated from the …

Don't Let The Bells End

December 18th, 2019


A Four Point EIHL Weekend and a tight Quarter Final are what the Giants enjoyed in the last 7 days, along with the signing of a new Swedish forward. So in, possibly, the last A View From The Bridge before Christmas, …

Come Join The Joyride

December 11th, 2019


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 …


December 5th, 2019


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 …


November 27th, 2019


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 …


November 20th, 2019


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 …

Just The Two Of Us

November 13th, 2019


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 …

Never Forget

November 6th, 2019


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 …

Never Ignored

October 30th, 2019


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 …

Teal Shoots

October 23rd, 2019


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 …

Glasgow Kiss

October 16th, 2019


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 …

Deal or No Deal

October 10th, 2019


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 …

Blood Red Lines

October 2nd, 2019


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 …


September 25th, 2019


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 …

Pach-ion For The Game

September 18th, 2019


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 …


September 11th, 2019


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 …

Puttin' On The Foil

September 5th, 2019


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 …

Three, Four, Five, Six

August 28th, 2019


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 …

Off Season Special - August 2019

August 9th, 2019


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, …

AVFTB Archive: “Product Placement” - 23/10/2013

July 30th, 2019


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, …

Off Season Special - June 2019

June 13th, 2019


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 …

Two One Hockey Games

April 19th, 2019


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 …

Final Four

April 10th, 2019


Following a demolition of the Coventry Blaze, the Belfast Giants prepare for the Final Four with the opportunity of making history. A View from the …

Champions - Part 2

April 4th, 2019


In the second of two Elite League Championship winning special podcasts, the lads are joined by Head Coach Adam Keefe who answers YOUR Fan Agenda questions.
We cast out eye over March's Player of the Month nominees.

Champions - Part 1

April 3rd, 2019


The Belfast Giants are the Elite League Champions 2018-19!
In the first of two special editions of A View From The Bridge we hear the reactions from the Belfast Giants themselves at the Crown Plaza on the night the …


March 26th, 2019


In a very special edition of A View From The Bridge, Patrick, Davy Simon and Joel are joined by a whole host of  guests to pay tribute to the …

Long Runs The Fox

March 20th, 2019


The final weeks of the EIHL season are rapidly falling upon us. In a matter of 10 days the destination of the 2018-19 EIHL Title will be certain, but that team is yet to be determined. In this weeks A View From The …


March 13th, 2019


Your Belfast Giants have retained the Challenge Cup and become the first ever Giants team to retain a trophy (other than the "intu Cup") in the clubs almost 20 year history! In a special edition of AVFTB recorded …

The Fat of the Clan

March 6th, 2019


It's Challenge Cup Final week for the Belfast Giants as they prepare to face the Guildford Flames in Cardiff this Sunday. But before that A View From The Bridge looks back over the last week of games against Fife, …

The Thin Red Line

February 27th, 2019


Following a pulsating and enthralling couple of games between the best in the EIHL, A View From The Bridge returns to pick at the bones of whatever …

Clash of Clans

February 21st, 2019


An eventful week for the Belfast Giants, 1 opponent, 2 victories in 3 games and progression to yet another Challenge Cup final. And topped off with …

Murphy's Law

February 13th, 2019


Five points from six available for the Belfast Giants over the weekend and a cracking week ahead with 3 games against Glasgow and Stephen Murphy's Testimonial next Tuesday. So with that, A View From The Bridge chats to …

Going For A Castlereagh Knight

February 6th, 2019


Paddy might be away but as Freddy Mercury (Black) said, "The Show Must Go On"
Davy,  Simon & Joel are joined by Jonathan Boxill & Andrew Dickson,  plus there are interviews with Jonathan Ferland & AVFTB POTM …

Dedication's What You Need

January 30th, 2019


Four games in five days is a challenge for the Belfast Giants, but with 3 wins in 3 they set up the Semi Final with the Glasgow Clan the right way. …

More Clubs Than Faldo

January 23rd, 2019


A tough weekend for the Giants as they travelled to the home of the reigning champions and returned empty-handed. A rarity this season for Adam Keefe's men but an added challenge in the race for the EIHL title. This …

Norn Arlan

January 16th, 2019


A scintillating weekend of European ice hockey at the SSE Arena culimated in a pulsating battle between the Belfast Giants and Arlan …


January 9th, 2019


A MASSIVE WEEKEND lies ahead for the Belfast Giants as the final of the IIHF Continental Cup comes to the SSE Arena in Belfast. But before that we have time to reflect on a big 4 point weekend at home to the Sheffield …

Dipsy Doodle

January 3rd, 2019


Four points from Six for the Belfast Giants as they took on Milton Keynes, Glasgow and Dundee over the weekend in the EIHL. And with the Sheffield Steelers in town this weekend, A View From The Bridge catches up with …


December 28th, 2018


A festive A View From The Bridge looks back at the weekends games against the Manchester Storm. We hear from Adam Keefe and Kendall McFaull, and …

Driving Home For Christmas

December 19th, 2018


In a week that witnessed the Giants qualify for the Semi-Final of the Challenge Cup and Darcy Murphy put 4 goals by the Storm in Altrincham, A View from the Bridge discusses these and the defeat in Glasgow on Saturday.

Home At Last

December 11th, 2018


17 consecutive EIHL games on the road have come to an end and the Belfast Giants have returned to action at the SSE Arena. A View From The Bridge looks across the weeks games from the defeat in Dundee to the victory …

Captain, Coach, Century

December 5th, 2018


On the eve of his 100th game behind the bench for the Belfast Giants, Adam Keefe joins A View from the Bridge to answer your questions and reflect on a week where the Giants put one foot in the Challenge Cup semi-finals …

Fight Fire With Fire!

November 28th, 2018


Having doused the Flames and extinguished the Lightning, the Giants fought their way to two tough 4 points and sustained their position at the top of …

We're On Our Way!

November 21st, 2018


Continental Cup action for the Belfast Giants, compounded with the excesses of AVFTB Live and the prospect of the NCAA Friendship Four in the weekend to come means there is A LOT to unpack in this weeks A View From the …

0181 811 81 81

November 14th, 2018


What a weekend for your EIHL leading Belfast Giants, two dominant victories over two potential title rivals and a statement of intent to the rest of the league. Kyle Baun, Hunter Bishop, Jim Vandermeer and Adam Keefe …

Live By The Spear...

November 7th, 2018


The Belfast Giants are on somewhat of a roll, yet the challenges come thick and fast. Following a successful 6 point road trip across Scotland, next …

Road Warriors

October 31st, 2018


Four points taken from two overtime victories means that there was a lot of excitement from the weekend for the Belfast Giants. Blair Riley and Adam Keefe join us to discuss the on-going victories on the road.

Simon, …


October 24th, 2018


3 Games in 3 Nights for the Giants drew only 4 points from the 6 available. Guildford stood in the way of a magnificent winning streak, yet there were still positives to draw. We are joined this week by Tyler …

Make It Raine

October 17th, 2018


Can you believe that signing news may have overshadowed the fact Giants had yet another 6 point week? Well maybe not "overshadowed", but we have plenty to talk about and we'll be hearing from Kevin Raine on his return …

Dwyer, Dwyer, Pants On Fire

October 10th, 2018


We are in a good mood, 6 points from the weekend and a "goal" from Patrick Dwyer that has entertained the hockey world. So we've dug deep and brought you an action packed podcast with no fewer than 8 guests to give …


October 3rd, 2018


Adam Keefe and Lewis Hook join the lads to talk about the current tough times at the Belfast Giants.

With the split weekend against Dundee, the …

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit

September 26th, 2018


3 defeats in a week, but lets not be down-hearted! A View From The Bridge is back to give opinion on what went wrong against Nottingham and Fife.

Oh Baby!

September 18th, 2018


Belfast Giants are 4 from 4 in the Challenge Cup and we have a bumper edition of A View from the Bridge to look back at the weekends victories.

Mark Garside answers your questions in The Fan Agenda. We have Gary Moran, …

Know When To Fold Them

September 11th, 2018


Four Points in the Challenge Cup for the Belfast Giants, and AVFTB is back to look across all the action. Darcy Murphy is front and centre as guest on this weeks A View From The Bridge. Sunday's Hat-Trick Hero answers …

Peterborough Petes Special

September 5th, 2018


Liam Kirk, Derrick Walser, Rob Wilson and Andrew Verner are all guests in a special A View From The Bridge.

Patrick attended Liam Kirk's first home game in the OHL for the Peterborough Petes at the Memorial Centre as …

Off Season Special - August 2018

August 23rd, 2018


It's the final Off Season Special of the summer and with hockey firmly on the near horizon the lads are getting excited. Steve Thornton, Colin …

Off Season Special - June 2018

June 4th, 2018


After a longer hiatus than usual, AVFTB is back and has brought the name of the latest signing on the Belfast Giants roster.

Simon, Patrick and Davy are joined by AVFTB’s latest recruit, Joel Neil to discuss the merits …

All She Wrote

April 5th, 2018


The Belfast Giants quest for silverware is now over and in the last podcast of the season it’s just Patrick, Simon and Davy talking over the quarterfinals against the Nottingham Panthers.

They look ahead to potentials …

Mc Cleaned Up

March 28th, 2018


A 5th Place Finish for the Belfast Giants in the Regular Season is assessed in this weeks A View From The Bridge. The lads chat to players and fans …

Final Days

March 21st, 2018


With Cardiff picking up the League and Conference Title on Belfast ice last Saturday, A View from the Bridge assesses the Giants performances and looks ahead to the build up to playoffs. Mark Garside is our guest and we …

Ducking Rural

March 15th, 2018


After the Giants took a thumping victory over the Fife Flyers, Simon, Davy and Patrick convened to cast an eye over the weekends performances against Braehead and Nottingham.

Referee Andrew Dalton dropped by to talk …

Bringing It Home

March 7th, 2018


The Belfast Giants are the Challenge Cup Champions of 2018 and this week on A View from the Bridge we look back at Sundays game in great detail.

Adam Keefe and Matt Towe reflect on what they think gave theGiants the …

Up for the Cup

February 27th, 2018


It’s Cup Final Week!

Ahead of the big game on Sunday, the lads reflect the precursor by casting their eye over the games last weekend against the Steelers and our Cup Final opponents, the Cardiff Devils.

Adam Keefe …

Valentine Weekend Massacre

February 21st, 2018


A week or promise and opportunity sadly ended in dejection and disappointment. A View from the Bridge attempts to pick over the bones on one of the seasons most unexpected weekends and asks what the Giants need to do to …

I Bleed Teal

February 14th, 2018


What an edition of A View From The Bridge we have for you this week. Trainer for the Belfast Giants and Team GB, Jason “Taff” Ellery joins the panel to give his views on the last week for the Belfast Giants and share …

Whistle While You Work

February 6th, 2018


The AVFTB team are joined by Joel Neil to look back at the Challenge Cup victory over Nottingham, and the split 6 point weekend against Cardiff.

Todd Dutiaume speaks to Davy ahead of the Friday night’s visit of Fife

And …

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