Giants ready for Nottingham challenge
- From the section Northern Ireland
Doug Christiansen's treble chasing Belfast Giants face Nottingham Panthers in the first leg of the Challenge Cup final at the Odyssey Arena on Wednesday night (19:30 GMT).
The Giants are on the verge of the Elite League title as they are eight points ahead of Sheffield - although the Steelers have three games in hand on the Belfast outfit.
The Challenge Cup final second leg will take place in Nottingham next Tuesday.