Giants prepare to go Continental

Belfast Giants prepare for this weekend's Continental Cup campaign in Landshut, Germany.

They open their Continental Cup campaign in Landshut against Dutch side Ruijters Eaters Geleen on Friday before taking on the host German club a day later before Sunday's final group game against Romanian club HSC Csikszereda.

Giants coach Doug Christiansen has also revealed that the club is unlikely to take advantage of the National Hockey League strike in North America by opting to sign any NHL players on short-terms contracts.

All the other top Elite League clubs in the UK have signed NHL players on short-term deals in recent weeks.

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