Belfast Giants Face-Off 1

BBC Sport NI's Nigel Ringland talks to new Belfast Giants Head of Ice Hockey Operations Steve Thornton about the prospects for the forthcoming season.

Thornton is enjoying his third spell with the Giants, having enjoyed previous stints as a player and a coach.

Appointed by former General Manager Todd Kelman, before his departure to head up a consortium to take over the Cardiff Devils, Canadian Thornton says the Giants have "unfinished business" and an "increased hunger" after narrowly losing last season's Challenge Cup and play-off finals.