Face-Off - Giants start defence with three matches on the road

The Belfast Giants begin the defence of their Elite League title with three away matches against Dundee Stars, Braehead Clan and Edinburgh Capitals this weekend.

BBC Sport NI's Nigel Ringland talks to Giants coach Steve Thornton and player Colin Shields ahead of the opening triple-header.

The Giants warmed up for the new season with two friendlies against Cardiff Devils, winning one and losing one.