Face-Off - Belfast Giants prepare for European challenge

Belfast Giants prepare for their Continental Cup challenge in Germany this weekend when they face Dutch side Tilburg, Bulgarian outfit CSKA Sofia and hosts Bremerhaven.

Robby Sandrock is looking forward to Belfast's latest Continental outing - 11 years after he was part of the Giants' first European adventure.

Belfast's director of hockey operations Steve Thornton is confident his team will win this weekend's group and progress to the next stage in Italy.

The Giants face Tilburg on Friday afternoon (15:00 BST) with the contest against Sofia on Saturday (15:00) before Sunday's game against the hosts (18:00).