Collegiate ice hockey tournament to return to Belfast

The success of the inaugural Friendship Four ice hockey tournament last weekend means that the collegiate competition looks certain to return to Belfast again next year.

Over 20,000 spectators watched the competition which was won by UMass Lowell River Hawks after their beat Brown Bears in a shootout at the SSE Arena.

Robert Fitzpatrick, the chief executive of the Odyssey Trust, says that the successful staging of this year's event means that plans are already being put together for the 2016 competition.