Hull coach Sylvain Cloutier believes winning a trophy is a realistic aim for his new look Stingrays side.
Wholesale changes to playing personnel have taken place at the Hull Arena over the summer.
Cloutier told BBC Humberside: "What's the use of starting a season if you don't think you can win a trophy?"
A year ago Hull were forced out of the Elite Ice Hockey League due to financial difficulties but were saved by the owners of Coventry Blaze.
Cloutier is also confident that he can control the controversial Canadian Derek Campbell who has a reputation of being difficult to handle.
He said: "He plays with an edge and that's why I want him on my team. I'm not going to take anything away from his game."
The Stingrays begin their campaign at Belfast Giants on 9 September.