Belfast Giants on the hunt to secure Regular Season Champ nods; rest of league in close

indexThe Belfast Giants squad headed by Paul Adey has run away with it. His Giants lead league with an impressible 64 points; 19 ahead of the second place tied Sheffield Steelers and Dundee Stars. To say they have it in the bag it pretty much a lock in statement. It’s also safe to say they’ll be the 2013/2014 Erdhardt Conference champions for the second year in a row.

That being said, there’s a ridiculously close fight for second. The Sheffield Steelers and Dundee Stars are tied for 2nd with 45 points. Following them are the Braehead Clan and Nottingham Panthers who are only a couple of points each away. The race to the top in these last few crucial weeks is going to play out for some exciting hockey.

England native, Craig Peacock lead the charge this past Sunday as he rallied for four points in the Giants win over the Sheffield Steelers. A bright hockey star from Peterborough, England, he has a bright future with the Giants or hell, the Elite league in general. A proud moment for a team that’s made half of its roster Canadian players.

Photo: Richard Crothers
Photo: Richard Crothers

Clearly, nobody is going to give the Giants a run for their money this late in the season. For the rest of the league, it’s time to battle down and start playing some offensive hockey. Personally, I see Sheffield taking aim at second and locking it in.

We are getting into the thick of it hockey fans. Now is where it’s going to get interesting.

Belfast are down in Wales tonight taking on the Cardiff Devils before the swing back home on Friday for a two night foray against the Hull Stingrays and Fife Flyers

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