Elite League champions Belfast Giants got their title defence off to a losing start after falling to a 2-1 overtime defeat to Manchester Storm.
Cardiff Devils start their domestic season with a home Challenge Cup win over Guildford Flames.
Belfast Giants begin the defence of their Challenge Cup trophy with an emphatic 6-1 victory at home to Glasgow Clan.
Cardiff Devils head coach Andrew Lord believes ice hockey is reaching new levels in Britain.
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Belfast Giants coach Adam Keefe is pleased with his team's application as they start the defence of the Challenge Cup with a 6-1 win over Glasgow Clan.