Belfast Giants learn Continental Cup opponents

The Belfast Giants clinched the Elite League in February
The Belfast Giants clinched the Elite League in February

The Belfast Giants will face German and Dutch teams when they play in the Continental Cup in October.

The Northern Ireland side are playing in the European tournament for a second time in three years having qualified by winning the Elite League.

Their Group B opponents will be hosts Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven, Tilburg Trappers of the Netherlands plus the winners of September's Group A .

The games will be staged from 17-19 October.

If the Giants win Group B, they will advance to the semi-finals in Ritten, Italy, in November.

The teams participating in Group A on 26-28 September are CSKA Sofia (Bulgaria), CG Puigcerda (Spain), Beostar Belgrade (Serbia) and Izmir BJBSK (Turkey.