List of Belfast Giants seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Belfast Giants ice hockey team presently of the British Elite League. This list documents the season-by-season records of the Belfast Giants from their foundation as members of the Ice Hockey Superleague in 2000 to the present day.

The Giants have won two league titles, in 2001–02 and 2005–06 and one Playoff Championship, in 2002–03.

Regular Season Champions Playoff Champions Challenge Cup Winners Finished bottom of standings
Season League Regular season[1] Post season Challenge Cup
Finish GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
2000–01 Super League 6th 48 23 16 - 9 158 159 72 Finished third in qualifying group[2] Finished first in qualifying group
Lost in Semi Final, 2-8 (Sheffield)
2001–02 Super League 1st 48 31 9 8 - 177 119 70 Finished fifth in qualifying group[3] Finished first in qualifying group
Won in Semi Final, 9-6 (Bracknell)
Lost in Final, 0-5 (Ayr)
2002–03 Super League 2nd 32 17 8 6 1 111 78 41 Finished first in qualifying group[4]
Won in Semi Final, 1-0 (Sheffield)
Won British Championship, 5-3 (London)
Finished third in qualifying group
Lost in Semi Final, 2-3 (Nottingham)[5]
2003–04 Elite League 4th 56 27 21 7 1 218 185 62 Finished third in qualifying group[6] Finished first in qualifying group
Lost in Semi Final, 5-11 (Nottingham)[7]
2004–05 Elite League 2nd 50 31 10 7 2 170 104 71 Finished third in qualifying group Finished third in qualifying group
2005–06 Elite League 1st 42 28 9 4 1 155 100 61 Finished second in qualifying group[8]
Lost in Semi Final, 2-4 (Newcastle)
Did not enter
2006–07 Elite League 2nd 54 34 17 - 3 192 153 71 Won in Quarter Final, 8-4 (Basingstoke)[9]
Lost in Semi Final, 1-2 (Nottingham)
Lost in Quarter Final, 3-5 (Manchester)
2007–08 Elite League 4th 54 33 19 - 2 184 150 68 Lost in Quarter Final, 6-7 (Newcastle) Finished fifth in qualifying group
Regular season totals 384 224 109 32 19 1365 898 1048 2 Regular Season Titles

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Code explanation; GP—Games played, W—Wins, L—Losses, T—Tied games, OTL—Overtime losses, GF—Goals for, GA—Goals against, Pts—Points
  2. ^ The top eight teams in the league qualified and were divided into two groups of four determined on league standing. The top two teams in each group advanced to the semi finals with the winners playing each other in the final. The semi finals and final were one off games played over a single weekend.
  3. ^ All seven teams qualified into a single group. A team played each of its opponents once with home games and away games determined by league standing. The top four teams advanced to the semi finals
  4. ^ All five teams qualified. The group stage saw each team play their opponents four times. The top four teams advanced to the semi finals
  5. ^ Initially Belfast failed to qualify for the semi finals of the competition after finishing third in their qualifying group. Following the collapse of the Ayr Scottish Eagles, who finished second in the group, the Giants were entered into the semi finals in their place
  6. ^ The top six teams qualified for the playoffs and were divided into two groups of three. The top two in each group advanced to the semi finals
  7. ^ Knockout rounds of the Challenge Cup have been played over two legs since the inauguration of the Elite League in 2003-04.
  8. ^ All eight teams qualified for the playoffs. Teams were divided into two groups of four with the top two in each group qualifying for the semi finals
  9. ^ In 2006-07, the top eight teams qualified for the play offs which were played on a knockout basis. The quarter finals were played over two legs with a team's quarter final opponent determined on their league standing (1st vs 8th, 2nd vs 7th, 3rd vs 6th and 4th vs 5th). The semi final and final remained as one off games played over a single weekend.

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