Just hours after touching down in Belfast the Boston Bruins were out on the ice. The NHL ice hockey team have arrived in Northern Ireland for a challenge match against the Belfast Giants selects side on Saturday. The Bruins will face a squad made up of players from the Giants and the other Elite League clubs. BBC News - Boston Bruins arrive to take on the Belfast Giants The Giants have grown quite a following here since they were formed in 2000. Yes their arena only holds 7000 but it's Northern Ireland after all, bit like trying to sell soccer to the States. Belfast Giants currently sit proudly top of the Elite Ice Hockey League after 8 games. ELITE Ice Hockey League ? Official Website Game on!