Shoppers spot Belfast Giants having a mannequin moment ahead of Friendship Four tournament
19 Nov 2019
Stena Line Belfast Giants Forward Liam Morgan and Defenceman Ryan Lowney had a mannequin moment as they launched the Friendship Four 2019 Visit Belfast Welcome Centre window display along with Councillor Deirdre Hargey, Belfast City Council and Gerry Lennon, Chief Executive, Visit Belfast.
The Friendship Four tournament kicks off in just under two weeks’ time at The SSE Arena, Belfast. This year’s ice hockey festival on 29 and 30 November will see four American college ice hockey teams from Princeton University, Colgate University, Northeastern University and The University of New Hampshire, compete for the prestigious Belpot trophy.
Councillor Deirdre Hargey, Chair of Belfast City Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee who joined the Giants said: “We’re delighted to be hosting the Friendship Four ice hockey tournament for the fifth consecutive year in Belfast. This prestigious tournament enhances our reputation for hosting major events, strengthens business, tourism, academic and cultural links with our Sister City, Boston and promotes Belfast as a place to study, visit and invest in.
“Friendship Four is fast paced, it’s exciting and it’s the perfect day or evening out with family or friends. I’d encourage as many people as possible to come down to The SSE Arena, Belfast to see the action unfold next weekend.”
The first game of the tournament begins on Friday 29 November at 3pm and will see The University of New Hampshire take on Northeastern University, followed by an evening game featuring Princeton University and Colgate University commencing at 7pm. Saturday’s games will feature the Friendship Four Consolation game at 3pm and the Friendship Four Championship game at 7pm. The games will also be broadcast live across Canada and the United States.
Hosted by The Odyssey Trust at the SSE Arena, Belfast, Friendship Four partners include Belfast City Council and Visit Belfast.
Limited tickets are available for Friendship Four 2019, please visit www.ssearenabelfast.com/whats-on/friendship-four