Ice Hockey Superleague 2000-03

Ice Hockey Superleague 2000-01

*Sheffield Steelers4830549162115104
*Cardiff Devils4824531616713085
*Bracknell Bees4819661717316175
*London Knights4818761714313074
*Ayr Scottish Eagles4821412216115872
*Belfast Giants4817691615815972
*Manchester Storm4815632414818660
*Nottingham Panthers4810872312616753
Newcastle Jesters48123112212615853



Group A
*London Knights64002171112
*Sheffield Steelers64002161812
Belfast Giants6300317179
Nottingham Panthers6100513173

Group B
*Bracknell Bees63102201711
*Ayr Scottish Eagles6211223199
Cardiff Devils6211223249
Manchester Storm6112220267


DateHome Team Away Team 
 London Knights4Ayr Scottish Eagles3
 Sheffield Steelers4Bracknell Bees2
 Sheffield Steelers2London Knights1


Ice Hockey Superleague 2001-02

Belfast Giants48319817711970
Ayr Scottish Eagles482019913613049
Sheffield Steelers4818181213814448
Nottingham Panthers481920914014147
Bracknell Bees4815201314015843
London Knights4814211313014541
Manchester Storm4813231211714138


*Ayr Scottish Eagles6501221311
*Sheffield Steelers64111589
*London Knights642017158
*Manchester Storm623124215
Belfast Giants623121195
Nottingham Panthers613213204
Bracknell Bees606010260


DateHome Team Away Team 
 Ayr Scottish Eagles1Manchester Storm2
 Sheffield Steelers3London Knights2
 Sheffield Steelers3 (4p)Manchester Storm3 (3p)


Ice Hockey Superleague 2002-03

*Sheffield Steelers3218815865742
*Belfast Giants32178161117841
*Nottingham Panthers32151304929234
*London Knights32111218879031
*Bracknell Bees32520257113017


*Belfast Giants1612211653626
*London Knights1610402544122
*Nottingham Panthers1610501554221
*Sheffield Steelers162103128528
Bracknell Bees163120141727


DateHome Team Away Team 
 Belfast Giants1Sheffield Steelers0 so
 London Knights4Nottingham Panthers3
 Belfast Giants5London Knights3



The Ice Hockey Superleague was the top level Ice Hockey League in Britain and Ireland prior to the formation of the Elite Ice Hockey League in 2003.

The Belfast Giants were created in 2000 as part of the peace process with aid of American money and played in the 5000-seat Oddyssey Arena.

In their first season they finished sixth, but failed to qualify out of their playoff group. In 2001-02 they won the League on 70 Points, 21 ahead of their nearest challengers Ayr Scottish Eagles, but again failed to qualify out of the Playoff Group. They finished second in the League in 2002-03, one point behind Sheffield Steelers, but won the Playoff Group before going on to win the Final 5-3 against the London Knights.


[1] Robert, Stewart (2002). The Ice Hockey Annual 2001-02. pp. 127-133. Brighton.

[2] Robert, Stewart (2003). The Ice Hockey Annual 2002-03. pp. 118-124. Brighton.

[3] Robert, Stewart (2004). The Ice Hockey Annual 2003-04. pp. 122-127. Brighton.


Thanks to Lenka Mulligan.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 19 December 2018

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and INAWSA 2018

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

Leave a Reply