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Tesco Belfast Giants
TESCOBelfastGiants
Founded 2007
Home ice Dundonald Ice Bowl (1,500)
Based in Dundonald, Northern Ireland
Colors Red, Teal, White
League Irish Ice Hockey League
Affiliate(s) Tesco Belfast Giants U20 (IIHL Developmental Division)

The Junior Belfast Giants (a.k.a. Tesco Belfast Giants) are ice hockey team that plays in the Irish Ice Hockey League. They play their games in the 1,500 seat Dundonald Ice Bowl in Dundonald, Northern Ireland. The club joined the IIHL for the 2008-2009 season and they also field a U20 team in the IIHL's Developmental Division.

HistoryEdit

The Junior Belfast Giants were officially formed in June 2007 when the Belfast City Flyers and the Northern Ireland Ice Hockey club combined forces because they felt the best way to further the sport in the area was to form one strong club. Todd Kelman, General Manager of the Coors Belfast Giants helped the club find a main sponsor and allowed the club to use the Belfast Giants name but other than that the 2 teams are not related.

Tesco provided the club with jerseys and socks for every player in the organization, funding for the club, as well as made 10 jobs available to club players working in its stores in Northern Ireland.[1]

RosterEdit

Roster as of February 2, 2009[2]

Goaltenders
Player D.O.B. Place of Birth
Flag of Northern Ireland Andrew Dickson Nov. 2, 1987 Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
<center>Defensemen
Player D.O.B. Place of Birth
Flag of Northern Ireland Stephen Cairns Jun. 18, 1987 Newtownards, Northern Ireland
Flag of Northern Ireland Trevor Clark Feb. 21, 1985 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Flag of the Czech Republic Stanislav Eschner May. 8, 1989 Czech Republic
Flag of Northern Ireland James Glover Aug. 28, 1983 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Flag of Northern Ireland Thomas Hunsdale Jan. 17, 1985 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Flag of Northern Ireland Trevor Kennedy May 8, 1979 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Flag of Northern Ireland Robert Leckey Sep. 29, 1979 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Flag of Northern Ireland Chrissy McConnell Sep. 2, 1988 Belfast, Northern Ireland
<center>Forwards
Player D.O.B. Place of Birth
Flag of Northern Ireland Ross Bickerstaff Sep. 1, 1989 Bangor, Northern Ireland
Flag of France Arnaud Dos Santos Jul. 20, 1989 France
Flag of Northern Ireland David Gibson Dec. 11, 1981 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Flag of Lithuania Mindaugas Gutauskas May 20, 1986 Lithuania
Flag of Northern Ireland Peter McCarter Mar. 26, 1986 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Flag of Northern Ireland Mark Reynolds Mar. 27, 1988 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Flag of Northern Ireland Gareth Roberts Jan. 10, 1986 Belfast, Northern Ireland

NotesEdit


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