the-real-deal

Belfast Giants Select coach: Bruins are the “real deal”

Boston Bruins vs. Belfast Giants

We’re a little under a month before the Bruins fly across the Atlantic to take on their greatest threat to a Stanley Cup — the Belfast Giants Select.

Paul Thompson, GB National Team and Coventry Blaze coach, had some nice things to say about the Bs.

“Make no mistake about this, the Bruins are bringing the real deal to Belfast in October.” –Paul Thompson


It’s called Bruins.

While we assume the Bruins aren’t going to field an AHL squad against the Giants Select, the Giants are busy going through the EIHL rosters to pick their All-Star team. The just filled four more roster spots, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

Coventry Blaze forward Luke Fulghum and defenceman Jonathan Weaver will join forces with Giants captain Colin Shields and defenceman Jon Gleed to take on the Bruins in October as part of the Giants Elite League select squad, a team made up of the best players from around the UK. – Belfast Telegraph, Sept. 9

Colin Shields (5’11, 175lbs) ’09-10 stats
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
56 34 53 87 65

Jon Gleed (6’2″, 212lb) ’09-10 stats *

GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
69 1 14 15 87

* Gleed played for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the AHL
Apparently Blaze fans don’t care about stats because the Blaze website has no player stats beyond age, weight and hometown. Don’t want to give too much info to the enemy, of course.
Jonathan Weaver is 5’11, 193lbs and Luke Fulghum is 6’0, 195lbs, if you care.

“These four players are an indication that we are not just trying to have an All-Star team. We are looking for a complete team that can push the Bruins for 60 minutes.” –Thompson, BelfastGiants.com

Thompson means business. Keep checking www.belfastgiants.com for more roster updates. There’ll be a lot more coming out.
The Belfast Giants have several players on the squad that have ties to Boston. No word yet if any of them will make the Giants Elite team to face their hometown squad.
Justin

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