Murphy Stars At Belfast Giants Awards Night
Stena Line Belfast Giants netminder Stephen Murphy claimed the Most Valuable Player Award and the Players Player of the Year Award at the annual Stena Line Belfast Giants Awards Night on Monday at a packed out Ramada Plaza, Belfast. 500 fans, sponsors, staff and players filled the ball room at the new format Awards Night and enjoyed the celebration of a successful season to date including a fourth Elite League Championship and second Erhardt Conference Title for the Giants organisation.
Kevin Saurette and Adam Keefe joined Stephen Murphy in claiming two awards each with Saurette winning the Forward of the Year and Leading Scorer Awards while the Giants Captain scooped the Community Service Award and the Fans Favourite Award. Calvin Elfring and Dustin Whitecotton, who joined the Giants from the Straubing Tigers last Summer, both claimed awards, winning Defenceman of the Year and Unsung Hero respectively while Head Coach Paul Adey selected Cody Brookwell as the Coach’s Player of the Year.
The full list of the winners from the 2013/14 Giants Awards Night:
Defenceman of the yearÂ – presented by Steven Cockcroft, Johns Elliott Solicitors
Forward of the year – presented by Brian Commins, Citybeat
Community Service – presented by Damian Havlin, Subway
Leading Scorer – presented by Gemma Bell, Diageo Northern Ireland
Fans Favourite Award
– presented by Phil Montgomery & Jonny Robb, One Stop Mortgage Shop
Players Player – presented by Terry Jackson, Kukri Sports
Unsung Hero – presented by General Manager Todd Kelman
Coach’s Player of the Year – presented by Head Coach Paul Adey
Most Valuable Player – presented by Neil Palmer, Stena Line
What a night! Thanks to all of our fans & sponsors for an awesome 2014 Awards Night & a great send off to the Playoff Finals for the team!
— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) April 1, 2014