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 year – presented by Steven Cockcroft, Johns Elliott Solicitors
Calvin Elfring

Forward of the year – presented by Brian Commins, Citybeat
Kevin Saurette

Community Service – presented by Damian Havlin, Subway
Adam Keefe

Leading Scorer – presented by Gemma Bell, Diageo Northern Ireland
Kevin Saurette

Fans Favourite Award
– presented by Phil Montgomery & Jonny Robb, One Stop Mortgage Shop
Adam Keefe

Players Player – presented by Terry Jackson, Kukri Sports
Stephen Murphy

Unsung Hero – presented by General Manager Todd Kelman
Dustin Whitecotton

Coach’s Player of the Year – presented by Head Coach Paul Adey
Cody Brookwell

Most Valuable Player – presented by Neil Palmer, Stena Line
Stephen Murphy

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

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