Selection starts for All-Star squad to face Boston Bruins
On the day before league champions Coventry Blaze and playoff champions Belfast Giants face off in the Charity Shield, the coaches of the two teams have made their first official selections to the All-Star team that will play the Boston Bruins on Saturday, October 2, in Belfast.
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.
GB National Team and Coventry Blaze Coach Paul Thompson believes all four players are suited to face off against the Bruins.
“Make no mistake about this, the Bruins are bringing the real deal to Belfast in October. The Bruins are some of the best athletes in the world and our guys will need to be at their best, and we need the best from the entire league. My guys will be ready and I am confident we can put together a competitive squad to face off with the Bruins.”
Giants coach Doug Christiansen is looking forward to the Bruins event.
“Myself, Paul and Gerad Adams (Cardiff) are batting around ideas and player names and the prospects are exciting. We need to take the individual strengths of each potential player and make sure they fit into our plans for this game,” he said.
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