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Belfast Giants step in to offer Matt Towe chance to shine

By Adam McKendry

Published 02/09/2016

Opportunity: Matt Towe has been handed a short-term deal
Opportunity: Matt Towe has been handed a short-term deal

The Stena Line Belfast Giants have re-signed forward Matt Towe on a short-term contract for the month of September.

Towe, who lives in Belfast, had been on trial with the Giants and featured in all four of their pre-season friendlies, impressing enough to earn himself a month-long contract.

This will be the Englishman's second stint with the Giants having played for them in the 2012/13 season, where he scored six goals and provided 10 assists as the Giants finished second in the league.

He then spent a season with the Braehead Clan where he notched 18 goals and 18 assists before continuing his excellent form with the EPL's Guildford Flames, scoring 28 goals and 88 assists in two seasons.

Head Coach Derrick Walser said the decision to offer Towe a contract was an easy one, and that he hoped there would be more to come from him in the future.

"I am delighted to agree terms with Matt, he has impressed throughout pre-season and deserves this short-term deal which has the possibility of being extended," Walser commented.

"From what the fans tell me, I know Matt was a popular player during his previous season with the Giants and I hope he can continue to impress over the coming weeks."

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