Garside staying for a shot at treble with the Giants
Mark Garside will set his sights on a third Elite League title with the Belfast Giants after re-signing for an eighth season with the club. The 28-year-old, who was converted from forward to defence by former coach Derrick Walser, becomes the fourth member of last season's team to commit himself to the club under new head coach Adam Keefe.
"I am excited about keeping Mark in Belfast and I know our fans will be too," said Keefe.
"He works very hard for the team and can play anywhere.
"Mark knows how to win with two league titles in Belfast, as well as the World Championship gold, and he will play a key part in our chase for silverware."
Garside joins Colin Shields, Blair Riley and Matt Towe in committing himself to the Giants for another season. More importantly, he is the third British player, alongside Shields and Towe, to sign up as Keefe builds his quota of homegrown players.
The Giants are expected to confirm that goaltender Jackson Whistle and forwards Alex Foster and Steve Saviano will return next season in the coming weeks as they are part of the club's link with Ulster University.