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Ice cool: Kevin Raine tries to be a perfectionist on and off the ice

Ice cool: Kevin Raine tries to be a perfectionist on and off the ice

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Kevin Raine was the Giants MVP last season

Kevin Raine was the Giants MVP last season

Kevin Raine was the Giants MVP last season

Kevin Raine was the Giants MVP last season

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Kevin Raine on the ice for Los Angeles Kings

Kevin Raine on the ice for Los Angeles Kings

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Ice cool: Kevin Raine tries to be a perfectionist on and off the ice

On the ice, Belfast Giants hero Kevin Raine allows himself to be a glutton for punishment.

A no-nonsense defenceman, the Ontario native rules his own end of the ice. Every night he would put his body on the line, blocking shots, hitting opponents and shipping plenty of hits of his own in pursuit of a win.

He's been a big part of the Giants' recent success. In his three years with the team, Raine has helped the Giants win an Elite League title and two Challenge Cups, and last season led them into Europe, memorably dropping gloves with Czech international Jan Ordos in their opening Champions League game against Bili Tygri Liberec.


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