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Scott Conway reveals personal targets for new season after rejecting other offers and stay with Belfast Giants


Scott Conway is delighted to have signed a new one-year deal

Scott Conway is delighted to have signed a new one-year deal

Scott Conway is delighted to have signed a new one-year deal

Scott Conway has revealed that he turned down a move elsewhere to return to the Belfast Giants and has vowed to better last season’s incredible points haul.

The Great Britain international led the entire Elite League with 41 goals and 101 points in all competitions last season and will lead the offence again for the upcoming campaign after signing a one-year deal at the SSE Arena.

Despite seeing wing partner J.J. Piccinich depart for Norway for the upcoming campaign, and having offers from teams in Austria, Denmark and Norway himself, Conway believes the right place for him is the Giants and that he still has more to offer the team.

“We loved our time in Belfast. Steph (his partner) was always pulling my arm saying she wanted to go back and I did too,” said the Basingstoke native.

“I want to play in as big a League as possible and play in different areas of the world and have different experiences, but Belfast is just a great fit for me and I’m really happy to make the decision to come back. I had offers to go elsewhere but I just felt this was the best fit at the time.

“My goal is to break what I did last season, both in terms of points and trophies. I know this year will be more competitive, I know some guys that have signed around the League and they’re upgrades on what teams have had before, so I think this year it’ll be more competitive.

“We’re excited to get to work and we have our biggest games at the start of the season right away (in the Champions Hockey League). Hopefully we can snag a few wins and move on but, if not, we’ll bond together and that’ll be an advantage at the start of the season.”

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Conway scored the winning goal in the shoot-out to clinch the title against the Sheffield Steelers last year and the 27-year-old is ready for their rivals, plus the likes of the Cardiff Devils and Nottingham Panthers, to be gunning for them when the season kicks off next month.

“It’s a new year. We’ve got to compete just as hard as last year, if not harder, because we’re going to have a target on our backs. Other teams are going to have a fire in their bellies and we have to be ready to match that,” he added.

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