Great Britain international Scott Conway revealed the chance to work with head coach Adam Keefe was the primary reason he decided to join the Belfast Giants for the upcoming season.
The centre has signed a one-year deal at the SSE Arena after moving from ECHL side Allen Americans, as has 26-year-old American defenceman Cam Knight, who joins from Esbjerg Energy in Denmark.
Conway, who is coming off a 12-goal, 20-point season with the Americans, got his first call-up to the GB team in January 2020 for their Olympic qualifiers in Nottingham and was named GB’s player of the tournament after scoring twice in three games, and the 26-year-old says he’s thrilled to play under Keefe, who is a GB assistant coach, again.
“I love Coach (Keefe). He’s a big reason why I came to Belfast. He’s been around the game and he knows what he’s talking about, and I’m excited to be part of it this year,” said Conway.
“I think Belfast is a great place to play. They’re always one of the best teams, they have a great coach, I know some of the players and they’re great players. I’m excited to see what we’ve got this year. I’m always on the hunt for a championship and I think they’d be a great team to win with.
“Every time you pull on a new jersey, it’s always a great experience, especially your first time on the ice in front of the fans who will be supporting you all season.
“I’m excited to be a part of the Giants. I think we might have a good chance to bring home some silverware.”