Evan Cheverie has informed the Giants of his decision to move on to Lillehammer IK, Norway for the 2010/11 season. During the last 2 seasons in Belfast, Evan played 110 games for the Giants scoring 50 goals and 82 assists. Cheverie played an integral part in the Giants’ latest success by scoring the winning penalty shot in the shoot out for the 2009/10 Playoff Championship.
GM Todd Kelman had this to say on Cheverie’s departure:
“Evan has been a big part of this organisation and will always be part of the Giants history after scoring the playoff winning goal last season. He’s a great player and an even better person. I wish him well next season and in whatever path he takes in the future.”
Cheverie himself said “It’s been a great two seasons here in Belfast. I have been fortunate enough to develop my hockey career and life skills during my time with the Giants. Winning three trophies, playing alongside so many great teammates and playing infront of the best fans in the UK has been a great honor. With success comes opportunity and at this stage of my career i want to explore these opportunities before they cease to exist. I have had many conversations with Todd and Doug about my decision to leave and they have been 100% respectful of my decision and they should be commended for that. I would like to thank everyone with in the Belfast Giants organization for their support and I wish them nothing but success. I will forever remember the Playoff Championship weekend, definitely the highlight of my career to date, what a pleasure to share it with the people of the Belfast Giants.”