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Towe Makes Giants Return For 2016/17 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce that Matt Towe has been signed on a short-term contract for the month of September. Towe, who now lives in Belfast, played in all four of the Giants exhibition games, has impressed Coach Derrick Walser and will take to the ice in the Giants first game of the season against the Fife Flyers in Scotland on Saturday.

The English Forward, 28, iced for the Giants during the 2012/13 season and posted 6 goals and 10 assists, good for 16 points in 57 games played. That season, Towe played an important role in helping the organisation to a second place finish in the league before a heart breaking overtime defeat in the 2013 Playoff Grand Final.

Since leaving the Giants, Towe scored 18 goals and 18 assists in the 2013/14 season for the Braehead Clan before spending the next two seasons with the EPL’s Guildford Flames where Towe posted 28 goals and 88 assists in 109 games played, over one point per game.

Head Coach Derrick Walser on the short-term signing of Matt Towe:
“I am delighted to agree terms with Matt, he has impressed throughout pre-season and deserves this short-term deal which has the possibility of being extended. From what the fans tell me, I know Matt was a popular player during his previous season with the Giants and I hope he can continue to impress over the coming weeks.”

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Belfast Giants' Matt Towe with Braehead Clan's Kyle Wharton during Saturday nights exhibition game against their Elite League rivals.