Stena Line Belfast Giants netminder Tyler Beskorowany claimed the Most Valuable Player Award at the annual Giants Awards Night on Sunday at a packed out Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Over 550 fans, sponsors, staff and players filled the ballroom at the Awards Night as the Giants celebrated the Elite League, Challenge Cup and Erhardt Conference success and looked ahead to the upcoming Playoffs.
Beskorowany scooped three awards – winning the Official Supporters Club Player of the Year from the Junior Members as well as Players’ Player of the Year. Kyle Baun scooped the Coach’s Player of the Year.
Jonathan Boxill claimed the President’s Award, named after Jim Gillespie, the Honorary Life President, and his legacy of community service which is instilled throughout the Giants organisation. Darcy Murphy won the Leading Scorer award thanks to his tally of 49 goals and 49 assists this season so far.
Kevin Raine was voted the Defenceman of the Year, Kendall McFaull picked up the Unsung Hero Award, Dustin Johner was voted as the Official Supporters Club Adult Members Player of the Year, with Pat Dwyer voted Forward of the Year.
Below is the full list of the winners from the 2018/19 Giants Awards Night – with all photographs from the night on our Facebook page.
Official Supporters Club Junior Members – Player of the Year – Tyler Beskorowany
– presented by Junior OSC member Casey Miskelly
Defenceman of the Year – Kevin Raine
– presented by Jonathan Crooks, Falconer Stewart
Official Supporters Club Adult Members – Player of the Year – Dustin Johner
– presented by OSC Committee member, Christine Kerr
Forward of the Year – Pat Dwyer
– presented by Stuart Robinson, Cool FM
Leading Scorer – Darcy Murphy
– presented by Jonathan Robb, One Stop Mortgage Shop
Fans Favourite – Blair Riley
– presented by Laura Small, Kukri Sports
President’s Award (renamed in honour of Jim Gillespie, Giants Honorary Life President) – Jonathan Boxill
– presented by John Small and Adam Havlin – Subway.
Unsung Hero – Kendall McFaull
– presented by Eric Porter, Chairman – Odyssey Trust.
Players’ Player of the Year – Tyler Beskorowany
– presented by Head of Hockey Steve Thornton & Daniel Daly, Daly’s Garage – Hyundai.
Coach’s Player of the Year – Kyle Baun
– presented by Head Coach Adam Keefe & Simon Kitchen, fonaCAB.
Most Valuable Player – Tyler Beskorowany
– presented by Neil Palmer, Nicola Barlow & Heather Courtney – Stena Line.