Forward trio return for the Giants

Belfast Giants have confirmed forwards Colin Shields, Blair Riley and Matt Towe have all agreed another year with the club.

Shields, who re-joins the Giants for a tenth season, has scored 208 goals and 351 assists in 517 games to top the organisation’s points and goalscoring charts.

Riley makes it two seasons in-a-row in the Elite League after arriving in Northern Ireland in 2016 from the AHL where he spent the 2015/16 season with the Stockton Heat. Last season Riley scored 30 goals with 31 assists in 56 games.

Matt Towe (above) returns for a second consecutive year and a third season overall with the Giants.

He first iced for the club during the 2012/13 season and has helped the organisation to two second place finishes in the Elite League as well as a play-off final appearance in 2013.

Towe rejoined the Giants in 2016 from Guildford Flames where he bagged 28 goals and 88 assists in 109 games.

(Image permission: Press Eye)

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