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Monday, February 25, 2008

Courtenay to leave Giants post


Courtenay to leave Giants post

Belfast Giants GM Todd Kelman assured fans that player-coach Ed Courtenay will play through the end of the season according to the Belfast Telegraph. Courtenay had announced he was stepping down as Giants coach following a defeat Friday night at the hands of the Sheffield Steelers. Under Courtenay, the Giants had won the British Elite League title three seasons ago. That was also the season Theo Flury was aboard the team.

Ten games remain in the regular season for the Giants and a search for a new coach is underway, according to the paper. Kelman said a new coach would be announced after the season ends. The Giants loss to the Steelers mean the Giants can’t win the League this season, the paper said. The league is led in points by the Coventry Blaze with six points over both the Steelers and the Giants. The Steelers have three games in hand over the Giants.

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