Gareth Roberts came to the Giants through the ranks of the Junior Giants Development Programme and after an impressive trial period his efforts were rewarded with his Senior debut on Saturday 11th December against the Dundee Stars.
Roberts, 27, who is now in his fourth season with the Giants has played over 130 games for his hometown team and helped the Giants to the Elite League Championship in 2012. Thanks to his on ice performances for the Giants, Gareth has carried his professionalism onto international level with Team Ireland, finishing in the Top 5 points scorers charts in this year’s World Championships Division 3 hosted in South Africa with 11 points in only 5 games played.
“Gareth is the top young player in Northern Ireland. He has a bright future ahead of him and is a player who continues to improve everyday. It is great to see players coming through the youth development ranks and joining the Giants.”