Stena Line Belfast Giants Head Coach Adam Keefe:
Firstly, myself, the staff and all of our players would like to say thank you to all of the awesome people who work in the health services. What you are doing is incredible.
Three weeks ago today – the Elite League took the decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019/20 season. This was the correct decision as the motive was the safety of our fans, players, staff, sponsors and partners.
Around the world we can see that this virus has shown that being involved in hockey, and sport in general, offers no immunity. Hockey and our games seem unimportant in comparison to what is going on right now.
I want to thank the Odyssey Trust for their guidance at these challenging times as well as their assistance in helping our players return home and to be with their loved ones in such a short space of time.
Our future on the ice is very important to myself as well as everyone in our organisation and although we are all working from home in isolation – we are continuing our preparations for next season and the future of the Belfast Giants
Though for now, with so many people around our city and the world facing anxiety and uncertainty, it would be wrong to speak about anything other than advising people to follow the advice from the experts and to look after yourself and each other.
The message from our team to our fans is only about your health and well-being. Think about those who are vulnerable in our communities and be sure to help them and show compassion where possible.
Please stay safe and stay at home.
We Are Giants, We Are Together
— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) April 3, 2020