Date Of Birth 21/03/1989
Hometown East Kilbride, Scotland, UK
Veteran Scottish defenceman Mark Garside enters his twelfth season as a Belfast Giant in 2022-23.
Garside has earned himself ‘legend’ status on these shores since arriving from the Edinburgh Capitals back in 2010 and was fittingly awarded a testimonial match by the Odyssey Trust in 2020, in recognition of outstanding service to the club.
Now the longest serving active Belfast Giant, Garside has the accolades to prove it. Last season’s EIHL League and Challenge Cup double brought his total haul in Teal to a staggering 10 trophies. He has also collected no less than 5 World Championship medals as a Team GB international.
A versatile defenseman and faceoff specialist who can also play in the centre, Garside revels in the gritty and thankless aspects of the game that many others shy away from. He is also now an invaluable source of knowledge to younger Giants players in the earlier stages of their careers.