Date Of Birth 28/04/1990
Hometown Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Beskomania is running wild again! Tyler Beskorowany backstopped the Belfast Giants to historic League, Cup and Conference title hauls in 2018/19 and 2021/22, and played an integral part in securing the treble for Belfast in 2022/23, whilst earning himself a host of personal accolades in the process. Besko has re-signed with the team, and will pull on the #34 teal jersey for the 2023/24 season in Belfast.
The 6’4” goalie from Sudbury, Ontario stands head and shoulders above many of his peers both physically, and on the stat sheet.
If a .930 save percentage and a 2.04 goals against average in 2018-19 wasn’t enough; the man they call ‘Besko’ ended his debut season in Belfast with an impressive haul of individual awards including the Belfast Giants Most Valuable Player title; EIHL Player of the Year; EIHL Netminder of the Year; Continental Cup Best Goaltender; a November 2018 nod for EIHL Player of the Week; and a spot on the EIHL First All-Star team. And breathe.
Before announcing his retirement, Besko was aptly named as the Elite Ice Hockey League’s Goaltender of the Year, with most shutouts, most wins, and best goals-against-average (1.71) and was also named as Most Valuable Player at the Giants’ end of 2021/22 season awards in Belfast.
Having made a hugely anticipated mid-season return to Belfast in January 2023 for the remainder of the season, Besko joined what would be an immense treble title race. Besko displayed his exceptional goaltending skills by posting a remarkable save percentage of .940 and four shutouts in only 18 games played. Besko was aptly named on the Viaplay Elite League’s first All-Star team and was also presented with the ‘Fan’s Favourite’ award at the Giants’ annual end of season awards in Belfast.
Prior to his arrival in Belfast, Beskorowany is best known for his spell in Germany’s highly competitive DEL with Dusseldorfer EG and Nurnberg Ice Tigers, where he added yet another Goaltender of the Year award (2014-15) to the trophy cabinet.
The 2008 NHL second round draft pick (Dallas Stars) has a CV also boasting 65 games played in the AHL and 90 in the ECHL, along with a 2019-20 season spent in Slovakia, where he earned the award for Most Wins for a Goalie with HC Banska Bystrica.
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