The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce that Curtis Huppe has signed a contract that will see him remain with the organisation for the remainder of the 2014/15 season. Huppe, now in his second spell with the Giants, has been training with the squad throughout December and has acted as injury cover in recent games.
Following an injury sustained to Mark McCutcheon during the 6-1 home win against the Braehead Clan, Curtis Huppe will ice on Sunday night in Braehead when the Giants visit for the second Elite League game in as many nights against their Scottish rivals.
Huppe first joined the Giants in 2004, spending three seasons in Belfast and helped the organisation to the Elite League title in 2005/06. In those three seasons, Huppe played 138 games and posted 79 goals and 82 assists – good for 161 points overall, averaging over one point per game for the Giants.
Steve Thornton, Head of Hockey Operations, had this to say on the signing of Curtis Huppe:
“He’s keen and hungry and with the injuries we’ve had this year – it’s important for us to have an extra body. He has scored a lot of goals in this league in the past. He’s dangerous and he has a great shot and makes good plays.
“He’s great guy who has come in with a great attitude. I know that he’s itching to get out there and this is a good opportunity for him to prove himself.”
Listen to the full interview with Steve Thornton