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Belfast Giants re-sign captain Mark Cooper for 2024/25 Season

Captain of the Belfast Giants for the 2024/25 season, Mark Cooper

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the re-signing of captain Mark Cooper for the 2024/25 season.


First arriving in Belfast for the 2021/22 season, the 31-year-old forward has registered over 180 appearances across three seasons for the Giants, cementing himself as one of the cornerstones of the team.

Having played an integral role as alternate captain during his first two seasons in Belfast, Cooper was appointed captain ahead of the 2023/24 season, during which he led the club to its most successful Champions Hockey League campaign in history and the Elite League Playoff Final.


Adam Keefe, Head Coach of the Belfast Giants, said:

“We’re really pleased that Mark will be returning for another season. Over the last three seasons, Mark has been such an important leadership figure for us, leading by example on and off the ice. Mark’s experience, determination, and passion are just some of the things that make him such an asset, embodying what it means to be a Giant.”


Prior to joining the Giants in 2021, Cooper iced for teams across both Canada and the United States, including Bowling Green State University, Tuscon Roadrunners, Rapid City Rush, Kansas City Mavericks, and South Carolina Stingrays, playing over 450 games in the process.

Captain of the Belfast Giants for the 2024/25 season, Mark Cooper


Commenting on rejoining the Belfast Giants for the 2024/25 season, Mark Cooper said:

“I’m extremely excited to be a Giant for another season. Our fanbase is so passionate, which is what makes Belfast such a fun place to play. I can’t wait to get back on the ice in front of the Teal Army next season.”


The early bird period for 2024/25 Belfast Giants season tickets ends at 12pm on Wednesday 29 May 2024. For more information or to purchase, please click here.  



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