Belfast sign Canadians Jeremy Rebek and Darryl Lloyd

Darryl Lloyd
Doug Christiansen believes Darryl Lloyd will add a physical presence to the team

Belfast Giants' latest signings for the upcoming season are Canadian duo Jeremy Rebek and Darryl Lloyd.

Defender Rebek has played in the Austrian League in recent seasons and also qualified to represent Austria at World Championship level.

Centre Lloyd has played in the East Coast League in North American over the past four seasons.

Earlier this week, the Giants announced the signing of another Canadian Benoit Doucet who played in Holland last year.

In 2006 and 2008, Rebek was selected at best defenceman at World Championship tournaments when playing for Austria.

In 2007/2008, he earned the Austrian League's award for most points by defenceman with a total of 49.

Rebek won an Austrian Championship medal in 2009/10 and last season contributed a total of 34 points with 10 goals and 24 assists while playing for Vienna.

Lloyd has played for Victoria Salmon Kings and Kalamazoo Wings over the past four seasons in the East Coast League.

He scored 32 goals over the past two years and notched 51 points and 130 penalties minutes in 72 games last season.

"I have extremely high expectations for Jeremy," said Giants coach Doug Christiansen.

"He has been a captain of multiple teams and he is a veteran player who knows what it takes to win.

"Darryl is a player with tremendous speed and loves to play the game on the edge.

"He plays a hard-hitting game with offensive skill.

"Everywhere he's been he's been a fan favourite. I believe he is the kind of player we missed last season. We need players who pay the price to win."

The Giants will begin their season on the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of August when they face Nottingham in back-to-back games at the Odyssey Arena.