The Belfast Giants Selects added a little Boston flair to its roster with its most recent selections to the roster that will play the Boston Bruins
in an exhibition game next month.
In Monday's announcement, Belfast Giants coach Doug Christiansen
named Josh Prudden of the Belfast Giants to the team. Prudden, a native of Andover, Mass., has attended several NHL tryouts, including one with Boston in 2003. Also, defenseman Jerramie Domish
of the Sheffield Steelers was named to the squad. Domish played his college hockey at U-Mass Lowell.
The Giants Selects also added Sheffield forward Rob Globke
, who played 46 games with the Florida Panthers
during the course of three seasons and Nottingham forward David-Alexandre Beauregard in Monday's announcement.
The team, which will represent the UK Elite League in the game against Boston on Oct. 2 at Belfast's Odyssey Arena, now has 19 players. Final selections -- a forward, a defenseman and two goalies -- will be named Monday.
Prudden, who grew up rooting for the Bruins, arrived in Belfast this season after a seven-year run in the North American minor leagues. He played for Atlantic City, Fresno and Las Vegas in the ECHL and for the AHL's Cleveland Barons, Worcester Sharks and Manitoba Moose. He has five points in six EIHL games this season.
"Prudden will be skating against his boyhood team," Christiansen said. "When I told him he was selected, he was thrilled. He has been our most complete forward so far and earned the right to play in the game."
Domish played at Lowell from 2000-2004 before beginning a minor-league odyssey that featured stops in Atlantic City, Trenton, Charlotte and Fresno at the ECHL level and Philadelphia, Rockford and Norfolk on the AHL level. This is Domish's third season in Europe.
"To play in the NHL you need to skate. If there is one player in the league who can skate at that level, it's Domish," said Christiansen. "I am really looking forward to seeing him compete at the NHL level."
Globke, a second-round pick of Florida in 2002, played college hockey at Notre Dame and earned short call-ups with the panthers in 2005-06, '06-07 and '07-08, scoring 1 goal and 1 assist in 46 games. Last season, his first in Europe, he played in Germany and Denmark.
Beauregard, from Montreal, is a former MVP of the UK Elite League, winning that title in 2008-09 with Manchester. Last season, he split time between HC Valpellice in Italy and the Continental Hockey League. This year, Beauregard has 11 points in six games to lead the league in scoring after three weeks.