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Russ Moyer returns

Fife Flyers are delighted to confirm the return of influential defenceman Russ Moyer to the Kirkcaldy club for the 2017/18 Elite Ice Hockey League season.

The 6’0 Canadian returns to the Flyers following a successful debut season in Fife which saw him ice in all 62 games scoring 42 points (9 goals + 33 assists) and tallying 91 penalty minutes.

Moyer arrived in Fife for the 2016/17 season following a championship winning year with the Sheffield Steelers. Defenceman Moyer played in 64 games for the Steelers during the 2015/16 season, with a total of 23 points (3 goals & 20 assists).

The 34 year old brings a wealth of experience with him having iced in the Swedish Allsvenskan, Denmark's Metal Ligaen, as well as the AHL, CHL and IHL in North America.

Throughout his career so far, Moyer has iced in a total of 537 professional games, amassing 307 points (64 goals + 243 assists).

Russ Moyer celebratesSpeaking about his return to Fife, Russ had the following to say "Both my wife and I are very excited to return for another season in Kirkcaldy.  We really enjoyed our time last year.  Hopefully this coming season we can have more success on the ice and get the city excited about the club".

Moyer, who finished the season with an upper body injury in the playoff final 2nd leg versus Belfast said that he is back to full fitness said he is in good shape ahead of the new season. "The injury is doing fine."

"I resumed full workouts a little more than a month ago now and it is feeling great.  My whole body feels really good and at this point i am just excited to get the season started".

Moyer added that he is excited to be coming up against new opposition in the form of Guildford Flames and MK Lightning. "It will be nice to have a couple new clubs and I am sure they will build really competitive teams."

The 2017/18 season also sees changes to the conference system, with Flyers in the Gardiner Conference with Braehead Clan, Dundee Stars and Edinburgh Capitals, with each time playing one another 3 home/3 away, whilst facing the remaining teams 2 home/2away.

"The games against the other Scottish teams are always competitive and I would expect nothing less this coming season."

"Having the three conferences will definitely make a championship attainable this season. Our goal is definitely to win trophies, if we don’t do this I would consider the season a disappointment.

Assistant Coach Jeff Hutchins added "Russ was one of our most consistent players last year, he played a lot of minutes for us in all key situations."

"He provides offence while being responsible and difficult to play against in our d-zone."

"He is a leader on and off the ice, model professional and well respected by his teammates."

"Russ typifies the type of person and player Todd and I aim to bring to Fife for the coming season."

 

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Key Dates

Fri 30th June – Cut-off date for previous ST Holders to apply for their previous seats

Fri 30th June – Cut-off date for submitting Direct Debit Mandates if paying via Direct Debits

Mon 31st July – Cut-off date for ALL Season Ticket Applications & final payment.

2017/18 EIHL LEAGUE STANDINGS

TeamGPPts
Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 3 5
Manchester Manchester 3 4
Coventry Blaze Coventry 4 4
MK Lightning MK 3 4
Cardiff Devils Cardiff 2 4
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 3 4
Belfast Giants Belfast 2 2
Guilford Flames Guildford 3 1
Fife Flyers Fife 0 0
Edinburgh Capitals Edinburgh 0 0
Dundee Stars Dundee 1 0
Braehead Clan Braehead 2 0
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Elite Ice Hockey League

The Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) is a professional ice hockey league in the United Kingdom formed in 2003. The league currently consists of 12 teams, with Braehead (SCO), Belfast (NIR), Cardiff (WAL), Coventry (ENG), Dundee (SCO), Edinburgh (SCO), Fife (SCO), Guildford (ENG), Manchester (ENG), Milton Keynes (ENG), Nottingham (ENG) and Sheffield (ENG).

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The Fife Flyers, established in 1938, are the oldest professional ice hockey team in the United Kingdom. The team has a history of success through the ages, with over 60 Scottish and British cups and titles to their name.

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