Popular goalie James Whiting returns for another season with the Fire on a two way deal between the NIHL 1 and 2 teams.
20 year old James joined Fire from the start in 2015 and has shared duties with Luke Takel and Joe Myers for the last two season. Before joining the Fire James had played all his career in Cardiff making his senior debut at 16 in the NIHL division 1. In 2013/14 James also backed up for the Cardiff Devils in the Elite League.
James has 20 NIHL games under his belt already and will really benefit from the additional Fire team for the 2017/18 season.
Mark Cuddihy continued “James has been a fantastic team guy since joining the Fire, it’s been tough for him as opportunity has been limited with Taks and Joe. When he has started games for us he has been fantastic. He is a top goalie at this level and having the extra ice time is going to bring him on further. He’s still a young goalie at 20 and James has all the abilities to progress. With this group of goalies we have I feel we are in safe hands and they will only get better under the further guidance of Mike Brabon”