Speedy Winger Dave Christian and Jordan Powell will return to the Fire line-up for the forthcoming season.
Long serving Jordan Powell makes his return to the Fire line-up. Starting his career in Cardiff Jordan has progressed into one of the top players within the Cardiff NIHL system having his top season for points last term with 23 points in just 12 games. At only 25 Jordan has played 215 times at NIHL level scoring 145 points. Last season Jordan was called up by Manchester Storm to play in the Elite League Challenge cup.
Dave is also a product of the Cardiff Junior system and has was a big success in his first season in the Fire team last year. After his junior career Dave ventured to Spain to play professional roller hockey and was a big success.
Wanting a return to the Ice Dave joined up with the Fire half way through the 15/16 season and practiced with the team for the rest of the year. Last season Dave signed up and began his Fire career. His speed and hands made him a very popular player. Popular with the fans and his team mates.
Mark Cuddihy added “Dickie had a good season last year, he exceeded my expectations and just got better and better as the season went on. He’s lightening quick and possess a great set of hands. We want to work more on his goal scoring and if he can get that back to where he wants it he will be a real force in this team. Dickie was another Fire player that stepped up to the NIHL select team last year against the Bison and scored a great goal on the night.
He puts pressure on himself and wants to keep learning and improving, he works very hard and has a good attitude. He scored 6 goals in 14 games last season and I know he can exceed that ratio this season, even at the higher level. Its starting to click into place for him and I think he’s going to have a very good season. I know he is chomping at the bit to test himself at this level
In Jordon we have a leader, Jordon has been part of this set up since he was around 16 years old and has progressed through the lines. He has been a massive part of Cardiff Fire and has proved he can step up to higher levels when called upon. He has developed into a leader in our room on match days and I believe he will handle the step up to the new 2nd tier just fine. He played in the NIHL select team to play against the Bison last season and handled himself fantastically well. I’m excited to see how he does next season as he get better year upon year”