Player Playlist Takeover | Elis Sheppard

Your captain and d-man Elis Sheppard takes over the team Spotify in our first Player Playlist Takeover.

Get to know your Cardiff Fire captain as he shares his favourite pump-up songs to get in the zone and some interesting facts about himself in our quick-fire Q&A!

NAME: Elis Sheppard

NICKNAME: Shep

HOMETOWN: Cardiff 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

POSITION: Defence πŸ’

NUMBER YOU WEAR AND WHY:
97 – my year of birth! #️⃣9️⃣7️⃣

BEST PART ABOUT BEING A HOCKEY PLAYER:
The thrill of the sport and knowing that there is no other sport quite like it.

FAVOURITE NHL TEAM:
Washington Capitals πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

FIRST HOCKEY GAME YOU WENT TO:
Cardiff Devils vs Basingstoke Bison in the old WNIR (Wales National Ice Rink) 😈

WHEN DID YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH HOCKEY:
Around the age of 7 after watching my first game.

FAVOURITE NON-HOCKEY SPORT:
Rugby πŸ‰

FAVOURITE FOOD:
Pre-game is pasta. However you can’t beat a good cooked dinner! 🍝

FAVOURITE GENRE OF MUSIC:
Drum and Bass πŸ”Š

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO SONG:
Patrick Topping – Be Sharp Say Nowt 🎡

BEST CONCERT YOU’VE BEEN TO:
I wouldn’t say concert, but Creamfields is the best music experience I’ve been to.

BEST LOCKER ROOM DJ:
Me! 🎧

WHAT’S YOUR PRE-GAME RITUAL:
Get to the rink early, set my seat up with my kit and just perform a normal warm up – nothing really superstitious.

BEST DANCER ON THE TEAM:
Sam Bryant and his two step. Maybe Lewis Stevens as a close second πŸ•Ί

IF YOU COULD PICK A SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
I’d choose to be able to fly. Save money on paying for flights then πŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈ

If you couldn’t tell from the Q&A, Elis is a big fan of electronic and drum ‘n’ bass music. Get ready to listen to his mix of favourite tracks. “It’s a heavy DnB listen” as Elis describes it.

Happy listening!

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Photos: James Assinder