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
HOMETOWN: Cardiff 🏴
POSITION: Defence 🏒
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 🇺🇸
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:
Pre-game is pasta. However you can’t beat a good cooked dinner! 🍝
FAVOURITE GENRE OF MUSIC:
Drum and Bass 🔊
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:
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 🕺
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 🦸♂️
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.
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Photos: James Assinder