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Evan Mosey returns to the Elite League

 Just 24 hours after the announcement that fan favourite defenceman Ben Blood was leaving the team, the Cardiff Devils have moved quick to sign his replacement.

With a spot available on defence, the Devils have signed defenceman Evan Mosey for the rest of the season.

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Ben Blood leaves for Tappara

The Cardiff Devils have been dealt a major blow as fan favourite defenceman Ben Blood has left the side to sign a two-year deal with Finnish side Tappara Tampere.

Blood initially joined the Devils following three years in the Finnish Liiga, with two years with the Pelicans and spending last year with Porin Assat.

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Do the Cardiff Devils need an extra defenseman?

One of the biggest questions you’ll hear around Cardiff Devils fans lately is “why aren’t there more seats in the bar?”. 

Not really, the real hot topic is regarding players, and whether or not the Devils will be bringing in an extra body on defense any time soon.

Since Tom Parisi did a U-Turn and left the team before even suiting up for a game, it has been a question I’ve heard a couple of times.

But even with a guy like Parisi who came in with a lot of potential to be a game-changer, do the Devils need to go out and replace him?

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Cardiff Devils investing in youth with signing of Sam Duggan

The Cardiff Devils have bolstered their ranks with the signing of 20-year-old forward Sam Duggan who started the year in North America for the Jamestown Rebels in the NAHL.

As the Devils announced the move, Head Coach Andrew Lord stated “We believe Sam has the potential to be an impact player at this level and we hope that we can help him reach his full potential.

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T.J Foster Signs for Guildford Flames

The Guildford Flames have announced the signing of 26 year old Canadian, T.J Foster.

Able to play either right wing or center, T.J Foster is a high quality player who formed a formidable partnership with John Dunbar at the Norfolk Admirals, which saw both men top the points charts for the team and get rewarded with European moves the following season – Foster to Fisk Asker in Norway, where he again excelled, and Dunbar, of course, to the Flames.

T.J Foster Highlights:

Despite never playing in the UK, the 11/12 WHL Champion knows the Flames team well. He was signed by Flames legend and University of Alberta GM, Stan Marple, back in 2013 and his 2 years with the Golden Bears saw him play alongside Brett Ferguson, Jamie Crooks, Kruise Reddick and Jesse Craige, plus former Flames players Rhett Rachinski, Brennan Yadlowski – All pictured below celebrating their University Cup win in 2015.

Oh, and the Head Coach of this championship winning team? Former Flames D-Man, Ian Herbers.

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The 2014-15 Golden Bears won the program’s 15th University Cup March 15 in Halifax by beating the University of New Brunswick 6-3.

Along with the University Cup success, individually, Foster was named the CIS (West) MVP, made the 1st All Star Team and won the Dave ‘Sweeney’ Schriner Scoring Trophy for scoring the most points.

The following season saw Foster sign a 2 year deal with the AHL Toronto Marlies, where he saw ice time with both the Marlies and their ECHL affiliates, the Orlando Solar Bears. Once again, Foster was impressive as he picked up 54 points in 63 ECHL games.

After just 12 games in 16/17 with the Solar Bears, he made the move to the Norfolk Admirals. Along with John Dunbar, he also played alongside Jordan Abt & Ben Davies, where he finished as the team’s top points scorer.

Head Coach Paul Dixon said: “We were not actively looking for players in any particular way, but a situation came up where we realised TJ might be interested in joining us.

“He is an excellent skating, highly skilled forward, and we know that a lot of our guys are already very familiar with him as a dressing room personality.

“It made sense for us to try and figure out a way to get him here, and we are very excited that we have been able to add him to our roster.

“He is an exciting player to watch, and we know that this addition does a great deal to help improve the skill depth of our roster.”

Foster Interview

T.J Foster commented: “I’m excited to be joining the teaml. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the organization from my former teammates, and I hope I can make a positive impact on the ice.”

Full Story – Guildford Flames.com

Featured Image: T.J Foster scoring 1 of his 2 goals for the Orlando Solar Bears during the 4-3 overtime loss to the Kalamazoo Wings at the Amway Center on Feb. 29, 2016. Photo by Ferdinand Medina.

Steelers appoint NHL Legend as Head Coach

Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday), Sheffield Steelers appointed their new Head Coach and what a coup it is. Arriving as the permanent replacement for Paul Thompson is Tom Barrasso, who has spent the last two and a bit seasons coaching in the Alps Hockey League with Asiago.

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Kevin Phillips Signs For Hull Pirates

The Hull Pirates have moved quickly to secure the services of Kevin Phillips following his departure from the Guildford Flames just 2 days ago.

Whilst Phillips would have had options to remain in the Elite League, the Beverly born defender has taken the decision to move back home and join his first ever junior club.

Kevin Phillips: “Getting to play back where it all started for me is huge. There’s no better feeling than icing in front of your home crowd, and there is no better home crowd than Hull! 

“Just to be clear, I am here to win, I believe that Hewitt has built a team that will win and I can’t wait to be a part of it”. 

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With Hull expected to move up to the Elite League next season, the move comes as little shock. Already expected to pick up multiple trophies this season and with ambitions of the quadruple, Hull could be unstoppable with Kevin Phillips’ calibre and experience.

Pirates Head Coach Jason Hewitt: “For us to pick up someone of Kev’s calibre is huge. He gives us great experience on our D core and is a guy we will lean on to be a calm steady head back there for us”.

 

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ICYMI: Guildford Flames – Kevin Phillips Departs

 

 

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