The Fife Flyers are pleased to announce the signing of two new players to the 2023-24 roster;
Lucas Chiodo and Troy Lajeunesse.
The 24-year-old forward from Churchill, Ontario joins the Flyers following a season in the Alps Hockey League with Merano where he totaled 42 points in 35 games. Prior to his season in Merano, he played with Sterzing (2021-22 season), and Fassa (2019-20 season), both in the Alps Hockey League. In his junior hockey career, Lucas had 5 years of success with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League before moving to the Ottawa 67’s to finish the 2018-19 season.
On signing with the Flyers, Chiodo said, I’m really excited about joining the Fife Flyers. I’m thankful for the opportunity and will give it my all every game to help the team win. I believe that we will have a strong team this year, and I’m looking forward to playing with great players that will compliment my game.”
On Chiodo, Head Coach Tom Coolen commented, “Lucas is a very exciting player and a great passer. He sees the ice as well as anyone I have watched in recent years. He has great puck control and will be a dangerous player.”
The 26-year-old, 5’9″ forward from Dokis, Ontario, will play his first season in the UK and bring experience playing university-level hockey with the University of Prince Edward Island, followed by a 10-game stint in the ECHL with the Savannah Ghost Pirates.
On joining the Fife Flyers, Lajeunesse said, “I am very excited to join the Fife Flyers hockey organisation to continue my hockey career. I have only heard great things about the team, coach, and organisation. I am looking forward to getting things going in September.”
Coach Coolen reports, “Troy comes to Europe for the first time this season. He was the top scorer at the University of Prince Edward Island, a 1st team All Star, and the Atlantic Conference MVP. I have only received positive endorsements from the many coaches I have spoken to regarding Troy. He is a determined player and excellent skater, coming off an outstanding season in a very competitive league”.