Monday September 23, 2019

Chad SmithBari McKenzie

Fife Flyers, sponsored by Arnold Clark Mercedes-Benz, are delighted to confirm the signing of British forward duo Bari McKenzie, 32, and Chad Smith, 19, for the 2018/19 Elite Ice Hockey League season.

Smith returns to Flyers for his 2nd full season with the club having originally signed for Todd Dutiaume's side towards the end of the 2016/17 campaign. Smith has iced over 60 times in the EIHL with Fife and spent this summer in Australia where he gained valuable experience with the Sydney Bears.

To find out more about Chad, check out his stats and career history on Elite Prospects

McKenzie brings a wealth of experience to Kirkcaldy having iced in over 400 EIHL games, scoring 50 goals and 82 assists, McKenzie has iced with a host of EIHL clubs including Basingstoke Bison, Coventry Blaze, Belfast Giants, Edinburgh Capitals, Cardiff Devils, Dundee Stars and most recently Braehead Clan.

To find out more about Bari, check out his stats and career history on Elite Prospects

Head coach Todd Dutiaume had the following to say on the signing of Chad and Bari “Chad joins us for his second full season with the team.

"This is an important year in his development and we want to get a good look at him this pre-season.

"We'll be interested in assessing the work he has done in the off season. He needs to continue to work hard on his strength and conditioning to push for a full time spot in this line up.

"Bari comes with a wealth of experience and knows what it takes to play at this level. We will be counting on him bringing the work ethic he has become known for and also using him as top penalty killer. We also hope to tap into his offensive capabilities he's displayed over the years.

"Along with Chris Wands, Bari will become a mentor for our young athletes that want a full time position in this squad."


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Glasgow Clan Glasgow 3 4
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 4 4
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