Fri 27th May 2022 7:47 PM

STANDINGS

Team
GP
Pts.
Belfast Giants
54
88
Sheffield Steelers
54
81
Cardiff Devils
54
74
Nottingham Panthers
54
55
Guildford Flames
54
54
Glasgow Clan
54
53
Dundee Stars
54
53
Coventry Blaze
54
51
Manchester Storm
54
40
Fife Flyers
54
37

NEWS


FIFE FLYERS WELCOME PLAY-OFF AND CONTINENTAL CUP WINNER CHRIS LAWRENCE TO KIRKCALDY

The UNISON Fife Health Branch Fife Flyers are delighted to welcome the Canadian forward Chris Lawrence to the club for the remainder of the 2021/22 EIHL season.

The 34-year-old from Etobicoke, Ontario brings a wealth of experience to Kirkcaldy having played for four different EIHL clubs during his career - Nottingham Panthers, Sheffield Steelers, Coventry Blaze and Dundee Stars.

Lawrence kicked off his pro career as a 3 rd round NHL draft pick for Tampa Bay Lightning in 2005. Two years later he made the move to AHL side the Norfolk Admirals - a club he made 173 regular season appearances, scoring 31 points.

He has also had spells in the ECHL with 151 appearances and 112 points.

Chris joined the EIHL in 2014/15 when he joined the Nottingham Panthers. During his time in the league he has picked up the play-off trophy with the Sheffield Steelers and the Continental Cup with Nottingham.

Commenting on his arrival, Fife Flyers assistant coach Jeff Hutchins said:

"We have been in discussion with Chris for a number of weeks and he is keen to get back into the game. He has been working hard on and off the ice to get back into shape and I have seen him since he arrived in Kirkcaldy and he looks in fantastic shape.

"We brought him in because he excels at the face-off dot and is a big body we can use on the powerplay right in front of the net.

"In a market where it is tough to find quality players we have done well to get Chris at this stage. He is a veteran guy who is steady in the defensive zone, which is an area we need to improve on and in turn will help us generate offence at the other end of the ice.

"As everyone knows, and we are not shy about it, we are trying to improve the team where we can in a congested market and we will continue to do so until we get it right.

"Chris will surprise a lot of people, he is highly motivated, and he is going to be a good fit for us."

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