Local duo strengthen Flyers home town links

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Fife Flyers confirmed another two signings this week, further strengthening the team’s home town links.

Kirkcaldy lads Jamie Wilson and Euan Forsyth were added to the roster, with another two new import signings on the way.

The club is in advanced talks with two North Americans, a defenceman and a centreman, and hope to have both signings tied up in the next week.

Once the signings are confirmed, Flyers will have a squad of 20 including 11 imports and nine Brits.

Forsyth returned to Flyers last season from EIHL rivals Dundee Stars having previously played for the Flyers in the BNL from 2002 to 2005.

He found his ice time limited in the second half of last season but head coach Todd Dutiaume was keen to bring the defenceman back.

“Brucey is one of the more popular guys in the room and he’s a local boy that we definitely see potential in,” he said.

“We upped stakes in the second half of last season and he unfortunately missed out in the numbers game - but he wants to be back in a Flyers jersey.

“He is committed to doing the work it takes to gain a full-time position, and we want to give him the chance to do that.

Forsyth spoke of his ‘excitement’ at rejoining Flyers for a second successive season.

“I have worked hard this summer to be ready for the season ahead and I am looking forward to getting back on the ice and playing week in week out, at the level I know I am capable of,” he said.

“The playoff run was fantastic last season and we are looking to recapture that form from the get go.

“The atmosphere and the fans were great during that run and I can’t wait to play in front of them again.”

Dutiaume is also pleased to see one of his key third-line forwards, Wilson (27), back at the club.

“Jamie’s another guy who will do anything for his team mates on and off the ice,” he said.

“He’s a very good player but he’s been battling injuries over the last few years.

“We’d like to see him complete a full season healthy because when he plays with confidence and stays healthy he is a very effective player for us.”

Wilson is glad to have committed his future to the club he has spent the past 12 years with.

“I’m sure this upcoming year is going to be an exciting one for the whole organisation,” he said.

“We hope to build on last year’s achievements and it looks like Todd and Danny are putting together a good solid team.”

Flyers have meanwhile confirmed that from the start of thenew season, all tickets for home games will be sold on an allocated seating basis.