I’d play for Flyers for another 50 years if I could!

Kyle Horne - Fife Flyers. Pic: Steve Gunn - shotbyagunn photography
Kyle Horne - Fife Flyers. Pic: Steve Gunn - shotbyagunn photography

Kyle Horne will join an illustrious list of Fife Flyers greatest servants when he completes a decade at the club next season.

The 32-year-old defenceman has signed on for a 10th season with the Kirkcaldy team, and he hopes to be around for much longer to come.

“I’d play for the Flyers for the next 50 years if I could!”, he told the Press.

“I’ve been going to the rink since I was two-years-old so as long as Flyers want me, I’ll go back.

“I left in 2005 after they dropped into the SNL because I was wanted to play at the best level I could.

“I wasn’t working at the time so I was just trying to make a living for my family.

“I’d always said to Scott Neil at Edinburgh that if Fife came into the Elite League I would want to move back.

“It’s just easier for me to play in my home town for the club I’ve always supported.”

Last season Kyle played through injury to feature in 56 games, scoring two goals and five assists.

“I turn 33 this year but still feel as though I’ve got a lot to offer,” he said.

“I had a few injuries last season but I’ve been feeling a lot better over the summer.

“Injuries seem to come more regularly and hang around longer the older you get.”

Kyle has tasted success with Flyers in the past - he was part of the famous Grand Slam winning side of 2001.

However, he is hungry to bring more silverware to Fife Ice Arena next season.

“I definitely want some kind of trophy - whether it’s the league or play-offs,” he said.

“After the way last year finished, and the things that went on in Nottingham, it felt like the whole league was against us.’’

“We want to put our mark on it this season. The older you get the more desperate you are for success.”