Flyers hit back at former netminder

Garrett Zemlak'Fife Flyers
Garrett Zemlak'Fife Flyers

FIFE Flyers have hit back at former netminder Garret Zemlak over his claims that the club failed to contact him this summer.

Zemlak, who was confirmed as a Braehead Clan signing last week, has accused the Kirkcaldy club of showing a “lack of professionalism” for not speaking to him.

However, Flyers player-coach Todd Dutiaume insisted that he had spoken to Zemlak (pictured left), and that the player had ruled out a return to Kirkcaldy.

“To say he wasn’t contacted is absolutely untrue and I find that very frustrating,” Dutiaume told the Press.

“He was spoken to at the end of last season and he told us outright that he was going to either Kazakhstan, Norway or the American Hockey League. He made it absolutely clear that Fife wasn’t an option so Danny (Stewart) and I moved on.

“We took a bit of a chance on him last summer because he didn’t have a lot of stats, but he came in, did a great job for us and became a fans favourite.

“For him to then bad mouth the club is very disappointing. It’s a shame but we wish him the best. Hopefully he gets what he wants out of his hockey career.”