FIFE FLYERS PRESS RELEASE
Fife Flyers are delighted to confirm that Todd Dutiaume will be part of the team for the 2014/15 season when he returns as Head Coach.
Dutiaume has been part of the Flyers organization for almost 15 years now, having played for the team in various leagues over the years and helping them win many major competitions and trophies throughout his time as a player and player/coach with the club. Now Winnipeg native Dutiaume is focussing on his role as Head Coach and his sights are firmly set on winning some silverware next season.
“I'm delighted to be back at the helm for next season. The final run in the latter part of the season, from February until the Playoff Finals weekend in Nottingham was one of the most enjoyable experiences in all the time I have been at Fife. We hope to not only retain a core of our team from last season but to pick up where we left off and challenge for silverware.”
“The latter half of the season gave us a small taste of what can be accomplished, and it gave our local British guys some valuable experience.”
“The hard work begins now to build a team capable of competing each night in the EIHL. Our sights are firmly set on bringing some silverware back to Fife, so the hard slog starts now, to find the players that we believe can help us do this.”
Meanwhile, Flyers are delighted to confirm that Danny Stewart will not only be back in a Flyers jersey on the ice next season wearing #39, but will also be reassuming his role as Associate Coach alongside Head Coach Todd Dutiaume.
The 5’9 forward/defenceman from Fort McMurray, Alberta joined the Flyers for their inaugural season in the EIHL in 2011/12. Since then he has become a firm fan favourite and watched the team and organization grow from strength to strength. Stewart finished the 2013/14 season having played in 60 games for the Flyers, with 15 goals and 24 assists for 39pts and 96 PIMs.
Danny had the following to say on re-signing for the Flyers for a 4th season “I am very pleased to be back for a 4th season in Fife. I have enjoyed my time here. It’s great to be part of this organization. I enjoy working with the management team, fans and players, and they have all played a large part in why I am returning for another season.”
“Last seasons run from late January until the playoffs and the Playoff finals weekend itself, were all huge events in my career here in Fife and in my playing career in general, it was just an awesome run, and I am excited to build on it.”
“If we can retain a core of guys from this past season and improve in certain areas I truly believe we will have a very exciting season and challenge for silverware at some point. It would be great to be consistent all year and see the barn full every game. The last few games were just awesome, such a great atmosphere. The fans in Fife are unreal, they create such an intense atmosphere and playing in front of a packed barn is amazing, hopefully we can get more crowds like that this season, I know the players loved playing in front of the capacity crowds.”
“For myself and Dutes the hard work begins now as we build a team that we hope will give their all every night and challenge for silverware. We have steadily progressed year on year since joining the EIHL and next season will be no different.”