Cardiff Devils press release
The Cardiff Devils are excited to announce the signing of Canadian goaltender Frank Doyle to their 2013/14 line-up. The 6’2, 195 pound shot stopper has played the past 3 seasons for the well known Italian Club Fassa HC and comes to the Devils highly recommended by both his peers and past Coaches. Gerad Adams is delighted by the opportunity his team will have this season to compete with the best of the EIHL for the coming season and believes that Doyle will be a solid addition to the Devils’ defensive corps.
“Frank is a big, solid goalie that has great pedigree with over 200 professional games in two of the top leagues in the world. With over 150 games in the American Hockey League and the rest playing in Germany at the DEL level he has the experience and quality we need. He has a young family and at the age of 32 he wanted to take the opportunity to further his career in Cardiff. We have received nothing but high praise from a number of our current players and his former teammates about him. It is massive position for us to fill and we needed to find the right guy, personality and ability. We believe that Frank will help us be a contender for the EIHL league title this season.”
The Devils continue to make the right noises and moves to improve their product both on and off the ice for the coming season. Brent Pope is aware that other teams around the EIHL are keeping tabs on how the Devils are assembling their team for next season, “nobody wins a championship in the off season but you can give yourself a good chance of consistently competing in those tight games that decide the title with good recruitment. We need to continue to take the right steps and keep working hard. It will become a little bit of a patient recruitment game now as we have already assembled the structure of a very good hockey team. At this moment Gerad knows how much he has spent and what he will have available to spend going forward will depend on Sponsorship and continued Season Ticket support. ”
The Devils have a number of key announcements coming soon and will be launching their new Devils TV platform at their Devils Business Club event on Friday May 24th. Devils Director of Communications Kris Agland is excited by the off season thus far and believes the club is on course to exceed expectations, “this is my first season with the Devils and the off season appears as busy as when the season is actually on. Everybody is hard at work with their areas of responsibility and it seems to all be going in the direction we believe the club can take.”
Make sure to submit your Cardiff Devils Season Ticket Application before the end of May Early Bird deadline and get involved with the last season at the BBT. Reminder to all Devils Fans about the Devils Family Fun Day BBQ on Sunday May 26th at Kymin House, Beach Road, Penarth, CF64 1JX from 2-5pm. Everyone is welcome, Adults £2 Children/Concession £1 and Children’s Entertainer, Games, Raffle, Devils Players and lots of fun to be had. Put it in your diary today and be a part of the Devils RED ARMY!