The Dragons have sent shockwaves through the NIHL Laidler Conference with the capture of Filip Supa from Widnes Wild. Supa was amongst the leagueâ€™s highest scorers last season, bagging a remarkable 80 points in just 34 games. Those players above him in the standings have all been promoted to the higher level â€“ leaving Supa as a leading contender next year. Dragons Head Coach, Lol Paul, is delighted to have secured the Slovakianâ€™s signature. He said: â€œFilip is the sort of guy who can win games for us, and hopefully, give us a chance of challenging for the title next season. â€œI have been talking to him for a couple of weeks and heâ€™s really keen to get involved in what weâ€™re doing here. â€œAt just 26, Filip is starting to hit his peak as a player and heâ€™ll be a real standout guy for us. â€œThe other big advantage is that he can pass hisÂ skills onto the other guys in our squad. That way, the entire team benefits from his experience.â€ Last season saw Supaâ€™s goals take Widnes to the verge of promotion to the Moralee Conference, before missing out in the play-off. And with The Dragons squad now starting to take shape, Paul expects Supa to be another leader â€“ both on and off the ice. â€œThe team I am putting together will have quite a few leaders who can help bring along the youngsters,â€ Paul added. â€œFilip will be a big part of that. If weâ€™re going to challenge near the top of the league, then we will need cool heads. â€œThere will be times when things donâ€™t go our way, but with these guys coming on board, those times should be few and far between. â€œI canâ€™t wait to see the whole squad together for pre-season training. The trials weâ€™ve held over the last few weeks have been a real eye-opener.â€ The Dragons will also reveal plans for season tickets within the next week, as well as own and loan shirts.
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