Flames add Krogh and Waller

18 year old forward Richard Krogh will be joined by 19 year old Joshua Waller on the Flames front lines this season.  Krogh, born in Fleet, made his senior debut last term at Spectrum when he played 43 League and Cup games in a Flames uniform.  The 2015-2016 and 2017-2018 Great Britain Under 18 national team player has 10 caps in country colours and has 2 goals and 2 assists across international play while also boasting an Under 18 world championship Gold medal from the last event.  In 9 games last season with the Guildford U18 team, the 5’11”, 180lb skater, had 14 goals and 21 points.  Ahead of his Flames debut, Krogh played the 2016-2017 stretch at U17 and U20 levels with Lugano in Switzerland. 

 

Waller is also a 2 time GB under 18 member, having iced at the world championships in 2016-2017 and with last year’s Gold medal winning side.  In 10 international games, the native of Reading has 2 goals and 3 assists.  The 5’9”, 160lb forward spent the bulk of his development days at Bracknell ahead of the past 2 seasons in the Czech Republic where he had a slightly less than even split of 77 Under 18 and 20 games while scoring 24 goals and adding 14 assists with U18 Pisek in 2016-2017 and then U20 Dukla Jihlava last year. 

 

“I’m excited to be part of the Flames organisation and looking forward to the season ahead,” said Waller. “I feel I have developed a lot over the past 2 seasons in the Czech Republic and I will only continue to develop more while being with the flames.” 

 

“As a club we are pretty happy to have both of these guys join us for the season,” offered Paul Dixon. “Richard was with us for a lot of last year, and he has shown that he is not at all out of place at the higher level.”

 

“Joshua has been out of the country for a couple of years playing in a very good Jr league over in the Czech Republic.  We know that he is a good skater and we are looking forward to him joining us as he embarks on a full time senior career.”

 

“We could have stuck with a bit more domestic experience this season, but with both these guys being available to us, we think we have made a good decision in going younger with guys who definitely have the potential to be good players in the years to come.”

 

“We look forward to welcoming both of them into the fold when camp gets underway near the end of the month.”

 

Neil Tucker

Neil has written on ice hockey for many websites concentrating on British ice hockey mostly. Neil also covers ice hockey in other countries and organises his Blueliner Hockey Tour. A graduate of the Manchester Metropolitan University Neil turned his hand to hockey writing in 2009. As well as contributing on Blueliner Hockey Neil has contributed to Get Real Hockey and Slapshot Magasine.

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