Fwd: Krieg Joins Flames

The Guildford Flames have signed 28 year old American Defenceman Mike Krieg.  The 5’10”, 185lb skater spent this season with East Coast League’s South Carolina Stingrays and Reading Royals where he made 13 starts.  He split the season prior at Norfolk Admirals and Wheeling Nailers, recording 16 points in 58 games.   

“I am pretty excited for this opportunity,” said Krieg.   “I can’t wait to get there and get on the ice with my new team this week.”

The native of Seattle, Washington’s first foray into the pro game was 2015-2016 in the Southern Professional League with Pensacola Ice Flyers where 56 games yielded 3 goals and 23 assists with the eventual league champions.  Krieg was selected to the league’s All Rookie team for his efforts.  In the 4 preceding seasons, he skated and studied at NCAA DIII University of St. Thomas where he made 90 appearances while scoring 12 goals and 39 points.  His collegiate run included selection to the NCAA III West All American Second All Star Team. 

“In our digging around about Mike,” said Paul Dixon, “we learned that he can really skate and handle the puck which we think will fit into our style of play.  He will not be new to the entire dressing room either so knowing at least a face or two should help with a quick settling in period.  In our dealings with Mike he has shown nothing but total enthusiasm for joining us and we are excited to see him in a Flames shirt.  Most of the paperwork is settled, and he is now free to cross into the UK so we are hoping to have him at practice a couple of times and be with us on Saturday’s journey North.”

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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