Godfrey returns to Flames
Former under 18 and 20 Jr. Great Britain team member Sam Godfrey has joined the Guildford Flames. Godfrey will fill a 23 and under slot when he spends a 4th season with the Flames while gaining his first opportunity to play in the country’s top flight. The 23 year old Defenceman had 6 assists last season in an injury shortened schedule that totalled 37 League and Playoff games.
The 6’0”, 190lb skater arrived in 2014-2015 and has since made 162 starts, scoring 3 goals and 23 points along with 152 penalty minutes. His stay includes the capture of the English Premier League Cup and Playoff “Double”.
The Swindon native transferred to the Flames from his hometown Wildcats with whom he spent the 2013-2014 campaign. His Premier League experience originated during 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 when he appeared 63 times with Slough Jets. He opened his senior account with the Jets National League outfit in 2011-2012, skating 27 times while registering 2 goals, 7 points and 63 penalty minutes.
“Sam had a tough year last year after getting hurt in a pre-season challenge match, but he recovered well to put in a good 2nd half,” recalled Head Coach Paul Dixon. “We are pleased that we have an opportunity to include Sam in our inaugural Elite League season. He has a true desire to be a competitor, and to reach his full potential, and getting a taste of the higher level of play will be very valuable experience in terms if his personal aspirations as a player.”
Internationally, Godfrey has 15 World Junior games to his credit. He iced 5 times with the under 18 side during the 2012 tournament and added 5 games each with the under 20 team in 2013 and 2014.