Griffiths Returns for Flames

After spending the Spring Elite series with Nottingham Panthers, Owen Griffiths will return to Flames gear when 21-22 gets underway.

In 15 games with Panthers, the native of Cardiff had 4 assists while helping them to the series title. The 5’10”, 175lb skater had 7 goals and 16 points during his inaugural 55 game Covid shortened 2019-2020 term under Spectrum lights after recording the same point total across 62 games during his first full EIHL stint with Milton Keynes Lightning in 2018-2019. The former Great Britain Under 20 skater spent a pair of terms at Premier and National League Peterborough Phantoms from 2016 to 2018 where he collected 29 goals and 48 assists across 96 starts.

“It’s been a long time coming but it’s going to be a fun season,” said Griffiths. “I am looking forward to meeting some new faces in Guildford.”

Including a handful of appearances with his hometown Devils in 2013-2014, the Welsh national has played 122 games at the country’s top level in addition to more than 200 senior credits with National League Devils, Wightlink Raiders, Swindon Wildcats and Phantoms. Griffiths iced for GB Under 18s in 2013-2014 and was with the Bronze medal winning Under 20’s in 2015-2016 where he registered a goal in 4 world championship games.

“Owen came in here and fell into his role perfectly,” explained Head Coach Paul Dixon. “He works hard, plays a responsible game all over the ice, and had an excellent season for us before it was closed down.” “He has just turned 25 so he is still relatively young and in speaking with him we know he has kept up a real desire to continue enhancing his impact on the team.”

“We are thrilled to be finally getting moving again, we are pleased to have Owen back in the lineup.”

Photo attached of Owen Griffiths with Flames during 2019-2020. Photo by John Uwins.

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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