HEATLEY EXPLAINS WHY HE SIGNED FOR STORM
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Manchester Stormâ€™s latest signing Mark Heatley is looking forward to the test of playing in the Elite League after eight years of plying his tradeÂ in Germany.
The powerful centre turned 31 earlier this month and is anticipatingÂ the challenge ofÂ joining a new club and living in a new country.
â€œI have been in Germany, in the same league for eight years and a change of scenery and playing in a new league is something I am excited about,â€ said Heatley.
â€œIâ€™ve heard good things about the Elite League and Iâ€™ve seen some good players, guysÂ Iâ€™ve come upÂ against, playing there. So when the opportunity aroseÂ I was really interested.
Heatley willÂ play a key role for the Storm and at this point heâ€™s still not entirely sure what to expect from his first experience of British ice hockey.
â€œI am curious to see what the league is about. Iâ€™mÂ sure itâ€™s going to be different to the DEL2 and Iâ€™ve heard itâ€™s more physical, but I think the level is pretty similar and so it shouldnâ€™t be too much of an adjustment.â€