Whiting, Davies and Scanlan back in net for 2018/19
Fire are delighted to announce that James Whiting, Lewis Davies and Ben Scanlan re-join Fire for the 2019/20 season.
Great Britain U18 goalie Lewis Davies singed for Fire as a 17 year old and will now play in his 3rd consecutive season for the Fire. Lewis traveled as part of the GB team to South Korea in 2017 and won a gold medal for GB Under 18’s in Estonia in 2018. In 2019 Lewis played and started for England U19 against Scotland winning the game 4-2
James Whiting joined Cardiff Fire in our first season splitting his time with Cardiff Under 20’s. In his junior career James played for South West and England. James has won 3 championships in Cardiff. Winning the national championships with Cardiff U18’s and has also won two championships with Cardiff Fire.
Ben Scanlan is just 17 years old and was part of Cardiff Fire’s team last season whilst playing for Cardiff U18’s in South Division 1. Ben has also represented South West as junior last season starting 3 games for the conference. Ben was also called up to back up for the Cardiff Devils last season.
Mark Cuddihy added “All 3 of the guys are super young and all are serious prospects. James has been with us since we started and has played for me previously at NIHL level, he’s the oldest of the 3 but still only 22 years old. He finished the season really strong for us last year and I am looking forward to see how he kicks on this season. In Lewis we have a GB junior caliber goalie and I am sure he will be working hard to make the GB U20’s teams this season. Ben being the youngest of the 3 hasn’t started a senior game as yet but he is going to this season. He’s still technically an U18 but he is more than ready to step up to senior hockey.
James, Lewis and Ben will work as a team within the team and they will all get games in both the Division 1 team and the development team. Giving them all lots of ice time and plenty of opportunity to stake their claim. I am really looking forward to see how they progress this season and I’m really glad to have such talented young goalies playing for us”