Braid gets Storm chance

Ryan Finnerty is the club's longest serving coach, working ther between 2013 and 2017 and led them to a second place finish in 2015 (PHOTO: Al Goold)

Manchester Storm have signed forward Chance Braid, and released Dylan Anderson as a result.

Braid, 24, joins from Czech Republic second league team, HC Benatky nad Jizerou, where he played 21 games.

The 6’1” forward also has ECHL experience with Idaho Steelheads and Allen Americans.

Storm head coach and GM Ryan Finnerty said: “We’ve known about the possibility of Chance becoming free for a few weeks now. He plays the game the right way; hard to play against, goes to the net with a purpose and is a physical presence who brings it every game.

“I haven’t been happy with the compete level of some my guys. We are not an organisation that will stand by being mediocre, and I need to see who wants to be here. Chance will make Storm a better team and I’m looking forward to working with him this season!”

Braid will wear #63 for the Storm, who are next in action at Milton Keynes Lightning on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Canadian forward Anderson departs having made seven appearances for the Storm – he also previously played in the Elite League with Edinburgh Capitals.

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