Davies set for 600 not out

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Guildford Flames forward Ben Davies says he’s excited about the prospect of reaching 600 EIHL games – but admits he can’t remember his first.

The 27-year-old will reach 600 games in all Elite League competitions when he steps out for his team against Belfast Giants at the Spectrum on Sunday.

And he revealed he only found out about it when the EIHL stats department released their weekly list on Friday.

“I remember my first actual game for the Devils, which was a challenge game, but I don’t recall my first league game for them unfortunately,” he said.

“I started playing for the Devils when I was 16 and to look back, it’s flown by.  In some ways, It doesn’t feel that long, but in other ways, it can feel like quite a while.

“I only found out about the 600thgame on Friday, but I’m really proud and I’m really looking forward to it.  I’m very happy to reach that milestone.”

Davies started out at Cardiff Devils on 2007/08 before moving on to Braehead Clan in 2014, where he spent two years.

Brief spells in North America and in the EPL with Swindon Wildcats followed before he returned to the Elite League and a stint at Coventry Blaze.

He moved on to Guildford Flames at the start of last season, helping them to a top half finish in their first season and continues to play his part as Flames continue their success in the top flight.

And he’s looking forward to marking it at the Spectrum when Belfast Giants come to town.

He added: “The league itself has changed from when I first started.  This season in particular, it’s much more competitive and it makes for an exciting time ahead.

“It’ll be nice to make it at home and it’ll be a big game as we try to get a win over Belfast, who are on a great run right now. I feel we can beat anyone on our night so it will be interesting.”

“My family are super supportive and get to as many games as they can, plus, with the teams I’ve been at, I’ve made a lot of friends all over the country and I don’t regret any of it at all.”

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