Flames’ reshuffle starts with Kubis

Guildford Flames have signed Slovakian forward Jakub Kubis.

The 26-year-old has spent his entire career in his homeland, most recently with HK95 Povazska Bystrica.

Flames have made a disappointing start to the EPL campaign, winning just of their opening six games – a run which saw netminder Richard Ullberg released by the club earlier this week.

Head Coach Paul Dixon said Kubis’ addition to his roster is unlikely to be the last signing the club will make as they look to improve their fortunes.

“We began the season with the massive bulk of players, with the addition of a couple of new players, who made up a double-winning championship side less than a half a year ago,” said Dixon.

“There was no reason not to have had expectations for a better start than we’ve had.

“We did have some tough early injuries, but at the end of the day we can only say we have not performed, and now we need to try to push some buttons to see if we can get things turned around.

“This is not a science – if anyone had all the answers the same team would win every single night, and collect all the silverware from season-to-season.

“Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. Now there is a bit of a trial and error phase as we did last season.

“We are still working on some things and once we have everything in place we will be able to make more game-to-game decisions about what our line-up will look like.

“Jakub is a good skating forward that we think will be a valuable addition, and we’re very much looking forward to his debut, paperwork pending.”

(Image permission: MsHK Zilina)

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