Fife Flyers, sponsored by Arnold Clark Mercedes-Benz, are delighted to confirm the signing of US born netminder Andy Iles as their starting netminder for the 2017/18 Elite Ice Hockey League season.
Iles, 25, is entering his 4th professional year having spent his career in the ECHL. Earlier this year Iles received 2 player tryouts in the AHL with Albany Devils and Binghampton Senators.
A product of the U.S. National Team Development Program, Iles represented the United States at the 2010 IIHF U18 World Junior Championships, helping his home nation win the gold medal, and again in the 2011 IIHF U20 World Junior Championships earning a bronze medal.
Prior to turning professional, the New York native had a stellar collegiate career at his hometown Cornell University. Iles finished his NCAA career with a 2.26 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage.
Last season Iles iced in 40 games in Elmira alongside fellow new Flyer Ian Young, posting a 3.53 goals against average and .896 save percentage.
Iles has also spent time with Florida Everblades and Cincinnati Cyclones, as well as stints with Alaska, Atlanta, Brampton and Tulsa.
Following his signing with Fife, Iles said the following “I would like to thank the organisation for the opportunity to become a Flyer. I have heard great things about the support, the organisation, and the area of Fife which I look forward to experiencing first hand as we enter a new season and new opportunity.
“My wife and I are excited to arrive and I can’t wait to get on the ice alongside my new teammates.
“I was fortunate to have a few relationships with past Flyers. I spoke with Kevin Regan and he had great things to say about both his playing and family’s experiences in Fife. This is certainly a different chapter in my career but one that we truly look forward to.”
Head Coach Todd Dutiaume added “Andy was originally highlighted to us by Kevin Regan. Although smaller in stature he possesses great reflexes and has the ability to make the required secondary saves.
“He has the type of character we are drawn to and the confidence in his game that a number 1 requires.
“I believe Andy will successfully follow the long line of fan favourite goaltenders we have enjoyed over the years.”
Saturday 26th August: Fife Flyers vs Kassel Huskies, face-off 7:15pm
Sunday 27th August: Fife Flyers vs Kassel Huskies, face-off 6:30pm
Saturday 2nd September: Fife Flyers vs Herlev Eagles, face-off 7:15pm
Sunday 3rd September: Fife Flyers vs Herlev Eagles, face-off 6:30pm
Scottish Elite Cup
Saturday 9th September – Doors open 1pm
Semi Final One – 2pm
Semi Final Two – 5.30pm (Unless there is overtime after Semi Final One)
Sunday 10th September – Doors open 2pm
Third place match – 3pm
Scottish Cup Final – 6.30pm
Weekend (4 games)
Adult – £54
Concession – £38
Child – £28
Individual Day prices (2 games)
Adult – £30
Concession – £22
Child – £17
You can now purchase your 2017 Elite Scottish Cup tickets online at Ticketsource – https://www.ticketsource.co.