Marr’s a Flyer once again

Fife Flyers have added netminder Jordan Marr to their roster for the 2017/18 Elite League season.

The 26-year-old returns to Fife having initially iced for Todd Dutiaume’s side in the Northern Premier League in 2006, before travelling to Canada to pursue an opportunity with the Ontario Hockey Academy overseen by retired NHL netminder Ray Sheppard.

Marr went on to ice for the Philadelphia Jackals in the International Junior Hockey League, before attending Finlandia University in Michigan.

After four years playing in the NCAA III, Marr signed for MK Lightning in the EPL. He started last season with Hull Pirates, making 32 starts and recording a 91.2 save percentage, before joining the EIHL’s Edinburgh Capitals.

Marr said: “I’m happy to be back at the rink and club where my career began.

“After speaking with Todd and Jeff (Hutchins), I felt that I could fill the role of a goaltender who will compete every day at practice and push the import netminder to be at his best, while also being able to improve my game and push for starts throughout the year.

“My goal for the future is to be an Elite league starter and challenge for a place in the GB squad, and I believe that being a Flyer is a partnership that will benefit the club and myself.

“I can’t wait for the season to start and play in front of the fans at the FIA once again.”

Flyers’ assistant coach Hutchins added: “This is one of a number of moves Todd and I have made this summer to move the club forward.

“Jordan is an experienced Scottish goalie for his age, he has played at a high level in the USA and had a really strong year featuring both in the EPL and the Elite League.

“This move gives us a full-time back-up, who will both learn and challenge our starter for playing time.”

(Image permission: Tony Sargent)

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