Fife Flyers’ forward Matt Sicsa is eagerly anticipating his first meeting with former club Manchester Storm on Saturday.
Sisca bagged 34 goals and 43 assists for Storm during his debut season in the Elite League, but after holding talks with Head Coach Todd Dutiaume during the summer he decided to head north.
“I’m extremely excited to face Manchester this upcoming Saturday – I have a lot of friends on that team and it will mean a whole lot to take the two points this Saturday for a big division win,” said Sisca.
“I really enjoyed my time in Manchester last year. We had a great group of guys, from the management of Neil Russell, to the player/coach of Omar Pacha and all the players that put on a Storm jersey last year.
“For a first season club, we had a lot of ups and downs. Manchester put an arena and a hockey club together in six weeks.
“It’s something to be proud of for how close we came to making it to the play-offs and I believe in the future Manchester Storm will be one of the top spots to play.
“Playing in Fife is a totally different game than in Manchester. First the ice surface in Manchester is very small, smaller than a North American ice surface, whereas in Fife it’s an Olympic sheet. Everyone’s game and team game has to change due to both ice surfaces.
“With the fans though, on both sides in Manchester and Fife they are loud and support their club 100 percent.
“I’m thankful to play in front of such great fans in the two years I’ve been in the EIHL. I’m just hoping there are no boos down in Manchester!”
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