Stockton: Playing in Fife ‘a lot of fun’

Fife Flyers’ forward Shayne Stockton has praised the club and its fans after enjoying his first taste of British Ice Hockey in 2015/16.

Stockton’s debut year in the Elite League was a productive one, with the American forward scoring 24 goals with 28 assists in 62 games.

Flyers narrowly missed out on the Gardiner Conference title last season, before losing out to Nottingham Panthers in the play-off semi-final, and Stockton is looking forward to building on that next term.

“There are plenty of reasons why I wanted to return to Fife,” he said. “The organisation was great to us, they provided everything we needed at the rink as well as away from it.

“Playing in Fife is a lot of fun. The rink is always rocking and makes for a great atmosphere to play in for us players.

“We had a very competitive team last season and I feel we can build off that and be better this year.

“Going into my first season in the EIHL, I didn’t really know exactly what to expect. I knew the league was very competitive and every game was going to be tough.

“The league is a bit different than what I experienced in France. The schedule is tougher and the play was a little different, but it wasn’t too big of a change.

“The biggest stand out moment was the second half of the season. Although we came up short, we put ourselves in contention for the Conference title.

“But let’s not forget also making it to the final weekend in Nottingham.”

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