Friday, December 30, 2011
Former BCHL Forward Matt Siddall Signs With Medvescak Zagreb:
Former Powell River Kings and Langley Hornets F Matt Siddall has left the Fife Flyers of the British Elite Hockey League, where he was a player/assistant coach, and joined Medvescak Zagreb of the Erste Bank Hockey League (Austria).
Here's the line on Siddall:
Matt Siddall new players in Zagreb bears BRLOGA
And although loosely translated, here's the release from Medvescak's website:
Canadian Matt Siddall new reinforcement Zagreb bears. The 27-year-old hockey player was born in Vancouver, where he made the first hockey steps.
The KHL Zagreb Centar comes from the British EIHL (Elite Ice Hockey League) team Fife Flyers in which this season has played 32 matches and reached 31 points.
Siddall has played four seasons for the University of Northern Michigan, where he played with the new-old team-mate Geoff Waugh. That same season, when he entered college, Siddall has been selected and the NHL Draft pick as''270''9-round draft pick by the Atlanta Trashers (now Winnipeg Jets). In four seasons playing in the NCAA college-division has appeared in 147 games and scored 76 points.
Since the 2008/2009 season. to 2010/2011. Siddall has played 20 games in the AHL in the Chicago Wolves, and even 177 games in the ECHL in playing for the team's Gwinnett Gladiators and Victoria Salmon Kings. In the season 2011/2012. signed to EIHL team Fife Flyers in which he was the assistant coach.
Matt Siddall comes in Zagreb as the third replacement of the season. Unfortunately due to severe injuries Pascal Morencya, we were forced to look for players who will replace him, take his position and strengthen the team. Siddall is a player who a lot of work for the team on the ice and off ice, and we believe will be a valuable member of the team, but also the community. We hope that you will quickly fit in, and even faster to play with his new teammates - said in front of the KHL Zagreb Centar general manager of the club Markoantonio Belinić.
It is expected that Matt Siddall to join the team Monday, the 2nd January, and its premiere in front of Zagreb's audience should have the first match in the Arena Ice Fever spectacle against Slovenian Acroni Jesenice.