Experienced ex-Flyers join Kirkcaldy Kestrels squad

Ice hockey outfit Kirkcaldy Kestrels have boosted their roster for the forthcoming Scottish National League (SNL) campaign by recruiting three vastly experienced players.

Chris Wands turning out for Fife Flyers (archive photo by Steve Gunn)
Chris Wands turning out for Fife Flyers (archive photo by Steve Gunn)

Former Fife Flyers icemen Chris Wands, Jamie Wilson and Tommy Muir have all agreed to join the Lang Toun side as it bids to build on last season’s third-place finish.

Wands has spent the last 15 seasons with the Flyers, having originally signed back in the club’s British National League and Northern League days.

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The defenceman has been a permanent fixture with the Rosslyn Street club following its move to the Elite League in 2011, icing in nearly 450 games in the UK’s top flight.

Wilson is returning to action this season after a year away from the sport, according to the Scottish Ice Hockey Association website.

He played for the Kestrels in 2017-18, having previously turned out extensively for Fife Flyers.

The forward made over 350 appearances for Fife in the EIHL and his experience is likely to prove invaluable to the Kestrels this season.

Muir is also returning to ice hockey after a year out of the game.

The D-man made almost 450 appearances in the EIHL and should be a key figure on the Kestrels’ blue line this term.