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Six imports to look at within the Elite Collection | British Ice Hockey
March 31, 2021
The Elite Collection is a matter of days away as pleasure and anticipation ranges begin to construct for the primary piece of aggressive prime flight ice hockey in simply over a 12 months.
We’ve seen the Protected Participant lists, the drafts and the coaches have made their import signings and now the eye turns to the Motorpoint Enviornment the place the 4 groups will meet and play all through the course of April.
Within the meantime, we’ve taken a have a look at the import gamers trying to make an impression of their comparatively quick keep within the UK and listed below are the six we expect might stand out.
Jeremy Beaudry (Sheffield Steelers)
Beaudry might nicely be a gem within the defensive traces for Aaron Fox and involves the Elite Collection as a participant who can skate quick and shoot laborious.
With slightly below 200 appearances within the ECHL in all competitions and the flexibility to behave as a two-way defencemen, you marvel if Beaudry might be appeared upon to tackle the mantle vacated by Ben O’Connor in fulfilling that function.
The 27-year-old can be a precious asset on the powerplay so might be a risk on the particular groups and one Fox might be prepared to make use of at will.He actually has the potential to be liked by Steelers followers.
Austin Cangelosi (Nottingham Panthers)
The signing of Cangelosi was talked up by Nottingham Panthers Director of Hockey Gui Doucet when he was introduced final Friday and utilizing phrases resembling ‘top quality centreman’ wouldn’t have been used evenly.
When the Eliteserien in Norway was shut down, Cangelosi was within the prime ten factors scorers and second highest goalscorer, so, taking that into consideration, Doucet might nicely have noticed a predator.
Having team-mates Brendan Ellis and Nick Dineen might assist him settle in, however Panthers will give him the accountability to steer the road and has the potential to thrive within the subsequent 5 weeks.
Max Krogdahl (Coventry Blaze)
He’s solely 22, however the arrival of Max Krogdahl is that appeared to get Blaze coach Danny Stewart after the Norwegian defenceman agreed to come back for the competitors.
What he lacks in expertise for his tender years, he’ll give coronary heart and willpower to a group eager to indicate what they’re all about on this match.
Having skilled EIHL heads like Nicolai Bryhnisveen, Paul Swindlehurst and David Clements round him can be a profit, however his defensive sport and want to disclaim opposition targets might be an actual asset for Stewart.
Maxime Fortier (Manchester Storm)
Fortier has an eye fixed for aim, as was proven in his junior profession, scoring 294 factors in 293 video games for Halifax Mooseheads within the QMJHL, so these numbers make you sit up and take discover.
His transition into the professional sport hasn’t fairly taken off in the identical means, however when Fortier finds his technique to aim, he’ll punish groups and coach Ryan Finnerty will count on that of the 23-year-old.
He has nice pace, an eye fixed for aim and a very good end and if the manufacturing is wherever close to pretty much as good, Fortier has the potential to paved the way within the Elite Collection by way of scoring.
Johno Might (Nottingham Panthers)
Might has a number of attributes that may be useful for Nottingham Panthers and two stand out – his measurement and his flexibility within the ahead traces.
The 27-year-old is six foot 5 and weighs simply over 200lbs so right away, he’s an imposing determine for any defencemen who come up in opposition to him.
The actual fact he’s a winger who can swap right into a extra central place offers coach Tim Wallace fairly the choice and one the opposite groups is probably not eager to face.
Simen Andre Edvardsen (Coventry Blaze)
The 22-year-old Norwegian is a product of Storhamar’s junior system, however he stands on the cusp of a global name up, has CHL expertise and will convey one thing recent to the match.
Edvardsen’s factors output improved in 2019/20 previous to the shutdown of the Norwegian league (21 in 24 video games in comparison with 18 in 45 video games the season earlier than) and this recent problem offers him an incentive to attempt to get on the flight to Latvia.
His potential is large and dealing with some good expertise within the offensive traces might assist him shine on this competitors.The actual fact he’s on account of return to Storhamar subsequent season exhibits how eager the