Two teams have added to their Elite Ice Hockey League rosters today with new player arrivals.
Manchester Storm have signed Canadian forward Chance Braid for the remainder of the season. The 24-year-old arrives in Manchester from Benátky nad Jizerou in the Czech Republic’s second tier. Dylan Anderson has left the team at the same time. Head Coach Ryan Finnerty said of the signing: “We’ve known about the possibility of Chance becoming free for a few weeks now. He plays the game the right way; hard to play against, goes to the net with a purpose and is a physical presence who brings it every game. “
Meanwhile Ivan Sijan joins the MK Lightning from Medveščak Zagreb in Austria’s EBEL. The 28-year old Croatian has previous experience in the EBEL, as well as having spent time in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. He played nine league games for the Bears this season in the EBEL, as well as three in the Continental Cup. Said Player-Coach Tim Wallace: “Ivan is a big right-handed defenseman who can skate really well. His speed and first pass should help us. He has a good shot and has an offensive upside as well. He wasn’t given much of an opportunity in the EBEL, and I’m excited to see what he can do here in Milton Keynes.”