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Haines to suit up for Fife Flyers IHC

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Former Weyburn Red Wing Camptain Kyle Haines has a professional hockey contract with Fife Flyers in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.

Former Weyburn Red Wing Captain, Kyle Haines, will join the Fife Flyers in Kirkcaldy, Scotland in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) full-time for the 2014/2015 season. He was voted the Best Defenseman for the Fife Flyers last season after joining the club in late November.

Haines was a huge part of the team's success in the latter half of the season and will return for the upcoming season.

The popular defenceman will wear jersey number #55 once again.

"I am very excited to be back in Fife and picking up where we left off last season. The latter half of the season was the most fun I've had playing professional hockey and for that I have to thank the fans, team-mates, coaches and all the staff for sticking with us," said Haines."After coming so close to making it to the championship game, it is definitely exciting to think about what this season could bring. I am thrilled that the directors and coaching staff have given me the opportunity to return to Fife. I met so many great people and had many great experiences during my time in Fife and I look forward to building on those memories and relationships, and winning a lot of hockey games. I hope all the fans are having a great summer and it won't be long before we are back at the Auld Barn celebrating a victory."

Haines joined the Flyers from Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL and scored 11 goals and 22 assists for 33 points and 75 PIMS from 41 games for the Flyers in the 2013-14 season.

"We're really excited to get Hainsey back. From his first game, right to the very end of the season, he was extremely consistent for us and made a huge difference to our power play and defensive core. I feel he is an all-around d-man who is as good as any other in our league. He keeps it very simple and effective going forward and doesn't make mistakes on the back end. This is another huge re-signing for the club and gives us yet another returning player to build around for the upcoming season," said Flyers associate coach, Danny Stewart.

"When Kyle expressed an interest in returning to Fife, it was an easy decision for us, there was no hesitation in re-signing him. His arrival was one of the catalysts that helped turn our season around, with his steady and consistent performances. On and off the ice, Kyle is the type of person we want associated with the Flyers, and his return along with Kevin in net has our back end starting to look formidable," said Flyers head coach, Todd Dutiaume.


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