KIRKCALDY KESTRELS have announced the return of last season’s Coaches Player of the Year Matthew Farmer.
‘Matty’ played a pivotal role at the heart of the Kestrels defence last season and was the team’s top D-man on the points board.
The 20-year-old offensive D-man registered 21 points from 27 games with eight goals, 13 assists and 22 PIM across all competitions.
He said: “I am delighted to be back in a Kestrels jersey and this will be my first full season as a Kestrel after playing the past few years at Under 20’s level too.
“I was lucky enough to win league medals with the Falcons and Kestrels last season and it was brilliant to be involved in these successes at both clubs.
“I’m looking forward to playing for the Kestrels again this year and obviously I want to win the league again, but it will be even tougher this time as teams will be looking to trip us up.
“With the off-season being so short, my fitness has remained at a good level and I have been progressing at a steady pace in the gym.
“So when the first puck drops, I will be ready to go.”
Matthew also likes to chip in with some goals and likes to start the rush on the play, or pinch in from the point when he can to get on the points board.
Matthew’s attitude and work ethic both on and off the ice earned him a great deal of respect from his team mates and coaches over the past few years.
This saw him rewarded last year, when he was voted as the Coaches Player of the Year” at the Kirkcaldy Ice Hockey Club’s annual end of season awards night.
Everyone at the Kestrels is really delighted to see Matty return and hope all the fans will join us in welcoming Matthew back.
Article courtesy of Kirkcaldy Kestrels