By Jon Zacks
They may not carry the same allure of Theo Fleury, but the Senior Flyers added three more impressive names to their roster on Wednesday.
GM Rob Larson says the Flyers have added Clayton Pool to strengthen the Flyers goalie ranks. After his WHL career, Pool played for five years at the University of Alberta, before a five-year pro career in the UHL, CHL, and IHL.
Though Troy Hunt remains on the shelf with an ankle injury, he is expected to return to action soon. That will give the Flyers plenty of depth in net, with Hunt and Pool joined by Senior Canuck Rod Branch as three netminders capable of playing at the ‘AAA’ level.
As well, Fort St. John native Mike Hofstrand will be joining the Flyers for the Allan Cup run. After playing his minor hockey in Fort St. John, Hofstrand played collegiate hockey at SAIT, before a pro career that included stops in the UHL, ECHL, and in Europe. He now resides in Bakersfield, California, though he still visits the Energetic City in summers, to help coach at the North Peace Alumni Hockey School.
The third addition, Kimbi Daniels, has been added to the roster of the Flyers’ affiliate team in Dawson Creek. Daniels has plenty of big game experience, having played in the WHL for Swift Current, Tri-Cities and Seattle, as well as stints in the AHL, IHL, ECHL, and pro leagues in Europe. In the 1991-91 and 92-93 seasons, Daniels played a total of 27 games with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers.
The Flyers were disappointed on Thursday, to learn that they will not be facing Powell River and Whitehorse in the B.C. Senior ‘AAA’ playdowns. Click here for more information.