Dragons Snap Up Dippnall
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The Dragons Ice Hockey Club have made a statement of intent according to Head Coach Scott McKenzie as they announce the signing of former Widnes Wild Captain Shaun Dippnall. Dippnall joins The Dragons after 4 seasons with the Wild in the NIHL2 Laidler Conference racking up an impressive 58 goals and 138 assists totaling 196 points, leading the franchise as the all-time top points scorer.
Dragons Player Coach Scott McKenzie is very familiar with what Dippnall brings to his squad having played on the same line together alongside current Dragon Geoff Wigglesworth for the most part of the 2014/15 season in Widnes.
Mckenzie is delighted that Shaun decided to join the Dragons ranks; “When I knew Dippy wanted to come to Deeside to play for The Dragons I was over the moon. He is one of my good friends but that’s not the reason we want him here. Dippy makes smart plays, is great on the puck, reads the game very well and fits in perfectly with what we are building here in Deeside. He will add another dimension to our powerplay but overall, Dippy makes us a better and that’s the bottom line. I am hopeful that we have him registered for this weekend’s games. The Dragons Organisation have done everything they can to ensure this happens.”
Shaun had this to say earlier about taking the step up to division one and joining the Dragons
“I am really excited to be signing for the Dragons, I knew quite a few of the guys already which makes the transition from Widnes a little bit smoother. I had started to fall out of love with hockey a little bit over the back end of last season. During the off season I usually really get the itch to play again but this year I didn’t really have that. So the new challenge with a new team against stronger opposition was really appealing to me. This league is going to be stronger than ever especially with the EPL being no more. All the teams look to be strong so I am really looking forward to the challenge our team has ahead of us.”
Shaun Dippnall will wear the #73 jersey for The Dragons this season.
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