Devil Duo return to Cardiff
Posted on 31 August 2012
Fisher and Sedlak return to the Devils for 2012-2013
Spisska Nova Ves native Sedlak begins his third season with the Devils, having joined after a sabbatical from hockey in Slovakia. He played a big part for the NIHL Devils since his return to the game. Sedlak has played 69 games scoring 51 points and is instrumental on the Devils power play.
All-time top scorer Steven Fisher made the switch from the Bristol Pitbulls, returning home to the Devils. Fisher has played 154 ENL games amassing a huge 313 points, 143 of which are goals. He stands as the leading point scorer in ENL history for Cardiff. Steve has also represented Cardiff at Elite League level, including a debut goal against Edinburgh Capitals.
Mark Cuddihy commented “It’s great news for our club to bring Fisher back to Cardiff and that Robert has agreed to return for another year. In Robert we have Mr Consistent, he has been fantastic for us since he came to Cardiff. He adds something completely different to our style of play, very often he is the outstanding player on our team. He had a long time away from the sport but he has one of the best pedigrees; coming though the top Slovak junior league.
In Fisher we have a proven point scorer in our league, he holds the record here for points since the team began. He plays his best hockey here in Cardiff and his points per game stats affirm that. We lost a lot of points with Preece, Piggott, Hayes, Jones and Harding all moving up or on and I’m hoping between Fisher, Osman, Newton and Lockwood we will go some way to replacing those guys. We are hoping to bring in one last player and look to announce that on the weekend”
Fisher himself added “It's good to be back in Cardiff for this season, it was a tricky summer for me with some good offers, but after thinking things through Cardiff was the only place I knew I'd be happy playing hockey. With not having to worry about travelling hours to training and games while being in hotels over weekends I knew for me, to enjoy my ice hockey I had to come home to the Devils.
I have some great friends here and made some new ones while been in Bristol so I’m glad they have signed here as well. It's going to be a tough season with teams building and Devils losing good players but I know teams never like to play us because we hit hard, stand up for team mates and play some good hockey. Should be a good season with the standard of hockey getting better in the NIHL and I’m looking forward it.’
Robert will wear his number 38 and Fisher return in a 19 jersey. Welcome back to both.