Devils legends Stone and Chinn are on board for July 28th All-Star game
Cardiff’s own home-grown stars Jason Stone and Nicky Chinn head the announcement of 7 more players for the Pro Allstars game which will open the UK Charity Allstars weekend on Friday 28th July (7:30pm face off).
The 7 latest named players will join Captains Ian Cooper and Max Birbraer on the team benches alongside Devils legend Steve Moria and recently announced returning Devils for 2017-18, Captain Jake Morissette.
'Stoney' and 'Chinny' became the first Cardiff trained players to represent the Devils, making their debuts in the 1988-89 promotion-winning season and going on to significant achievements over the next few decades.
Stone’s remarkable career saw his 10 jersey retired in recognition of his 22 year Devils service, spanning over 1100 games. During this time he contributed to numerous league and playoff Championships, was named as Best British Defenceman in the Championship winning season of the inaugural Superleague and also represented the GB senior team.
Chinn’s career currently stands at an incredible 29 years and includes this past season as player-coach for Streatham and Milton Keynes in NIHL. As winner of the prestigious Young British Player of the Year accolade, he attended the Calgary Flames training camp holding his own against NHL stars and prospects. He established himself as a leading GB international, winning GB player of the tournament in 1994, and produced some of the finest play-off performances UK hockey has seen including being the first player to score 4 goals in a British Championship final.
Stone and Chinn are joined by Heineken League era stars David Heath, Brian Biddulph, Simon Hunt, Graham Waghorn and Robbie Morris.
Heath was a mainstay of the Slough Jets for over 12 years playing in over 400 games and scoring 500 points.
Biddulph’s career was split amongst Streatham, Slough, Medway, Lee Valley, Peterborough and Chelmsford during a solid 16 year career.
Hunt spent his entire 12 year career with hometown club Nottingham as a gritty winger equally comfortable scoring goals or making plays. He also represented the GB senior team.
Hunt’s long-time Nottingham and GB team-mate Waghorn was born in Canada before arriving at Nottingham via Streatham for an 8 year Panthers career. During that time he matched Stone’s achievement in being named Best British Defenceman.
Morris spent 3 years with the Devils which included the double-wining Premier League debut season. He is still involved in Cardiff ice hockey as one of the coaches in the Junior programme.
The All Stars committee are thankful to all these players for giving up their time to support this exciting event.
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