The British Elite Ice Hockey League (BEIHL)
Cardiff Devils have given former Vernon Vipers forward Andrew Lord a two year contract extension.
The Devils are a Welsh ice hockey team that play in the BEIHL. Lord is in his fourth season with the Devils, third as player-coach. Former Vernon Lakers defenceman Todd Kelman (1992-93) is in his third season with the Devils as Franchise Owner-General Manager.
After a scholarship to RPI (Rensselaer Poly Inst) Lord spent four years with four different teams in the East Coast Hockey League & American Hockey League. (ECHL-Wheeling Nailers, AHL-Milwaukee Admirals, AHL-Okloahoma City Barons & AHL-Rochester Americans) Lord missed the entire 2011-12 season due to injury returned the following year playing one season in Germany with SC Riessersee before signing with the Devils last season.
Lord come to the Vipers in a trade with the Burnaby Bulldogs playing two years in Vernon (2002-2004). In 116 regular season games with the Vipers Lord collected (22-goals-50-assists-78-points).
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This was posted on the Devils website:
Devils Extend Coach Andrew Lord’s Contract for 2 More Seasons
Andrew Lord will continue to lead the Devils through the 2018-19 season.
The Devils head coach has signed an extension for another 2 seasons after this one, which means that the Vancouver native will be in charge for at least the next three years.
Devils Managing Director Todd Kelman made the announcement to the team earlier today and was met with a great reception.
“I told the guys before training this morning and there was a lot of cheers and clapping. You don’t usually get that kind of reaction, but they all seem as pumped as I am to have completed this deal.
“I spoke to the owners a couple of weeks ago about offering Lordo this extension and we decided that it was better to get it done early so he knew that we are behind him and so he can focus on the season instead of worrying about his own future.
“We did the whole thing in about 10 minutes, we both wanted to get it done and he is happy with the deal.”
Catch Kelman’s full interview with Icetime TV here, including his thoughts on Brian McGrattan and Patrick Bordeleau coming to the league, the GB game in Cardiff and the future of Zorb football.
Andrew Lord spoke about his contract extension with Icetime TV ahead of the weekend.