Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Platil All Set to Mind Gap for Phoenix ; Ice Hockey Sheldan Keay

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Platil All Set to Mind Gap for Phoenix ; Ice Hockey Sheldan Keay

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NEW Manchester Phoenix signing Jan Platil is hoping he can fill the void left by Stanislav Gron following his injury.

Platil joined Phoenix from Hull Pirates last week and is expected to feature in their fixtures this weekend.

It was a big boost to Tony Hand's side after Gron suffered a long- term injury at the start of the season, and Platil is excited to hit the ground running.

"Coming here was a great move for both me and the team, especially with Stan being hurt," he said.

"When he gets healthy I will probably leave as you can only have four import players in the league at once, but at the moment it is a temporarily fix. "We've won four of our six games so far so I've been happy with our form at the beginning of the season."

Platil has experience playing with one of his Phoenix team- mates, even though he doesn't remember it happening! …

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