Table-topping American players to guest on ‘Friday Night Live’

The SIH National Head Coaching Team have confirmed that two American players will be the guests on the latest edition of ‘Friday Night Live’ (26th February – 8.00 pm).

Brady Ferguson (above) and Taylor Matson both play with Rogle BK in the Swedish Elite League (SHL) where they currently sit top of the standings.

They will spend time talking about playing ice hockey as youngsters in North America and their subsequent experiences of the NCAA system.

The pair will also discuss their spells in the American Hockey League (AHL) and the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) before chatting about their moves to Sweden.

Ferguson already has a link to Scotland as he coached at a hockey school in Lanarkshire during the summer of 2019.

He spent four years at Robert Morris University before playing in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ farm system with Toronto Marlies in the AHL and the ECHL’s Newfoundland Growlers.

Matson was captain of the University of Minnesota team before spending time with Chicago Wolves and Iowa Wild in the AHL.

He also played for Orlando Solar Bears in the ECHL before moving to Sweden in 2014. Matson is currently an alternate captain for Rogle BK.

SIH Head of Coaching, Steven Lynch, said: “We hope to see the viewing figures of ‘Friday Night Live’ increase for the third week in a row as we strive to keep our sport alive during the lockdown.

“It’s great to see more and more people tuning in each week, as it appears by recent government announcements that it will be a few weeks before we can get back on the ice.

“‘Friday Night Live, along with our fitness sessions and everything else we are doing right now, is a great way to keep in touch and to think about ice hockey during this lay-off.

“Be sure to tune in for some great insights from two excellent professionals who we are delighted have agreed to spend their Friday night with us.”

To join the Zoom session, please click here (Meeting ID: 848 5985 8765, Passcode: 154523).