Dunn and Jacobsen arrive safe and sound

Friday, 22nd August 2008

The first two arrivals from North America - defenceman Alex Dunn and forward Grant Jacobsen - arrived late but, safe and sound into Manchester Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

The flight from Toronto, that also saw Steelers Randy Dagenais and Vipers coach Rob Wilson and goalie Andrew Verner arrive in the UK, was an hour late and both players advised they had managed to get some sleep during the flight. After clearing customs and immigration, Alex and Grant were taken to their apartments before their first visit to the Altrincham Ice Dome, their new hockey home.

"It's good to finally be here," said Alex Dunn. "Driving on the wrong side of the road is going to be interesting for sure. The rink is small and compact and that creates a good atmosphere, I'm looking forward to it."

Grant Jacobsen added, "I can't wait to get on the ice and get the legs going again. It'll be a bit strange for a few days, but as soon as the guys all get together, we'll soon find our way around. Like Alex says, it's great to be here at last."

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Grant Jacobsen (Texas Brahmas)

Grant Jacobsen
(Image: Texas Brahmas official web site)

Alex Dunn (Odessa Jackalopes)

Alex Dunn
(Image: courtesy of the Odessa Jackalopes website)

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