Matt Compton starts for Phoenix tonight

Thursday, 15th March 2007

Manchester Phoenix will give a start in goal to back-up netminder Matt Compton on Thursday night as they again take on the Edinburgh Capitals at the Altrincham Ice Dome.

Except for a brief three-minutes at the end of a game in Edinburgh back on November 11th, 24-year old Compton has waited patiently in the wings as Jason Wolfe has started every game for the Phoenix this season.

Player coach Tony Hand commented, "Matt deserves his chance to start a game and so he'll play on Thursday against the Capitals. He knew at the start of the season that he might have a long wait and he hasn't complained once. Now that we're safely in the playoffs, he deserves his chance to show what he can do and at the same time, give Wolfie a bit of a rest. All the players are hoping the fans get behind him and cheer him on."