New blood for the Bees

Head Coach of the TSI World Bees Doug Sheppard can now announce his first new recruit of the summer as he inks a deal with 20 year old defenceman Deakan Fielder.

Shropshire born Deakan started his hockey journey in Telford playing through to under 18s before heading to Swindon and linking up with the Okanagan Hockey Academy in 2015/16. The following season, while still with Okanagan he played for the Wildcats scoring 3+3 for the NIHL2 team while also making two appearances for the EPIHL team. This was in addition to a very productive season in Under 18s which saw him score 7 and assist 10 in just 18 games.

2017/18 was a busy year with 11 Wildcats NIHL1 appearances alongside 10 NIHL2 and 20 under 18 games.

In 2018/19 he travelled overseas to continue his development with Fresno Monsters in the Western States Hockey League, helping the team to a second place finish and a division final. He was also called up by Great Britain Under 20s where he played t games in the World Junior Under 20s Championship. Last season he played in Cardiff for the Fire as well as putting up 5+21 in a further 46 games for the Fresno Monsters as the team topped their league before Covid19 cancelled their playoffs.

Head Coach Doug Sheppard spoke of his new signing; “Deakan is a big strong kid that likes to play a physical game and skates very well. He is going to be a big help on the backend with his style of play. What I like most is his passion to get to the next level, I look forward to working with him.”

On signing with the Bees Deakan said; “I’m very excited to be joining the Bees, I’ve had 3 good years at OHA and 2 years with Fresno in the States. Both clubs have pushed me with my development, and after speaking to Doug I think Bees is a great place for me to keep developing and I think it’s time to step up to pro hockey. I’d like to help the team win some trophies this year and I’m looking forward to proving my self where I am able to be a key player in the team to show the great bee fans what I can do.”

Deakan strands at 5’10” and weighs 192lbs. He shoots left handed.

Photo Credit:Kiel Maddox