2018/19 Ends in Style

2 May 2019
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The Hexagon sponsored Telford Tigers season 2018/19 Ends in Style. The stage was set, the tables arranged, the fans and volunteers gathered for a truly wonderful celebration of the 2018/19 season for both the Telford Tigers 1 and 2. A season of a few lows, but so many highs.

The glittering awards ceremony was held at the Telford Centre Hotel where both club and volunteer awards were handed out to the players and those instrumental in not just ensuring that the Telford Tigers managed to put out two teams each and every week but that the on ice and off ice activities were orchestrated like a finely tuned machine.

There were awards for both the Tigers 1 and 2 Teams voted on by the fans

Tigers 1

Tigers 2

Best Forward

Adam Taylor

Callum Bowley

Best Defenceman

Jonathan Weaver

Liam Preece

Best Improved

Adam Taylor

Ben Washburn

Most Valuable player

Jason Silverthorn

Callum Bowley

ROAR Club Player of the Season

Adam Taylor

 

As well as the prestigious players player and coach’s player awards

Tigers 1

Tigers 2

Players player

Jonathan Weaver

Callum Griffin

Coach’s player

Jonathan Weaver

Matt Price

 

Mike Washburn Chairman and Tom Watkins General Manager both made eloquent speeches, with lots of thank you’ for the huge list of volunteers who help week in and week out, with everything from providing the team drinks to arranging summer events, away travel, photography, match reports, first aid and match night DJ’s and announcements. A true reflection of a happy club all pulling together to make the Tigers a sustainable success.

Tom said after the event “Our presentation evening is always a fitting end to a season, a chance for the players to meet the fans in a relaxed environment, take stock of the seasons achievements and discuss the future to come. Hockey is a fast-moving sport, as much so off the ice as on in the close season, and some players will move on, new players will arrive and the presentation evening is the culmination of a year’s hard effort”

Following the awards at the presentation evening, Telford Tigers 1 are also pleased to release their first summer signing and announce the return of 25-year-old forward Adam Taylor for the new season. Adam returns to the Tigers for his 10th season and has been a key part of Tigers’ success during that period, winning the EPL league and cup double in 2014/15 and the EPL championship in 2016/17.

Adam, who will wear #61 again stated “I’m really happy to be back at Tigers for 2019/20, I am excited for next season and the challenges that the new NIHL National league will bring.”

Tom Watkins Head Coach and General Manager said “Adam certainly has had a breakout season in 2018/19 and really upped his offensive game. He was a key player for us last season, he carries the puck well, moves his feet and created space for others. He’s a smart guy, a good teammate and very coachable and I am excited to have him back as our first signing of the summer”

Adam’s own and loan shirts are available to order now for £100 each (Home and Away), see the Tigers Online Shop for details.

In the 2019/20 season, Tigers are again offering individual player sponsorship at £400. The package will include a personalised ‘SPECIAL’ exclusive third jersey with a company name or family name patch, announcements on match nights, a small advert or logo in the match night programmes and a signed player photo. The jersey will be worn for cup games and play-off games and will not be available as a replica.

If you are interested or require more information on the individual player sponsorships, contact marketing@telfordtigers.net.

Watch out for further details about new signings at Telford Tigers, visit: http://www.telfordtigers.net/news or catch up on Facebook or Twitter