Telford Tigers 1 are pleased to announce the signing of Joe Aston for the forthcoming season. The 21 year old forward, a product of the Telford Junior Ice Hockey Club, returns to Tigers 1 after a successful spell with Telford Tigers 2 last season, contributing 30 points to the team that reached the NIHL 2 playoffs. During the 2016-17 season, Joe was part of the Telford Tigers NIHL 1 team and managed to break into the Telford Tigers EPL Championship winning team.
General Manager and Head Coach Tom Watkins said, “I think this is a good move for both us and Joe. I tried to keep Joe on last summer but due to the pressures of University and travel it wasn’t possible. Joe came in midway through the previous season and was part of the team that went on to win the EPL title. He played a few games last season and did a good job. Looking at the areas of the team I wanted to improve this summer, Joe ticks all the boxes. He’s quick, strong and plays with some grit. I think he has the ability to play on any of our three lines.”
Joe commented, “I am delighted to be joining and can’t wait to get the season underway. I’m looking forward to pushing myself and helping the team to achieve great things this year. Playing alongside the guys in the dressing room and having Tom as the coach, I know this is the best place for me to move forward.”
Joe’s own and loan shirts are available to order now for £100 each (Home and Away). Please see the own and loan registration page for more details and to register.
New for 2018/19, Tigers are offering individual player sponsorship at £400. The package includes a personalised ‘special’ 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.
If you are interested or require more information on the individual player sponsorships, contact [email protected].