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A Triumphant Milestone: Danny Rose, Rick Plant, and Scott McKenzie Celebrate 500 Games with Telford Tigers

In the fast-paced world of ice hockey, longevity and dedication are attributes that truly stand out. For Telford Tigers, the 500-game milestone reached by Danny Rose, Rick Plant, and Scott McKenzie is a testament to their unwavering commitment to the team. As these players celebrate this impressive achievement, let’s take a closer look at their remarkable journeys with the Tigers.

Danny Rose’s journey with the Telford Tigers began in the 2012/13 season when he made the switch from Nottingham Lions. Originally starting his career as a forward, Rose’s versatility has seen him transform into one of the league’s finest defenders. His commitment to the team is evident in the fact that he has iced every season since his arrival.

As Tigers’ longest-serving player, Rose reached the remarkable milestone of 500 games on April 30, 2022, facing the Sheffield Steeldogs. Over the years, Rose has not only become a defensive stalwart but has also played an instrumental role in shaping the team’s identity.

Born in Telford, Rick Plant’s connection with the Tigers dates back to the 1994/95 season when he followed in his older brother’s footsteps. Although he briefly left the team for three seasons, Plant returned in the 1998/99 season, marking the beginning of a storied career.

Following the team’s temporary folding in 1999, Plant found success with the Guildford Flames, amassing over 600 appearances during his 14-season tenure. In 2014/15, Plant returned home to Telford, and since then, he has consistently contributed to the team’s success, securing his position as the No. 2 player in the all-time games played list.

Super Scott McKenzie arrived in Telford for the 2010/11 season and quickly established himself as a key figure on the team. With a few brief breaks over the seasons, McKenzie has remained a constant force, demonstrating both leadership and skill on the ice.

As the captain of the Telford Tigers, McKenzie is not only a top scorer but also serves as the coach for the Tigers 2 team, showcasing his commitment to the development of the sport. Playing his 500th game on October 15, 2023, against the Hull Seahawks, McKenzie solidified his position as the third player in the all-time games played list.

Reaching 500 games with Telford Tigers is a monumental achievement for Danny Rose, Rick Plant, and Scott McKenzie. Their enduring commitment, skilful play, and leadership have left an indelible mark on the team’s legacy. As these players continue to contribute to the Tigers’ success, their dedication serves as an inspiration for aspiring hockey players and a source of pride for Telford’s passionate fanbase.

The club would like to congratulate Danny, Rick and Scott on their outstanding achievements.

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