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Back Where He Belongs… James Smith Returns!

Back Where He Belongs… James Smith Returns! Telford Tigers are delighted to announce the first new signing for the 2022/23 Tigers 2 roster… Welcome back to Telford James Smith!

Smith first represented Tigers during the 2013/14 season and appeared in the EPL 2014/15 league and cup double-winning team and the 28-year old is no stranger to the Laidler league, having previously iced for the Tigers 2 side. Smith has produced some outstanding hockey for Telford over the years, including the three seasons where he collectively scooped up a whopping 240 points in 62 games for Telford Tigers 2. 

Smith, will be returning to Tigers after a season at local rivals Solihull Barons and will once again wear the number 94 shirt.

Tigers 2 Coach Scott McKenzie is delighted to have signed Smith for the upcoming season commenting: 

“It’s great to bring a player of Smithy’s quality back to Telford. A natural goal scorer who always seems to be in the right place at the right time. We all know what he will bring to the team, he knows and has played with most of this group before so he won’t have any issues settling back in. 

We are excited to have Smithy back where he belongs and hope that he can help add to the success of last season.”

Smith, who’s finally ‘returning home’ is delighted to be back at Telford commenting: 

“I’d like to thank Mike and Scott for having me back. When we first spoke about me returning to Telford it was an easy decision for both parties. Scott is putting together a very strong squad with a mix of youth and experience and I’m excited to get started. Hopefully we will be able to win some silverware along the way.”

Own and loan shirts are available for £75 each (Home and Away). Please see the Tigers online shop for details.

In the 2022/23 season, the Tigers again offer 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 programme and a signed player photo. The jersey will be worn for cup 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

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