With the start of the season just around the corner, Telford Tigers are pleased to announce another addition to both the Tigers 1 and Tigers 2 rosters. Welcome back Henry Adams!
The talented 16-year-old first appeared on the ice in 2014, where he was rostered onto the Telford Tigers under 16s team. Since then, Henry has iced for Telford Tigers under 15s and under 18s, and Coventry Blaze under 20s. Henry has also been a part of the Midlands Conference having iced for Midlands under 13s, 15’s and 17s.
Henry first iced for Telford Tigers last season where he had the opportunity to ice for the senior side. This season, Henry will be playing on a two-way for both teams. Telford Tigers General Manager and Head Coach Tom Watkins is delighted to have the youngster on board commenting;
“Henry is a good young talent, he’s still an under 18 but has a great opportunity to gain ice time and experience playing with both teams. A D-mans learning curve is far steeper than that of a forward and having the opportunity to gain valuable minutes with Tigers 2 is very important, he is still a young kid and needs time to develop.
That said we feel there will be some opportunity to give him some exposure at the D1 level dependant on his progression. This is a good example of how our development strategy and progression from the junior club to senior hockey can work.”
Tigers 2 player coach Bowley is also pleased to have Henry on the roster for the upcoming season and had the following to say;
“I’m delighted that Henry will be part of our team for next season, as he made a really positive impact when he played up from juniors. He’s a talented kid, very good on the puck and skates very well. He needs all the senior minutes he can get and I’m pleased he’ll be getting that with us.
He has the ability to slot onto our powerplay and penalty kill lines and will definitely strengthen our team. It’s a big year for Henry and I’m looking forward to helping him make that next step in his development.”
As is every player who has signed for Telford Tigers, Henry is really looking forward to the upcoming season playing with both Tigers 1 and Tigers 2.
Henry’s own and loan shirts are available to order now for £50 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 £200. 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]