Telford Tigers 1 are pleased to announce the return of former Tigers’ player Andy McKinney. 27 year old McKinney joins the Tigers six years after last icing for the Shropshire team. Andy played for Tigers during the 2011-12 season and returns to the club having played for Guildford Flames and Manchester Storm in the Elite League last season. He made 53 appearances for the two teams and will add grit to the Tigers line up next season.
General Manager and Head Coach Tom Watkins said, “I’m sure the fans will be as excited as I am to see Andy back in Telford. I think I’ve tried to sign him every season since he left and I’m very pleased to have secured him for the 2018/19 season. He is exactly what this team needs, a guy that competes every night, goes to the net and gets his nose dirty. Andy is an excellent skater, has very high work ethic and plays with an edge. This is appreciated by his teammates and the fans and it’s that tenacious character that really stands out. He is also very capable of putting up some numbers and has been part of several Championship winning teams in the past. He knows what it takes to win.”
McKinney added, ”I’m really happy to be back at Telford. This is where it all started for me back when I got my chance at senior level. I’m excited to play for Tom once more and looking forward to playing alongside Jason (Silverthorn) and Scott (McKenzie) once again.”
Andy’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].