Telford Tigers are pleased to announce the long-awaited return of defenceman Mike Jones for the upcoming 2021/22 season. James will return to the Club playing as part of the Telford Tigers Laidler team and will wear the number 74 shirt.
The 33-year-old has built himself a dynamic playing portfolio having in six different leagues with various different teams. Starting in 2002, the defenceman’s stats date back to when he first iced with Blackburn Firehawks, of which at the time was a team competing in the England U16 2 league.
Jones then made his way over the Welsh border where he joined the rosters of Flintshire Freeze and Flintshire Avalanche before making his move to Turkey in 2008. Jones completed a season with Turkish side Anka SK before making the return to UK ice in 2009. Jones then played for Invicta Dynamos before joining Telford Tigers where he iced for one season, followed by two consecutive seasons with Telford Titans.
Jones’ most recent activity on the ice has been with Welsh side Deeside Dragons. The defenceman put up some respectable numbers during his three seasons with the Dragons, including assists during play-off fixtures.
Telford Tigers 2 coaching team Scott McKenzie and Doug Wildman are pleased to have signed Mike for the upcoming season commenting:
“We’re very pleased to have Mike sign for us this season. After having a few years out from senior league hockey he’s no stranger to the game. He’s a calm D man with size and good hands and plenty experience we want him to rub off on the team.”
“Mike has been working hard on his fitness to ensure he isn’t off pace when the puck drops and we are looking forward to seeing him back in action wearing a Tigers jersey again.”
Mike Jones is also looking forward to returning to Telford Tigers commenting;
“I have had a few years away from competitive hockey and I can’t wait to get going again. The team is looking strong and competitive, I can’t wait to see how far we can go as a team.”
Mike’s own and loan shirts are available to order now for £75 each (Home and Away). Please see the Tigers’ Online Shop for details.
In the 2021/22 season, Tigers are again offering 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 programmes and a signed player photo.
If you are interested or require more information on the individual player sponsorships, contact [email protected]