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Thomas Hovell completes switch to Tigers 1

Thomas Hovell signs August 3rd 800w

Telford Tigers 1 are pleased to announce the signing of 22 year old net minder Thomas Hovell for the forthcoming season. Hovell joins Telford after appearing for fellow NIHL Moralee Division team, Nottingham Lions last season. Hovell played 32 games for the Lions and will compete with Denis Bell for the net minder position this season.

General Manager and Head Coach Tom Watkins said, “I’m very pleased to be able to bring in a guy that impressed in the games we played against him. He certainly made an impression in the head to head games we played and made it extremely difficult to score. I like his size, he fills the net and has good athleticism. He tracks the puck very well and I think what impressed me the most was that he battled for every puck, every rebound. He’s a competitor, he’s here to put some pressure on Denis and push for minutes. I’m a big fan of having two solid goalies who build a competitive rivalry with one another. It improves practice, their individual games and having the opportunity to take some pressure off the other guy is equally important.”

Thomas commented, “I am excited to join the Tigers, it will be a good challenge to prove myself with a new team. I will be working with a team and players I am not used to which will be a great experience, especially after playing against a lot of them last year. It took a lot to get me to move away from my home team, a club I have played for since under 10s, but this year I felt Tigers was a great fit for me. The club has a great set up with some top class players, which will make training very interesting for a goalie. I look forward to the season, to being pushed hard and working towards winning some silverware.”

Tom’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