Tigers Snare Hopkins from Panthers. Telford Tigers are pleased to announce the signing of promising young forward Jack Hopkins for the 2021/22 season. Hopkins, 17, will make his senior league debut whilst on a two-way contract from Elite League team Nottingham Panthers.
Jack stated, “I’m really looking forward to playing at Telford. I can’t wait to test myself at a higher level of hockey and believe I can improve a lot this season. Working with a coach as well respected as Tom will help me develop my game and show that I can compete in senior-level hockey.”
Tom Watkins, Head Coach and General Manager, said, “I think this is a very exciting signing and believe Jack has the tools to make an immediate impact. He will be on a two-way contract with the Nottingham Panthers and I have spoken at length about the development plan in place for Jack with Gui Doucet from the Panthers and how both clubs can help Jack develop further. Jack’s had a very strong junior career which is somewhat irrelevant in this situation, it’s how he adjusts to a higher standard of hockey-playing against men now. He’s someone I know very well, having come through junior age groups alongside my son Sam, and Jack skated with the Tigers at practice for half a season so I think he will settle in very quickly and have a positive impact.”
Telford Tigers would like to thank William and Lamb Carpets for agreeing to be Jack’s personal sponsor for the forthcoming season.
Jack’s own and loan shirts are available to order now for £100 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. The jersey will be worn for cup games and playoff games and will not be available as a replica.
If you are interested or require more information on the individual player sponsorships, contact [email protected]