Telford Tigers have revealed their player roster ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Tigers will be defending the National League title for the second consecutive year after winning back-to-back championships in 2019/20 and 2021/22.
Earlier this week, Telford Tigers announced that Head Coach and General Manager Tom Watkins would return in his dual role.
Coach Watkins had these comments to say about the new roster, “This season sees the addition of two new teams into the National League and two more roster spots for British players to Elite League clubs. That equates to over 60 new playing spots available to players. Naturally every year there are changes to our roster.
“The focus for me this summer was the retention of a very talented, successful group of players who over the last few seasons have proved we are the best team in this league. I’ve said before that at the end of every season some guys will move for different reasons, but I’m delighted with the return of the players on this list which will give us a familiar core group and continuity, which I believe has been a key ingredient to our recent successful run. I really like the blend we have; this is a highly talented group of very experienced quality professionals and hugely promising young players who have learnt what it takes to play the right way and what it takes to win.
“In that group I believe we have the best goaltender in the league, a couple of the league’s best defensemen both offensively and defensively, the league’s most influential captain, vastly experienced forwards, a very good spread of scoring throughout all our forwards and some of the best under 21s in the country.
“That core is a great starting point for us to build upon and I’m looking forward to seeing the steps this group can once again take as a team.”
The Telford Tigers 2022/23 starting roster is as follows:
|7||Bayley Harewood||Electrobraze Limited|
|8||Jake Price||SAILHOUSE CARS|
|14||Jonathan Weaver||Integrated Electrical|
|16||Corey Goodison||Egertons Barbers|
|22||Jason Silverthorn||Acute Pest Control|
|25||Sam Watkins||Telford Copper Cylinders|
|30||Brad Day||Chips Away|
|46||Finley Howells||AJB Plastering|
|61||Brodie Jesson||Gibbon Communications Ltd|
|77||Scott Mckenzie||GTS Couriers|
|93||Jack Watkins||Oscar Turner|
Tom when on to say, “I’m also delighted to welcome back our very experienced off-ice team. These guys have played a huge part in the club’s recent successes, our most successful era and have been a part of the club for a long period of time. They are almost part of the furniture, they know the club better than most, are all very knowledgeable, they all know their roles very well and understand the needs of the players. These guys provide me with the best support, help take away the excuses and allow mine and the players to focus on the game. Without good people behind the team, you have no chance of building a successful team.”
Assistant Coach – Karl Creamer
Assistant Coach – Barry Holyhead
Equipment Manager – Andy Phillips
Trainer – Martin Sneyd
Trainer/Assistant Coach – Steve Molyneux
Therapy – Tom Collins