Fans get thanks after Saturday night success
Tigers head coach Tom Watkins has applauded the role played by almost 1,000 fans at Telford Ice Rink during Saturday nightâ€™s 7-2 win over Manchester Phoenix.
The biggest crowd of the season watched Watkinsâ€™ men dominate a short-handed Manchester side, and move closer to a place in the top three of the EPL.
Telford now have just five home league games left to take advantage of increasing home support, before the end-of-season play-offs start in earnest.
And Watkins was delighted with the turn-out of Tigers fans against Manchester.
He said: â€œMaking a lot of noise and creating a fun environment in the rink is really important to the guys and we all heard that on Saturday night.
â€œThe guys notice it on the bench and comment on it quite a lot. Before a game, we walk around to the bench and against Manchester it was loud from the very start. That was great for everyone.
â€œThe noise was excellent, and it was good to see a bit of camaraderie between the Manchester and Telford fans. That is what hockey should be all about.â€
Telfordâ€™s next home game is against Guildford Flames on Sunday, February 28th. Tickets will be available online next week, at www.tigershockeyuk.com.