Gospel set for Tigers return
Telford Tigers have retained the services of netminder Sam Gospel, as part of a revamped defensive line-up for next season.
Gospel will work alongside Polish international Ondrej Raszka, following the summer departure of Thomas Murdy to Cardiff.
The 22-year-old initially moved to Shropshire from Nottingham in 2013 and quickly become a key member of the Tigers squad.
Head coach Tom Watkins expects Gospel to continue the development that saw him take the starting spot for last seasonâ€™s play-offs.
He said: â€œSam is a very talented netminder and keeps on improving every season. He is dedicated, hard working and always very committed in training.
â€œThat work ethic always shows up in games and we saw that when he took the starting role in last seasonâ€™s play-offs. He had a good season and kept us in the game for long periods against Milton Keynes.
â€œSam is very coachable and heâ€™s a quiet guy, but he stops the puck and battles for every puck. That is the job of every netminder and he never gives up on anything, which is key.â€
Gospel is part of a crop of youngsters that have been key to the Tigers youth policy in recent years, alongside Danny Rose and Macaulay Heywood.
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