Hawks sign Defenceman Steven Duncombe

Blackburn Hawks Team Management is delighted to be able to announce the capture of experienced EPIHL Defenceman Steve Duncombe. He stands at 6.4” and joins us from EPL side Sheffield Steeldogs. Steve made his senior debut in the British Superleague back in 2001-2 with the Sheffield Steelers; he’s also represented GB at U20 level and played at EPL level for Peterborough Phantoms as well as the Scimitars and Steeldogs.

Coach Darlow commented:

“I’ve known Steve & seen the quality he possesses since he was a junior & he is a player I’ve wanted to work with for many years after we had a short time together a few seasons ago. It’s certainly been a tougher off-season than was anticipated but from day one Steve was a major target for me in upgrading our defensive unit for the 2016/17 season & I’m very happy to be working with him again. He’s a quality operator in all aspects of the game & brings many years experience from the top 2 divisions in British hockey with numerous 20+ point seasons at EPIHL level. Steve is calm, collected & has fantastic vision & game awareness which when put together with his physicality, strong defensive positioning & overall high level of technical skill on defence & offence make him a force to be reckoned with. Steve will lead from the back as he has on every unit he has graced & will wear an “A” on his shirt as a mark of his leadership qualities. I’m very pleased all the hard work in bringing Steve to Blackburn has paid off & want to thank the Hawks backroom for helping make this move possible. Please welcome Steve Duncombe in the role of Alternate Captain to your Blackburn Hawks.”

Upon signing Steve said:

“I’m really looking forward to a fresh start with a new team this season. I know all about the club and hear only good things about it, I’ve played against many Hawks Teams over the years and I know it’s a huge club, I wouldn’t have played for any other team at this level given the choice, I’m excited at the challenges ahead and now I Can’t wait to get back on the ice and work toward winning some silverware.”

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