Managers season preview
With Spartans season finally underway with a four point weekend over SIHA sister team the Sheffield Senators our Team Manager Lynn Faber takes a reflective view for the season aheadâ€¦
Hello, and welcome back to a new season, where already through the summer months, as normal, itâ€™s been a hive of activity in the background. Player and coach registrations; the development of the new U20s teams; player and team meetings to discuss and prepare for the new season have been ongoing really from the end of last season.
There are a couple of major changes this season for the Spartans coming into the season. The first is we have secured two import players, Martin Finkes and Maros Stefanco. Martin is a solid defenceman and Maros an impressive forward, both of whom we feel will add the depth required to stand against any other team in the league this season. I think itâ€™s safe to say, we are all delighted at these additions to the team and are looking forward to watching them in action over the season.
The second change is our main sponsor, Cressida Ridge. Cressida has been busy working alongside us off season preparing merchandise for the Spartans, sponsoring players and equipment to give us a fantastic start, something we havenâ€™t really had before. A warm welcome to Cressida, look out for her on the merchandise desk, we have lots on sale this season, so come along and get your Spartans merchandise!
After the excitement of last year, where we clinched a place in the play offs and had, what can only be described as a brilliant weekend in Solway, the Spartans are keen to capitalise on the success and add to it with the prospect of heading into the play off weekend again, this time in Sheffield, (so not far to travel!), but also a new buzz of excitement between all the lads, with a confidence that every line is a strong line capable of dealing with any opposition and a belief that we are up there with the best of them in the league.
As with all new seasons, some feel the summer has dragged, whilst others feel itâ€™s the blink of an eye but weâ€™re back together for what promises to be another exciting season, but one thing is for sure if you come along to the games you will see some fantastic hockey with the Spartans family, and remember, never underestimate my boys!
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