Stuey Ashton ready for the fight ahead
Blackburn Hawks new Head Coach Matt Darlow continues to be proactive with the signing of everyoneâ€™s favourite goalie, Stuey Ashton.
Stuey (Stuart) is another product of Blackburnâ€™s junior system and he has been a big part of the teamâ€™s success over the past few seasons. Â Stuey is as committed as ever to playing for his boyhood club for another season and is relishing the challenge ahead.
Stuey commented. â€œWhy on earth would I contemplate playing elsewhere, this is my club, itâ€™s where I belong, itâ€™s where I grew up, I play because I love to play, itâ€™s my home and I love it. Â I love the club and everything about it, especially the fans itâ€™s a great place to play and, and letâ€™s be honest my mates are all here.â€
Matt himself went on to state, â€œIâ€™m a goalie myself, Iâ€™ve been really impressed watching Stuey over the past few seasons and Iâ€™ve noticed his ice time has continued to get more and more, itâ€™s great to know we have someone like Stuey onboard with the right mental attitude and approach, it can only make my job easier. Â I canâ€™t wait to get started and Iâ€™m excited to be able to work with Stuey to make his game even better than it already is.â€
Matt also went on to say Â â€œIâ€™ve made several offers to players from within our own league and others, as well as offers to players abroad. Â IÂ know it’s only May, but we have to be out of the blocks quickly to secure quality players for the season ahead, and thatâ€™s what Iâ€™ve been doing, weâ€™re all very excited at the changes that lay aheadâ€.