Tigers Announce Whistle Signing

Telford Tigers are ecstatic to announce the return of fan favourite Brandon Whistle for the
2020/21 season. Whistle will return for his second year with the Tigers and will continue to
wear the number 34 shirt. Whistle was a huge part of the team that won last year’s NIHL
League and Cup double, specialising in scoring crucial penalty shot goals and coming up
with clutch performances in the title run in. Whistle scored 69 points for Tigers last season
including the winning penalty shot in the epic comeback win over Swindon Wildcats in the
National cup semi final.
Brandon stated, “I’m excited to come back to Telford for another year, I really enjoyed my
time there last season, we had a great team and great team spirit in the dressing room! I am
looking forward to trying to repeat our success and bring some more trophies to the club and
to reward our fans for their support!”
Tom Watkins, Head Coach and General Manager, said, “I am very excited to be able to re-
tain Brandon for a second season as he made a lasting impression on the club and the fans
last season. He scored numerous penalty shot goals and he was a top performer in the cup
final and showed his ability in the key games towards the end of the season. He turned it up
in the big occasions and played without fear when we had a lot to play for. He’s an exciting
player to watch and capable of creating something out of nothing. He can score, make plays
and create space for others. He has all the tools needed and formed a terrific partnership
with Scott McKenzie. We spoke at length about his future and as soon as he confirmed he
was interested in coming back, we were very keen to make it happen. Players of his calibre
are very hard to find.”

Neil Tucker

Neil has written on ice hockey for many websites concentrating on British ice hockey mostly. Neil also covers ice hockey in other countries and organises his Blueliner Hockey Tour. A graduate of the Manchester Metropolitan University Neil turned his hand to hockey writing in 2009. As well as contributing on Blueliner Hockey Neil has contributed to Get Real Hockey and Slapshot Magasine.

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