Tigers face Lightning in early challenge
Telford Tigers will start their pre-season programme with a home and away series of games against Milton Keynes Lightning next month.
The two teams will meet in Milton Keynes on Saturday 27th August, before a return encounter at Telford Ice Rink the next evening.
The games will be an early chance for Telford to gain revenge after their early exit from last seasonâ€™s EPL play-offs at the hands of the Lightning.
Tigers coach Tom Watkins said: â€œThere will be a little bit of rivalry of course and maybe some hangover from the play-offs, but thatâ€™s not a bad that for either side.
â€œThe guys always want to play in a high-tempo atmosphere and it will be an excellent challenge for them after the first week of pre-season training.
â€œI am looking forward to these games and they will be intense for the time of year. The new guys will be keen to prove what they can do, which is exciting.â€
Telford Tigers Managing Director Paul Thomason, who has taken control of the club alongside CEO Matt Bowyer, is looking forward to starting the new season on a high.
He said: â€œIt has been a very long summer for everyone at the club, so to finally start planning for pre-season games is a great feeling.
â€œThe fact that we are playing Milton Keynes, who beat us in the play-offs last season, makes it even more exciting. Everyone will be out to prove a point.
â€œOf course, pre-season games are all about preparing the squad for the new season, but it would be great to get the upper hand early on.â€
Tickets, which are due to go on sale two weeks before the game, will cost Â£12.50 for adults and Â£6 concessions. Season tickets will not be valid for this game.