Tigers Make Late Additions

Telford Tigers are pleased to announce further changes to their Spring Cup roster ahead of
their opening games of the competition this weekend. Tigers have added two new players to
the roster who are both eligible to play in the forthcoming back to back fixtures against
Joining Tigers for the competition are the following players:

1 – Jordan HEDLEY – sponsored by Fiveon3.
7 – Robert LACHOWICZ – sponsored by LEMARK.

Hedley, 24 years old, has been drafted into the squad as back up netminder due to Zack
Brown being unable to attend practice having been forced to self isolate recently. At 6 foot 3
inches tall, Hedley has recent Elite League experience appearing for Coventry Blaze.

Lachowicz is a 31 year old forward who has played most of his career with Nottingham
Panthers in the Elite League and has been a regular member of the Great Britain squad
throughout the last ten years. Initially, Lachowicz was joining the team to replace Ross Venus with the Coventry forward seemingly unable to play in the Spring Cup. However, Venus has been confirmed in the roster and will play as originally planned.

Tom Watkins, Head Coach and General Manager, commented, “I’m pleased we have been able to sign Jordan having worked with him with Great Britain U20s where he was
outstanding. I know his qualities. He’s got a great work ethic, he’s a big guy and has
certainly improved further in the time he has spent with Coventry Blaze. Robert Lachowicz
was a signing we hadn’t planned at all until last weekend when we were informed by Ross
Venus that he couldn’t commit to the whole of the Spring Cup matches so we acted to bring
in Robert. Subsequently, Ross’ situation changed again and he is now available to rejoin the team and play. Lachowicz is a solid elite league and international player who can play in multiple positions and has a huge amount of experience. We are extremely grateful to sponsors Lemark in supporting us to make the signing possible.”

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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