Tigers Snap Up Vlad

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Vladimir Luka

Telford Tigers are pleased to welcome Czech Republic forward Vladimír Luka to
the roster for the remainder of the 2021/22 NIHL Season. Vladimír started out his
professional career in 2003/04 for Havirov and moved round teams in the Czech leagues,
scoring goals wherever he played. In 2007 he moved to Poland for several seasons before
returning to his home. He spent the 2018/19 season back with Zaglebie Sosnowiec in
Poland where he top-scored. In the 2019/20 season, Vladimír signed for NIHL rivals
Sheffield Steeldogs where he put up a total of 64 points (33 goals and 31 assists) in 46
games. This season Vladimír has been icing for Sheffield Scimitars in NIHL 1 where he has
averaged 2 points a game across 8 games (6 goals and 10 assists).

Telford Tigers head coach Tom Watkins said of the signing “I am pleased to have agreed
with Vladimír to sign for the Tigers for the remainder of the season, especially at a time when
injuries are biting hard and with the loss of three players to GB ’20s coming up. I always
liked what I saw from Vlad when he was with the Steeldogs and appreciate he’s been
playing at a lower level more recently so he may take some time to adjust but he’s got good
experience, he’s good around the net with a strong shot something that I feel we are missing
as a team and will complement the line up well.”

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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