Dunn and Boyle confirmed on Warriors roster

Jordan Boyle

Whitley Warriors are pleased to announce that the goaltending duo of Rory Dunn and Jordan Boyle will be part of the Tynesider’s set up for the 2017/18 campaign.

Both Rory and Jordan were part of the Warriors squad last season providing cover for Whitley’s senior netminder Richie Lawson over the course of the campaign.

Jordan is a young goalie who is only 21 years of age however the youngster has significant experience of life in NIHL North Division 1 from his time with Warriors and also his stint with the Solway Sharks back in the 2014/15 season when he iced for the side for the Scottish borders on a regular basis throughout that term.

Rory came back to the Warriors fold last season having had a lengthy spell away from competitive hockey. Rory who is now in his early 30’s has represented a number of north east side’s over the years including the likes of Newcastle Vipers, Sunderland Chiefs and the Billingham Bombers and his all round knowledge of the game will no doubt benefit the entire Warriors organisation going forward.

Rory shared his thoughts on staying with Warriors and what he thought of the new look NIHL North structure.

“I’ve re-signed as I enjoyed last season a lot, it was great to get back to the Warriors fold. So when I was asked if I wanted to sign again it was an easy decision really. The new league structure can only be a good thing for British hockey it’s going to be a very good challenge for us but I think we can match any team on our day.

Rory then spoke about the sides he was looking forward to coming up against and also Warriors pre-season clash with the Islanders.

“I’m looking forward to playing against the new teams but Billingham will be the fixture I look for as a local derby is always good. The game against the Islanders will be a good test for us as they’re probably the best rec team in the country. Hopefully my brother Wayne will be playing for them which would be fun.”

If any individual or company would like to sponsor Rory, Jordan or any of the other members of the Warriors set up they are invited to make contact through the contact page on Warriors website and then they can be put in touch with the player himself or Warriors General Manager/Assistant Coach Dave Holland.