Whitley Warriors are pleased to announce that d men Liam Smedley and Stu Tomlinson will both be part of the clubs roster for the 2017/18 campaign. Warriors squad is now taking shape as David Longstaff and Dave Holland build Warriors roster for the challenge of the NIHL North Division 1 season that is set to get underway in around a month’s time.
Despite only being 19 this will be Liam Smedley’s 4th season as part of the senior squad at Hillheads. Liam first appeared for Warriors back in the 2014/15 term while he was still playing under 18’s hockey for the Whitley Braves. He appeared in 27 games for Warriors last season picking up 2 assists and 6 minutes in penalties along the way.
Liam logged a lot of ice time back on the blue line for Whitley last season while the youngster’s versatility also means that he can be used as a forward by Warriors coaching staff when needed. The youngster will no doubt be hoping that he can continue to progress during the 2017/18 season in the new look NIHL North set up.
Stu Tomlinson also offers a great deal of versatility as the 27 year old has played in both defence and attack for Warriors since linking up with the club in the summer of 2015. Prior to signing for Whitley Stu had played rec and university hockey for a number years giving him a great deal of experience of hockey at various levels in the UK.
Stu is a dependable member of the Whitley roster who is happy to take on whatever role is given to him in order to benefit the team as a whole. Stu appearances for Warriors over the last 2 seasons have been limited due to injury however he has still been able to net two goals for Whitley in the 24 appearances he has made for the club.
If any individual or company would like to sponsor Liam, Stu 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.