D-Man Returns

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Swindon Wildcats logo The Swindon Wildcats have added a further familiar name to their 2014-15 roster today, with D-Man Steve Whitfield agreeing to return for a seventh straight season of involvement in the English Premier Ice Hockey League.

Having joined the club as a junior back in the 2005-06 season, the new deal means that the new campaign will be Whitfield's tenth consecutive year associated with the Wildcats and speaking after the contract was agreed, head coach Ryan Aldridge said: "It's great to have Stevie back. He is getting stronger and stronger every year and is a massive part of our D core now.

 Stevie back for another season. Photo by Nicky Pearce."His work rate and professionalism both on and off the ice is second to none and it has been great to watch him develop as a player over the years and it's exciting to think about the player he could become.

"He's a strange character to say the least... but one all the guys like to be around!"

Indeed, with 54, 54 and 52 appearances recorded for the club in each of the previous three seasons, the 23-year old was also glad to be staying with the club for another term.

"I'm happy to be back with the Wildcats for the new season," he said after agreeing his new season long contract.

"With a lot of key players signed already, it was an easy decision to return for another year. I've had a lot of fun playing hockey in Swindon and hope that it can continue.

"With the core of last year's team returning, we should be able to build on the way that we finished last season and have a more consistent campaign this time round.

"I'm working hard during the off season to make sure that I'm in better shape than this time last year and I'm already looking forwards to September and can't wait to start playing again."

Steve Whitfield's 2013-14 Season Stats: Pld - 52 | G - 0 | A - 11 | Pts - 11

Sponsorship opportunities starting at just £5 are available for Steve Whitfield for the 2014-15 season. For more details, please call Sally Price on 07790 079 674.

Wildcats 2014-15 season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the Wildcats office on 01793 886 857 or by emailing Lauren Nell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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