The RTL Widnes Wild are delighted to announce the signings of fan favourites Bez Hughes and Joe Gilbert.
Bez last played for the RTL Widnes Wild in the 2014/15 season before spending last season playing for the Charlotte Rush alongside Wild Assistant Captain Tom Ratcliffe. A solid defence-man Bez initial came to the Wild after playing for the Telford Titans.
Commenting on his return to the Wild Bez sais;
“I’m really glad to be back at Widnes and look forward to seeing the fans and my old team mates as well as looking forward to striving to win the league this year. It’ll also be great to be back on the ice with Tom (Ratcliffe) after a big brake since last season”.
Wild GM, John Anderson, said;
Bez is a really exciting player to have on our team. He’s very intense, has a good hockey brain and after spending last season in the US playing for the Charlotte Rush Bez has returned more focused a determined to help the Wild win the league”.
Joining Bez in defence will be Joe Gilbert, the young player who joined the Wild halfway through midseason from the Telford Tigers U18’s and instantly made a positive impression on the fans.
When asked about returning to the Wild Joe said;
“Re-signing with the Widnes Wild this year was a no brainer. The fans, backroom staff and players are all amazing and even though I signed halfway through the season I was made extremely welcome. I’m very much looking forward to the coming season”
Speaking about Joe, John Anderson said;
“Joe Gilbert is a great guy. He joined us from Telford mid-season to help strengthen our ‘D’ and settled in instantly. He stepped right up to the mark on his debut and along with providing a solid performance on the ice he also demonstrates a level of reliability and maturity way beyond his years. The fans have really taken to Joe and I’m very pleased to have him back”.
Own ‘n’ loan warm-up, home and away shirts for both Joe and Bez are available and more information can be found here.