Tom McDonald and Filip Supa sign up for a Wild 2013/14.
Six Netminders have attended the Wild trials over the last 3 weeks and McDonald has caught the attention of the coaches, he comes to the Wild with experience at Manchester Phoenix and Trafford Metros, where he has played for 4 years from 2009. We will be speaking to Tom more on his past and arrival to the Wild this week on www.WidnesWild.co.uk.
“ideally I would like to sign 3 to cover this demanding position. But as only two can bench for a game it’s a hard decision for players to make unless they feel they can challenge for the No 1 spot”.
“Tom McDonald was new to me I had not seen him play before but when I asked around about him plenty were willing to sing his praise, After attending the first 3 trials we all agreed Tom would be a great addition to the team”
Joining Tom this week is our first Import Filip Supa, the Slovakian power forward has great hands and is sure to be challenging for top points. From playing at the highest junior level in Slovakia the Junior Extra League, Supa managed to grab a few senior appearances also in the second division in Slovakia. He stopped playing competitively at the age of 19.
Now at the age of 24, Filip has played a couple of seasons at recreational level and is relishing the chance to make the step up to the challenge of NIHL2, and of course take on the pressure of performing highly in the Wild’s first season. Living in Warrington the forming of the Wild was great news for Supa who can’t wait for the season to start.
Speaking after officially signing for the Wild, Filip Said;
“I’m really happy that I can be a part of the Widnes Wild, I feel very comfortable here. There are some great players already and good net minders trialing. Mick is a great manager, he helped me get into the team so I am very grateful to him for that. I’ve not had a chance to speak with Mark Gillingham but he looks like he knows what he’s doing, and I even heard he’s a level 3 in coaching, so he should be good for the team.”
There is one more week remaining of the senior trials where Mick is aiming to pin down the final few trialists who are shining.