Brown & Benstead Return For More Action

Widnes Wild head coach, Scott McKenzie, is delighted to announce the signings of 23 year old, Ben Brown and 18 year old, Joshua Benstead.

10955218_10155129656135313_8393282341032307640_nBen Brown has played Ice Hockey for the last 17 years with clubs including Altrincham, Deeside, Manchester and also Zurich. He will be heading into his 3rd year playing for Widnes Wild

This is what Ben had to say about the news;

‘I feel like the club has made a massive amount of progress over the past 2 seasons. With our new head coach, Scott McKenzie, coming in for the 2015/16 season, I think were going to be in the right place to fulfil the clubs ambition of winning the Laidler Conference League.’

‘My speed and awareness will fit in well within the playmaking role for the team. I’ve been working incredibly hard in the gym over the off season, so will be looking to play an important part in the team right from the very first game.’

‘Over the last few months I’ve seen the team coming together and it already seems like we’re going to have a really close knit unit both on and off the ice. There’s going to be a really good energy in the changing room this season and I’m already looking forward to taking that energy in to each game.’

Ben had this message for the fans;

‘Thank you so much for the outstanding support and commitment over the past 2 seasons, hopefully this season we can have the same support and repay you with some great performances.’

Joshua Benstead joined Widnes Wild in 2014 from the Sheffield Steeldogs College programme. He’s always enjoyed the sport but originally he started playing roller hockey and then took to the ice about 4 years ago.

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 15.08.33Joshua had this to say about the news;

‘Widnes Wild is still a young club but it has a really good team spirit and I’m glad I can be a part of that for the 2015/16 season.’

‘I am one of the younger players in the team but I am hard working and committed to the club and will always bring a positive attitude both on and off the ice.’

‘For me, this year is about winning the league and also gaining more ice time along with the opportunity of working with the new head coach, Scott McKenzie.’

Joshua had this message for the fans;

‘The support from the fans is second to none. We hope that you continue that support and we will in turn repay you with some fantastic performances and results.’

Scott McKenzie had this to say about the latest recruits;

‘I am pleased to have Ben back with Widnes Wild for the coming season. He is a smart hockey player that works hard and will be a good two way centre-man for us this year.’

‘Over the years Ben has been a great servant to the Wild and is a big favourite amongst the fans, I can’t see that changing this season.’

‘Josh is going to be our back up this season. There is a possibility of going with 3 goalies to make sure we push Greg for that number 1 spot, Greg will be at his best if he is being pushed.’

‘I have no doubt Josh will do this. He is a young guy with not much experience but hopefully with training and hard work, he will show improvement and be a solid back up that we can rely on.’

Home and away shirts are available to “own and loan” with full detail available here.  Ben and Matt duck are also looking for a new owners and more information on duck ownership can be found here.