The YKK Widnes Wild are pleased to announce that Tom Ratcliffe will be returning to the club for the forthcoming 2018/19 Laidler Division season.
Ratcliffe played his early hockey with the Manchester Phoenix junior teams at Altrincham before joining the Wild for their debut 2013/14 season.
He spent part of the 2015/16 season gaining invaluable hockey experience in the USA where played for Charlotte Rush in the USPHL tier 3 junior league, scoring 5+8 in 37 games.
Ratcliffe has played 106 games for Widnes over his 6 seasons, scoring 17+24 and picking up 292 PIM. He also played 14 league and cup games for Elite League team Manchester Storm in the 2016/17 season.
Talking about his return to the Wild for another season, Tom said:
“I’m really looking forward to starting my 6th season with the Widnes Wild. A lot has changed over the years and, with all the work Ollie and Mark have put in, I believe this season will be the best one yet. But most of all I’m looking forward to getting back on the ice with boys, playing in front of the best fans in the league and hopefully lifting one more trophy than last year.”
Tom will once again wear the number 40 shirt and and his home, away and warm-up shirts are available to own ‘n’ loan here.
The YKK Widnes Wild still have season tickets available starting at £60 and further information is available on the YKK Widnes Wild Website or from Planet Ice Widnes.
Don’t forget you can catch up on all things Wild by listening to TTGW Radio on HCR 92.3FM on Monday nights at 7:00pm (also available on line and as a podcast on YouTube). Don’t forget to follow the Wild on social media – @WidnesWild on both Facebook and Twitter and @WidnesWildOffical on Instagram.
Photos by Geoff White – www.gw-images.com
Report by Paul Breeze – www.icehockeyreview.co.uk