Signing News: Mawer Is Back For New Season

The YKK sponsored Widnes Wild are pleased to announce the return of forward Mike Mawer for the forthcoming 2019/20 Laidler Division season.

Mawer played an important role in last season’s league and play off winning team, notching up a career-best 8 goals and 15 assists in 28 league games and he returns for his fourth season in Wild colours.

Mawer was one of the players who crossed the Pennines from Sheffield to join the club in the summer of 2016 when Ollie Barron took over as player coach. Since then he has played 96 games for the Wild in total, scoring 14+26 and picking up 26 penalty minutes.

Mike also represented Great Britain students at ice hockey at the 2017 World University Games and was involved with the Team GB women’s team as a fitness and conditioning coach at the recent world championships in Dumfries.

25 year old, 6’2” Mawer learned his junior hockey in his native Grimsby and then spent 3 seasons with the Sheffield Senators and one with the Sheffield Spartans, playing some 114 NIHL games for Sheffield teams before moving to Widnes in 2016.

Talking about the return of Mawer to the Widnes team, Wild head coach Mike Clancy said:

“We are excited to have retained the services of Michael Mawer for the up and coming 2019/20 season. Michael is a huge asset to the team on the ice, adding a good physical presence to the squad. I’m looking forward to seeing Michael build on his points tally from last season.”

Looking ahead to the new season, Mawer said:

“It is great to be returning to the Wild this season for my 4th year. I’m looking forward to the new challenge and to pushing for the same success as last season.”

Mike will be once again be wearing the #85 shirt for the coming season and his home, away and warm up shirts are available for own and loan. More information can be found by following this  link. 

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The Wild are holding an open trial this Saturday 6th July at Planet Ice Widnes for players who would like to try out for the NIHL team for the new season.

The session is from 4pm to 5.30pm and will be open for Wild season ticket holders to watch.

A second trial session will be held on Saturday 20th July – also at 4pm – and will be open for all supporters to attend.

Any players interested in taking part in either session must contact Wild Head Coach Mike Clancy in advance to book their slot via email at mike.clancy@widneswild.co.uk .

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The Riverside Raiders are at home this Sunday 7th July when they take on the Wyre Seagulls in the Summer Classic Cup at Planet Ice Widnes. Face off is at 4.30pm and admission is free.

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