The YKK-sponsored Widnes Wild are pleased to announce the signing of 20-year old Peter Toth, who spent last season playing in the higher Moralee Division with Sutton Sting.
The 6-foot left-handed defenceman was born in Hungary but as he played his junior hockey in Sheffield, he qualifies as a British player. In fact, he was selected for the long list squad for the Great Britain Under 20s World Championship Team last year but narrowly failed to make the final cut.
Toth spent last season playing for Sutton Sting, where he appeared in all 36 of their League and Play Off games and he also played for the Sheffield Bears university team.
Despite being only 20 years old, Toth already has a huge amount of experience, having played for three seasons in North America. For the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 seasons, he played over 100 games for the Ontario Hockey Academy Under 18 Team in Canada and he spent the 2017/2018 season in the USA, where he played 50 games for the Southern Oregon Spartans in the WSHL (Western States Tier 2 Hockey League), based in Medford, Oregon.
Talking about signing for Widnes, Toth said:
“I heard great things about the organisation and I can’t wait to get the season started. The team is looking really strong and will be competitive both in the league and the cup.”
Wild Head Coach Mike Clancy said of Toth:
“Peter is a great signing for the Wild, he’s a strong heads up youngster that moves the puck well and is prepared to compete, bringing good balance to our D-Core.”
“At only 20 years old peter has experienced 3 years abroad playing in Canada and the States before spending last season representing the NIHL 1 side Sutton Sting, We look forward to seeing him ice with the Wild this season.”
Peter will be wearing the number 6 shirt this season and his home, away and warm-up shirts are available to “own and loan”. More information can be found by following this link.