The Widnes Wild are delighted to welcome David Swanston as the latest member of the team. David will be wearing the number 11 jersey for the Widnes Wild which will be available to own ‘n’ loan.
The 28 year old, born in Falkirk, Scotland, will ice for his first game for the Wild against the Deeside Dragons tomorrow evening. The Wild are currently one point behind Deeside in the NIHL2 Laidler Conference, having played the same amount of games.
Clearly making a début in one of the most passionate derby in British Ice Hockey could be daunting to the unaware however David said;
‘Personally I have watched a few of the games over the last few seasons and I know how much it means to the fans, especially of Widnes. I know it is going to be a tough match but from what I have seen of the team so far, we have enough to bring home the two points.’
In terms of what David feels he can add to the Wild he said;
‘I hope to bring a little bit of extra speed to the forward lines, I think it is really important to work hard and hopefully I can set a good example amongst the rest of the team. I have noticed that we have quite a young team as well so I am hoping that my ice hockey experience will help the younger guys as the season goes on.’
Fans may have seen David play previously for the Flintshire Freeze and although he has had a brief spell away from Ice Hockey David is happy to be back and couldn’t be happier that it’s with the Widnes Wild;
‘I’m really pleased to be a part of the team in what is a great set up, with a good coach and a great set of lads. It is an exciting time to be a Widnes Wild player.’
Wild head coach Scott Mckenzie is also happy to have David Swanston on board and he had this to say about his fellow Scot;
‘It’s great to have David on board with us. It is really difficult week by week because guys have jobs and can’t always commit to every game or training session, so when a guy like David comes along somewhat out of the blue, it is a huge boost for the hockey club. ‘
‘David will be icing with us tomorrow across in Deeside and he will slot nicely into the line-up. He is a great guy, has the right attitude and is a positive presence in our changing room.’
The Wild play away to Deeside Dragons tomorrow evening, a 19:10 face off at Deeside Leisure Centre, then return home to face local rivals Altrincham Aces next Sunday 15th of November at Silver Blades, Widnes, 17:30 face off.