The YKK sponsored Widnes Wild are pleased to announce the return of Chris Gee for the forthcoming 2019/20 Laidler Division season.
The utility player was an important part of last season’s league and play-off winning team where he contributed 12 goals and 9 assists in 28 league games and also scored the Wild’s only goal in the Division 2 Championship game against Slough Jets.
Originally from Saffron Walden, Chris previously played University hockey with the Manchester Metros team and played a few games with the Trafford Metros and Manchester Minotaurs in ENL North 1, after which he spent the 2014/15 season in Canada playing for Da Byes in division one of the Calgary Men’s Hockey Association (CMHA) league.
Gee originally joined the Wild for the 2015/16 season and then played some 40 Moralee Division games for the Deeside Dragons and Blackburn Hawks before rejoining Widnes last season.
Chris is happy to play in both forward and defence positions, which is a massive advantage for the club and, having come from a rugby background, Chris has a useful physical element to his game.
Talking about his return to the Wild for his third season, Gee said:
“I am really looking forward to returning to play next season. Last season’s success has definitely made me hungry for more and I’m excited to see how the team looks with a few new faces to replace some great players that are now no longer with the club. Each year every player gets better and better and with that, each team in the league, so I know it’s going to be a great challenge this season.”
Wild head coach Mike Clancy said of Gee:
“Chris is a fantastic utility player offering the team many options. He is a player who possesses a lot of power and speed on the ice, and works and battles extremely hard on a nightly basis. He is a great guy in the dressing room who wants nothing but the best for the team and you can never have too many players like that on your side.”
Chris will once again wear the number 46 shirt and his home, away and warm-up shirts are available to own ‘n’ loan. More information can be found by following this link.