Full time Wildcats place for Reed Sayers

By Barrie Hudson - 28 August 2020

Sport

Swindon Wildcats have announced that Reed Sayers will be a full-time member when the 202-21 season gets under way.

  • Reed is looking forward to the new season

    Reed is looking forward to the new season

Last season Reed split his time between the Cardiff Fire at NIHL 1 level and the Swindon Wildcats 2 side, coached by Lee Richardson, at NIHL 2. 

For the Fire, Reed contributed 17 goals and 6 assists for 23 points in 14 games. For the Wildcats 2, he put up 20 goals and 36 assists for 56 points. 

This meant that over the course of the season he put up 79 points in 34 games.

The numbers he put up last year also led him to be called up twice by the senior Wildcats, who he will be a full time player for next year. 

Head Coach Aaron Nell said: "Reed has been training with us for a couple of seasons now and has iced a few times for us. 

"He’s a real good prospect and has come through the junior ranks in Swindon, he’s been knocking on the door for a couple of seasons now. 

"Last year Lee Richardson and I kept a close eye on him and we both think he’s ready to make the step to senior hockey. It’s also great to have another local player come through the academy to the senior team. 

"I’m delighted to have Reed as part of the team, and I can’t wait to work with him again." 

Reed said: "I’m really looking forward to the new season and being part of a great team. I grew up watching the team and it’s exciting to be a part of the team for 20-21. 

"I think I’m a creative winger who loves to move the puck and score goals - this coming season I’m looking to play my role as best I can within the team and to try and add some offence to the team.

"I’m especially looking forward to icing with some superb players that have a brilliant level of experience and a very high skill set. 

"Hopefully we can all hit the ice soon, I can’t wait to get started!

Sponsorship information regarding Reed or any of the Wildcats for 20/21 can be obtained by emailing office@swindonwildcats.com

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