Swindon Wildcats confirm signing of popular defence player

By Jessica Durston - 25 May 2022

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The Bespoke Guardians Swindon Wildcats confirm that Sam Godfrey has put pen to paper to extend his hockey career in Swindon for another year with the organisation.

The Wildcats team say they are delighted to confirm that the 10th name on the 22/23 NIHL roster will be local defenceman Sam Godfrey, after he put pen to paper on another one year extension in Swindon.

The 28-year-old defenceman is a product of the Swindon Wildcats Academy, who came through its Under 16 programme before moving to Canada to ply his trade in the OEHL U16 & U18 teams.

In 2011 he moved back to the UK, to Slough, where he spent two seasons before finally making his Wildcats debut in the 13-14 season.

Towards the end of the EPL years, Godders moved onto Guildford where he spent four seasons, before returning to Swindon once they moved up to the EIHL in 2017. Since he came back to Wiltshire he is said to have played a vital role in two Autumn Cup successes - a National Cup win as well as the league title win in 2019.

Head Coach Aaron Nell said: "I’m thrilled Godders will be back in our team in September. He’s really coming into the best years of his hockey career now and following the departures of Lidds and Balmer, he will play a crucial role for us this season.

"He’s got a great personality in the locker-room and players around the league hate playing against him. He uses his size well and is a nuisance for opposition forwards."

The Wildcats team say Sam will look to build upon a season where he iced in 63 games and put up 28 points in all competitions.

Those interested in sponsoring any of the Wildcats for the 22/23 campaign are welcome to email sally.price@swindonwildcats.com for more information.

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