Heading into the weekend’s tough games against Telford and Basingstoke Head Coach of the TSI World Bees Ice Hockey Club Doug Sheppard has spent the week building and nurturing relationships.
With us still missing Will Stead & Josh Martin and also Harvey Stead being sidelined the unfortunate injuries have created opportunities for both us and the Jets. Tonight we will be fortunate enough to have three Jets players with us in the lineup as we travel to Telford. 18 year old forward Christian Mohr has already returned 8 points from 8 games for the Jets this season in NIHL1 South. 16 year old defenceman Jacob White-Sey has posted 2+1 from his 8 Jets game while 21 year old forward Lewis English has a goal from 5 Jets appearances this season.
The Jets players allow us to release Bayley Harewood to Cardiff Devils tonight as they take on Coventry Blaze in the Elite League.
Tomorrow night, the Jets have a game but we’ll still be able to benefit from one of their players in our line up and will also have Bayley Harewood back for our local derby game.
Head Coach Doug Sheppard commented; “Since our move to Slough we’ve looked to build a good, positive relationship with Slough to make the rink share work. The Jets have a number of talented youngsters who are knocking at the door and we’re pleased to be able to offer them experience in NIHL national which will help their development.
“We’ve also spent time building relationships in the Elite League that will help strengthen the development route for talented youngsters as demonstrated by Bayley Harewood. I now think we have a strong pathway for talented players to get from NIHL1 South via the NIHL National to the Elite League.
“To make our rink share work it’s vital that we forged a good relationship with Lukas and the Jets that both clubs will benefit from.”
The Bees take on Telford tonight at 7pm in Shropshire and the Devils take on the Blaze in Cardiff at 7pm tonight. Tomorrow’s local derby game sees the Bison in Slough for a 5pm face-off.