With progress for the Spring Cup ramping up, Head Coach of the TSI World Bees Ice Hockey Club Doug Sheppard has moved to bring in three exciting prospects.
The first of these is defensive prospect Edward Bradley. The 19 year old comes to the Bees fresh from Philadelphia having spent the last six years in Canada and the USA. Edward learned his hockey initially within the Guildford junior programme before moving to Canada in the summer of 2015 to play under 15 and under 18 hockey with CIHA. In 2016/17 he earned his first GB Under 18 call up securing an assist in 5 appearances.
In 2017/18, still with CIHA, he produced almost a point per game which earned him his second GB Under 18 call up and a further successful season in 18/19 with CIHA saw him represent GB at both Under 18 and Under 20 age groups, also scoring his first international goal during the Under 18’s tournament.
In 2019/20 he transferred to the States where he represented Rochester and Philadelphia with a further call up to GB Under 20s and his second international goal.
The second prospect to join the Bees is 20 year old defenceman Dan Fay. Dan is a Bracknell trained youngster having played juniors and Hornets Ice Hockey. He also has leadership experience being both wearing the “A” (16/17) and “C” (17/18) with the Under 18 Drones.
In 2018/19 he signed with the Widnes Wild and play two seasons for the NIHL Laidler Division Club returning 4+8 in both campaigns to date. His first season with Widnes also saw him represent Great Britiain in the Universiade and last season he also coached with the Widnes Wild Women in the WNIHL D1.
The final of the three prospects is Slough trained, 18 year old forward Juha Lindgren. Juha as followed in his older brother Timo’s footsteps progressing through the Slough Jets junior programme earning his first appearance for the Jets in their final NIHL2 campaign in 2018/19.
Last season Juha combined Under 18 duties with representing the Slough Jets in the NIHL1 Britton Division. He scored 34 points in 14 junior appearances added to his 8+12 from 25 senior appearances. He was also selected to represent Great Britain at Under 18 level.
With the additions of these three prospect players Head Coach Doug Sheppard said; “All three local prospects have a lot of upside to their game. This is a great opportunity for them to get back on the ice and compete against National League players.”