Head Coach of the TSI World Bracknell Bees today announces the latest member of the 20/21 squad as promising young forward Josh Ealey-Newman commits to another season at the Hive.
The 21 year old was a mid-season signing last year and slotted straight in to the Bees finishing just shy of a point per game.
Josh learned his hockey in Slough, putting up over 2 points per game in 2014/15 with the NIHL2 Slough Jets together with an amazing 44+18 in just 17 Under 18 games. He moved up a level in 2015/16 to NIHL1 with Oxford City Stars where he scored 6 points in 16 games while also recording 51 points from 20 games in NIHL2 with Haringey Racers.
In 2016/17 he transferred to Bracknell and pulled on a Hornets Jersey for the first time. In 2017/18 he first wore the black, white and gold of the Bees with 12 appearances which saw him post his first three Bees goals. At the same time, he scored 45 points from 25 games.
2018/19 was another productive season with 34 points from 28 games and last season he was brought in to the Bees mid season. He adapted quickly to the step up in leagues and his style of play made him very successful. A tough physical attitude combined with the knowledge to be in the right place at the right time saw him net 15 times plus 14 helpers in his 30 games.
Doug Sheppard talked about his latest re-signing; “Josh made a big impact when he joined us last season. He’s a glue guy that can play up and down the line-up, Josh slots in well with skilled players but can also play a rugged physical game. He always seems to be in right spot on the ice and has a good finishing touch.”
Having committed again to the Bees Josh added; “I’m excited for the season ahead can’t wait to be back playing in front of the Bees fans again. Hopefully we can pick up from where we left off.”
Josh stands at 6’1 and weighs 163lbs. He shoots left handed.