The TSI World Bees are delighted to announce the signing of defenceman Sam Cooper for the 2023/2024 season.

18 year old Cooper is a product of the Guildford junior development system. He made his senior debut with the Raiders, icing for both Raiders 2 and the NIHL National outfit during the 2021/2022 season. Following some impressive defensive displays, Sam got called up to feature for the Guildford Flames in the EIHL – making 6 appearances.

Last season saw Sam spend time in the USA, icing for both the Long Island Gulls 18U AAA and North Jersey Avalance 18U AAA.

I’m glad we secured the signature of Sam, he is a young defenseman with a lot of potential. I had a chance to see him on the ice during Christmas last season as he skated with us for a couple of sessions and I liked his attitude. We are excited to have him, he is big guy to bolster our defensive side and I’m looking forward seeing his progress throughout the season.

Dom Gabaj on his latest signing

I’m honoured to be a part of the Bees this season. I’m looking forward to working with such a great group of players and coaching team over the coming weeks and I have strong hopes for what this years team can achieve. I’m very excited to be able to make my mark on the game and develop as the season goes on. With such a dense year it gives me opportunity to work hard and voice my offensive capability as well as my defensive role.

Sam Cooper on signing for the Bees

Sam will wear the number the number 12 for the Bees. Both his dark and light jerseys are up for grabs to Own & Loan. Season ticket holders have priority until 5pm tomorrow on Sam’s jerseys on a strictly first come first served basis. Email to buy them now!

Welcome, Sam!