-- Red Hockey Limited & Telford Tigers Welcome James Pease, New Defence of the Ice Hockey Team
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Telford Tigers and Red Hockey Limited are proud to announce that James Pease has joined the ice hockey club as the team's new defence man. Pease's first match playing for the Telford Tigers is Saturday, November 2 against the Swindon Wildcats.
"As coach of the Telford Tigers, there are a lot of positives about having James on board and I'm very excited to have him on the roster," said Tom Watkins, coach of the Telford Tigers. "Without a doubt, he will add considerable size, experience and depth to our D-core and the whole team is excited to have him play with us this weekend."
Pease is originally from England and has been professionally playing ice hockey since 1996. He joins the Telford Tigers following more than 10 seasons with the Coventry Blaze Elite League, where he won several International caps for Great Britain and multiple championships. Most notably, Pease played on the Coventry Blaze Grand Slam team.
"James will definitely be a great addition to our already strong team," said Wayne Scholes, CEO of Red Hockey Limited, owner of the Telford Tigers, and Red Touch Media. "He brings with him many strengths and a deep knowledge of the game, and I'm looking forward to seeing him hit the ice this weekend."
In October 2013, Telford Tigers announced a deal to transfer ownership of the team from Telford Tigers Society Limited to Red Hockey Limited, a new Company set up by the Tigers' title sponsor, Red Touch Media. Red Touch Media's CEO Wayne Scholes is originally from Telford and worked for the Tigers back in their heyday in the mid-1980s.
About Red Touch Media
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About Telford Tigers
The history of the club stretches right back to the early 80's when the brand new Telford Ice Rink opened its doors the public in October 1984. Telford Tigers IH Club Ltd. was formed for season 1985-86 by Central TV commentator Gary Newbon with entertainer David Ismay as chairman and Canadian defenceman Chuck Taylor as player coach. The club were granted permission by the BIHA to join the First Division of the British Hockey League, and finished third in their inaugural season, with near sell out crowds seeing Mark Budz score 134 points and Chuck Taylor make the All Star Team.
The 1987-88 season was Tigers most successful as they won the Southern conference by two points, and beat Northern Conference champions Cleveland Bombers 21-14 on aggregate to take the title. Over the years Tigers have had a number of owners but following a year out of the league in 2009-10, in February 2010, it was announced that a 'Fans Trust' had been formed, and that it was intending to ice a Telford Tigers team in the English Premier League once more.
In April 2010, it was confirmed that the teams' application to the EPL had been accepted, making Telford Tigers the first ever fans owned supporters trust ice hockey team in the world. Player Coach Tom Watkins rejoined the club having played for Tigers earlier in his career and since then has built a reputation for finding and developing young British players while keeping Tigers competitive.
For more information on Telford Tigers please visit www.telfordtigers.co.uk
SOURCE Red Touch Media