-- Red Hockey Limited & Telford Tigers Welcome Timo Kuuluvainen, New Forward of the Ice Hockey Team
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Telford Tigers and Red Hockey Limited are proud to announce that Timo Kuuluvainen will join the ice hockey club as the team's new forward player.
"The decision to sign Timo is just another sign that the Telford Tigers are headed in a marvelous direction," said Tom Watkins, coach of the Telford Tigers. "We have all admired his career path and accomplishments as an athlete, there is no doubt in my mind that Timo will help bring in more wins for the Tigers and make our incredible fans proud."
Kuuluvainen joins the Telford Tigers as the team's new forward. He most recently played for the Strasbourg ice hockey club in the CdL league and left in 2012. In the beginning of his ice hockey career, Kuuluvainen formed the Tappara ice hockey club in his native Finland. Kuuluvainen has nearly 10 years of experience playing professional ice hockey.
"Having Timo join the Telford Tigers is a great strategic achievement for us," said Wayne Scholes, CEO of Red Hockey Limited, owner of the Telford Tigers, and Red Touch Media. "His addition injects a new energy to our team and his excellent track record over the years gives me confidence that together we will achieve much success".
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