Chilcott signs for Leeds Knights

Jamie Chilcott in action for Hull Pirates against Telford Tigers in 2019-2020 season
Jamie Chilcott in action for Hull Pirates against Telford Tigers in the 2019-2020 season. Photo courtesy of Steve Brodie.

Leeds Knights have announced Jamie Chilcott has signed for the remainder of the current season.

The experienced blueliner spent four years at Hull Pirates where he was eventually made Captain.

Background

The experienced blueliner spent four years at Hull Pirates where he was eventually made Captain.

He hasn’t played since the 2019-2020 season, but his vast experience will be hugely beneficial to the Knights.

Chilcott started his career at Kingston Crunch playing at U16 level all the way up to U18 and U19.

From here he moved to the Ontario Hockey Academy playing at U18 level again until making his Team GB debut.

Chilcott made appearances for Team GB at U18 and U20 and scored once for the side.

He then spent two seasons playing for the Space Coast Hurricanes making 68 appearances for the side.

After which he moved to Hull Stingrays until their collapse and consequently a brief stint at Manchester Storm.

It was then that he joined Hull Pirates in the 2016-2017 season eventually becoming their captain in the 2017-2018 season.

He scored 26 goals and assisted 76 times whilst playing in Hull.

Leeds Knights

Knights’ Managing Director Steve Nell spoke about the signing, saying: “We’re thrilled Jamie has decided to join us in Leeds, he’s a big strong defenceman and will be an important player for us in the second half of the season”.

Leeds currently sit fifth in the National Division and have lost four of their last five games.

The two more recent games were a 5-3 loss to Milton Keynes Lightning and a 4-1 defeat to Swindon Wildcats.

The Knights did however triumph over the latter 5-2 in the game before that for their most recent victory.

Leeds also possess Kieran Brown who is the current top points scorer in the league with 54.

He’s been in good form, scoring five in his last three games including a hat-trick at Swindon.

If the Knights can find a way to combine this form with a staunch defence, they could all but guarantee a top three finish.

With Chilcott’s addition to their blueline this could be a realistic expectation for the side moving forwards.

 

 

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