Netminder makes Wildcats return

Swindon Wildcats are one step away from completing their 2016/17 roster after drafting in Michael Crisp as their back-up netminder.

The 25-year-old previously played for the club between 2013 and 2015 – making eight appearances.

Wildcats’ Player/Coach Aaron Nell said: “We are delighted that Michael has decided to return to Swindon this season.

“Michael is a great person to have in the dressing room and at the club. He will support Stevie Lyle when needed and he will learn a lot from him throughout the season.”

Crisp spent the 2015/16 campaign with the Cardiff Devils NIHL team, but the chance to learn off Lyle and be part of a team that harbours aspirations of challenging for silverware was too good an opportunity to turn down.

“I’m happy to be back with Swindon this season – it’s somewhere I honestly didn’t want to leave so I’m grateful for the opportunity to return,” Crisp said.

“I can gain a lot of experience playing alongside Stevie Lyle with his approach to the game. It’s something I can learn a great deal from.

“To be on a team that can make the push for silverware with the impact signings we have made during the summer was also a big factor for me in coming back.”

(Image permission: Nicky Pearce)

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