Plant back for eighth season with Telford

The Telford Tigers have confirmed the return of six time EPL league winner Ricky Plant for the 2018/19 NIHL season.

Ricky a vastly experienced forward signs on with the Tigers for what will be his eight season in Telford and his sixth since re-joining from the Guildford Flames midway through the 2013/14 season.

Speaking following his signing, Plant said, “I’m really excited to be back again with my hometown club for another season, I’m eager to help challenge for honours this season. Hopefully we can continue the on ice success of the last few seasons and challenge for even more silverware this coming season.”

Tom Watkins, General Manager and Head Coach, said: “For me, Ricky is still one of the best players in the league and still loves coming to the rink to play and practice, he’s very low maintenance, never has an issue and always puts a shift in. You would never know if Rick is injured, sore or tired, never see him on the physio table getting treatment and rarely misses a practice. It’s those attributes that despite his obvious talent on the ice that is there for all to see. It’s also the other things for me that make him standout, he’s a great example to our young players in Telford on how to conduct themselves as a player, person and I’m sure at some point in the future (hopefully a few years away yet) we will see the Number 17 shirt being retired and hanging in the rafters.”