Bracknell Bees have added young ‘D’ man Jack Hayes to their roster.
The 17-year-old spent the majority of last season with Bracknell’s U18 team, in addition to icing for Bracknell Hornets in NIHL1 South.
He also made his EPL debut for the Bees against Hull Pirates in March.
Bees’ boss Lukas Smital said: “Jack is a British defensive player for the future that I’m happy to have added to this year’s squad.
“He still has developing to do, but I believe that being part of the Bees squad and training and travelling regularly with the team will benefit him greatly and put him in a good position to earn and take his chance with us this season.
“Jack has made his own choice to join our squad as a development player, sacrificing potential ice time elsewhere in favour of the chance to develop his game with us here at the Bees, and I’m willing to work with him to progress his game in an effort to enable him to earn ice time as this season progresses.”