Stars sign Finnish ‘D’ man

Oxford City Stars have completed the signing of ‘D’ man Joonas Liimatainen from Finnish outfit Koillis-Pirkan Kiekko.

Liimatainen previously iced for Dundee Stars and Cardiff Devils in the Elite League.

The NIHL1 South club have also confirmed Matt Jordan has joined from Bracknell Hornets, while Josh and Ben Ealey-Newman, Josh Florey and Tom Annetts all back for another season.

Chelmsford Chieftains have welcomed back five of last year’s quadruple winning squad, with Cameron and Grant Bartlett, Juraj Huska, Sean Barry and Anthony Leone returning to the Riverside.

Streatham have confirmed David Savage will be part of their roster next season, while Ben Lock has penned a one-year deal to extend his stay with the Solent Devils for the 2016-17 season.

London Raiders’ defensive duo Matt France and Jack Cooper are back for a further season.

MK Lightning’s defenseman Ross Green will begin the 2016/17 season playing with MK Thunder, whilst continuing to train with the EPL outfit.

In D2S, Haringey Racers have signed netminder Steve Nightingale from Invicta Dynamos.

George Alley has been appointed Head Coach at Lee Valley Lions, while Wightlink Bucaneers have added Sean Richardson to their roster.

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