Tigers’ boss hails “fantastic achievement”

Telford Tigers celebrated winning the EPL title in style with a 4-2 win over Guildford Flames on Sunday.

The Tigers were handed the trophy by EIHA chairman Ken Taggart in front of a near-capacity crowd at Telford Ice Rink.

The win was Telford’s fourteenth in a row, following Saturday’s 4-3 overtime success against Sheffield Steeldogs.

Head Coach Tom Watkins said: “This has been a remarkable season and a huge achievement, by the players and also the fans as well – they really helped to keep us together.

“I want to thank the new ownership group as well, and their families. Without those guys none of us would be standing here celebrating tonight.

“It’s a fantastic achievement and we’ve got a great group of people and a great club to move forward with.”

Tigers captain Jason Silverthorn is already eyeing more silverware with the end-of-season play-offs firmly in his sights.

“You never want to stop at just one trophy and you want win as many as possible,” he said.

“It was a shame the cup didn’t work for out for various reasons, but now we’re thinking about the play-offs.

“Everyone in the changing room will be geared up and ready to go.

“It feels really good to lift the league trophy, especially after everything that happened off the ice, so this one is special.

“We didn’t slip up and I think it brought us together.”

(Image permission: Steve Brodie)

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