Haringey Huskies bring in another for the Wride
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Haringey Huskies have announced the signing of experienced netminder David Wride for the 2017/18 season.
The 30-year-old shot stopper joins the newly-formed outfit just in time for their opening fixture of the season against rivals Lee Valley Lions.
Wride is no stranger to Alexandra Palace having previously iced for the Haringey Greyhounds, a team that he also once captained.
The club statement said: “A big character both on and off the ice, ‘Wridey’ is certainly going to be a fan favourite this season.
“Always one to play his heart on his sleeve, and to do whatever it takes to win, he will play a huge part in our success this year.”
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The goalie started his career in Bracknell, where he enjoyed success in their junior set-up, before spending two seasons at Basingstoke, but then returning to his roots to ice for the Bees.
Since then he has iced for the Haringey Greyhounds, Milton Keynes Lightning, Bracknell Hornets, Chelmsford Chieftains, Invicta Dynamos, Streatham Redskins and Milton Keynes Thunder.
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The experienced keeper also won the league with the Bracknell Hornets in the 2009/10 season, and again with the Chelmsford Chieftains in the 2011/12 season.
Head coach Alan Sampson said: “To say I’m delighted to be able to sign a player of Wridey’s calibre would be an understatement.
“This signing shows the rest of the league that we are not here to just make up the numbers but to challenge and compete in every game we play.
“He has the ability to win games single-handed on his night.”
Wride added: “I’m really excited to be joining the Huskies this season.
“After speaking with Lee Mercer and Alan Sampson, and then going for a skate with the guys, it was a no-brainer for me.
“We’ve got a team that can compete every night and with the excitement and buzz around them, it’s something I want to be a part of.
“It’s good to be linking up with old some team-mates and also meeting some new ones.”