Young wingers Callum Queenan and Kyle Hindmarsh-Ross will both be part of Whitley Warriors’ senior squad for the coming campaign.
Both made their Warriors debuts last term and impressed north east hockey fans with their spirit and endeavour.
Both players also played under-18 hockey last season and they will continue to do so this season as they look to continue their hockey education.
Queenan iced in 19 games for Warriors, picking up six points along the way, including two goals.
His stand-out moment during the campaign was picking up the man of the match award on his debut at Telford Titans.
Hindmarsh-Ross made 21 appearances for Warriors in the 2013-14 season, picking up one goal and one assist during his time in senior hockey.
Despite his small stature Hindmarsh-Ross gave everything every time ice time came his way and he will be looking to improve his all-round game this coming term.
Hindmarsh-Ross said: “I learned a lot last season and really enjoyed it.
“I am hoping to get even more ice time this season, which will help me improve even more.
“I am hoping that not many of my junior games clash with the seniors so that I get to play both as I enjoy the whole experience of senior hockey.”
Further signings are expected to be announced next week on ‘Warriors Wednesday’ as Whitley continue to prepare ahead of the NIHL North season that is expected to get under way in early September.