Whitley Warriors have secured a number of sponsors for the new season.
Evans Halshaw Vauxhall, Clusters Bespoke Jewellery, Pantrini’s Fish and Chips and Foxhunters Tyres and Alloys and have all got firmly behind Warriors for the 2013-14 campaign.
Evans Halshaw has sponsored Warriors’ first two home games of the season, and Jason Stewart, their dealer principal, took part in a ceremonial puck drop out on the ice on Sunday night just before the Stars match got under way.
Mr Stewarts said: “Many of the Vauxhall Shiremoor team live in and around the Whitley Bay area, including myself. Also a large proportion of our customers also live and work in the area, so it was an easy decision to show our support for such a popular local team.
“Whitley Warriors are much more than a local team, they are a large part of the history and culture of Whitley Bay and we are immensely proud to be associated with them.
“There is a connection with Vauxhall Shiremoor on a personal level in that one of our team members, Paul Mathews, played for Whitley Warriors, and it was he that first brought the idea to me that we should get involved with them.
“We also have many team members that frequent the matches and follow the team, so it really has created a buzz around Shiremoor Vauxhall and Evans Halshaw as a whole that we are now involved with them.”