Watson to remain at Whitley Warriors while Brown, Simpson and Glasby sign

Whitley Warriors' Callum Watson. Picture by Colin Edwards
Whitley Warriors' Callum Watson. Picture by Colin Edwards

Whitley Warriors have confirmed that long serving winger Callum Watson will be donning the maroon and gold for the 2016-17 NIHL North Division 1 season.

Watson has established himself as one of the most dangerous forwards in NIHL hockey during his career with Warriors with his speed set to trouble defences during the upcoming campaign.

He averaged better than a point per game last season and his best statistically were back in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 campaigns, when he accumulated an impressive 49 points.

He is also more than capable of sticking up for himself and his teammates and has proven that he will drop the gloves against anyone he comes up against.

Warriors have also agreed deals that will see Liam Brown, Niall Simpson and Lawson Glasby in the senior set up.

Blue liner Glasby has appeared in NIHL North in the past with Sutton Sting and iced for the Billingham under-20s last season.

Simpson is a young d man who impressed Warriors coaching staff in pre-season try-outs.

The youngster will be hoping he can follow in the footsteps of blue liner Joe Stamp who came through the try-outs last year and went onto become an important player during the 2015-16 campaign.

Another new player to the Warriors roster is Brown, who operates as a forward and played with Whitley as a youngster before taking some time away from the game.

He will add to the squad’s forward options as he becomes accustomed to NIHL North hockey.

Meanwhile Scott Cooper will not be part of the club’s squad next season due to personal reasons. Warriors wish Scott all the best in the future both on and off the ice.