Hot on the heels of the news of Corey’s announcement we can announce that our Assistant Coach will be returnee and Blackburn Hawks double winning champion, Lee Pollitt!
Forward Lee started his hockey career with the Manchester Phoenix junior setup before spending 2 years from 2013 with the Manchester Minotaurs and Widnes Wild. Lee signed to play with the Blackburn Hawks 15-16 league and play off winning team quickly becoming a fan favourite at Blackburn Arena.
Lee was invited in 2016 to ice for Canadian side Temiscaming Titans, before coming back to the UK to sign for the Altrincham Aces then returning to the Hawks where he has remained since.
James Neil commented on Lee’s re-signing:
“I’m really pleased to get Pol back for next season. He is a player I can rely on during the game and has that winning mentality I want all the boys to have. I’ll be looking for him to play a big role on and off the ice as he will be stepping in to help me with an assistant coach role. I believe the more players at the club in a leadership role the better.”
Lee spoke of his delight at signing for the forthcoming season:
“I’m glad to be back in a Hawks jersey, looking forward to getting back on the ice with the boys and getting in front of the fans and putting on a show this season. With all the boys returning from last year and some added young talent we’ll be a tough team to beat.”
If you would like to apply for Lee’s home and/or away jersey on the Blackburn Hawks 2019-2020 Own and Loan scheme please register your interest by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating in the subject line: Lee Pollitt (Home Match Jersey) or (Away Match Jersey).
After 48 hours all applications will be reviewed.
Selection will be based on the following criteria in order:
1. Direct family member of the player (email confirmation from the player will be required as evidence).
2. If last season’s shirt sponsor wants to continue sponsoring the shirt.
3. A random draw will made by the organisation from all applications received.
Keep your eye out on this website and our social feeds for more information and the latest signing news.
Photo courtesy of Thomas Foy