Blackburn Hawks Team Management would like to announce that Carl Price has been added to the roster for the coming season, he made his debut in last Saturday’s game up in Dumfries and acquitted himself admirably. Carl is a product of Blackburn’s junior system but has been playing recreational hockey for the last few seasons he attended Hawks open practice sessions at the start of the season and impressed. What it does show is that the door is never closed and Coach Darlow will give opportunities for those that are willing to work for them, whether that be a junior or someone from outside of senior Hockey and is testament to his thought process which is based on making individuals improve.

Matt Commented:

“It’s a great pleasure to sign Carl to our roster, a guy that not many at all will know or have heard of. I like it that way; people will see him soon enough though. Recommendations are very subjective, especially in Hockey; so many players go by the wayside as coaches focus on signing stars. When Blackburn u11 coach Adam Dadswell recommended I might want to take a look at Carl I knew there would be good reason & so it has proved. Carl has shown over many weeks at practice that he has what it takes to compete at our level & fit into our roster. It’s always especially pleasing to sign a guy who’s been under the radar for too long & in Carl we have a powerful skater with good hands & an eye for goal who hits very hard. When you meet Carl as a person you think what a lovely bloke he is, then when you see him play you see his compete levels are some of the highest you will see. He will not take no for an answer as has been proven by his perseverance in hockey so far. Please welcome Carl Price to our Hawks line up for the 2016/17 season. Those in Scotland this past weekend will already have seen the impact he can make when he wants the puck back, everyone else will see it soon.”

Carl himself had the following to say:

“I’m excited to have been signed for the Hawks for this coming season, a big thank you to Matt for giving me the opportunity to make the huge step up from Recreational hockey to NIHL1. I played most of my junior career in Blackburn and always looked up to the Hawks, but took an extended break from ice hockey after juniors. Making the jump from Rec to NIHL1 is going to be tough but I am going to be putting in hard work to develop myself in all areas & push myself to be the best player I can be”

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