The Nottingham Lions are pleased to announce the return of utility defenceman Elliot Perrin to their 2014/15 roster.
Perrin in action for the Lions during the 2012/13 campaign.
The 20 year-old product of the Nottingham junior club system last iced for the Lions during the 2012/13 NIHL Division 2 North championship winning season.
The Nottingham-born blue-liner made twenty-seven league appearances in total for the Lions between 2010 and 2013 before to going on to play nine games for the Sheffield Senators during their 2013/14 campaign, including facing his former club at the National Ice Centre back in October 2013.
Unfortunately, work commitments and injury meant that Elliot could not continue his role with the Senators but speaking to nottinghamlions.co.uk this week, the local utility man was clearly keen to get back onto the ice, saying:
"I'd been wanting to start up again for a while, it's like I was was missing a part of my body not playing hockey - Lions have a great set up throughout the organisation, with a great bunch of lads that I've grown up with. 'Gloss' (Paul Glossop) got in touch and because he found out I was missing the game, asked if I'd like to jump on for a skate and it sort of went from there really."
Talking about the team's and his own personal goals for the remainder of the season, Perrin went on to add:
"I think the main goal is to finish up top, there are teams up there that we can beat and that we should beat and I don't see why we can't set up camp at the top few positions."
"I hope that I can give the team an extra push - it would be nice to rack up some points and lead from example bringing some more strength and just be solid at the back."
Head Coach Matt Bradbury was also delighted to see an old face back at the NIC, as he went on to say:
"It's going to be great to welcome Elliott back into a team that is growing in confidence and he will be a solid, welcome addition for the second half of the season - he's a Nottingham lad through and through with loads of experience, youth, and energy, he's always had an eye for goal as well as moving the puck with speed and accuracy and he will also be able to support younger members of the squad."
"Having spoken to Elliott he's now got more responsibility in a new job and it really has given him a focus, as well as more manageable hours, enabling him to work and play hockey", added Bradbury.
Perrin looks set to make his return to the NIC in Nottingham's first game of 2015 on Sunday 4th January (7.30pm), when the Lions take on Deeside Dragons, in what is sure to be an entertaining encounter between the two sides. Ticket details are available by clicking here.