The Nottingham Lions are delighted to announce that netminder Alan Levers has re-signed for the club for the forthcoming new season.
Alan has spent most of his senior career with the Lions, appearing at the National Ice Centre over eleven seasons in total, between 1999 and 2013.
The 29 year-old custodian spent much of the 2011/12 season on the sidelines due to injury, featuring in just nine games before moving on to local rivals Sutton Sting last summer.
However, knowing the door was always open for a return to the Lions, the former GB Under 18 and Under 20 international was able to slot right return to Matt Bradbury’s squad last January, where he went on to feature in eight of Nottingham’s final eleven games, helping them on to the league title in the process with two shut-outs and an impressive 93.06% save percentage.
Head Coach Matt Bradbury was clearly pleased to have Alan back on board for the teams’ first Laidler Conference season, speaking to nottinghamlions.co.uk Bradbury was quick to sing the Derby-born keeper’s praises, saying;
“Having Leves on board is a huge boost to the team, he has so much knowledge to offer and pass onto our other netminders and takes every games as it comes, but there is no doubt that he comes to play every night.”
“It’s great to see him back between the pipes, you can’t buy experience like this and I’m sure he’ll be as focused and prepared as anyone to take on the challenge this season.”
Keep checking back at nottinghamlions.co.uk over the coming days for more exciting signing news as the Lions roster for 2013/14 begins to take shape.