Kyle Smith Re-Signs For 17/18

Swindon Wildcats are delighted to announce the return of Kyle Smith ahead of the 2017/18 NIHL season. Kyle joined the Wildcats in the summer of 2016 after graduating from the Okanagan Hockey Academy alongside fellow returnees Ollie Stone and Ben Nethersell.

Having impressed in his opening season with his fast skating and physical brand of hockey, Kyle instantly became a fan favourite and was an early winner of the Swindon Wildcats Supporters Club ‘Player of the Month’ trophy. Despite suffering a couple of injuries last season, Kyle still managed 35 appearances alongside five in the play-offs.

Player Coach Aaron Nell was pleased to have Kyle back in the line-up for next season:

I’m very happy Kyle is back, he had an up and down season last year but that is to be expected from a first year player.

It’s important for Kyle to push on this season and to continue his development. He brings an awful lot of speed and grit to our line-up and he’s not very nice to play against. Kyle will add more energy to the team and the building when he’s at the top of his game”. Nell added.

Kyle himself was looking forward to a second season at the Link Centre continue his development by adding:

“I am excited to be back playing in Swindon for another season. I cannot wait to be back on the ice and back with the team. I am really looking forward to seeing what the new league will be like and to be playing some different teams.

I am very confident in coming into the new season and knowing where I stand as a player in the NIHL. I’m looking to be a strong and confident player on the ice and have a really good season.”

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