ECCLES RETURNS; SIGN TWO EUROPEANS
(Bradford, ON, June 1, 2015)
The Bradford Rattlers are well underway recruiting for the 2015-2016 season. Following a disappointing early exit in the playoffs, Rattlers management is looking build a championship contending squad for this season. Three huge signings from Europe have gotten the ball rolling.
The first is the return of English forward Stephen Eccles. The 18 year old speedy forward has re-signed for the upcoming season after playing last season with the Rattlers. In 41 games Stephen had 31 points, including 15 goals. Eccles hails from Northern Ireland, spending time with the Belfast Giants professional team prior to coming to Canada. Eccles is expected to be a top forward for the Rattlers this season.
Leading the blue-line this season will be Finnish junior veteran Emil Bagger. The 6'2", '95 born defenseman comes to the Rattlers highly recommended by a European agent and will be relied upon heavily in our own zone.
Slovenian 16 year old forward Adam Briski will be joining the Rattlers . Briski was signed out of the Austrian U18 league, playing in 21 games. Despite playing against players much older than him, Adam contributed 7 points.
The Rattlers have many more players which will be announced in the coming weeks.