The Bracknell Bees are pleased to unveil their latest addition to their 2017-18 National Ice Hockey League (NIHL) Division 1 South side with the re-signing of 33 year old forward James Galazzi for an eighth consecutive full season with the club.
Galazzi joined the Bees from the Bracknell ENIHL Hornets full time at the start of the 2010-11 season, after five successful seasons with the Hornets including an ENIHL South Playoff winner’s medal in 2009-10.
With over fifty goals and nearly ninety assists in a little over three hundred and sixty Bracknell Bees appearances Galazzi’s hard working, no nonsense and gritty approach has made him a firm fans favourite at the club whilst also earning praise from fans and players alike for his high work rate and willingness to do whatever is required for the team.
His popularity with the Bees fans and respect from Bees team mates has been clear over the years as he has been voted Players Player of the Season on two occasions, Coaches Player of the Season once and the fans Unsung Hero on one occasion also. An Alternate Captain for the club for the last two seasons his leadership both on and off the ice will be invaluable this coming season.
Bracknell Bees Head Coach Scott Spearing said of the re-signing:
“I’m very happy to welcome James back this season. He brings grit and toughness and also a ton of experience. Gazza plays with a lot of heart and is very committed to the team. I want him to lead my young guys this year and help to pass on what he has to give to the next generation of Brits coming through.“
As in previous seasons we are happy to announce that James jerseys will be available as part of our 2017-18 Own & Loan Jersey scheme.
The Light or Dark jerseys are both available and complete details of the scheme and the jersey designs will be released soon but if you are interested in participating in this great opportunity then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of the jersey you are interested in.
All shirts are sold on a first come, first served basis and the process is that you “own” the jersey and “loan” it back to the player for the season to wear. The jersey will then be presented to the owner at the end of the season at a time and date to be arranged.