The Bracknell Bees are pleased to announce that 29 year old British net minder Alex Mettam has agreed to once again return between the pipes in the Black, White and Gold of the Bees.
Alex started his senior career in his native Yorkshire as part of the Sheffield junior system where he iced at U19’s level for the Steelhawks before moving to the English National League side Spartans and then on to the English Premier League Scimitars. In 2007 he headed south to the Guildford Flames where he deputised for Joe Watkins on fifteen occasions in the English Premier League including an EPIHL Championship before making a further move to the Milton Keynes Lightning in 2009 where he sealed another EPIHL Championship. He spent four full seasons with the Lightning as the starting netminder before joining the Bracknell Bees at the start of the 2013-14 campaign.
With over 160 starts and an average save percentage of 89% in his time with the Bees this season will be Alex’s fifth with the club and we are delighted to have secured the undoubted experience and leadership that he brings.
Scott Spearing, Bracknell Bees Head Coach said on the return of Alex Mettam to the Bees squad for the forthcoming season:
“Securing Mettsy this summer was a priority for me. He is a top British netminder and he will be a huge piece of the puzzle as we move forward in to the new season. He is an excellent base to build my defensive core around and will give us a chance to compete night in night out.”
As in previous seasons we are happy to announce that Alex’s 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.