The Hull Pirates are pleased to announce that Jason Hewitt will be returning to the club as player/coach for the 2017/18 season. We released the announcement earlier this week and want to express how excited we are to welcome Hewy back as we build for the future under his tenure.

After a stellar career in the Elite league with the Sheffield Steelers Hewitt took the decision to ice for the Pirates last season. He put up impressive points and played like he always has, with a love for the game and 100% dedication. An unfortunate injury called a premature end to his season last year, but with a change in the organisation he took over the coaching responsibilities and continued to lead by example.

This season Hewitt has the opportunity to build his own team in his own image, you can guarantee that the team that takes to the ice will be tough, professional and gritty. With Hewy at the coaching helm we are in for one hell of a ride through, what will be, an exciting season!

We are exceptionally proud to call Jason Hewitt our coach, we hope you are too, this is a statement of our intent and Hewy’s belief in the vision and future of the Hull Pirates.