The Smailes Goldie Hull Pirates are pleased, excited and extremely proud to announce the much anticipated return of Tom Stubley for the 2018/19 season.

Stubbers is the product of the Hull junior system and was one of the last of Jonkers juniors before his retirement. Tom has a really steady head and a good hockey brain, he never panics and plays beyond his years. This is nothing new though, even as an u14 player he possessed an unflappable maturity and just went solidly about his business.

Last season he returned 24 points from 39 appearances in all competitions. He is part of the current GB u20 team, and has represented his country regularly since 2010. Sometimes it is easy to forget how young he actually is. It is all credit to him, his attitude and his determination that he is the player that we see today. He is a good example to all young players that coachability is an invaluable quality.

Head Coach Jason Hewitt shared his thoughts about Tom Stubley:
"It's great to have stubs back with us this coming year, he’s a likeable kid and fun to be around.

It’s easy to forget he’s still only 18/19 he’s got good size and skates well and did a great job for us last year.

This year I’d like him to use his size more and play a bit meaner and just overall be more confident. He gives us great depth on the back end and he completes our D core."

Tom himself seemed pleased about staying with his hometown team:
"I’m really happy to be back, we had a great thing going last year both on and off the ice.

Obviously it was disappointing to end the season the way we did, but I’m excited to build on what we started last season and we’ll be aiming for no less than silverware. We had a great bunch of lads last season and I’m excited for September to come around to get going.

With the signings we’ve made there’s a lot for the fans to be excited about and I’m sure they’re as eager as we are for the season to start!"

Don't forget to purchase your season tickets now to secure your best view in the house! Purchases can be made from Skaters Edge and application forms can be downloaded from our website.

Stubbers #56 jersey's are still available to Own & Loan, email to secure them today!