In The ‘Niks’ of Time

We are delighted to announce that fan favourite, Latvian netminder Niks Trapans will be returning the the Hawks’ roster for his fourth season.

Niks, who is British trained, hence not classed as an import, spent the junior part of his hockey career with the Haringey Racers and the Lee Valley Lions before making his move to sign for the Hawks. He has been invaluable to the club, taking part in Chris Riley’s community work and also helping train the youngsters.

Head Coach James Neil commented:

I couldn’t be happier to get Traps back for the upcoming season. It gives us two fantastic young goalies that I can both trust and rely on. What I like about Traps is that he cares, wants to get better and just loves to win. Things are all coming together now for the new season and Traps is another important piece of the jigsaw.

Niks spoke of his decision to return to the 19/20 roster:

I’m glad to be back for another season at Hawks and can’t wait to get the season started with the boys. I’m excited to see how the new league will look, and with the amazing fan base that we have, I’m definitely sure that we will be fighting for the top spots this year.

If you would like to apply for Niks’ home and/or away jersey on the Blackburn Hawks 2019-2020 Own and Loan scheme please register your interest by sending an email to stating in the subject line: Niks Trapans (Home Match Jersey) or (Away Match Jersey).

After 48 hours all applications will be reviewed. 

Selection will be based on the following criteria in order:

1. Direct family member of the player (email confirmation from the player will be required as evidence).

2. If last season’s shirt sponsor would like to continue sponsoring the shirt.

3. A random draw will made by the organisation from all applications received.

Keep your eye out on this website and our social feeds for more information and the latest signing news.

Photos courtesy of Thomas Foy