Your Greenlite Group Blackburn Hawks are delighted to announce that defenceman, Matt Wainwright will be joining the club for the 2021/22 season.

Hawks Head Coach – Mike Clancy had the following to say about Matt’s return:

“I’m really excited that we’ve managed to secure the services of Matt Wainwright for this coming season. I’m sure many teams would have been interested in securing Matts Signature, and knew we needed to move quickly In getting this deal done and confirming him as a Hawks player. Matt brings great qualities on and off the ice and will be great In and around the dressing room, he’s not shy of putting a point or two on the board either, playing both a strong offensive and defensive game.”

Matt himself, made the following comments:

“I am excited to be joining Blackburn, and can’t wait to get started for the coming season. It’s a great opportunity to play in a well organised club in a strong division. It’s a great shame what has happened over the last 18 months, with limited hockey, and clubs struggling to field teams. However, I am looking forward to getting back to competitive hockey, playing in front of the Hawks fans and building on what has been already achieved by the club.”

GM Adrian Charnock stated the following in regards to the latest Hawks announcement:

“I’d like to welcome Matt to the Hawks, as he makes the switch from Deeside. As a D-man, Matt can certainly post the numbers with goals and assists, and also wore the ‘A’ for the past 4 seasons he played at Deeside. So to have Matt join us and bring in that added experience and leadership, strengthens the team and is one of the players that Mike Clancy had identified at an early stage to want to bring in.”

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