Following on from our earlier articles, we’re delighted to announce that Ryan and Ollie will be joined by fellow Co-Coach Lee Pollitt. ‘Polly’ was an ever present team member last season and has demonstrated great leadership qualities as assistant coach last season. Lee will be our eyes and ears both on and off the ice.
Hawks franchise Co-Owner Graham Lomax had the following to say about the appointment:
“We now believe we have all the bases covered in the coaching dept – Off the Ice, on the bench, and on the ice itself. Polly is keen to learn and we love that about him, he’s passionate and driven and he plays the game like that too. He’s perfect for us. Carl and I met with Lee about the role of Co-Coach and he sold himself to us instantly, someone who drives up from Plymouth for training on a Thursday gets our vote straight away. He thinks and talks like we do, it’s all driven by passion and desire and the prospect of a professional organization makes his eyes light up. I love that in anyone associated with the club, so on behalf of the Owners we would like to thank all three Coaches and wish them well going forward. We know we’ll all make a great team and we can’t wait to see the team they’ll assemble…….Let’s do this!
“I am looking forward to getting the ball rolling and getting back in the rink with the boys. I’m very happy with the new direction of the club and excited to see where we can take it. It’s great to have Ryan on board and I’m looking forward to working with him and bringing a winning culture back to Blackburn.”