Sheffield Steeldogs have picked up 20 year old Macaulay Heywood following his release from Telford Tigers.
He will play in Sunday’s game against the MK Lightning.
The 6 ft 1” tall forward had made 23 appearances for the Tigers this season, picking up four goals and four assists, including a goal in their defeat of Hull last Saturday.
Macaulay developed through the Telford youth system, becoming a regular part of the Tigers team last season. He was also part of the GB under 20’s team that took the bronze medal in the Division 1B earlier in the year.
Steeldogs Coach Greg Wood said: “After recent weeks results and performances, I believe now was the right time to make an addition to our squad. I felt the team was lacking a bit of substance and physical presence. Bringing in Macaulay will give us an added edge and energy to our team.
“He is a big, young and talented player that is eager to play and prove himself. His hunger to play a regular shift has made this move possible.
“I’m looking for him to lift the team and give us an added presence and energy on the ice. This signing will bring extra competition for places to our roster. Creating a culture where guys can’t take nights off and have to be playing to their full potential to earn a spot can only be positive for the team”.
Macaulay commented: “I’m ready to scrap for points, to get some wins and help get the Steeldogs back up the table. They had a really good start to the season but they’ve hit a rough patch and I hope I can help turn that around. I’m hoping I can get some goals and make a difference for the club. I can put the puck away and I’m very physical.
“I’m quite a gritty player and I think that will really fit in with the Steeldogs.
Sheffield is quite different to Telford, there are lot younger guys so I’ll fit in well. There are a lot of old pros in Telford but the older guys in Sheffield are only around 28 so I think I’ll really get on well with everyone. I have heard there’s some good craic between the guys and that I’m looking forward to that and being part of a great group of guys. I can’t wait for Sunday!”
Sheffield Steeldogs vs MK Lightning
5:30 face-off at iceSheffield
Sunday November 27th