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Lee Valley Lions sign forward duo

PUBLISHED: 09:00 20 July 2017

Lee Valley Lions re-sign Ben Duffy (Pic: Kim Jones)

Lee Valley Lions re-sign Ben Duffy (Pic: Kim Jones)

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Lee Valley Lions have announced the re-signing of forward Ben Duffy and the addition of Matt Brown for the 2017/18 season.

Matt Brown (left) icing for the Haringey Racers. Pic: Richard DaviesMatt Brown (left) icing for the Haringey Racers. Pic: Richard Davies

The club welcome back Duffy for his third season in the green and blue and the former Bracknell junior is ‘looking forward’ to returning.

Duffy has made 37 apperances for Lee Valley, picking up 28 points in all competitions.

The 29-year-old said: “I’m looking forward to another season with Lee Valley that promises a new set of challenges.

“I’ll be looking to bounce back from what was a disappointing season personally, having spent time away on other commitments, and contributing to a productive year for the team.”

A new addition to the roster is former Romford and Haringey winger Brown, who joins from the former Haringey Racers, where he has spent the last four seasons.

The 33-year-old has picked up 150 points from 133 games in all competitions in NIHL 2.

Brown said: “I’m delighted to be signing with Lee Valley, Lee Hounslow and Ross Sin Hidge (former teammates at Haringey), have praised the team saying what great lads they all are on and off the ice.

“Over the years the team has progressed tremendously and I hope I can help to raise the bar.

“This season will be a very tough but I’m sure if we all keep positive, work hard and do our jobs we will see the results pay off.”

Coach George Alley added: “Both players have a keen eye for goal and I’ve said before, where we struggled with goals last year, given the opponents we now face it’s key that we can add firepower where possible.

“Ben didn’t have as strong a season as he would’ve liked but still scored some key goals at times.

“When we spoke about coming back, he was very focused and keen to improve.

“He sets very high standards of himself on and off the ice and I think he’ll channel that focus in the right way this year.”

“Matt has a proven scoring pedigree in this league, usually in key situations where his team needed him most, so to add someone who I hope will do that for us is hugely important.

“To use the old cliché, he really has an eye for goal and I look forward to working with Matt this season.”


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