PEACOCK RETURNS TO SOLENT
The Solent Devils are pleased to announce the re-signing of British forward Jack Peacock.
Peacocks season was cut short early on last season with a shoulder injury, Peacock on a 2 way with Solent Junior Devils was able to notch up 6 goals and 4 assists in 13 games before the injury. Peacock continued to watch from the side line and has been working hard to be prepared for the season ahead.
When asked about his reasons for signing Peacock said
I learnt so much about senior hockey in the little time I played. It was a shame I got Injured and I really feel like I could of contributed a lot more. The guys are great and the fans are unreal so looking forward to returning in September.
Head Coach Murray
I’m really pleased we have managed to retain Jack! Anyone suffering a season ending injury is going to need to be resilient to bounce back and continue on the development pathway that Jack once was.
Reflecting on the season highlights Peacock shares the same highlight as many did from last season
Got to be Chelmsford away, when we scored to tie in last seconds then went on to win in overtime, never say never.
Commenting on what he learnt in that brief period, Peacock said
In the NIHL 1 league, game play and fitness steps up to another level in skill and speed, time to think is reduced, you have to be thinking about what you’re going to do with the puck before you’ve even received it.
When we saw Jack almost two years ago now, we saw massive potential and we set a 3-5 year plan of making the national league. With the injury we may now be looking at the later part of our target, but I’m confident once Jack finds his feet he’ll replicate the great work we saw early in the season!
Speaking about recovering from the injury Peacock continues
I’ve fully healed now. I was signed off earlier in the summer. It was tough not being able to do anything especially playing hockey for months on end. For me it was an operation that needed to happen, or it would cause problems in the future. I’m just happy to be back playing and looking forward to a good season.
I’m looking forward to being around the boys in the room and playing in front of you great fans. Hockey has always been a huge part of my life from a young age and I’m so glad I can lace up again!
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