The Nottingham Lions are delighted to add last season’s top goal-scorer Joe Wightman to their 2013/14 roster.


The 29 year-old forward has put pen-to-paper for the upcoming new season and is determined to better his 26 goals and 29 assists that left him topping the Lions scoring charts for 2012/13.

It is a big boost for the Lions organisation, following the announcement earlier this week that Matt Bradbury’s side intend to remain in NIHL Division Two North for the forthcoming season despite winning promotion to Division One and head coach Bradbury was in no doubt how important an addition Wightman is to the team;

“It’s fantastic news to welcome Joe back to the pride for 2013-2014,” said Bradbury;

“Last season Joe was definitely the most valuable and consistent player – his attitude is second to none and he is a true role model with so much experience to pass onto the younger players coming through the ranks.”


“Nothing phases Joe, he skates well and is strong on the puck. Overall his playing style is laid back and chilled out, although he works hard in training and comes to play every night.”

“What really impresses me about Joe is his face off winning percentages as well as for an older player – the more he gets physically roughed up by the opposition the more productive he becomes in the points department.”

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Friday, 24 May 2013.