|Re-signed for the new Wild women's season: Ellen Tyrer, Ellie Green & Phoebe Patient (Photo by Paul Breeze)
The DMUK Widnes Wild women’s team have announced the re-signing of a trio of young players as they continue to build their squad for the forthcoming 2023/34 WNIHL season.
Ellie Green, Phoebe Patient and Ellen Tyrer have all previously played junior hockey for the Wild Academy and are a shining example of how developing local talent is reaping positive benefits for the Widnes senior teams.
Ellie Green began her career at Blackburn but played for the Wild Academy Under 18 team for the 2021/22 season and made her senior debut last season for the Wild women, when the team finished as runners up in the league.
She played in 9 league and play off games, facing a total of 167 shots and conceding just 12 goals, for a hugely impressive Save % of 92.81 and a Goals Against Average of 2.37.
Phoebe Patient played for the Wild Academy Under 15 and Under 18 teams and made her Wild women’s senior debut in the Women’s Premier League in the 2021/22 season.
In 29 league, play off and challenge games over her two seasons with the Wild women so far, she has scored 3 goals and 4 assists and was named Best Forward at End of Season Award for last season.
Talking about her resigning, Patient said: “I’m excited about the season ahead and seeing how the team develops even more with new and established players. I have high hopes after least season’s brilliant performance as a team”
Ellen Tyrer also played for the Wild Academy Under 15 and Under 18 teams and made her Wild women’s senior debut in the Women’s Premier League in the 2021/22 season.
In 28 league, play off and challenge games over her two seasons with the Wild women so far, she has also scored 3 goals and 4 assists and, like Patient and Green, was a member of the Wild women’s team who finished second in the WNIHL Division 2 North last season.
With regard to her return to the Wild women for another season, Ellen said:
“I’m really looking forward to the upcoming season after the year we just had and watching the team grow closer and improve throughout.”
“I’m incredibly excited to have some new players joining us and becoming part of this brilliant team. I’m sure it will be an awesome season with lots of fun and memorable moments.”