SWINDON Wildcats were boosted at the weekend by news that popular forward Sam Bullas had put pen to paper on a three-year deal to remain at the Link Centre.

Bullas, who first joined the Wildcats in 2009-10 after a seven-year spell in Nottingham, will play in red and white until at least 2022 following the agreement of his latest deal.

The 28-year-old moved back to his hometown of Nottingham last summer after landing a teaching role, but that has had little impact on his ability on the ice after clocking 16 goals and 21 assists from 39 games so far this campaign.

Wildcats’ player-coach Aaron Nell was understandably delighted to secure Bullas’ services for an additional three years, stating his role off the ice has also played a key part in building the reputation of the club’s name in the community.

He said: “We always wanted Sam (Bullas) to stay, he has been a big part of the club – and every year he is playing a bigger part.

“Sam loves it here, Swindon is his second home. I’m very happy that he’s going to be here for another three years, and hopefully more after that.

“He’s been a great skater for us and is a key part of our relationship with the community, I know he’s a big fans favourite.

“He’s committed to us for 10 years and to add another three to that tally is good news all around.”

The news added to the club’s current feel-good factor after they cruised past Invicta Dynamos at the weekend to set up a regional play-off semi-final tie against Bracknell Bees.