THE Bespoke Guardians Swindon Wildcats have announced their latest signing ahead of the 2022-23 National Ice Hockey League campaign.

Following the news that netminder Dean Skinns has put pen to paper for 22/23, the Wildcats confirmed on Saturday that Reed Sayers has also extended his stay in Swindon for another season.

Reed, a product of the Swindon junior system, saw his breakout chance for the senior Wildcats come in the 2021 Spring Cup where he posted six points in 12 games before getting his first full season in 21/22.

Last season, in all competitions, Sayers recorded 21 points in 65 games as he tasted senior hockey for the first full year.

Having come up through the junior system at the Link Centre, he’s also iced for Okanagan Hockey Academy as well as some time with the Cardiff Fire in 2019-20.

Having achieved impressive numbers throughout his junior career, the talented prospect will continue his development over the course of the 22/23 campaign.

Speaking to the Wildcats media team, head coach Aaron Nell said: “Bringing Reed back was important for us.

“He had a good year last year and I think it was easy to forget it was his first full season at this level, it was always going to be an adjustment for him.

“I think he’ll take his development to another level this season and will be a vital part of our team.

“We’re always looking to the future here, and someone like Reed can be a huge part of the Wildcats core in years to come.

“I’m excited to see what he’ll bring to our line-up next year. With more experience playing against National League sides I think he’ll have a good season for us.”

The Wildcats confirmed their exciting talent will continue to be sponsored by The Training Fox for the new campaign.

The Wildcats said: “They have been loyal sponsors of the team for a few seasons now and they really go above and beyond to support the team and their player!”