THE Bespoke Guardians Swindon Wildcats have added to their young core of promising stars with the re-signing of exciting talent, Jack Goodchild.

Reed Sayers signed fresh terms earlier this month, and the Wildcats say they are “thrilled” to confirm another young Cats forward has committed their future to the club.

Last season was the 19-year-old’s first full year of senior hockey, and he attacked every shift with excitement and composure before an unfortunate energy curtailed his campaign early.

Despite the domestic disappointment, the winger managed to return in time to represent Great Britain in the U20 World Championships.

Winchester-born Goodchild made his way through the Slough and Bracknell junior programmes before making the move to the then Swindon-based Okanagan Hockey Academy in the summer of 2017.

Overall, he spent three years with OHA where he iced in 48 games, scored 44 goals and notched 45 assists while captaining the side in the 2018-19 season.

Much like Sayers, Goodchild was handed his breakthrough opportunity with the senior Wildcats during the 2021 Spring Cup.

Reacting to another exciting addition to his 2022-23 NIHL squad, head coach Aaron Nell said: “I’m delighted to have Jack back for another year with us.

“Just like Reed, it was his first year of senior hockey and I think he’ll have grown as a player heading into his second season.

“He had some really big games last year for us. He’s an energy forward who loves playing the game and has a brilliant skating ability for someone his age.

“I’m thrilled he’s decided to stay in Swindon and I’m excited to get working with him again in a couple of months’ time!”