THE Bespoke Guardians Swindon Wildcats have confirmed Oli Endicott has completed a move to Finnish side Iisalmen Peli-Karhut (IPK) Under-20s.

Endicott only made his senior debut for the Wildcats last season but quickly made a lasting impression on fans and scouts alike.

He scored one and assisted one in 24 appearances for the Wildcats before skating six times for the Bees during a short loan spell.

Last season also saw Endicott feature twice for the Wildcats’ second team where he scored once and assisted twice in a pair of appearances.

The nephew of Wildcats legend Neil Liddiard, Endicott will make the step up to play at U20 level for IPK who feature in the second-highest tier of Finnish hockey.

IPK is based almost 300 miles north of Finland’s capital Helsinki and is the affiliate team for Liiga club, KalPa.

Speaking to the Wildcats’ media team, head coach Aaron Nell said: “Naturally, we’re disappointed to lose Oli.

“He had such a big impact on our team and came along massively over the course of the season. However, there is no way we’d stand in his way of an opportunity like this.

“Everyone at the club wishes him nothing but the best of luck and I’m sure we’ll see him back in Swindon colours one day in the future.”

Speaking to, Endicott said: “It was a great first senior season with the Wildcats and I enjoyed every minute of it.

“The guys are amazing and so is the club, I’m so grateful for what the club has done for me last season.

“The fans and atmosphere were fantastic, and I can’t thank everyone enough for showing support to me like they did.

“I’d also like to personally thank Aaron Nell and Lee Richardson as well as Ryan Aldridge and Jamie Elson for making me the player I am today.”