Versatile D-man Dom Hopkins has extended his stay at Oxford City Stars by another season.
After making his debut for the Stars last September having joined the club from Streatham, Hopkins will be return for Stars in National League Division 2 in 2017/18.
He said he was “really happy” to re-join the Stars, adding: “Everything about the organisation is hugely professional, and it was a fun club to be a part of last season.
“The work the directors have put in and their vision for the Oxford City Stars future is impressive, so it’s great to be part of a club that is going about things the right way.
“Working with and developing the Stars of the future is massively important for the stability of the club in years to come and I look forward to helping the younger players improve and transition to senior hockey.”
Hopkins, who will continue in his role as assistant captain next season, added: “We have a great bunch of guys in the locker room who all work hard for each other, so I’m really looking forward to getting started and skating back out in front of our awesome army of fans.”
Last season he iced 27 times for the Stars, scoring 13 goals, making 15 assists and racking up a total of 28 points across the season.
Oxford’s newly appointed head coach Kenny Redmond said: “I’m delighted to have Dom back for next season. He’s an offensive style defenceman who contributes a lot of points.
“Dom has a positive attitude and will be a great role model for the younger guys training up with the Stars.”