Duffy Returns Between The Pipes
Oxford City Stars are pleased to announce the signing of their first netminder for the 2017/18 season as Mark Duffy returns for his second season.
Last season, Duffy put up an impressive performance for the Stars as he saw them through the final games of the regular season and into the playoffs. In his first season at Oxford, having joined the Bracknell Hornets, Duffy appeared between the pipes for 23 games and achieved a save percentage of 85.4%.
During his debut season at Oxpens Road, Duffy was a strong presence in the squad, taking to the ice and making solid saves when called upon, not least towards the end of the season – when his team needed him most he stepped up to the mark and performed to the highest level. Mark’s season was then topped off at the club’s End of Season Awards Night where he was awarded the Coach’s Player of the Year award.
When asked about his return to Oxford, Duffy commented “I’m really looking forward to re-signing with the Stars! I really enjoyed last year with the team and the season really was a great one for me personally. I couldn’t have been happier when I was asked to return, everything that the team is doing to work with the junior club is great and I’m looking forward to playing my part in that. I’m really hoping to play a big part in the success of this club this year and in the years to come and can’t wait to get started. I’ve worked with Kenny before at Bracknell Hornets and have a lot of respect for the way he wants to run his teams. I’m looking forward to playing for him again and to get back in front of some of the best fans in the league. I couldn’t be happier to be back in Yellow”.
Oxford’s new Head Coach Kenny Redmond was equally excited to see Duffy back at Oxford: “I’m delighted to re-sign Mark for the coming season. Mark has worked so hard over the last 18 months both on and off the ice. He played really well for the Stars at the end of last season and will be a key player for us again this year”.
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