Lye Shoots For the Stars!
Oxford City Stars are thrilled to announce the signing of 20 year old offensive player Jesse Lye.
South African born Lye will be joining the Stars following some time playing hockey stateside, including a period playing for the Boston Junior Bruins. He has also previously played hockey in the UK when he iced for the Basingstoke Bison junior teams from 2007 through to 2011.
Jesse Lye will take jersey #19 and will make his debut this weekend at Oxpens Road as Oxford City Stars welcome the Chelmsford Chieftains.
Talking about his signing for Oxford, Jesse expressed: “I’m happy to be joining the Stars and cannot wait to get on the ice with the team. It’s good to be back and already knowing a few guys on the roster is going to help me fit in quickly. I think I can help the team out by playing hard and bringing positive energy, both in an on ice and off ice capacity.”
Head coach Simon Anderson added: “Jesse came on my radar through a few players who knew him, and once in contact with Jesse and finding out he was moving back from the States I invited him for a skate. It was very easy to see that Jesse can play and I quickly moved to get his signature. Jesse has a tremendous skill set, skates very well and will add some much needed offence to our line-up. We are delighted that he has agreed to sign until the end of next season and I see him as someone who will really improve us at both ends of the ice. We are looking to have a fast skilled team as we move forward and Jesse fits the bill perfectly with the type of player I am looking to recruit both now and in the future. It has taken us a while to get Jesse registered as his registration was with USA Hockey, but with the fantastic help of the Stars Directors and GM Heidi Coppock, who I cannot thank enough, we have got him signed in time to make his debut this weekend against Chelmsford.”