Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Leach Ready for Big Night

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Leach Ready for Big Night

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Byline: By David Hall

Simon Leach will play at Hillheads for the final time tonight, (writes David Hall).

The MobilxVipers are the visitors to the coast rink for the current Whitley player/coach's testimonial game, when they will take on a side made up of Warriors stars from the past.

Leach said: "I am quite excited about the night now it is so close.

"It is just hard to believe this will be the last time I step out on that rink for a game of ice hockey after playing there since I was five years old.

"Quite a few of the old Warriors' players have turned up for training over the last few weeks and have not looked too bad at all for people who have played in a while.

"So hopefully everyone who turns up will be entertained by the game and might be shocked at some of the skills these lads still have."

One player who will not be in the Vipers' line-up tonight will be David Longstaff as he lines up alongside his great mate for one final time. …

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