- Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 10:49
Jason Silverthorn has been appointed the new Tigers captain - alongside former GB skipper Jonathan Weaver, and ex-Slough star Dan Scott.
Silverthorn, who arrived in Shropshire from Hull during the summer, will work alongside his assistants during a season of high expectations.
The trio will lead a Tigers squad brimming with experience, albeit with much of it at the higher Elite League level.
Head Coach Tom Watkins is looking forward to seeing Silverthorn in league action as captain - with his assistants filling a vital supporting role.
He said: "Jason is an excellent professional and he'll bring with him some good habits, such as eating well and preparing properly.
"That sort of thing will be good for the guys. He will be aiming to make sure they take care of themselves, both on and off the ice.
"Scott McKenzie, who will this year be coaching the NIHL team, has done a great job as captain. But we felt that with the new personnel coming in, the time was right for a slight change. His experience will still be invaluable, though.