LEEDS CHIEFS are delighted to confirm that winger Liam Charnock is returning for a second season of NIHL National hockey with the organisation.
The 25-year-old winger made a telling contribution both on and off the ice for the Chiefs during the 2019-20 campaign, making himself one of a number of players player-coach Sam Zajac was keen to bring him back for the 2020-21 season.
Posting 20 points – including eight goals – in 39 games, while amassing 52 penalty minutes, Liam proved his commitment to the cause every single game night.
He joins Zajac, goalie Sam Gospel, defenceman Lewis Baldwin and forwards Joe Coulter and Lewis Houston as being confirmed as coming back to Elland Road for a second year.
“Liam is a great character guy, everyone loves him and you just know what you are going to get from him every night,” said Zajac. “He’s a hard-working guy, so consistent and is a great skater.
“He’s got a phenomenal work-rate and really hounds guys out there. He adds a bit of sandpaper to our lineup and also chips in offensively. He brings that bit of grit and determination that every roster needs.”
As for Liam, he was keen to remain part of a Chiefs’ team he believes will prove a competitive force whenever the new season does finally get underway.
“I’m just really keen to get going,” said Charnock. “By now we would have already been on the ice a number of times together and we would already have started to see how well everyone was gelling together.
“I’m desperate for us to get back on the ice together and I’m interested to see how everything is going to turn out. I’m very optimistic we can have a solid season.”