Lee Valley Lions are delighted to announce the return of Captain and leading points scorer Nick Alley. This will be Nick’s fourth season in his second stint with the Lions, having first joined in 2007 before playing for Trafford Metros (now Altrincham Aces) whilst studying in Manchester.
As a junior, Nick split his time with Lee Valley, Haringey and finally Guildford before becoming a senior. Since his return to Lee Valley in 2013, Nick has tallied 71 points for the Lions, taking his total for the club to 125 points in 102 games.
“It would have been a little awkward had he said ‘no’…”, said coach George Alley. “Jokes aside, he’s a very popular member of the team, and despite playing through a couple of serious injuries he’s led them on and off ice through difficult periods and tough results. To me that really underlines his leadership and I know he’ll continue to bring those qualities this season. I’m thoroughly looking forward to working with Nick this year and I know the team will be very happy that he’s back.”
Nick had this to say on returning:
“‘It was always my intention to come back to Lee Valley this season. I started playing here when I was 6, so its home to me. The team spirit is something I’ve not seen at other clubs, and that kept us going through all the injuries. With George coming in, and if we can stay healthy, I believe there is a lot to come from this team, and I want to be a part of that.”
You can view Nick’s stats in the link below.
Nick Alley Stats