ICE HOCKEY: Dax is back as trio sign for Stars

ICE HOCKEY: Dax is back as trio sign for Stars

ICE HOCKEY: Dax is back as trio sign for Stars

First published in Sport

Oxford City Stars’ squad for the new season continues to take shape with the return of Dax Hedges, an energetic young forward from the city.

The 24-year-old took a year out of the game to travel, but is now back in the UK and will be looking to find the back of net alongside some familiar faces in National League Division 1 next year.

Stars have also confirmed that James Pentecost and Joe Edwards, both also 24-year-old forwards, have signed for another season.

Hedges and Edwards both featured in the Division 2 championship-winning team in 2012/13.

Hedges is looking forward to rejoining the team in a higher division.

“I’m really happy to be back playing in Oxford,” he said.

“It’s good to have the team in NIHL1 to give the club and the kids something to aspire to.”

Pentecost moved to Oxford midway through last season from Peterborough Island-ers, quickly becoming a crowd favourite.

Edwards played a key role in both Stars’ consecutive championship seasons and is another Oxford-born player.

Oxford coach Darren Elliott is happy to reunite Hedges with his home-town club.

He said: “We’re really pleased to have Dax back.

“He brings a lot of speed and likes to get involved – good points which are sometimes difficult to find.”

Latest Sport news

Loan has made Max Crocombe a different player, says Oxford United boss

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Friday 17th April 2015

A LOAN spell in non-league is doing Max Crocombe the world of good, according to Oxford United head coach Michael Appleton.

Johnny Mullins: Only fair for Chey Dunkley to feature in Oxford United's run-in

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 17th April 2015

JOHNNY Mullins says he would understand if Oxford United boss Michael Appleton rested him at some stage in the remaining three games.

Interactive: 7 stories you need to read for Tranmere v Oxford United in our digital spread + video

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 17th April 2015

Get in the mood for kick-off with our digital big match preview

Oxford United debts rise by another £1.4m

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 17th April 2015

Oxford United’s supporters should not be concerned by the latest set of accounts which show a loss of more than £1.4million, according to chief executive Mark Ashton.

Michael Appleton aims to make early decisions to shape Oxford United squad

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 17th April 2015

THE campaign still has a fortnight to run, but planning for next season’s squad at Oxford United is well under way.

Patrick Hoban shows fan Irish hospitality to save Oxford United trip

Oxford Mail:

8:50am Friday 17th April 2015

PATRICK Hoban took out a supporter for dinner last weekend after they travelled over from Ireland only to see him limp off injured.

Tranmere Rovers boss calls for calm heads in pressurised Oxford United clash

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 17th April 2015

MICKY Adams has called for his Tranmere Rovers players to keep their heads in tomorrow’s crucial clash at home to Oxford United.

Sam Long eyes the next step after reaching his Oxford United goal

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 17th April 2015

WHILE it has been a disappointing season collectively for Oxford United, the brightest sparks have often come from the squad’s younger players.

RUGBY UNION: We are not putting our feet up, says Henley Hawks head coach Pete Davies

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Friday 17th April 2015

PETE Davies welcomes Henley Hawks’ tough climax to their National League 2 South season as good preparation for next year’s campaign in a higher division.

FOOTBALL: Paul Davis keeps faith in Banbury United’s mission improbable

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 17th April 2015

BANBURY United manager Paul Davis is hopeful that, even if his side fail to pull themselves out of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division relegation zone, they could still avoid the drop.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree