CHRIS Cooke has become the latest player to re-sign for Oxford City Stars.

The experienced D-man will be back at Oxpens next season after making 27 appearances in his debut campaign.

He follows netminder Ross Miller in agreeing a new deal, while Brad Watchorn became Stars' first signing of the summer last week.

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Cooke said: “Last season was a challenging one with a lot of turbulence and it proves Stars fans are the best in the league.

“After speaking to Simon, Shane and the directors it is clear there is a lot of work behind the scenes in building a strong, competitive squad.

“I want to be a part of that and I didn’t hesitate to sign and push for some success.”

Head coach Simon Anderson added: “Chris was always going to be one of my first calls.

“He is hugely experienced and a guy I have tried to sign on numerous occasions but could never quite get him.

“I’m so happy to have him pull on the yellow jersey again. Chris is a reliable and legitimate number one defenceman in this league. He plays a smart game and will help us in all situations.

“He will also play a massive part off the ice as part of our leadership group and I’m excited to have him in board.”