THREE more players have followed Petr Cech through the door at Oxford City Stars.

The addition of former Chelsea goalkeeper Cech caught the attention of the sporting world when he signed for Stars earlier this month.

Two-way forward Aaron Moody has become the latest to commit to Stars, as he returns after a strong season at Oxpens last time out.

He was the team’s third-highest point scorer in the last campaign, recording 24 points in 23 games.

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Moody told the Stars club website: “I am thrilled to continue my journey with the Stars. The organisation, coaching staff, and fans have been incredibly supportive, and I am eager to contribute to the team’s success once again.

“I look forward to building on last season’s achievements and helping the Stars reach new heights in the upcoming season.

“I am pleased to be able to commit to the Stars full-time next season. I feel I have a good connection with my teammates at Oxpens Road and we can achieve big things.”

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Travis Penny and Danny Williams have also joined Stars ahead of the new season in National Ice Hockey League (NIHL) Division 1 South.

Penny arrives from National League side Basingstoke Bison, having split duties between Bison and Basingstoke Buffalo in NIHL Division 2 South.

He bagged nine goals and 13 assists in 36 games across the two teams last season.

Stars head coach Simon Anderson said: “Trav came highly recommended to me by a couple of coaches and players in the past few months.

“Last season, I felt we did not win enough in the face-off circle and Travis comes to us as a natural centreman, which will hopefully make us stronger down the middle throughout the line-up.

“He also brings a decent skill set, some speed and a confidence about him when carrying the puck through ice, with the ability to make good on ice decisions.

“I’m excited to give Travis this opportunity to develop his game with us and I know he cannot wait to get going.”

Williams played for Stars in the 2021/22 season and spent the last campaign with Swindon Wildcats, managing 30 goals and 18 assists in 23 games.

Stars head of hockey operations Shane Moore said: “We are thrilled to welcome him back to Oxford City Stars.

“His time with the Wildcats has undeniably sharpened his abilities, and we are confident that his return will have a positive impact on the team.

“Danny brings an exceptional level of skating ability, skill and determination and I am excited to see what he can do this season.”

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