A fond farewell
The Bracknell Bees are sad to announce that long term goaltender Alex Mettam won’t be returning after five season at the club.
The 30 year old Sheffield born goaltender has become a fan favourite in Bracknell being the starting member of many different goaltending partnerships during his time. He arrived in Bracknell in 2013/14 from EPL rivals Milton Keynes Lightning having also played at Guildford Flames for two seasons previous to his four in Buckinghamshire.
During his time with the Bees Alex faced a lot of rubber but kept his team in many games and helped the Bees to record some tough victories. At a time when other clubs were recruiting import goalies in the EPL years Alex kept backstopping the Bees and when the change to the NIHL came teams with import goalies were rushing to recruit Brits while Bracknell already had one of the league’s top Brit goaltenders.
After Alex’s five years at the Hive Bees Director Stuart Robinson explained; “Alex has been a fan favourite since joining the Bees, an extremely popular team mate and a pleasure to work with. It’s always hard to say ‘farewell’ in hockey, but I have no doubt that Alex will have a positive impact wherever he ends up next season. He will always be warmly welcomed at the Hive.”
Alex made 189 appearances for the Bracknell Bees and leaves with everyone at the club’s thanks and best wishes for the future.