Oxford City Stars, Oxfordshire's ONLY professional ice hockey team, is thrilled to announce the signing of experienced goaltender Joe Dollin as part of our goaltending trio for the upcoming 2023/2024 season. Dollin's addition to the roster brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success, further strengthening the team's goaltending depth.
Standing at an imposing 6'1 tall, the 36-year-old netminder is no stranger to the ice hockey world. With a prestigious background as a former GB junior player, Dollin has consistently demonstrated his exceptional skills and reignited his career last season with the Oxford Blues University Team. His most recent accolade as the league MVP in university hockey speaks volumes about his continued excellence between the pipes.
"We are thrilled to welcome Joe Dollin to the Oxford City Stars family," expressed Shane Moore, Head of Hockey Operations at the Oxford City Stars. "Joe's impressive credentials and experience as a netminder make him a valuable addition to our roster. We are confident that his presence will provide invaluable support and competition within our goaltending unit. I've known Joe for more years than I care to remember, having played some junior hockey with him, and playing together for GB at junior levels. He's not only a naturally gifted goalie, but a fantastic guy that will compliment our dressing room, and help challenge and push our goaltending units. Last time he played this level, he posted an impressive 94% save average, so I have no doubt he will have something to prove entering the lineup this season."
Joe Dollin's extensive experience and leadership qualities will prove invaluable to the Oxford City Stars both on and off the ice. As a seasoned goaltender, his ability to remain calm under pressure and make clutch saves will provide an added layer of confidence to the team's defensive efforts.
"I am honoured to join the Oxford City Stars and contribute to the team's success," stated Joe Dollin. "The opportunity to play at this level again and compete alongside such talented teammates is incredibly exciting. Having taken a hiatus from the sport, I’m grateful to the club for the opportunity. I’m committed to giving my best on and off the ice, and I can’t wait to be a part of the Stars family and contribute to the growth and success of the club.”
The addition of Dollin further solidifies the team's goaltending depth, ensuring a strong and reliable presence in the net throughout the season.
Fans and sponsors are eagerly anticipating the new season, and we would like to remind everybody of our upcoming, meet the players BBQ on August 12th which will be held at Wooton and Boars Cricket Club. With tickets at just £8 for an adult ticket and £5 for a child, which includes BBQ food. To purchase your tickets, please visit the ticket site here: https://oxfordcitystars.ticketco.events/uk/en/m/e/oxford_city_stars_pre_season_bbq Dollin's jerseys are now available for Own and Loan on the website, which is just £100 for one shirt, or £150 for both! to get both for £150, please use code dollin50.