Oxford City stars are saddened to share that Marcus Mitchell has been released to take up an opportunity with the Basingstoke Bison in the NIHL National division. Marcus, who joined us from Guildford Phoenix NIHL2 in the close season had been skating pre-season with Basingstoke for fitness and was asked to feature in preseason challenge games.
He was then asked to step up full time, as a club we would never stand in the way of a player having an opportunity to play at a higher level. We would like to place on record how professional Marcus has been in dealing with us throughout, and he leaves with our best wishes for the season ahead in Basingstoke.
This does leave a hole in our roster which we will look to fill when the right player becomes available, but for now we will turn our attention to this weekend for our opening games and look forward to seeing you all at Oxpens road on Sunday for our season opener!