Ultimate Windows sponsored Billingham Stars

ULTIMATE WINDOWS-sponsored Billingham Stars tonight put the finishing touch to their 2019-2020 roster with the return of Ross Hanlon.

28-year-old Hanlon’s return will be welcome news to Stars fans who have seen only glimpses of the popular defenceman over the past few seasons as injury and other commitments have limited his appearances. A product of the Sunderland youth system, Hanlon moved onto Newcastle Vipers – where he split his time between the Elite League and ENL sides – then he became a Northern Star for a short time before turning out for Telford Tigers in the old EPL. Hanlon made the switch to Teesside for the Billingham Stars’ inaugural season, but chose to join arch-rivals Whitley Warriors two years later. Hanlon then took some time out from the game before returning to the Stars in 2016.

Hanlon’s effortless skating style is the most notable feature of his game, and his cool presence at the back will be invaluable as the Stars develop some of their younger blue liners. Great to see you back, Ross!

The Stars' 19/20 roster is now complete - keep checking the website for season ticket information, shirt 'own and loan' details and more as we approach the start of the season.

Want to get involved? Ice hockey is growing in popularity like never before, with it’s profile raised due to the success of Great Britain gaining promotion to – and consequently staying in – the Elite group at the World Championships. The Stars offer a variety of sponsorship packages that can provide excellent value-for-money advertising and brand presence for local firms – get in touch with allen@flavellwelding.co.uk for more details.