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Captain Sam Towner Hangs Up His Skates

The Hull Reckitt Seahawks can confirm that captain Sam Towner has today announced his retirement from ice hockey at the end of the 2023/24 season.

Captain Sam Towner, a name known with grit, leadership and unwavering dedication bids farewell to ice hockey, leaving behind a legacy that will be cherished for generations in Hull for years to come.

Since the very beginning of the club forming Sam has been the heartbeat of the Hull Seahawks, guiding the team through the highs and lows with unparalleled leadership. His presence on the ice commanded respect and his sportsmanship set a benchmark for all aspiring teammates.

Beyond the statistics and accolades throughout his career lies a testament to Sam’s true character, his unwavering passion for the game and his relentless pursuit of excellence. Whether it was battling through injuries or pushing himself to the limit in every training session.

On behalf of the entire ice hockey community, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sam Towner on an extraordinary career. May the next chapter of your journey be filled with the same passion and determination that defined your time on the ice.

Sam had the following to say about hanging up the skates, “Firstly, I’d like to thank Matty and Joe for giving me the opportunity to captain my hometown club for the past two seasons as it’s always been a dream of mine but all I’m focusing on right now is finishing the season in the right manner and trying to get the club to the playoff finals next weekend in Coventry! The support I’ve received from fans throughout my whole career in Hull and away rinks across the leagues has been phenomenal and I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me, it’s something I’ll always remember fondly. The club is in very safe hands and I look forward to seeing how it continues to progress in the near future as there definitely some exciting times ahead. Let’s make this final weekend together one to remember Seahawks fans!”

Farewell, Sam, and thank you for everything you’ve done for hockey in Hull and we hope to see you at the rink again in some capacity when possible next season!