Hull Seahawks have secured the services of Oliver Peers (a.k.a Boo Peers) as part of the clubs dual-registration agreement with Blackburn Hawks.
The 19 year-old defenceman has a long association with the game in Hull, having played at youth level for the Kingston Sharks between 2015 – 2020, before stepping up to NIHL2 with the Hull Jets last season. Blackburn Hawks will have first choice over the 19 year old defenceman on gameday, giving Peers an opportunity for regular ice time in NIHL1. The dual registration presents a great opportunity for Peers to make the step up again by training and playing with the Seahawks when opportunities arise throughout the season.
The Peers family has a long association with ice hockey in Hull. Boo’s father, Jamie, was a popular Humberside Seahawk. So how good is it to welcome back a second generation of Seahawks? That’s a first already!
This signing is evidence that Hull Seahawks are looking to take the development of local players to a higher level. Boo has great potential and we would like to see him ice for the Hull Seahawks. With this arrangement he gets regular game time with Blackburn while training with his local team and a chance to ice with the Seahawks.
Boo’s progression is a reward for the dedication of Hull’s junior development programme and we recognise that. We will continue to support the programme and at last, they can see a pathway for their players to the senior club which has to be good for everyone concerned. We’d also like to point to the relationship we have with NIHL 1 side Blackburn, which allowed this move. It justifies the work we have put in with Carl and his ownership team and highlights how we think collaboration should work. As we say in our management team, Hull Seahawks ‘innovate to stay ahead’.