Syracuse Silver Knights News Release -- www.syracusesilverknights.com
Friday, September 23, 2011
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse Silver Knights announced today the signing of star player Jonny Steele pending league approval. Steele is the first member of the Silver Knights to be announced to its star-studded roster. As a member of the Syracuse Salty Dogs in 2004, Steele immediately became a fan favorite with his enthusiastic play and energetic charisma. Steele returns to the eager fan-base and welcoming city of Syracuse for his 2011-2012 indoor season.
“Jonny will be the centerpiece of our offense. For us to be able to sign a league MVP and former Salty Dog is a tremendous signing for our organization and the fans of Syracuse,” said Silver Knights Head Coach Tommy Tanner.
As a native of Larne, Northern Ireland, Steele began his career in 2004 with Wolverhampton Wanderers in England. Since his career began, he has played on a total of 12 professional teams and was a former member of the U-19 Northern Ireland national team. In 2008, Steele received USL First Team All-League and USL First Division MVP with the Puerto Rico Islanders. Before signing with Syracuse, Steele was on loan with the Carolina Railhawks for their 2011 season.
Fans can watch Jonny Steele take the field on Friday, Nov. 4th at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena as the Syracuse Silver Knights kick off their MISL season against the Rochester Lancers. The home opener will be played at 7:30pm.
The Silver Knights will be announcing more signings in the coming days.
The Silver Knights will play 24 games this season, 12 at home, 12 on the road. Tickets are now on sale now! For tickets call (315) 303-7261 visit the Silver Knights Officer or the Oncenter Box Office or click www.syracusesilverknights.com.