Bradford Bulldogs

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Bradord Bulldogs
Bradford Bulldogs logo.jpg
League English National Ice Hockey League
Division North
Founded 1978
History 1978–Present
Arena Bradford Ice Arena
City Bradford, England
Team Colours Home : Yellow, Away Red
Coaches Andy Brown, Iain Hanson
Manager Yvonne Roberts
Website http://www.bihc.org/

Bradford Bulldogs are an English ice hockey team that play in the North Division of the English National Ice Hockey League. They play their home games at the Bradford Ice Arena, Bradford, West Yorkshire. They were formed in 1978. The team, unlike most British sides contains an entirely British roster, many who were born and taught to play ice hockey in Bradford. The team also features a productive youth system which begins at under-12 level. The team also provides a recreational ice hockey team, known as the Bradford Cannibals. Numerous past and present Bulldogs players have had ice time with the cannibals. After a fairly unsuccessful season in 2007/08, the Bulldogs will compete in the Northern 2 division, along with local rivals Manchester and Lancashire also in this league are: Flintshire, Solihull, Telford and Grimsby.

Bradford Youth System[edit]

Bradfords youth system is a highly productive one providing players not just for the bulldogs, but for the Newcastle Vipers and Manchester Phoenix. The team operates at the following levels:

Under-10s Under-12s Under-14s Under-16s Under-18s

The Under 10s will operate for the first time in the 2008/09 season, and they will be also providing young players from the Newcastle area with competitive ice time.

Current players[edit]

Goaltenders
Number Player Catches Place of Birth
1 United Kingdom Jonny Brown L England
20 United Kingdom Sam Roberts L Dewsbury, England
Defencemen
Number Player Shoots Place of Birth
2 United Kingdom Dean Boothroyd R Huddersfield, England
5 United Kingdom Chris Forster R England
6 United Kingdom Adam Chamberlain R Huddersfield, England
11 United Kingdom Steve Butler R Wigan, England
17 United Kingdom Daniel Berry R Ashton-under-Lyne, England
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Place of Birth
3 United Kingdom Jordan Ashington R Bradford, England
7 United Kingdom Aaron Dad R Bradford, England
8 United Kingdom Stuart Smith R Bradford, England
9 United Kingdom Luke Smith R England
10 United Kingdom Jack Oakley R Bradford, England
12 United Kingdom Andy Brown R Bradford, England
14 United Kingdom Michael Fletcher R Bradford, England
15 United Kingdom Matt Viney R Wetherby, England
16 United Kingdom Josh Stockton R Dewsbury, England

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