Brent Pope

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Brent Pope
Born (1973-02-20) 20 February 1973 (age 41)
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Cardiff Devils
Romford Raiders
Slough Jets
Sheffield Scimitars
London Racers
Basingstoke Bison
Hull Stingrays
Solihull MK Kings
Nottingham Panthers
Florida Everblades
Tallahassee Tiger Sharks
London Knights
Wheeling Thunderbirds
Cape Breton Oilers
National team  Great Britain
Playing career 1993–2008

Brent Pope (born 20 February 1973) is a retired ice hockey player, and current Director of Hockey at the Cardiff Devils in the Elite Ice Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Pope started his career playing for Cape Breton Oilers and Wheeling Thunderbirds before moving to the United Kingdom in 1996, signing for the Cardiff Devils.[1] He spent three seasons with the Devils, helping them win the 1996–97 Ice Hockey Superleague championship. He went on to play for various clubs in England and North America.

Post-playing career[edit]

In May 2007, Pope was appointed as general manager of the Cardiff Devils.[2] He spent time in various roles at the club, and replaced Gerad Adams as head coach in October 2013.[3] Pope has also coached the Devils development programme squad, helped out by current Devils players.

Media work[edit]

Pope is also a sports commentator and voice over artist. He was a BBC Sport commentator for the ice hockey at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.[1][4]

Personal life[edit]

Pope was born in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada but also holds a British passport. He trains a group called "Learn to Play" which trains people to play ice hockey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phillips, Terry (12 February 2010). "It's ice work if you can get it! Devils star is voice of Olympics.". South Wales Echo. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Phillips, Terry (11 May 2007). "Devils elect a Pope for top job". South Wales Echo. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Brent Pope replaces Gerad Adams as Cardiff Devils head coach". BBC Sport. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games on the BBC". BBC Sport. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 

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