Kingston Jets

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The Kingston Jets were an ice hockey team that played in the English National Ice Hockey League. The team was close to extinction prior to the 2005-2006 season but, thanks to Kingston Junior Ice Hockey Club (KJIHC), they were able to enter the league again. At this time, many of the senior players had left to play at a higher level and the team was left in a state of emergency. However, KJIHC affiliated the Jets as part of their junior programme and the roster could be filled. The roster comprised players as young as 14 and the team struggled to compete with the physically stronger opponents.

2007-2008 season[edit]

The 2007-2008 was a time of change for the Kingston Jets. Under the coaching of Andy Dantith, the team grew in confidence and developed invaluable experience. The roster was still, though, filled with many junior players and only two over the age of 20. For the first time since being saved from extinction, age did not halt or interrupt the team’s progress during this season.

The season began with the Jets winning 5 of their first 9 games, including hard fought wins against Flintshire and Grimsby–a game used to attract supporters and publicity to the Jets.

Coach Andy Dantith convinced the team that size and age were irrelevant and that there was enough talent in the locker room to achieve something this season.

This was proved right when a cracking run at the end of the season saw the Jets losing just 3 in 13, including a run of 5 straight wins and a double header victory against Flintshire in the ENIHL Cup North to qualify for the semi-finals of the competition.

This was the most significant achievement in the Jet’s recent history and, as a ‘well-done’ gesture to the team and everyone associated with the Jets, it would be fantastic to promote our semi-final against the Peterborough Islanders.

ENIHL Cup semi-final[edit]

The ENIHL Semi Final between Kingston Jets and Peterborough Islanders will take place over the weekend of 26 & 27 April 2008, with the game at the Hull Arena taking place on 27 April 2008 at 5pm. There is FREE admission available to all and the Jets are asking for all hockey fans for support on what promises to be a very special evening.

Current roster 2010/2011[edit]

1 Tristan Rogers NM (ENG)
2 Adam Davis NM (ENG)
4 Ben Spurgeon (ENG)
7 Lee Holland (ENG)
11 Ben Lowe (ENG)
12 Steven Butler (ENG)
14 Tommy Osborne-Ralph (ENG)
17 Daniel Sayer A (ENG)
16 Jack Hall (ENG)
18 James Maughan ENG)
19 Matthew Jeffcock C (ENG)
21 Ben Sayer (ENG)
22 Fish Kid (ENG)
23 The Artist (ENG)
24 Giz Head (ENG)
40 Kieran Beach (ENG)
71 Jamie Colby A (ENG)
77 Josh Wilson (ENG)

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