London Knights (UK)

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This article is about the defunct ice hockey team based in London. For the OHL London Knights, see London Knights.
London Knights
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League Ice Hockey Superleague
Founded 1998
History 1998 - 2003
Arena London Arena
Capacity 12,500
City London, England
Team Colours      Gold,      Red &      Navy
Head coach Bob Leslie
Owners Anschutz Entertainment Group
Championships 1999–00

London Knights were an English ice hockey team based in London. They first played in the UK's Ice Hockey Superleague in September 1998 and finally folded in April 2003.

The Knights became the first British team to reach the finals of the Continental Cup in January 2001, where they narrowly missed taking the title at their first attempt. When the Superleague folded after the 2002-03 season and the London Arena was sold, the team announced that it would "not be icing" in the 2003-04 season.

The team shared its name with the Ontario Hockey League team, the London Knights, but the origin of the name was from the then policy of Anschutz Entertainment Group to brand its ice hockey franchises with a regal theme associated with its flagship Los Angeles Kings NHL franchise, hence the names Manchester Monarchs, Reading Royals and the now-defunct Munich Barons.[citation needed]

Former players and seasons iced [1][edit]

Name Position Nationality Seasons Iced
AJ Kelham Forward  Canada 2002/03
Aaron Boh Defence  Canada 2000/01
Ake Lilljebjorn Goaltender  Sweden 2002/03
Andrew Dale Centre  Canada 1998/99
Andy Bezeau Left Wing  Canada 1999/00
Barry Nieckar Left Wing  Canada 1999/00
Bill Huard Left Wing  Canada 2000/01
Brendan Yarema Centre  Canada 2000/01
Brent Cullaton Wing  Canada 1999/00
Bruce Eakin Centre  Canada 1998/99
Bryan Richardson Centre  Canada 2000/01
Chris Slater Defence  United States 2002/03
Claude Jutras Right Wing  Canada 2000/01
Claudio Scremin Defence  Canada 1999/00
Corey Lyons Right Wing  Canada 1998/99
Darby Walker Forward  Canada 2000/01
Darren Banks Left Wing  Canada 1999/00
Darren Stolk Defence  Canada 1998/99
Dave Morissette Left Wing  Canada 2000/01
David Clarke  United Kingdom 2001/02
David Struch Centre  Canada 2001/02
Dave Trofimenkoff Goaltender  Canada 2001/03
David Vallieres Left Wing  United States 2000/01
Dean Crossland Goaltender  Canada 2001/02
Debb Carpenter Right Wing  Canada 1998/99
Dennis Maxwell Left Wing  Canada 2002/03
Dom DiGiorgio Goaltender  Canada 2001/02
Dominic Amodeo Centre  Canada 2001/02
Doug Searle Defence  Canada 2001/02

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London Knights (UK) history on HockeyDB"