Steve Moria

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Steve Moria
Born (1961-02-03) February 3, 1961 (age 53)
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for New Haven Nighthawks
Fife Flyers
Cardiff Devils
Nottingham Panthers
Blackburn Hawks
Swindon Wildcats
Basingstoke Bison
London Racers
Milton Keynes Lightning
Slough Jets
National team  Great Britain
Playing career 1985–2012

Steve Moria (born February 3, 1961) is a British-Canadian (dual nationality) professional ice hockey player.[1] He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[2] Moria has won the IHJUK Player of the Year Trophy three times: in 1994–95, 2007–08 and 2008–09.

Moria began his professional career playing for the New Haven Nighthawks in the American Hockey League's 1985–86 season; he was the last Nighthawk active in professional ice hockey[citation needed]. He moved to the United Kingdom to play for the Fife Flyers in the British Premier Division's 1986–87 season. Moria's most notable affiliation is with the Welsh ice hockey team the Cardiff Devils; he spent 11 intermittent seasons playing for this team.[2]

Internationally, Moria played for the Great British ice hockey team for five years (from the 1994–95 season through to the 1999–2000 season). Moria captained Team GB's World Championship qualification team during the 1998–99 season.[3]

Following four seasons as player-coach with the Slough Jets, Moria was named player-coach with the Basingstoke Bison.[2][4][5] Moria finally announced his retirement on May 11, 2012 at the age of 51.

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 1984–85

Moria was named as a British All-Star player for the British Premier Division's 1986–87 season. He recorded the most points during the British Premier Division's 1987–88 play-offs with the Fife Flyers.[2] He recorded the most points during the British Premier Division's 1989–90 season with the Cardiff Devils.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unofficial English Premier League Website". Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Eurohockey.net". Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ "azhockey.com". Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Maidenhead Advertiser". Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Wales Online". Retrieved March 18, 2010. 

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