Whitley Warriors

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Whitley Warriors
LogoWhitleyWarriors.png
City Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
League ENIHL
Founded 1955
Home arena Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Capacity: 3200
Ice size: 185ft x 90ft
Colours Maroon, Gold, White
Head coach Garry Dowd

Website
whitleywarriors.net

Whitley Warriors are an ice hockey team based in Whitley Bay in the north east of England. Founded in 1955 as the Bees, they changed their name to the Braves and then finally the Warriors. They currently play in the English National Hockey League. They also compete in newly formed Northern Ice Hockey League (NIHL).

Whitley Warriors are currently Champions of English National Division one North and also English National Division one North playoff champions 2009-10. They are currently Champions of English National Division one North, season 2010-11. They are currently on a 23 unbeaten streak only dropping three points in three draws against the Blackburn Hawks, the Coventry ENL Blaze and the TDC Northern Stars. This makes them the first team ever in the history of the English National Hockey League to retain the league title back to back seasons.

A tournament for the release of the new NIHL called "The Face-off" was held at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on the 28 and 29 August 2010. The Whitley Warriors made it through to the final against the Solway Sharks and after a nail biting game the Warriors pulled it back after going down 1-0 after the first period. The Warriors equalised with a goal from Martin Crammond and moments later took a 2-1 lead courtesy of Callum Watson. The Sharks pulled their netminder but could not tie the game up, making Whitley the tournament winners.

Their home arena is Whitley Bay Ice Rink.

2011/2012 season roster[edit]

Netminders

  • #01 United Kingdom Calvin Khass
  • #20 United Kingdom David Lawrence
  • #33 United Kingdom Richard Lawson

Defenders

  • #12 United Kingdom Andrew Cook
  • #14 United Kingdom Ali Brummitt
  • #15 United Kingdom David Barrett 'A'
  • #16 United Kingdom Josh Maddock
  • #22 United Kingdom Steven Pritchard
  • #23 United Kingdom Rob Wilson 'C'
  • #24 United Kingdom Phillip Pritchard
  • #27 United Kingdom Kevin 'Bucas

Forwards

  • #03 United Kingdom Harry Harley
  • #04 United Kingdom Mark Good
  • #05 United Kingdom Callum Pattison
  • #06 United Kingdom Callum Watson
  • #07 United Kingdom Dean Holland
  • #08 United Kingdom Bryan Dunn
  • #09 United Kingdom DJ Good
  • #11 United Kingdom Shaun Kippin 'A'
  • #16 United Kingdom Jamie Tinsley
  • #17 United Kingdom Jordan Barnes
  • #18 United Kingdom Martin Crammond
  • #21 United Kingdom Nathan Ryder
  • #00 United Kingdom Christian Johnson

Coaches-Management

  • #00 United Kingdom Gary Dowd -Head Coach
  • #00 United Kingdom Keith Hoult -Manager
  • #00 United Kingdom John Crammond - Manager

Junior teams[edit]

The Warriors have numerous junior teams. They also have a ladies ice hockey team. The teams are;

  • Under 10's - Mischiefs
  • Under 12's - Arrows
  • Under 14's - Mohawks
  • Under 16's - Tomahawks
  • Under 18's - Braves
  • Ladies - Squaws

Past imports[edit]

  • 1975-1976 Don Mc Adams
  • 1977-1978 Jan Pedersen & Harri Semmi
  • 1978-1979 Brian Labatte
  • 1979-1980 Lars Opsahl
  • 1980-1981 Lars Opsahl
  • 1981-1982 Buzz Brown
  • 1982-1983 Tim Whitehead
  • 1983-1984 Ron Butler, Al Kent & Kel Land
  • 1984-1985 Pete Fitzpatrick, Hugh Alcorn & Roy Wallace
  • 1985-1986 Peter Dunkley, Brian Mason, Steve Attwell & Bill Audycki
  • 1986-1987 Jim Earle, Tom Earle & Bruce Stanley
  • 1987-1988 Scott Morrison, Luc Chabot & Mike Babcock
  • 1988-1989 Scott Morrison, Hilton Ruggles & Mike Rowe
  • 1989-1990 Hilton Ruggles, Marc Damphousse, Claude Lefebvre, Wayne Crawford, Chris Duperron, Marco Ronkko,mike vellucci & james gasseau
  • 1990-1991 Hilton Ruggles, Claude Dumas, Brad Hyatt, Daryl Evans, Steve Chartrand & Blaine Peerless
  • 1991-1992 Hilton Ruggles, Claude Dumas, Mike Rowe, Rob Abel & Bobby Brown
  • 1992-1993 Claude Dumas, Scott Morrison, Mike Rowe, Mike Mowbray & Steve Brown
  • 1993-1994 Scott Morrison, Steve Brown, Tyler Larter, Mike Rowe, Eric LeGros
  • 1994-1995 Steve Brown, Dean Richards, Brian Verbeek, Mike Rowe, Martin St. Amour
  • 1995-1996 (as Newcastle Warriors) Steve Brown, Chris Norton, Richard Laplante, Jason Smart, Dean Richards, Scott Morrison, Rick Fera, Scott Campbell, Lars Thunnell, Niklas Gullikson, Risto Halenius, Tim Salmon
  • 1996-97 Matthew Beveridge

Retired jerseys[edit]

Alfie Miller is the only jersey that has been retired for the Warriors. His jersey was framed in the bar at Whitley Bay Ice Rink but was stolen soon after.

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