Hull Pirates

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Hull Pirates
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CityKingston upon Hull, England
LeagueNational Ice Hockey League
Founded2015
Home arenaHull Arena
ColoursGreen and black
         
Owner(s)Shane Smith Canada
Head coachJason Hewitt
CaptainEngland Jamie Chillcott
WebsiteHull Pirates
Franchise history
2003–2015Hull Stingrays
2015 – PresentHull Pirates

The Hull Pirates are an ice hockey team based in Kingston upon Hull and their home ice is the Hull Arena. They compete in the NIHL.

Formation[edit]

The Hull Pirates were formed when the Hull Stingrays went into liquidation in June 2015. The Stingrays' place in the Elite Ice Hockey League was taken by Manchester Storm.

On Friday 3 July 2015, Shane Smith, a 43-year-old Rotherham-based businessman, held a press day at the Hull Arena to announce the formation of the Hull Pirates and that they had been accepted into the EPIHL.[1]

It was also announced that former Hull Stingrays' forward Dominic Osman would become a player-coach and part-owner of Hull Pirates.[2]

A fans' forum was held on 15 July 2015 with the unveiling of the club's logo. The Pirates had six weeks to put together a team in time for the upcoming league campaign.

In their first season as a club, Hull Pirates achieved a 9th-place finish in the EPIHL.

For the 2016/17 season, the Pirates announced the re-signings of forwards Nathan Salem[3] and Lee Bonner[4] as well as Jamie Chilcott[5] and Jonathan Kirk,[6] who both play in defence. Goalie Ashley Smith[7] became the club's latest signing on 20 March 2016.

Following the culmination of the 2016/17 season and the collapse of the EPIHL, the Hull Pirates were left with no choice and announced their intention to join the National Ice Hockey League.[8]

Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2019/20 NIHL season.[9]

Goaltenders
# Nat Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Acquired
30 England Steven Hudson ? ? ? (1989-10-08) 8 October 1989 (age 30) 2015-16 from Hull Jets
35 England Ashley Smith L 183 cm 85 kg (1999-03-26) 26 March 1999 (age 20) 2018-19 from Nottingham Lions
Defencemen
# Nat Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Acquired
5 England Lee Haywood L 183 cm 82 kg (1988-03-20) 20 March 1988 (age 31) 2016-17 from Sheffield Steeldogs
7 England Marcus Neil L 178 cm 58 kg (2001-12-07) 7 December 2001 (age 18) 2017-18 from Sheffield Steelhawks
15 England Jamie Chilcott R 184 cm 88 kg (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 26) 2015-16 from Manchester Storm
27 Scotland Steven Chalmers L 180 cm 84 kg (1992-08-21) 21 August 1992 (age 27) 2018-19 from HC Flyers (Sweden)
28 England Chris Wilcox R 180 cm 77 kg (1986-12-25) 25 December 1986 (age 33) 2017-18 from Sutton Sting
56 England Thomas Stubley R 185 cm 80 kg (1998-11-30) 30 November 1998 (age 21) 2017-18 from Peterborough Phantoms
62 England Kevin Phillips R 180 cm 82 kg (1986-01-05) 5 January 1986 (age 34) 2018-19 from Guildford Flames
90 England Jonathan Kirk L 168 cm 87 kg (1995-08-21) 21 August 1995 (age 24) 2015-16 from Sheffield Spartans
Forwards
# Nat Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Acquired
9 Canada / England David Norris R 188 cm 93 kg (1993-03-03) 3 March 1993 (age 26) 2019-20 from Milton Keynes Lightning
16 England Samuel Towner R 178 cm 77 kg (1995-02-16) 16 February 1995 (age 24) 2016-17 from Peterborough Phantoms
17 England Jason Hewitt R 175 cm 75 kg (1983-08-28) 28 August 1983 (age 36) 2016-17 from Sheffield Steelers
19 England Aaron Smith R ? ? (2003-02-09) 9 February 2003 (age 16) 2019-20 from Nottingham Leopards
21 England Bobby Chamberlain R 179 cm 90 kg (1995-03-16) 16 March 1995 (age 24) 2017-18 from Milton Keynes Lightning
'22 England Jordan Fisher R 180 cm 84 kg (1993-11-23) 23 November 1993 (age 26) 2015-16 from Hull Jets
25 Slovakia Peter Fabus L 187 cm 89 kg (1979-07-15) 15 July 1979 (age 40) 2019-20 from JKH GKS Jastrzebie
26 England Matthew Davies L 168 cm 75 kg (1990-02-15) 15 February 1990 (age 29) 2017-18 from Telford Tigers
71 England Josh Gent L 178 cm 74 kg (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 26) 2015-16 from Sheffield Senators
74 England Lee Bonner L 171 cm 80 kg (1997-04-07) 7 April 1997 (age 22) 2015-16 from Austin Bruins

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Season-by-season record[edit]

Franchise records[edit]

  • Most regular-season goals scored (franchise history)
    • Andrej Themár Slovakia: 52 (51 games)
    • Nathan Salem England: 43 (86 games)
    • Lee Bonner England: 38 (116 games)
    • Dominic Osman United States: 30 (94 games)
    • Jason Hewitt England: 27 (42 games)
  • Most regular-season assists (franchise history)
    • Tommi Laine Finland: 51 (68 games)
    • Jason Hewitt England: 49 (42 games)
    • Jonathan Kirk England: 45 (120 games)
    • Jamie Chilcott United States: 45 (90 games)
    • Nathan Salem England: 44 (86 games)
  • Most regular-season total points (franchise history)
    • Andrej Themár Slovakia: 95 (51 games)
    • Nathan Salem England: 87 (86 games)
    • Lee Bonner England: 82 (116 games)
    • Tommi Laine Finland: 77 (68 games)
    • Jason Hewitt England: 76 (42 games)

Coaching records[edit]

Name Duration Regular season
GC W L OTL
Hull Pirates (EPIHL)
Dominic Osman 2015–2017 89 27 56 6
Jason Hewitt 2017–present 13 4 8 1
Hull Pirates (NIHL - North 1 Division)
Jason Hewitt 2017–present 72 61 7 4
  • Note: Head coaching records are for regular season results only and does not include cup competitions, playoffs or exhibition games*

Head-to-head results[edit]

Seasons: 1 (2019-20 – ) Record (W-L-OTL): W-W

R GP W L OTL GF GA
1 Hull Pirates - - - -
2 Leeds Chiefs - - - - - -
3 Bracknell Bees - - - - - -
4 Sheffield Steeldogs - - - - - -
5 Basingstoke Bison - - - - - -
6 Milton Keynes Lighting - - - - - -
7 Peterborough Phantoms - - - - - -
8 Telford Tigers - - - - - -
9 Raiders IHC - - - - - -
10 Swindon Wildcats - - - - - -

Shut-outs[edit]

For[edit]

None

Against[edit]

None

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hull Pirates: New ice hockey team to play in EPL after Stingrays' demise". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Dominic Osman new player-coach and part-owner of Hull Pirates". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 March 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Hull Pirates announce future plans". Hull Pirates. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Elite Prospects - Hull Pirates". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  10. ^ https://www.hullpirates.co.uk/player-galery/