Ricky Plant

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Ricky Plant
Rick Plant Scores Goal.jpg
Plant is the goal scorer.
Born (1977-11-23) 23 November 1977 (age 39)
Telford, UK
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
EPIHL team
Former teams
Guildford Flames
Telford Tigers
Blackburn Hawks
Milton Keynes Kings
Playing career 1994–present

Ricky Plant (born 23 November 1977) is a British ice hockey player from Telford, UK. He plays right wing.

Career[edit]

Rick Plant began his career with local side Telford Tigers in 1994. He spent 3 years away from his local side with Milton Keynes Kings, Blackburn Hawks, Swindon Icelords and Guildford Flames.

He returned to Telford for a year in 98/99, before joining the Guildford Flames again where he played until 2004.

In March 2004 he tested positive for "A banned Class 'A' stimulant". He was banned for 18 months from the game. Flames who have a very much admired 'drug-freeze' program vowed to give Plant all the 'assistance' he needed in the 'unfortunate circumstances'.[1]

In September 2005, the Flames announced that Rick Plant would be joining the team again after serving his ban. He swiftly showed fans that he had lost none of his scoring ability scoring 72 points in 47 EPIHL league games, followed by 53 points in 2006/2007.

He signed up to play for Guildford for the 2007/08 season and assigned the club captaincy.[2]

Scoring 22+42, he slowly gained confidence as a captain in taking charge on the ice. The Club confirmed in late May 2008 that he would be returning for his 10th year in a Flames Shirt for the 2008/09 season, coming off his first as a title winning captain.[3]

Plant is the Flames top scoring British player of All-time, and third overall. On 31 January Plant became only the 2nd Flames player of all time to achieve 500 points, with an assist against the Wightlink Raiders.

Year by Year[edit]

Team Year League GP G A Pts PIM
Telford Tigers 1994-95 BL 41 18 20 38 16
Team Great Britain 1995 WJC C 5 1 0 1 0
Milton Keynes Kings 1995-96 BL 42 4 7 11 32
Blackburn Hawks 1995-96 BL 2 0 0 0 0
Swindon IceLords 1996-97 BL 51 13 16 29 8
Guildford Flames 1997-98 BNL 50 24 18 42 38
Telford Tigers 1998-99 BNL+Cup 41 12 19 31 6
Guildford Flames 1999-00 BNL+Cup 56 19 26 45 50
Guildford Flames 2000-01 BNL+Cup 68 12 26 38 18
Guildford Flames 2001-02 BNL+Cup 54 7 21 28 63
Guildford Flames 2002-03 BNL+Cup 58 13 16 29 56
Guildford Flames 2003-04 BNL+Cup 53 11 24 35 20
BANNED 2004-05 - - - - - -
Guildford Flames 2005-06 EPL+Cup 59 29 56 85 42
Guildford Flames 2006-07 EPL+Cup 62 23 48 71 109
Guildford Flames 2007-08 EPL+Cups 61 22 42 64 76
Guildford Flames 2008-09 EPL+Cup 55 19 34 53 79
Guildford Flames 2009-10 EPL+Cup 57 25 29 54 24

Medals and Titles[edit]

Club Year Title/Cup
Telford Tigers 1996-97 British Premier League Winner
Guildford Flames 1997-98 British National League Winner, British National League Play-Off Winner, British National League Southern Conference Winner
Guildford Flames 2000-01 ntl: Christmas Cup Winner, British National League Winner, British National League Playoff Winner
Guildford Flames 2003-04 British National League Playoff Winner
Guildford Flames 2005-06 English Premier League Regular Season Winner
Guildford Flames 2006-07 English Premier (Knock-out) Cup Winner
Guildford Flames 2007-08 English Premier League Regular Season Winner
Guildford Flames 2009-10 English Premier (Knock-out) Cup Winner

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plant given 18-month ban". BBC. 5 March 2004. Retrieved 18 May 2007. 
  2. ^ "Rick Plant Returns to Guildford". Guildford Flames. 18 May 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2007. 
  3. ^ "Plant Makes It A Decade". Guildford Flames. 23 May 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2008.