10 JANUARY 2016
WARRIORS COME OUT TO PLAY
VS #NOEXCUSES #COYH
2 PROGRAMME CONTENTS
COACHES’ HUDDLE BUDZIE’S INTRODUCTION TO OUR GUESTS TONIGHT FROM WHITLEY BAY! WE ARE FIVE POINTS CLEAR AND THIS IS A FOUR POINTER TO GIVE US A NICE CUSHION AT THE TOP OF THE TABLE HEADING INTO THE SECOND PART OF THE SEASON.
04. ROUND UP
IN THIS ISSUE WE HAVE A BUMPER THREE PAGE ARTICLE ABOUT BLACKHAWKS’ GEORGE POWELL AND PAUL FLEURY
28. PHOTO GALLERY 2
A ROUND UP OF RECENT NEWS FROM PLANET HAWKS
13. SAM SHAW & EVIE-GRACE
32. IHR ROUND UP A REVIEW OF OUR LEAGUE & OTHERS COMPLIMENTS OF PAUL BREEZE
16. PHOTO GALLERY 1
35. OFFICIALS SIGNALS
18. OFFICIALS SIGNALS
HAIRCUT LAST WEEK ON ICE. HERE ARE
FIND OUT WHAT ALL OF THOSE REFEREE SIG-
DETAILS HOW YOU CAN DONATE.
33. THE FIXER SOME PHOTOS
20. TEAMSHEETS TEAM SHEETS FOR THE HAWKS &
FROM THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS WHITLEY.
YOU CAN FILL IN THE RESULTS THERE AS THEY HAPPEN
BRYAN SHUTTLEWORTH HAD A CHARITY
PARTY WITH A SPECIAL VISIT FROM LAPLAND!
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ARE YOU NEW TO ICE HOCKEY? WE HAVE A PAGE ESPECIALLY FOR YOU. IT WILL HELP TO BUILD YOUR KNOWLEDGE EACH WEEK SO YOU CAN UNDERSTAND JUST WHAT’S GOING ON, ON THE ICE.
38 MATCH ANALYSIS
DAVID LONGSTAFF SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ON LAST WEEKS MATCH. INTERVIEW BY IAN HAVELOCK
PHOTO: LEE POLLITT. +MANY MORE PHOTOS THIS WEEK
CAPS COLUMN EVERY WEEK CHRIS ARNONE POSTS HIS ANALYSIS AND THOUGHTS ON OUR MOST RECENT MATCHES IN THE LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH. THE PAGE IS UPDATED EVERY TUESDAY SO HEAD ON OVER THERE TO READ UP ON THE MATCH REPORT FROM OUR RECENT LEAGUE MATCH AT SOLIHULL. CHRIS’ ARTICLE IS USUALLY POSTED QUITE QUICKLY ON OUR OFFICIAL WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, SUPPORTERS PAGE AND ON OUR TEAM APP. YOU CAN ALSO BUY THE LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH ON TUESDAY AND READ IT THERE.
Programme design & content by John Milton Cover photo Aaron Davies by John Milton (www.eventog.uk) Articles provided by Paul Breeze, Esther Gradwell, Graham Lomax and John Milton. All items are copyright to their respective owners and all rights reserved ©
traight into the New Year and the Hawks had a massive game versus Sutton Sting last week. Some people were a little apprehensive after the Sting surprised everyone with a 2 - 2 draw at the end of November. We had no reason to worry and went on to win convincingly 13 -1 Sting completely collapsed in the third period and the Hawks were almost scoring at will.
ne of the Sting players Dean Smith was injured after skating into part of the penalty box door as it was opened to allow Jordan Bannon back onto the ice after his penalty was complete. We hear that Dean was bruised but okay afterwards and drove himself home after the match.
Dean Smith lays injured as Jordan Bannon leaves the penalty box. (Photo John Milton (eventog.uk)
WE ARE NOW 5 POINTS CLEAR OF WHITLEY WARRIORS AND A FULL 10 POINTS CLEAR OF THIRD PLACE SOLIHULL BARONS. OUR GUESTS TONIGHT ARE LOOKING FOR A WIN AND IN RECENT MATCHES AGAINST THEM WE HAVE LOST 1, WON 1 AND DRAWN 1 WE WOULD DEARLY LOVE TO HAVE THIS WIN TONIGHT AS IT IS A FOUR POINTER AND WOULD PUT SOME WELCOME SPACE BETWEEN OURSELVES AND THE WARRIORS. REMEMBER TO SHOUT AS LOUD AS YOU CAN FOR THE HAWKS #COYH
Good evening everyone, I hope that the visiting team and fans have had a safe journey here, and back home to Whitley. Whitley have a very good team as we know already and they have worked very very hard throughout our previous three matches against each other, they stuck to their game plan which works for them and they also have some excellent players. I think David Longstaff has done a fantastic job at the Bay so far this season and look forward to seeing how the team grow under his leadership, coming into our forthcoming fixture. We’ve got a really big game ahead of us and now it’s the time for the boys to stand up and to be counted. As I said previously I think one thing that is pretty clear is that the league will not be won and lost from any single game.
We still have tonight’s game against Whitley to focus on now and I think it just goes to show how long, hard and tough this season is becoming and we are really looking for a big win tonight. Everybody in the dressing room is on the same wavelength - they want to get better, they want to improve, they want to win, so we’re looking forward to this game very passionately. Rest assured we’ll be working hard both on and off the ice to get the result that we all want. Lastly I’d like to thank all those fans that travel to our away matches to support us it really does help to know that we have the fans behind us, even so far from home.
Blackburn Hawks League Position 1
Whitley Warriors League Position 2
Played 18 | Won 15 | Drawn 2 | Lost 1 | Points 32
Played 18 | Won 12 | Drawn 3 | Lost 3 | Points 27
Hawks Goal Celebration (Photo John Milton (eventog.uk)
One of THIRTEEN goals from last weekâ€™s match (Photo John Milton (eventog.uk)
James Riddoch (Photo John Milton (eventog.uk)
SHIRT SPONSORS TO EVERYONE THAT HAS PURCHASED A MATCH WORN SHIRT YOU ARE ALL HELPING THE HAWKS AND WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR GRATITUDE TO YOU ALL BY ADDING YOUR NAMES EACH WEEK INTO THE PROGRAMME.
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Chris Butler Chelsea Carter Kayleigh Harris Matt Viney Steve Mayers David Edwards Aaron Davies Aaron Davies Gavin Leadbetter James Riddoch Angela Riddoch Daniel Jordan Bannon Ella Thornton Russ Ginn Andy Dunn Ella Thornton Chris Calow Dave Meikle Joshua Milnes Christian Carter Danny MacKriel Rita MacKriel Eleanor MacKriel Ollie Lomax Lee Ainsworth Brian Shuttleworth Chris Arnone John Milton Lucy Elmer Tom King Nana Preston Dean Worrall Danny Brittle Carol Sharples Sarah Martin Adam Brittle Julie Latham Graham Hamilton Stuart Ashton Stuart Ashton Stuart Ashton Max Drakeley Craig Bevington Jessica Bevington Kim Miettinen Miek Harris Nick Riley Ben Simister Hollie Collinge Keith Preston Lee Pollitt Steve Pollitt Stef Harris Rick Bentham Howard Thornton Matt Addison RJay Berra Brian Harrison Carl Everitt
If you would like to join the SC team and help out there are several ways that you can get involved. If you are in a position to, please come over to see us at the supporters club table for a little chat, no experience is required just enthusiasm.
Alternatively you can fill in the form on the SC website at http://blackburnhawks.club/contact/
It really is very rewarding to be part of such a great team
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REWIND CONTINUES WITH GEORGE POWELL & PAUL FLEURY
George Powell (Photo by Walter Bayliss) Like Bernie Snagg, George Powell was another hugely experienced player by the time that he arrived at Blackburn Blackhawks for their debut 1990/91 season. He had also cut his hockey teeth with the Liverpool Leopards team – winning the English League North title with them in the 1979-80 season – and, when they folded, went on to have successful spells with Blackpool Seagulls 1983-1987 and Trafford Metros (1987-1990) in Heineken League Division One. Former teammate with Liverpool Leopards, Lawrence Paul, says: “George has never changed since our Liverpool days. He is a gentleman and sometimes we go years without seeing each other and then when we meet it’s like we haven’t been apart. That is a great quality to have. He was a good hockey player as well, but he was a product of the
Liverpool system and the guys that carried on after Liverpool were all successful.” Darryl Kenyon played with George at Blackpool and then rejoined him at Blackhawks: “George was a big solid defenceman. He was not your most orthodox player, but would throw himself down in front of any shot. Some would be intimidated by him because of his size. He was and still is very fit, a good guy. Could be very vocal in the dressing room, but all positive.” Powell played with Blackburn for 5 seasons in total, notching up over 200 appearances for the Blackhawks and Hawks. He retired from playing competitive hockey after the 95/96 season when the British League split up and the bigger teams were flooded with overseas players. He now works as a fitness trainer.
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Paul Fleury (Photo by Walter Bayliss)
Paul Fleury was another product of the highly successful Altrincham club that had also produced fellow Blackhawks’ joinee Ged Smith - and he had played 5 seasons of HBL1 hockey with the Aces / Metros before arriving at Blackburn. The drop down in league obviously paid off for Fleury as he enjoyed his hitherto highest scoring season to date. He scored a hat trick in the Blackhawks’ first ever game – a 3-6 challenge match victory away at Oxford - and he got on the scoresheet in practically every game he played in that season. He notably hit 5+0 away at Richmond, 2+5 away at Milton Keynes and ended up as Blackburn’s top British scorer with 29+43 =72. Keith Purvis took Fleury to Blackburn when he moved from the Trafford Metros and said of the player: “He was what we would describe as an explosive skater, he was very fast with a low centre of gravity and
therefore hard to knock off the puck or off his feet. He always worked very hard on all his shifts and never let anyone down. I discussed this with Graham Horlock (Aces and Blackhawks coach) and one thing we both agreed on was that he, perhaps, never really developed his true potential, maybe his love of other things outside the ice rink were to blame for that. Having said that, I was always more than pleased to have him on my teams... Life was never dull with Fleur around!” Fleury remained with Blackburn for the following season in HBL1 scored 33+22 in 45 league and cup and playoff games, finishing 5th top scorer overall second only to Ged Smith in the Blackhawks British standings. He then had two seasons with Telford Tigers and one more with Trafford Metros before being picked to join Manchester Storm for their debut 95/96 season.
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Fleury was controversially axed from the Storm roster after just 6 games of the B&H Cup campaign after the BIHA suddenly changed the rules, allowing clubs to sign more overseas players.
Midway through the season, Fleury returned to Altrincham to play for the Aces in ED1 and he remained a successful goalscorer and playmaker with them until he hung up his skates after the 2000/01 season.
He returned to Blackburn and played for the Hawks as they jousted with the Storm for top spot for much of the season and then remained for the first Northern Premier League season the year after.
In all, Paul Fleury played 128 games for Blackburn over 4 seasons, scoring 66+75=141. He went on to be a successful property developer.
George Powell receives an MVP award during the Blackhawksâ€™ first season - Paul Fleury (#66 in centre) looks on. (Photo by Stephen M Kershaw)
Sam Shaw was our guest of honour at the match against Sutton Sting. Sam was diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma, a highly aggressive form of childhood cancer. Thankfully, Sam has bravely beaten the disease and we are sure you will agree it was great to see him down at the arena where he was able to present the MVP awards along with his friend, Evie-Grace.
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his is the first gallery of some of the photos taken last year. We hope that they bring back memories for you all and we wish everyone in the Hawks family a prosperous and happy New Year.
Blackburn Hawks V Sunday 10th January 2016 - Face Off: 5:45
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TONIGHT’S Jordan O’brien PERIOD SCORES HAWKS WARRIORS
Whitley Warriors League Game - Blackburn Ice Arena No. Name
Callum James Queenan
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MASCOTâ€™S & Luke Alston SCORE
his is the second gallery of some of the photos taken from last year. We hope that they bring back some memories for you all. John Milton www.eventog.uk
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PUCK AT ALL TIMES
THE PUCK CAN AND WILL LEAVE THE ICE AND FLYING PUCKS CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS
Blackburn Hawks extended their lead at the top of the table to 5 points after a comprehensive 13-1 demolition of Sutton Sting on Sunday evening. Sutton actually scored first but were already well and truly out of the game by the end of the first period by which time they were trailing 3-1 and had been outshot 26 to 5. Finnish import Kim Miettinen top-scored with 3+2 in a game that saw a massive 9 goals conceded in the third period. The Hawks now have 32 points from their 18 games to date. Whitley Warriors remain second with 27 points, having played the same number of games. Solihull Barons remain in third place courtesy of a 3-4 win away at Sutton Sting on Saturday. They missed the chance to close up on Whitley after they lost 5-3 away at Billingham Stars on Sunday. The other Moralee game of the weekend saw 4th place Telford Tigers in a 3-3 draw at home to Sheffield Spartans. The visitors battered the home goal throughout the game (final SOG tally 20-
59) but still found themselves 3-2 down going into the last 10 minutes. An equaliser from captain Ollie Barron in the 55th minute ensured that the Spartans went home with one point â€“ if not the two they might have hoped for. In the Laidler Conference, Deeside Dragons stretched their lead at the top of the table with a 4 point weekend that saw them score 17 goals and only concede 2. They beat bottom team Coventry Blaze 9-1 at home on Saturday night and then won 1-8 away at Altrincham Aces on Sunday. Hitherto second place Widnes Wild lost 3-2 away at Nottingham Lions and that result sees the Lions leapfrog the Wild up into second. However, they are now a massive 8 points behind the leaders with just one game in hand. Bradford Bulldogs picked up their second win of the season at home to Blackburn Eagles on Saturday with a narrow 4-3 victory. In a game that was very evenly matched throughout (SOG 56-57), the winning goal was scored by Bulldogsâ€™ captain
Photo: Bradford’s Matt Barlow celebrates the Bulldogs’ 2nd goal against Blackburn Eagles. (photo by Rob Hutchinson) Dean Boothroyd in the 51st minute. The Bulldogs then lost by the same single goal margin away at Hull Jets on Sunday, crashing 3-2 on the East coast. Hull’s victory is their 3rd unbeaten game in a row after a terrible run of 9 consecutive defeats and keeps them comfortably above the Bulldogs in 6th place but 3 points behind Altrincham Aces who are in 5th.
In the EPL, league leaders Basingstoke Bison now have a 5 point lead over second placed Peterborough Phantoms having beaten them twice over the weekend – home and away and, oddly enough, by the same 3-0 scoreline each time. This means 4 defeats in a row for Peterborough – who led the table for much of December - having also lost home and away – 2-4 and 4-2 to Milton Keynes Lightning just after Christmas. The Phantoms have one game in hand over the Bison and visit Basingstoke once more this season.
Graham Lomax is... R E X I F E TH
raham Lomax or Ray to his friends is the Media and PR manager for the Hawks. If you broke him in half he would read Blackburn Hawks all the way through. Here are some of his thoughts from the last few weeks.
Well another year has passed but hopefully it’s the same story again as we carry on towards the second half of the season, how did Christmas go? Well, I personally came down to the Rink on Christmas Day and enjoyed the Free skate laid on and made a donation to the Charity Bucket inside, I thought it was a fantastic idea and it was nice to see a few people on the Ice on the Day, we also had trip out to Solihull and came away with an impressive 2-5 victory, but that’s only half the story. We left Blackburn promptly at 1pm (which is unique in itself) but unfortunately found ourselves sat on the M6 Car Park for Four and a Half hours, luckily our hosts put the face off time back to 7pm to allow us to get there and have a decent warm up (which was very good of them) However, the hospitality shown to us was about to bite them in the backside, as the teams entered the Ice and did the usual introductions, the lights started to come back up, but not quite quick enough for the Referee for the evening Mr Freemen, he decided the Home team would be given a 2 Minute Delay of game penalty, and they had to start with a man short, slightly ironic don’t you think after all they had done for us?
As the new year came in we had the now customary gathering for the “Winter Classic” (outdoor game) this years teams being the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens, I was joined by the hosts Ollie Lomax and Nicole Whittle, along with Kitman Genuis Nick Riley (and Vicky) Stuey Ashton, Lee Pollit (and Sarah) Rjay Berra (and Jesslyn) Dan Etherington (Aces) Kim Miettinen and our Community Officer Chris Riley and a top day was had too, with several beverages consumed (if you know what I mean?) Boston came up short by the way and got a right good hiding by a score of 5-1. Our second game of the festive period was last Sunday’s convincing victory over Sutton Sting, I don’t really know how to review this one? We seemed a tad rusty early doors, but then just seemed to find our feet and ride off into the sunset, if I’m being brutally honest I feel Sutton just gave up in the third, I may be a bit harsh on our lads here, what does everyone else think? But a win is a win and keeps us were we’d like to be and I’m pretty sure the envy of other teams? One thing that was notable during the Sting game was the depth of our bench, and everyone now seems to be available and recovered from their respective injuries, all except Ollie, who sadly remains a doubt for the short term at least, but has the cast off hopefully very soon. I don’t know how many of you actually know but ourselves and Manchester Storm (Elite League) have the same owners in Silver Blades and it’s very refreshing to know that they have been in touch and asked if they can borrow players from the Hawks when they have injuries, and gladly we have agreed, personally I think this is a fantastic incentive for the lads to be able to gain experience and taste the felling of playing the in Premier League in this country, over the Christmas Period our Captain Chris Arnone played two games, away at Cardiff and at Altrincham against Sheffield Steelers, and according to The Storms Assistant Coach Mike Morin he did “very well” let’s hope we see more of our guy’s given the opportunity once again in the very near future. Let’s go Hawks!!! Cheers G..
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Published on Jan 7, 2016