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GB vs Poland: Offer for Junior Players

GB_celebrate_v_Poland_Skydome-1Junior ice hockey players are being offered a fantastic discount via their clubs to watch Great Britain’s international challenge games with Poland in April.

The two sides meet at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham on Friday 14th April (7.30pm) and then again in Coventry’s Skydome the next day, Saturday 15th April (1.00pm).

Ice Hockey UK, with the support of the EIHA’s Junior League Management Committee (JLMC), are pleased to offer the following discounted ticket price for club and team group bookings.

Registered junior players can gain admission to the games for only £5 and four accompanied team staff members will go free. Tickets for any extra adults will cost only £10.

Bookings, which will be taken on a first come first served basis, must be made before Friday 24th March and space is very limited in Coventry. If available space at Coventry is taken, Nottingham will be offered instead.

Chair of JLMC, Jacqueline Pye, said: “We are pleased to be able to offer junior players and their clubs a great discount for the two GB games.

“It is good that everyone has worked together to get the sport’s junior players, who are the stars of our future, a chance to watch one of the current GB sides in action.”

Great Britain general manager, Andy Buxton, said: “Making our national team accessible to young players is very important.

“It will be excellent to see lots of youngsters at the game, some of whom maybe one day will be following in the footsteps of the current GB players.”

IHUK general secretary, Andy French, added: “This is a fantastic intiative for the sport’s young players to watch top-class Great Britain players.

“I would like to thank all the parties involved in making this possible.”

To make your booking, please contact JLMC  Jacqueline Pye on email at jacquelinepye@eiha.co.uk

Bulldogs Play for GB

GB U16 Team

Left to Right: Harrison Walker, Jordan Griffin, Kieran Brown, Jacob Lutwyche

Three Bradford Bulldogs ice hockey players finished the year on a high, after helping the rest of their Great Britain U16 team mates win the IHUK U16s International tournament, at Dumfries Ice Bowl.

The GB team beat their last opponents, Spain, in an 11-1 victory. Previous victories were against the Netherlands, 10-5 and Belgium 13-2.

Harrison Walker (Net minder), Jacob Lutwyche (Forward) and Jordan Griffin (Defence)were selected for the team earlier in the year. Kieran Brown (Forward), from Bradford but currently playing for Iowa Wild in the USA, was also selected.

Head Coach of Bradford Bulldogs, Andy Brown, said “I was very proud when we had 4 players selected from Bradford and even more so, now the team has won the tournament.”

“They are hard workers and excellent players and Club will be fully behind them for their next international tournament in Madrid, at Easter”

SPECIAL HOCKEY INTERNATIONAL

harry-_-bulldogsSpecial Hockey International (SHI) is an annual tournament played between teams from Canada, the USA and Europe. It is, as the name suggests, a tournament with a difference as all teams consist of adults and children with Autism, or learning difficulties. It is a vibrant tournament which moves between the host nations. In March 2017, SHI will take place in Peterborough, Ontario, and will include teams from the UK.

Bulldogs player, Harry Clegg, has been invited to take part in SHI2017 as a member of the Special People on Ice (SPICE) Jets, Team ‘A’. SPICE will be sending 2 teams this year, with team ‘A’ being made up of U20, U18 and U15 players from around the country. Harry visited Slough earlier in the year, to take part in trials alongside potential teammates, in sessions with players from Slough, Basingstoke, and Oxford, amongst others. There are several training sessions between now and March, and Harry is looking forward to the challenge. Despite Slough’s rink being closed for refurbishment, the Jets are eagerly awaiting the opening of a temporary facility, which will allow the teams to continue training before they leave for Canada. Although the tournament schedule is still to be finalised, Harry will be facing teams from across Europe, the USA and Canada with players ranging in age from 20 -14. This is a big test for Harry, given the wide age group involved, but one which he is greatly looking forward to.

GB Success!

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Left to Right: Jordan Griffin, Harrison Walker, Jacob Lutwyche

 

Congratulations to four of our Bradford Players for being selected to represent the U16 Great Britain Team. Kieran Brown, Jacob Lutwyche, Jordan Griffin and Harrison Walker. They will be representing their nation over the Christmas period in Dumfries and playing against strong opposition Belgium, Netherlands and Spain. More details click here.