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Friday, 9 August 2013

Ice Hockey: Seagulls Strengthened Ahead Of Challenge Matches

PLEASE NOTE: HOME GAME ON 10th AUGUST HAS BEEN CANCELLED - FIRST MATCH NOW 31st AUGUST.
 
Rejoining the Seagulls after spending last season playing National League ice hockey with the Fylde Flyers is Danny Jones. In his previous stint with the Seagulls, Jones was the team’s top points scorer with 10 goals and 16 assist in 9 games.
 
Also joining the Seagulls following the demise of the Flyers during the summer are former Fylde captain Wayne Whitby who made 34 appearances in the National League over two seasons and former player coach Mark Gillingham.

Gillingham is now the non-playing head coach at new team Widnes Wild but wants to keep his hand in playing recreational hockey with his local team as well. Gillingham made 44 National League appearances for Fylde Flyers and previously played for Lancashire Raptors and Blackburn Thunderhawks.

Jason Riley also joins the Seagulls, having previously played for Swindon, and more signings are expected to be announced shortly.
 
The schedule of forthcoming matches is:

Saturday 31st August 2013 v Don Valley Vikings
Saturday 7th September 2013 v Sheffield Squeelers
Saturday 14th September 2013 v  Manchester Metros
Saturday 21st September 2013 v Paisley Panthers
Saturday 28th September 2013 v Paisley Blackhawks.

In each case, the match faces off at 5pm with doors opening for spectators at 4.30.
 
Photo: Danny Jones playing for Fylde Flyers. Photo by James Birtwistle