National Ice Hockey League North restructure for 2013/4 campaign

Following some changes to the National Ice Hockey League North organisation Warriors will be icing in the Moralee Conference of NIHL North during the 2013/14 season rather than in the 1st Division of the set up. The new structure of NIHL North hockey sees 2 Conferences come into place with 8 sides operating in both the Moralee and Laidler sections. All of Whitley’s main rivals such as Billingham Stars, Solway Sharks, Sutton Sting and Blackburn Hawks will all still be playing Warriors on a regular basis in the Moralee conference. The main difference from a Whitley point of view is ...

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Hanlon agrees to move to Whitley, Barnes and coach Holland return

Whitley Warriors are pleased to announce that power forward Jordan Barnes and defenceman Ross Hanlon have both agreed to ice on Tyneside for the 2013/14 season. Warriors coach Simon Leach has also been able to strengthen the club’s coaching staff as Dave Holland returns to Hillheads as one of Simon’s assistant coaches. It was only announced a few weeks ago that Warriors 2012/13 Coach Dave Holland had stepped down from his role at the club as he felt he was unable to commit enough time to the demanding role. Simon recently contacted Dave about re-joining the club as part of ...

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Warriors name Watson, Maddock and Johnson on their 2013/14 roster

Whitley Coach Simon Leach has named another 3 players Callum Watson, Josh Maddock and Christian Johnson who will all be part of his Warriors roster for the coming campaign. Since being appointed coach last week Simon has now been able to name a total of 11 players who will form part of next seasons squad. Callum Watson is a superb re-signing for Whitley as he was Warriors top scorer last term with a superb total of 49 (17+32) points in 28 outings. Callum was also a key member of Whitley’s specialist teams last season using his speed to great effect ...

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Culley returns to Whitley while Lawson, DJ Good and Ralph re-sign

Warriors are pleased to announce that Karl Culley, Richie Lawson, DJ Good and Tommy Ralph will all be part of the Whitley roster for the 2013/14 campaign. Karl Culley has spent the couple of seasons away from Hillheads taking some time out of the game before linking up with the Billingham Stars last term when he picked up 9 (7+2) points in 10 appearances towards the end of the season. The other three players where all part of the clubs squad last campaign when Warriors ended the term in 5th position in NIHL North Division 1. DJ Good enjoyed a ...

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Reynolds, Tinsley, Crammond and Wilson all sign up for 2013/14 campaign

Whitley Warriors can confirm that Adam Reynolds, Rob Wilson, Jamie Tinsley and Martin Crammond will all wear the maroon and gold next term. Jamie and Martin were part of Warriors set up last season while Adam and Rob have both played for Whitley in the recent past. Whitley Coach Simon Leach shared his views on the players he has signed up. Firstly mentioning the clubs 2 impressive new signings Rob Wilson who comes out of retirement to join Warriors and Adam Reynolds who moves back to Hillheadshaving spent the last 2 seasons in the Scottish borders with the Solway Sharks. ...

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