Senior Team

Bulldogs off to flier in NIHL North Two season opener with 8-0 win over Nottingham Lions

Our Bradford Bulldogs NIHL team got their NIHL Division Two North campaign off to a flier at Bradford Ice Arena yesterday, beating Nottingham Lions 8-0.

The hosts got off to the perfect start when Josh Reynolds fired home with just eight seconds on the clock and were 4-0 ahead after the first 20 through further strikes from Liam Salt (2) and Josh Stockton.

Andy Brown’s team were able to maintain the momentum in the second when Reynolds added his second at 20.28, with Connor Medley getting on the scoresheet just over seven minutes later.Matt Barlow then got in on the act at 33.14 with a shorthanded effort before doubling his tally just over two minutes later.

No further goals came in the third, but the hard work had already been done in a dominating display. Matt Viney weighed in with three assists, with other helpers coming from Stockton (2), Penn (2) and Ben Derbyshire, Abi Culshaw, Reynolds, Medley, Dean Boothroyd, Barlow and Chris Butler.

Elsewhere, the only other Division Two game of the opening day of the season saw Sheffield Titans win 4-2 at Coventry Blaze.

Not surprisingly, head coach Brown declared himself pleased with his players’ efforts, particularly after being away so long from competitive hockey.

Bulldogs’ head coach, Andy Brown

“As starts to the season go that was really good,” he said. “We’d had a good couple of workouts in the warm-up games against Altrincham the weekend before but nothing beats having something on the line.

“It was great to get back to proper, full-on competitive hockey. There were some good performances out there for us and, so far, it looks good for the season ahead.”

Bulldogs get back to doing what they love most …

The Bulldogs Under-15s take instruction from the coaches on Wednesday night.

AFTER six months away, Bradford Bulldogs finally got back on the ice on Wednesday night at Bradford Ice Arena.

Junior teams from the Under-9s through to Under-15s all got an hour or more working with the coaches as they quickly made up for being away for so long.

The evening was rounded off by the seniors getting on the ice for their first practice session since the 2019-20 season was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Players from the Bulldogs’ Under-11s get put through their paces

Head coach Andy Brown, said: “It was great to finally get back out there after so long away.
“There were things that were different, obviously, given everything that has happened in the past few months and the new Covid-19 rules and guidelines we have in place.
“But we soon got back into the flow of things and back to what we love doing best.
“Seeing all the youngsters, parents and coaches was brilliant. Considering it was the first time in full kit for some of them, the players were all amazing.”

Senior Team – Call for New Players and Senior Coach

Bradford Ice Hockey Club are looking for additional Senior players for the new season 2015/16.  If you are interested in joining, or would like to trial, please contact the Club’s Head Coach, Andy Brown, via email at andy@icetime.org.

We are also looking to appoint a new Senior Coach who will work alongside the Club’s Head Coach, in the development and training of the Senior Team, if you are interested in this position please also email Andy Brown at andy@icetime.org.

Senior training will re commence for the Season 2015/16 on Wednesday 1st July on ice 10.30pm – 12 midnight.