Team News

U9 Home: Northern Teams

A stunning afternoon’s hockey had by all our young U9 Bulldogs. Teams from Manchester, Hull, Billingham, Grimsby and Widnes all turned up in force. Many thanks to all involved for making the day such a great success!


U13 Away: Manchester 0 – Bradford 28

Bradford Bulldogs U13s played their first away game against Manchester in
their new identity as the Trafford Tornadoes on 03/10.  The Bulldogs opened
the scoring after just 13 seconds and went two up just over a minute later
in what was to prove a long afternoon for Trafford.  From the start,
Bradford dominated their opponents and led 8-0 after the first period and
17-0 after the second with the final score being 28-0.  The Bulldogs
completely overwhelmed the home side with some remarkable hockey skills
demonstrated by all members of the team.  They also managed to keep a clean
sheet with penalties, not receiving a single one throughout the entire
Trafford, to their credit, did not let the score deter them at any point
and continued to try hard right to the end.  They also kept their
discipline, unlike some other teams who have been on the receiving end of
similar scores against Bradford in the past and as a result took very few
penalties in what was an exceptionally clean match.
Bradford quite frankly played some awesome hockey and the passing, skill
and determination shown by all the lines was  great to see.  Although
defeated, Trafford can be very proud in the way they handled themselves in
what must have been a difficult game for the home side.  It’s fair to say
both teams were a credit to their respective clubs on the day.

U18 Away: Manchester 3 – Bradford 3

The U18 Bulldogs had their first away game on 12th September away at Altrincham to the newly formed Trafford Tornados.

The game opened with a goal from the Bulldogs at 0:07 from Abbie Culshaw, assisted by Josh Richardson, closely followed by a second one which unfortunately was disallowed. The Tornados finally found the back of the net with an opening goal from Alfie Glenn. At 10:06 the Tornados scored again taking the lead. Closely followed by an equaling score from the Bullodogs number 19 Josh Richardson, assisted by Ryan Kemp. At 23:24 Corey Stones scored the third goal for the Bulldogs, and this was followed by a Tornados goal at 27:04. The third period was hard fought from both sides, but goal less by both teams and a complete clean sheet for penalties for the Bulldogs throughout the game. Final score 3 all. MVP went to Abbie Culshaw. This was a decent score for the Bulldogs who had a relatively short bench, against the four lines of Trafford.

Bradford Bulldogs finish season with double winning weekend

U16 Sheffield 2015Bradford Bulldogs Ice Hockey Club ended its season in style by winning the prestigious Sheffield U16s tournament and being awarded the English Ice Hockey Association’s development award, in the same weekend. 

The Bulldog U16s took on seven elite junior teams from England, Scotland and Wales in this high profile, two day annual event, held in Sheffield. The Bradford team topped the table at the end of the group stage and faced local rivals, Sheffield Rapiers, who they had beaten earlier in a nail biting 2-1 game. The Bulldogs stepped their game up another level in the final, with a clinical display of puck movement and deadly finishing in front of net, to take the title 6-2.

On Saturday, the English Ice Hockey Association held its AGM in Nottingham and announced that Bradford had won the EIHA Award for Development (North), for the second consecutive year. The award is recognition of the Club’s achievements in Junior Ice Hockey and its commitment to developing players from the ages of 5 to 18.

Andy Brown, Head Coach said “We have had a fantastic weekend to end the season, with our Under 16s playing to the standard I know they’re capable of and to receive the Development Award for the second year running was a huge achievement for everyone associated with our club”.

Bradford Bulldogs show their teeth, again!

The U14 Bradford Bulldogs Ice Hockey Team have cemented their season with triumph at the prestigious Sheffield Tournament, shortly after being crowned English National Champions.

Seven elite junior teams from England, Scotland and Wales all competed in this high profile annual event.

In the qualifying rounds, Bradford secured robust wins against Milton Keynes, Kilmarnock and Nottingham. The other teams proved more challenging adversaries. However, nail biting victories against Cardiff and Swindon and a 5-5 draw against Bradford’s arch-rivals, Sheffield Stormers, assured their place in the final against the Stormers.

Under 14s

Players from both sides were demonstrably weathered from the long weekend and the final proved to be a true battle of the strongest. When the buzzer sounded to conclude the match, Bradford celebrated their 3-0 victory in style.

The tournament concludes a fantastic season for the Bradford Bulldogs and the Club is currently looking to recruit new players aged five upwards to join them and help continue the success they have had.


Having your Dundee cake and eating it!!!

Dundee Spring Cup 2

Bradford Bulldogs Under 12s ice hockey team has scored a hat trick by winning the Dundee Stars Spring Classic tournament.

On the wings of winning the Nationals, the team travelled up to Dundee, at the weekend, to take on the top junior teams from across the British Isles; Dundee, Fife, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

In a continuation of their winning streak, the mighty bulldogs beat all five teams over the course of the weekend, to face Dundee in the finals. Despite having only 11 players against 23 from Dundee, Bradford played a closely contested game to emerge winners with a final score of 4-1.

In addition to their fantastic win, the Bulldogs players received commendations about their behaviour, attitude and professionalism from the Conference organisers, who said they were a credit to their club and the City of Bradford.

Coach Kris Gibson said “The team has had an amazing season and, due to the hard work and determination of the players, has remained unbeaten. I am immensely proud of each and every one of them and their commitment to the sport. We are looking forward to the forthcoming season.”