Team Facts

2016-2017 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#39 Matthew Croyle (G) 23 1996 High Wycombe, GBR 5'8" 163 L
#37 Tom McDonald (G) 36 1982 Poole, GBR 6'3" 183 R
#64 Greg Ruxton (G) 32 1987 Blackrod, GBR 6'0" 209 R
DEFENSEMEN
#16 Joseph Gilbert (D) 21 1998 - - -
#20 Berwyn Hughes (D/F) 24 1995 Wrexham, GBR 5'11" 154 R
#84 Thomas Jackson (D) 24 1995 Glossop, GBR 6'2" 214 R
#15 Lee Kemp (D) 31 1988 Nottingham, GBR 6'2" 238 L
#23 Simon Offord (D) 34 1985 Sheffield, GBR 6'5" 216 L
#61 Kieran Strangeway (D) 24 1995 Hull, GBR 6'1" 176 L
#3 Andrew Turner (D/F) 31 1988 Sheffield, GBR 6'5" 192 R
#26 Pavel Vales (D) 27 1992 Brno, CZE 5'8" 183 L
FORWARDS
#9 Ken Armstrong (F) 34 1985 Sale, GBR 5'9" 168 R
#7 Oliver Barron (F) 31 1988 Sheffield, GBR 6'1" 194 R
#6 Will Barron (C) 36 1983 Sheffield, GBR 6'0" 185 R
#24 Stuart Brittle (F)   “A” 36 1983 Telford, GBR 5'7" 170 R
#10 Daniel Bullock (F/D) 29 1990 Manchester, GBR 6'1" 205 L
#91 Sheldon Cassidy (F) 23 1996 Manchester, GBR 6'1" 198 R
Bobby Caunce (F) 30 1988 Blackpool, GBR 5'11" 185 R
#93 Shaun Dippnall (F)   “C” 31 1988 Astley, GBR 5'10" 154 L
#18 Michal Fico (F) 30 1989 Sahy, SVK 6'3" 196 L
#19 Nick Manning (F) 31 1987 Sheffield, GBR 6'0" 187 R
#85 Michael Mawer (C) 25 1994 Grimsby, GBR 6'2" 231 L
#4 Karl Niamatali (F) 34 1985 5'11" 205 R
#47 Christopher Preston (C) 36 1983 Darwen, GBR 5'10" 148 R
#40 Thomas Ratcliffe (F)   “A” 24 1995 Altrincham, GBR 5'3" 115 R
#11 David Swanston (F) 32 1986 Falkirk, GBR - - L
Position: G:3 D:8 F:14 | Av Age: 27.4 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt 186 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Silver Blades Widnes
  • Location Widnes
  • Capacity 600
  • Construction Year 2013
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
09/18/2019
09/18/2019 Confirmed Leaving Luke Wilson-Owen (G) Leaving for Altrincham Aces
09/12/2019
09/12/2019 Confirmed Joining Solomon Smith (D) Joining from Sheffield Senators
08/22/2019
08/22/2019 Extension Daniel Bracegirdle (D)
08/19/2019
08/19/2019 Confirmed Joining Péter Tóth (D) Joining from Sutton Sting
08/15/2019
08/15/2019 Confirmed Leaving Matthew Croyle (G) Leaving for Bracknell Hornets
08/12/2019
08/12/2019 Extension Tom McDonald (G)
08/05/2019
08/05/2019 Extension Ken Armstrong (F)
08/02/2019
08/02/2019 Confirmed Joining Philip Pearson (G) Joining from Bradford Bulldogs
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
2013-2014 NIHL 2 28 11 1 16 - - 104 154 23 5 Semifinal loss
2014-2015 NIHL 2 36 20 2 14 - - 176 139 42 4 Semifinal loss
2015-2016 NIHL 2 27 19 3 5 - - 178 92 41 2 Final loss
2016-2017 NIHL 2 28 20 2 6 - - 136 77 42 2 Champion
2017-2018 NIHL 2 36 23 - 9 2 1 207 82 52 2 Champion
2018-2019 NIHL 2 32 27 - 4 1 0 220 80 56 Champion
2019-2020 NIHL 2 3 1 - 0 1 1 17 15 5 5 -
Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
2019-2020 NIHL North Cup - - - - - - - - - - -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Matthew Barlow (F) 2019-2020 Bradford Bulldogs NIHL 2 6 6 4 10 16
2. Sam Dunford (F) 2019-2020 Altrincham Aces NIHL 2 6 5 5 10 2
3. Scott McKenzie (F) 2019-2020 Telford Tigers NIHL 7 5 5 10 4
4. Joe Greaves (F) 2019-2020 Blackburn Hawks NIHL 1 2 1 3 4 6
5. Matthew Wainwright (D) 2019-2020 Deeside Dragons NIHL 2 6 1 3 4 2
6. Filip Supa (F) 2019-2020 Telford Tigers 2 NIHL 2 4 2 1 3 4
7. Kyle Haslam (F) 2019-2020 Altrincham Aces NIHL 2 4 1 2 3 4
8. Lee Pollitt (F) 2019-2020 Blackburn Hawks NIHL 1 3 0 3 3 6
9. Mark Higson (F) 2019-2020 Bradford Bulldogs NIHL 2 5 1 1 2 0
10. Troy Evans (F) 2019-2020 Bradford Bulldogs NIHL 2 6 0 2 2 0
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Shaun Dippnall (F) 8 7 10 17
2. Oliver Barron (F) 6 8 4 12
3. Stuart Brittle (F) 6 3 9 12
4. Nick Manning (F) 4 5 5 10
5. Pavel Vales (D) 7 1 8 9
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Oliver Barron (F) 6 8 4 12
2. Shaun Dippnall (F) 8 7 10 17
3. Nick Manning (F) 4 5 5 10
4. Daniel Bullock (F) 9 5 2 7
5. Stuart Brittle (F) 6 3 9 12
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Shaun Dippnall (F) 8 7 10 17
2. Stuart Brittle (F) 6 3 9 12
3. Pavel Vales (D) 7 1 8 9
4. Michael Gilbert (F) 4 1 7 8
5. Nick Manning (F) 4 5 5 10
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Thomas Jackson (D) 9 2 3 29
2. Geoff Wigglesworth (F) 4 1 1 26
3. Stuart Brittle (F) 6 3 12 16
4. Berwyn Hughes (D) 7 0 2 14
5. Lee Kemp (D) 8 0 0 10
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Daniel Bullock (F) 9 5 2 7
2. Thomas Jackson (D) 9 2 1 3
3. Ken Armstrong (F) 9 0 0 0
4. Shaun Dippnall (F) 8 7 10 17
5. Lee Kemp (D) 8 0 0 0
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Jakub Hájek (F) 2 2 6 3.000
2. Nick Manning (F) 4 5 10 2.500
3. Ross Jordan (D) 2 3 5 2.500
4. Shaun Dippnall (F) 8 7 17 2.125
5. Oliver Barron (F) 6 8 12 2.000
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Nick Manning (F) 2017-2018 NIHL 2 2 5 2 7 3.50 0
2. Shaun Dippnall (F) 2018-2019 NIHL 2 2 2 5 7 3.50 0
3. Pavel Vales (D) 2017-2018 NIHL 2 2 0 7 7 3.50 2
4. Shaun Dippnall (F) 2017-2018 NIHL 2 2 4 2 6 3.00 0
5. Stuart Brittle (F) 2017-2018 NIHL 2 2 3 3 6 3.00 0
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Nick Manning (F) 2017-2018 NIHL 2 2 5 2 7 3.50 0
2. Shaun Dippnall (F) 2017-2018 NIHL 2 2 4 2 6 3.00 0
3. Stuart Brittle (F) 2017-2018 NIHL 2 2 3 3 6 3.00 0
4. Ross Jordan (D) 2018-2019 NIHL 2 2 3 2 5 2.50 6
5. Oliver Barron (F) 2018-2019 NIHL 2 2 3 1 4 2.00 2
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Pavel Vales (D) 2017-2018 NIHL 2 2 0 7 7 3.50 2
2. Shaun Dippnall (F) 2018-2019 NIHL 2 2 2 5 7 3.50 0
3. Michael Gilbert (F) 2018-2019 NIHL 2 2 1 5 6 3.00 0
4. Jakub Hájek (F) 2018-2019 NIHL 2 2 2 4 6 3.00 0
5. Stuart Brittle (F) 2018-2019 NIHL 2 2 0 4 4 2.00 p
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Geoff Wigglesworth (F) 2017-2018 NIHL 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 26
2. Thomas Jackson (D) 2015-2016 NIHL 2 2 0 1 1 0.50 25
3. Stuart Brittle (F) 2016-2017 NIHL 2 2 0 2 2 1.00 16
4. Berwyn Hughes (D) 2016-2017 NIHL 2 2 0 1 1 0.50 12
5. Ross Jordan (D) 2018-2019 NIHL 2 2 3 2 5 2.50 6
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2019-2020 5'11" 178 lbs 25.44
2018-2019 6'0" 187 lbs 28.87
2017-2018 6'0" 185 lbs 28.00
2016-2017 6'0" 186 lbs 27.40
2015-2016 5'11" 181 lbs 25.15
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