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) 159 90 195 285
2. Oliver Barron (F) 99 114 110 224
3. Stuart Brittle (F) 91 66 129 195
4. Scott McKenzie (F) 30 59 73 132
5. Filip Supa (F) 57 84 39 123
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Oliver Barron (F) 99 114 110 224
2. Shaun Dippnall (F) 159 90 195 285
3. Filip Supa (F) 57 84 39 123
4. Stuart Brittle (F) 91 66 129 195
5. Scott McKenzie (F) 30 59 73 132
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Shaun Dippnall (F) 159 90 195 285
2. Stuart Brittle (F) 91 66 129 195
3. Oliver Barron (F) 99 114 110 224
4. Nick Manning (F) 57 42 81 123
5. Scott McKenzie (F) 30 59 73 132
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Thomas Ratcliffe (F) 105 15 38 290
2. Lee Kemp (D) 128 10 40 276
3. Calum Ruddick (D) 74 9 27 213
4. Berwyn Hughes (D) 131 20 55 210
5. Andrew Turner (D) 67 7 32 207
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Ken Armstrong (F) 180 14 22 36
2. Thomas Jackson (D) 177 16 38 54
3. Shaun Dippnall (F) 159 90 195 285
4. Berwyn Hughes (D) 131 20 35 55
5. Lee Kemp (D) 128 10 30 40
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Matthew Tarpey (F) 1 4 6 6.000
2. Scott McKenzie (F) 30 59 132 4.400
3. Liam Redwood (D) 1 0 3 3.000
4. Jakub Hájek (F) 35 41 84 2.400
5. Oliver Barron (F) 99 114 224 2.263
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Scott McKenzie (F) 2015-2016 NIHL 2 30 59 73 132 4.40 60
2. Oliver Barron (F) 2017-2018 NIHL 2 34 45 42 87 2.56 44
3. Stuart Brittle (F) 2017-2018 NIHL 2 35 29 55 84 2.40 30
4. Filip Supa (F) 2014-2015 NIHL 2 35 57 25 82 2.34 48
5. Oliver Barron (F) 2018-2019 NIHL 2 34 36 45 81 2.38 38
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Scott McKenzie (F) 2015-2016 NIHL 2 30 59 73 132 4.40 60
2. Filip Supa (F) 2014-2015 NIHL 2 35 57 25 82 2.34 48
3. Oliver Barron (F) 2017-2018 NIHL 2 34 45 42 87 2.56 44
4. Jakub Hájek (F) 2018-2019 NIHL 2 34 40 39 79 2.32 20
5. Oliver Barron (F) 2018-2019 NIHL 2 34 36 45 81 2.38 38
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Scott McKenzie (F) 2015-2016 NIHL 2 30 59 73 132 4.40 60
2. Shaun Dippnall (F) 2015-2016 NIHL 2 29 23 58 81 2.79 26
3. Stuart Brittle (F) 2017-2018 NIHL 2 35 29 55 84 2.40 30
4. Nick Manning (F) 2017-2018 NIHL 2 31 27 47 74 2.39 22
5. Oliver Barron (F) 2018-2019 NIHL 2 34 36 45 81 2.38 38
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Calum Ruddick (D) 2013-2014 NIHL 2 23 2 6 8 0.35 119
2. Thomas Ratcliffe (F) 2016-2017 NIHL 2 21 4 1 5 0.24 102
3. Ross Jordan (D) 2018-2019 NIHL 2 28 9 12 21 0.75 98
4. Berwyn Hughes (D) 2014-2015 NIHL 2 37 6 9 15 0.41 98
5. Andrew Turner (D) 2017-2018 NIHL 2 30 3 11 14 0.47 97
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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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