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Warriors strengthen roster with acquisition of Payette

Canadian import forward Andre Payette has signed for Whitley Warriors for the upcoming 2015/16 season
By Chris Mackenzie
22 June 2015 12:04pm

Andre Payette

Canadian import forward Andre Payette has signed for Whitley Warriors for the upcoming 2015/16 season. Payette spent the last few seasons in the English Premier League as the player/coach of Sheffield Steeldogs and has a wealth of experience, icing for a number top British sides such as Newcastle Vipers, Manchester Phoenix and Coventry Blaze.

Payette, who is now 38, also has... More

Warriors appoint legend Longstaff as player coach

Lobby returns to Hillheads
By Chris MacKenzie
11 May 2015 11:59am

David Longstaff playing for Guildford Flames

Whitley Warriors are delighted to announce that former GB international David Longstaff who has won over 100 caps for his country has been appointed as the clubs new player/coach. Longstaff began his career with Whitley back in 1989 when he first appeared for Warriors in a competitive match up in the old British League as a teenager.

David went onto have a hugely successful spell... More

Join The Tribe

Whitley Warriors are encouraging fans new and old to get behind the club as part of our Join The Tribe campaign.
By James Grabham
23 February 2015 12:10pm

Join The Tribe 15 March 2015

Your Whitley Warriors are encouraging fans new and old to get behind the club as part of our Join The Tribe campaign.

Whether you never miss a game, it’s your first ice hockey experience, or you haven’t been in a while we want to see all of you on on 15th March The Warriors are taking on the Solway Sharks, and this is part of an effort to build on our current excellent... More

Leach opts to step down as Head Coach as Warriors look to restructure

Whitley head coach Simon Leach has announced that he will step down from his current role with the club at the end of the current campaign
By Chris MacKenzie
3 January 2015 1:27pm

Simon Leach

Whitley Warriors head coach Simon Leach has announced that he will step down from his current role with the club at the end of the current campaign. Simon has had two spells behind the bench at Hillheads as well as a long, illustrious playing career with the club.

Simon hopes that he will be able to help Warriors in the future in a number of off-ice areas and is keen to... More

Gallant Warriors lose out to cup-winning Sharks

Solway Sharks claim St. Andrews Cup glory against a spirited Whitley Warriors
By Craig Thorp
10 November 2014 10:21am

Warriors' captain Jamie Tinsley

A single powerplay strike from Craig Mitchell halfway through the first period ensured there would be no fairytale comeback for the home side who, despite trailing 4-1 from the first leg, worked tirelessly and gave their all only to find Gary Russell in superb form in the Sharks net.

Coach Simon Leach opted to restore Richie Lawson as starting netminder having selected young Mark... More

Warriors earn a valuable point on the road at Sheffield

Short-benched Whitley hold Spartand to 2-2 draw
By Chris MacKenzie
6 October 2014 2:56pm

Warriors travelled down to Yorkshire to take on Sheffield Spartans on Saturday afternoon. Whitley were without a number of players due to injuries however both Martin Crammond and Callum Queenan came back into the squad after missing last weekend's game against Sutton Sting.

Whitley's roster included eight forwards, six defencemen (including 16-year-old Craig Johnson... More

Whitley Warriors 7 Aberdeen Lynx 2

Warriors start the home season with a challenge game win
By Chris MacKenzie
1 September 2014 1:05pm

Whitley Warriors played their second challenge game of the 2014/15 season on Sunday evening when Aberdeen Lynx travelled down to Tyneside for the first ever match between the two sides. Warriors were without the experienced forward DJ Good who injured his hand against irkcaldy Kestrels last weekend, while senior netminder Richie Lawson was unavailable.

Whitley coach Simon... More

Warriors lose out in semi final

Sharks go on to lift trophy
By Chris MacKenzie
15 April 2014 7:32am

Reynolds takes on Sharks' netminder Russell

Whitley Warriors travelled up to the Scottish borders for the NIHL Moralee Conference Play Off Semi Final against Solway Sharks on Saturday afternoon. Warriors coach Simon Leach was able to choose from an extensive roster given that the only players missing from the Whitley line up were defencemen Nathan Ryder and Callum Read.

Coach Leach opted to start the game with the... More

Capital FM's Bodg takes on Whitley Warriors

By Andy McGregor
21 February 2014 11:44am

Bodg in nets at Hillheads on Thursday night

So after watching some Winter Olympics, Bodg thought that being an ice hockey goal keeper would be easy... So we put him to the test to see how easy it actually is.


Warriors 3 - 1 Sting

Whitley claim vital victory over play off rivals Sutton
By Chris MacKenzie
17 February 2014 11:19am

On Sunday evening Warriors took on play off rivals Sutton Sting on home ice at Hillheads. Going into the game, Sutton sat in fourth position in the Conference standings, two points and two places above Whitley in the table.

Warriors used seven defenceman during the contest along with four forward lines as Whitley made full use of their large roster. Netminder Richie Lawson... More


Other News

Leading the way

Girls' hockey makes strides in northern outpost

Source: IIHF News | 13 October 2015 | 11:28am

U9, U11 & U13 International Tournaments in France

Below you can see more details for these three tournaments – U9, U11 and U13 to be held in France. See below the details for 3 upcoming international […]

Source: English Ice Hockey Association | 13 October 2015 | 10:59am

Kouliskov appointed GB U20s Assistant Coach

Slava Koulikov has been appointed as assistant coach of Great Britain Under-20s. The 37-year-old has been in charge of EPL side Peterborough Phantoms since 2013 after previously being […]

Source: English Ice Hockey Association | 13 October 2015 | 10:50am

Around the League notebook: Monday, Oct. 12


Source: NHL News | 13 October 2015 | 6:44am

Animal activists protest outside Ducks home opener against Clayton Stoner over hunt charges

ANAHEIM, Calif. - A small group of vocal protesters gathered outside Honda Center on Monday night to call for the suspension of Anaheim Ducks defenceman Clayton Stoner, who faces charges in Canada of illegally obtaining a license to shoot a griz...

Source: NHL News | 13 October 2015 | 6:15am

Ducks honor ill teenage boy in pre-game ceremony

The Anaheim Ducks made a dream come true Monday for a teenage boy who has a rare, life-threatening blood disorder. Kai Quinonez was introduced as part of the Ducks roster before their home opener against the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center af...

Source: NHL News | 13 October 2015 | 5:07am

Triumph in Texas

Dallas Stars host three successful girls’ events

Source: IIHF News | 12 October 2015 | 8:24pm

Indonesian hockey on the move

85 girls tried ice hockey for the first time near Jakarta

Source: IIHF News | 12 October 2015 | 10:14am

Global Girls’ Game in Sheffield this weekend

A Great Britain Girls’ development squad will take part in a unique IIHF and Hockey Canada venture this weekend, entitled the Global Girls’ Game. The game will showcase […]

Source: English Ice Hockey Association | 7 October 2015 | 5:10pm