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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

Hawks 7 - 2 Warriors

Whitley suffer road defeat against title-chasing Blackburn
By Chris MacKenzie
10 February 2014 11:07am

Whitley score against Blackburn at Hillheads earlier this season

Warriors travelled to Lancashire to face Blackburn Hawks on Sunday evening with a strong roster of players as Christian Johnson was the only senior player missing from the squad. Whitley were also without three of their promising under 18 forwards Ben Richards, Callum Queenan and Kyle Hindmarsh-Ross who were icing in a crucial age group game.

Whitley opted to play three... More

Warriors 5 - 1 Stars

Whitley claim outstanding victory in Tyne Tees derby
By Chris MacKenzie
5 February 2014 9:49am

Whitley Warriors' sole game of the weekend saw Simon Leach's side come up against their local rivals Billingham Stars in a NIHL North Moralee Conference encounter on Sunday evening. Warriors were given a boost going into the game as they were able to name Harry Harley and Nathan Ryder in their line up. Harley only rejoined the club a few days previously from English Premier League... More


Other News

Maple Leafs trade David Clarkson to Blue Jackets

The Toronto Maple Leafs traded forward David Clarkson to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday for forward Nathan Horton. Clarkson, 30, has 112 goals, 196 points and 955 penalty minutes in 544 regular-season games with the Maple Leafs and New J...

Source: NHL News | 26 February 2015 | 11:37pm

Columbus Blue Jackets deal injured Nathan Horton to Toronto Maple Leafs for David Clarkson

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired right wing David Clarkson from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for right wing Nathan Horton. Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the deal Thursday night. The ...

Source: NHL News | 26 February 2015 | 11:35pm

Maple Leafs trade David Clarkson to Columbus for winger Nathan Horton

TORONTO - The Maple Leafs have traded winger David Clarkson to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for injured forward Nathan Horton. Clarkson's US$36.75-million, seven-year contract was considered an umovable albatross with five seasons le...

Source: NHL News | 26 February 2015 | 11:35pm

Breaking new ground

Hockey in Hungary's second city on the rise

Source: IIHF News | 26 February 2015 | 12:29pm

CSKA celebrates

After 26 years army team wins championship

Source: IIHF News | 25 February 2015 | 11:16am

Barta leaves national team

Played 153 international games for Germany

Source: IIHF News | 24 February 2015 | 1:42pm

Ice Hockey Coach / Community Development Officer

Due to expansion in community sports provision at Silver Blades an exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a full time Ice Hockey Coach / Community Development Officer in the North West.

The successful candidate will work alongside existing coaches, volunteers and staff, ensuring that the best opportunities are available to produce ice hockey players of the highest possible level and to ensure that everyone in the local community has the opportunity to play ice hockey and its Paralympic variant, Sledge Hockey. 

Source: EIHA News | 16 February 2015 | 7:39pm


Dozens of young male and female ice hockey players will take part in
national qualification events over the coming weeks, which could see
them represent Great Britain at the Winter Youth Olympic Games being
held in Lillehammer, Norway in February 2016. 

Source: EIHA News | 16 February 2015 | 3:50pm

An Interview with Holly Cornford

 Holly Cornford has managed to keep herself busy in her 11-year hockey career which started with the Grimsby Ghosts at Under 12 level and most recently as captain of the Winter Student Games in Italy. Along the way she has iced for her country at U18 and senior level, and has a current home with the captaincy of the Kingston Diamonds in the Women's Premier League

Source: EIHA News | 16 February 2015 | 2:51pm