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Guildford Flames
Season 2007-08
LeagueEPIHL
GM/Head CoachPaul Dixon
Home Ice RinkGuildford Spectrum
League position1st (Champions)
Premier CupGroup Stage
Knockout CupSemi-Finalists
Play-OffsSemi-Finalists
Average attendance1474

During the 2007-08 season, Guildford Flames participated in the semi-professional English Premier Ice Hockey League. It was the 16th year of Ice Hockey played by the Guildford Flames and the first season Paul Dixon was head coach. They were crowned EPL League champions on the 9th March 2008 following a 6-1 road victory over Telford Tigers. The average home attendance for the season was 1,474.

League tableEdit

Final Standings

Team Pld. W OTL/SOL L GF GA Pts.
Guildford Flames ** 40 30 5 5 208 122 65
Slough Jets * 40 28 3 9 195 105 59
Bracknell Bees * 40 24 5 11 154 119 53
Peterborough Phantoms * 40 25 3 12 177 152 53
Sheffield Scimitars * 40 24 2 14 160 129 50
Milton Keynes Lightning * 40 22 2 16 160 121 46
Swindon Wildcats * 40 17 3 20 133 161 37
Romford Raiders * 40 17 3 20 137 176 37
Chelmsford Chieftains 40 13 3 24 151 189 29
Telford Tigers 40 12 0 28 135 231 24
Wightlink Raiders 40 8 0 32 129 235 16

[*] Secured Play-off Berth. [**] EPL League Champions

Premier Cup TableEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld. W OTL/SOL L GF GA Pts.
Milton Keynes Lightning * 8 6 0 2 38 18 12
Guildford Flames 8 4 0 4 24 26 8
Chelmsford Chieftains 8 2 0 6 17 35 4

[*]Advance To Elimination Stage

Knockout Cup TableEdit

Final Group Standings

Team Pld. W OTL/SOL L GF GA Pts.
Guildford Flames * 4 4 0 0 15 6 8
Peterborough Phantoms ** 4 4 0 0 20 12 8
Sheffield Scimitars ** 4 3 0 1 20 7 6
Milton Keynes Lightning * 4 3 0 1 22 9 6
Slough Jets 4 3 0 1 19 9 6
Bracknell Bees 4 2 1 1 14 13 5
Swindon Wildcats 4 2 0 2 9 10 4
Romford Raiders 4 1 0 3 10 17 2
Wightlink Raiders 4 0 1 0 10 22 1
Chelmsford Chieftains 4 0 0 4 9 23 0
Telford Tigers 4 0 0 0 7 27 0

[*] Guildford Advance to Play Milton Keynes in a two legged Semi-final. [**] Sheffield and Peterborough advance to play each other in a two legged semi-final. Peterborough beat Milton Keynes in 2 legged final.

Playoff Group TableEdit

Group AEdit

As of 06/04/08

Team Pld. W OTL/SOL L GF GA Pts.
Sheffield Scimitars * 6 5 0 1 29 13 10
Guildford Flames * 6 5 0 1 32 18 10
Peterbrough Phantoms 6 1 0 5 19 27 2
Romford Raiders 6 1 0 12 34 32 2

[*]Advance To Elimination Stage

12 April Playoff Semi-finals: Guildford Flames v Slough Jets and Sheffield Scimitars v Bracknell Bees

13 April Playoff Final:

ResultsEdit

SeptemberEdit

DateOpponentVenueResultAttendanceCompetition
8thRomford RaidersHomeWon 9-21,319League
9thChelmsford ChieftainsAwayLost 1-2465Premier Cup
15thMilton Keynes LightningAwayLost 2-4914Premier Cup
22ndSlough JetsAwayWon 8-7 (SO)554League
23rdWightlink RaidersHomeWon 9-31,211League
29thTelford TigersAwayLost 3-4 (OT)280League
30thSwindon WildcatsHomeWon 2-11,248League

OctoberEdit

DateOpponentVenueResultAttendanceCompetition
6thMilton Keynes LightningAwayLost 0-7960Premier Cup
7thSheffield ScimitarsHomeLost 3-51,168League
13thChelmsford ChieftainsHomeWon 5-01,576Premier Cup
14thBracknell BeesAwayLost 5-6 (OT)1,400League
20thWightlink RaidersAwayWon 5-4375League
21stTelford TigersHomeWon 7-31,217League
28thChelmsford ChieftainsAwayWon 3-2474Premier Cup

NovemberEdit

DateOpponentVenueResultAttendanceCompetition
3rdSheffield ScimitarsAwayLost 2-3 (SO)425League
4thMilton Keynes LightningHomeLost 2-51,268Premier Cup
10thBracknell BeesHomeLost 2-3 (SO)1,748League
11thPeterborough PhantomsAwayLost 1-2UnknownLeague
17thMilton Keynes LightningAwayWon 4-21,075League
18thWightlink RaidersHomeWon 14-41,636League
24thChelmsford ChieftainsHomeWon 7-31,238Premier Cup
25thRomford RaidersAwayWon 5-2UnknownLeague

DecemberEdit

DateOpponentVenueResultAttendanceCompetition
1stPeterborough PhantomsHomeWon 6-11,421League
2ndPeterborough PhantomsAwayWon 3-2 (SO)443League
8thSwindon WildcatsAwayWon 3-2790Knockout Cup
9thChelmsford ChieftainsAwayWon 5-3423League
15thSheffield ScimitarsAwayWon 5-3351League
16thSwindon WildcatsHomeWon 3-11,244Knockout Cup
22ndRomford RaidersHomeWon 5-21,551Knockout Cup
23rdRomford RaidersAwayLost 2-6UnknownLeague
26thMilton Keynes LightningHomeWon 4-31,228Premier Cup
29thChelmsford ChieftainsHomeWon 5-01,117League
30thSlough JetsHomeWon 4-31,921League

JanuaryEdit

DateOpponentVenueResultAttendanceCompetition
1stBracknell BeesHomeWon 4-01,467League
5thTelford TigersHomeWon 5-41,634League
6thSwindon WildcatsAwayWon 4-3 (SO)670League
12thSlough JetsAwayLost 5-7702League
13thMilton Keynes LightningHomeLost 5-6 (SO)1,443League
19thWightlink RaidersAwayWon 10-4506League
20thBracknell BeesAwayLost 1-41,110League
26thChelmsford ChieftainsHomeWon 10-51,619League

FebruaryEdit

DateOpponentVenueResultAttendanceCompetition
2ndTelford TigersAwayWon 4-1 Unknown Knockout Cup
3rdSwindon WildcatsHomeWon 6-2 1,246 League
10thSheffield ScimitarsHomeWon 5-1 1,386 League
16thMilton Keynes LightningAwayWon 5-1 Unknown League
17thSlough JetsHomeWon 6-2 1,813 League
23rdPeterborough PhantomsHomeWon 4-2 1,536 League
24thChelmsford ChieftainsAwayWon 4-3 435 League
27thMilton Keynes LightningHomeLost 3-6 1,034 Knockout Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg

MarchEdit

DateOpponentVenueResultAttendanceCompetition
6thMilton Keynes LightningAwayLost 3-5 (Lightning win 11-6 on aggregate)537Knockout Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg
8thRomford RaidersHomeWon 7-31,769League
9thTelford TigersAwayWon 6-1325League
15thSwindon WildcatsAwayWon 7-21,201League
16thMilton Keynes LightningHomeWon 5-31,771League
22ndPeterborough PhantomsHomeWon 8-31,558League Playoffs
23rdSheffield ScimitarsAwayLost 3-5428League Playoffs
29rdRomford RaidersHome Won 3-0 1,812League Playoffs

30th @ Romford was postponed until 3 April due to mechanical failure.

AprilEdit

DateOpponentVenueResultAttendanceCompetition
3rdRomford RaidersAway Won 8-3 Unknown League Playoffs
5thPeterborough PhantomsAway Won 6-4 Unknown League Playoffs
6thSheffield ScimitarsHome Won 4-3 2,022 League Playoffs
12thSlough Jets Coventry Skydome Lost 3-4 - League Playoff Semi-final

Points for the 2007/08 seasonEdit

Final Stats in all competitions including playoffs.

Name Pld. Goals Assists Points Pims PP SH GW
Milos Melicherik Flag of Slovakia 59 29 61 90 92 5 1 3
Lukas Smital Flag of the Czech Republic 54 36 48 84 102 6 5 6
Stuart Potts Flag of the United Kingdom 61 18 59 77 32 4 0 3
Taras Foremsky Flag of Canada 40 27 39 66 51 5 0 3
Rick Plant Flag of the United Kingdom 61 22 42 64 76 5 2 5
Ollie Bronnimann Flag of the United Kingdom 61 30 27 57 34 3 0 6
Jozef Kohut Flag of Slovakia 30 27 26 53 77 8 2 7
Vaclav Zavoral Flag of the Czech Republic 46 25 22 47 221 1 0 1
Paul Dixon Flag of the United Kingdom 54 9 38 47 48 7 0 1
Rob Lamey Flag of the United Kingdom 61 19 25 44 70 5 2 4
David Savage Flag of the United Kingdom 53 21 22 43 56 8 0 1
Neil Liddiard Flag of the United Kingdom 50 5 21 26 72 0 0 0
Terry Miles Flag of the United Kingdom 46 6 18 24 42 0 0 0
Dominic Hopkins Flag of the United Kingdom 54 3 9 12 48 0 0 0
Nick Cross Flag of the United Kingdom 32 3 6 9 54 2 1 0
Ben Duggan Flag of the United Kingdom 60 2 5 7 6 0 0 0
Ben Austin Flag of the United Kingdom 61 0 5 5 55 0 0 0
Rick Skene Flag of the United Kingdom 52 3 1 4 62 0 0 0
Joe Watkins Flag of the United Kingdom 53 0 2 2 69 0 0 0
Ben Johnson Flag of the United Kingdom 60 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
Alex Mettam Flag of the United Kingdom 18 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Gavin Jackson Flag of the United Kingdom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Penalty Shots 07/08Edit

Name Shots Goals Misses Pct. %
Lukas Smital Flag of the Czech Republic 6 2 4 33
Stuart Potts Flag of the United Kingdom 3 1 2 33
Vaclav Zavoral Flag of the Czech Republic 5 2 3 40
Taras Foremsky Flag of Canada 3 1 2 33

Goaltender Stats 2007/08Edit

Final stats in all competitions including Play-offs.

Name Mins Pld. GA GAA Shots Saves Save % SO Record (W-L-OT)
Joe Watkins Flag of the United Kingdom 3024:06 145 2.876 1727 1582 0.916 3* 37-11-4
Alex Mettam Flag of the United Kingdom 667:46 39 3.508 335 296 0.884 0* 6-3-0
Gavin Jackson Flag of the United Kingdom 0:00 - - - - - - -
  • Note: Joe Watkins (21 Saves) and Alex Mettam (16 Saves) combined for a shutout in the 5-0 Win over the Chelmsford Cheftians on 29/12/07 and so does not count as a shut out in either Goaltenders official stats.

End of Season AwardsEdit

The traditional End of Season Awards dinner was held on Monday 17 March 2008. The following awards were given out:

Most Sportsman like - #37 Ben Austin

British Player of the year - #30 Joe Watkins

Players Player of the year - #14 Stuart Potts

Top Point Scorer - #21 Milos Melicherik

The GIHSC (Guildford Ice Hockey Supporters Club) Voted the following:

Supporters British Player of the year - #14 Stuart Potts

Supporters Player of the year - #77 Taras Foremsky

Team Roster 2007/08 (As of 09/11/07)Edit

MANAGEMENT

CEO Flag of Canada Rob Hepburn
Commercial Manager Flag of Canada Kirk Humphreys
Financial Controller Flag of Canada Thomas Hepburn

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach Flag of the United Kingdom Paul Dixon
Assistant Coach Flag of Slovakia Milos Melicherik
Assistant/Equipment Manager Flag of the United Kingdom Dave Wiggins

GOALTENDERS

1 Flag of the United Kingdom Gavin Jackson
30 Flag of the United Kingdom Joe Watkins
31 Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Mettam

FORWARDS

8 Flag of the United Kingdom Rob Lamey
14 Flag of the United Kingdom Stuart Potts
17 Flag of the United Kingdom Rick Plant - Captain
18 Flag of the United Kingdom Ben Duggan
19 Flag of the United Kingdom Terry Miles
21 Flag of Slovakia Milos Melicherik - Alternate Captain
25 Flag of the Czech Republic Vinnie Zavoral
32 Flag of the Czech Republic Lukas Smital
38 Flag of Slovakia Jozef Kohut
77 Flag of Canada Taras Foremsky
91 Flag of the United Kingdom Ollie Bronnimann

DEFENDERS

4 Flag of the United Kingdom Neil Liddiard - Alternate Captain
6 Flag of the United Kingdom David Savage
7 Flag of the United Kingdom Ben Jonhson
22 Flag of the United Kingdom Paul Dixon
28 Flag of the United Kingdom Dominic Hopkins
37 Flag of the United Kingdom Ben Austin
55 Flag of the United Kingdom Rick Skene
UTILITY
44 Flag of the United Kingdom Nick Cross

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