Cardiff University Redhawks
League British Universities Ice Hockey Association
Divisions Division 1 - South

Division 3 - South

Founded 2004
History 2004–Present
Arena Cardiff Bay Arena
City Cardiff, Wales
Team Colours Dark Red, Black and White

The Cardiff Redhawks are a British ice hockey team that play in the Second and Third Divisions of the British Universities Ice Hockey Association, formed in 2004. They play their home games at the Cardiff Bay Arena, Cardiff, Wales.


The Cardiff Redhawks were formed in 2004 by a handful of students from Cardiff University, many of whom had never played before. Their first game was against a local team, the Cardiff Titans, on the 7th of May 2005 following an NHL exhibition game. The squad began to grow by bringing in players from neighbouring universities such as UWIC, Glamorgan, Swansea and Newport.

BUIHA RecordEdit

2005 - 2006Edit

In September 2005 the Redhawks joined the BUIHA, entering teams in the Second (Southern) and Third Divisions. The year proved to be very successful; with the A Team securing second place in their division as well as the Second Tier National Tournament title, and the B Team were runners up in the Third Tier Nationals.

2006 - 2007Edit

The following year began with the closure of the Wales National Ice Rink and the construction of the Cardiff Bay Ice Rink. Delays in construction left the Redhawks without a home for much of the 06-07 season, forcing the A Team to withdraw from the league.

The A Team represented themselves in Tier One of the 2007 BUIHA Nationals, but fared poorly, losing all their matches and placing bottom. The Redhawks found solace in the success of the B Team who managed to improve on their previous season, winning the Third Tier Nationals.

2007 - 2008Edit

The 2007-08 season saw the Redhawks regain their stability; the A Team returned to Tier Two South, with the B Team entering their third season in Tier Three. The Redhawks also gained membership to the Cardiff University Athletic Union.

Once again the A Team clinched second place with a post Christmas undefeated streak. They fell short though in the Nationals, managing only 5th place. The B Team overachieved once again, settling for 3rd place in a much more competitive Tier Three tournament.

2008 - 2009Edit

The 2008-09 season saw the A team win Tier Two 2 South, before losing in the Tier Two Playoffs. The B team competed a clean sweep of trophies, winning Tier Three South, the Tier Three Playoffs and the Celtic Plate. They went on to win the Tier Three Nationals, dramatically winning both their semi-final and final on penalty shots, with netminder Tom Martin stopping 6 out of 6 shots, the game winning goal in the final came courtesy of Jon Griffiths.

2009 - 2010Edit

The A team made the jump to Tier 1 South and despite getting off to a good start by beating Warwick at home 5-3 the Redhawks soon found themselves struggling with a short bench and they were on the receiving end of some heavy defeats all season long and they finished in last place. The B team having lost a lot of last years team including their top 4 points scorers (Matt Wood, Jiri Podval, Jim "Frodo" Towers and Jon Griffiths) struggled to find the form from last season finishing second in Tier 3 South and being knocked out in the group stages of Nationals.

The Celtic CupEdit

The Redhawks also participate in the Celtic Cup Varsity; an annual one off challenge game against the Edinburgh Eagles who are the only other non-English team in the BUIHA.

The competition has been running for the past three years, the location alternating between Cardiff Bay and Murrayfield, Edinburgh. The 2009 match was held in Cardiff, on the 14th of March. The game ended as a 4-1 defeat for Cardiff, the closest they've come to the cup yet.

The Celtic PlateEdit

2009 also saw the introduction of the Celtic Plate; a secondary competition between the Cardiff and Edinburgh B Teams. This was held on the 15th of March, seeing the Redhawks B win the plate with a 5-3 victory.

Club honoursEdit

2005 - 2006

  • BUIHA Tier Two Nationals Champions (The Hopkins Plate)

2006 - 2007

  • BUIHA Tier Three Nationals Champions

2008 - 2009

  • BUIHA Tier Two Southern Conference Champions
  • BUIHA Tier Three Nationals Champions
  • BUIHA Tier Three Southern Conference Champions
  • BUIHA Tier Three Playoff Champions
  • Celtic Plate Winners

Current A Team Roster Edit


Number Player Catches Joined Hometown University
01 Flag of Wales 2 Michael Clubb L 2007 Caerphilly, Wales Swansea University
33 Flag of England Tom Martin L 2008 Nottingham, England Cardiff University
Number Player Shoots Joined Hometown University
5 Flag of Wales 2 Tom Wilkinson R 2007 Wrexham, Wales Cardiff University
9 Flag of Canada Mark Mikulasik R 2008 Thunder Bay, ON, Canada Cardiff University
12 Flag of England Suzi Grieve R 2008 Warwick, England UWIC
24 Flag of Wales 2 Matthew Hof L 2007 Bridgend, Wales Cardiff University
25 Flag of England Brian Winstanley R 2006 Lincoln, England Cardiff University
Number Player Shoots Position Joined Hometown University
2 Flag of England Dave Rogers R C 2005 Bristol, England Cardiff University
8 Flag of Wales 2 Matthew Wood R C 2008 Cardiff, Wales University of Glamorgan
11 Flag of Canada Adam Landriault L LW 2007 Toronto, ON, Canada Cardiff University
16 Flag of England Rich Penhale R C 2009 Oxford, England Swansea University
42 Flag of Wales 2 Matthew Jackson Hookins L RW 2009 Dinas Powys, Wales UWIC
50 Flag of Wales 2 Sam Hayman R C 2006 Penarth, Wales Swansea University
61 Flag of England Jon Griffiths R ? 2008 Coventry, England Swansea University
71 Flag of England Jim Towers R C 2008 Swindon, England University of Glamorgan
93 Flag of Wales 2 Dave Williams R ? 2006 Newport, Wales University of Wales, Newport

Current B Team Roster Edit


Number Player Catches Joined Hometown University
31 Flag of Wales 2 Dan Jenkins L 2009 Swansea, Wales University of Glamorgan
Number Player Shoots Joined Hometown University
17 Flag of Wales 2 Rhys Evans R 2009 Wales UWIC
33 Flag of England Tom Martin R 2008 Nottingham, England Cardiff University
34 Flag of England Cesare McArdle R 2008 England Cardiff University
69 Flag of Wales 2 Adam White R 2009 Cardiff, Wales ?
70 Flag of England Tom Hughes R 2007 Tamworth, England Cardiff University
Number Player Shoots Joined Hometown University
3 Flag of the United Kingdom Ian Smith R 2007 ? Cardiff University
14 Flag of Ghana Bill Levene R 2008 Teshie, Ghana Cardiff University
19 Flag of Hong Kong Sam Sui R 2009 Hong Kong Cardiff University
22 Flag of England Sally Greenwell R 2008 England RWCMD
26 Flag of Wales 2 Emma Jones L 2009 Blaenavon, Wales University of Glamorgan
32 Flag of Wales 2 Dan Hughes R 2008 Camarthen, Wales Cardiff University
39 Flag of the United Kingdom Peadar McCready R 2008 ? Cardiff University
56 Flag of Hong Kong Gareth Reid R 2008 Discovery Bay, Hong Kong Swansea University
68 Flag of Wales 2 Fraser Lewis R 2006 Cardiff, Wales Open University
91 Flag of England Jay Chard R 2009 Herefordshire, England Cardiff University

Great Britain Universities Squad MembersEdit



External linksEdit

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