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Northumbria Flames
League British Universities Ice Hockey Association
Divisions Division 2 Northern

Division 3 Northern

Founded 2001
History 2001–present
Arena Whitley Bay Ice Rink
University Northumbria University
Team colours Red, black and white

The Northumbria Flames are an ice hockey club under the British Universities Ice Hockey Association, with teams entered into division 2 and 3. They represent Northumbria University at home, away and national games.


The club's aim has always been to help players develop while enjoying their hockey. With a little work, they also developed into an unstoppable force and won every match in the 2006-07 season to take the Northern League title - proving that the formula works.

The Northumbria Flames were originally part of a larger squad comprising students from both Newcastle and Northumbria universities. In 2001, due to financial disagreements between the two institutions the club split and the Flames were born.

In the early days the Flames traditionally played the underdogs to the league's top teams, but always turned in healthy performances against local rivals Newcastle Wildcats and at the end-of-season nationals tournament. As new players joined, the standard of play gradually improved and the numbers swelled until we were able to launch a B team (division 3) in 2006. We're now able to focus on pushing for glory with the A team and welcoming and developing rookies in the B team, ranging from roller hockey veterans to complete beginners.

2008 Club ReshuffleEdit

Over the summer of 2008, it was decided that from the following season, depending on the amount of new players, a third team is to be introduced. This third team will be another entry into Division 2, and will be named the B team. The B team of previous seasons is to be renamed the C team. The Northumbria Flames will then have two teams entered into Division 2, and one team in Division 3.

Club StructureEdit

A team (Div 1)Edit

Season Coach President Captain Assistant C Assistant C
2009/10 Chris Willey Johnny Tulip Shane Hewitt Ian Simpson Drew Cooney
2008/09 Chris Willey Kyle McCormack Shane Hewitt Kyle Mccormack Stephen Brown
2007/08 Chris Willey Kyle McCormack John Shreeve Kyle McCormack Stephen Brown
2006/07 Lewis Kirkbride Steven Taylor John Shreeve Kyle McCormack Stephen Brown
2005/06 Lewis Kirkbride Mark Ashley John Shreeve Jonathan Nicholson Andrew Lowin

B team (Div 2)Edit

Season Coach President Captain Assistant C Assistant C
2009/10 Chris Willey Johnny Tulip Mick "Tang" Dowling Steve Brogden Andrew Lawson
2008/09 Chris Willey Kyle McCormack Johnny Tulip Mick "Tang" Dowling Stu Pendleton

C team (Div 3)Edit

Season Coach President Captain Assistant C Assistant C
2009/10 Chris Willey Johnny Flowers David Jeffs D.E. Jeffs Dave Amazing Jeffs
2008/09 Tom McTaggart Kyle McCormack Harry Atkinson David 'Anus' Walton Bradley Davison
2007/08 Lewis Kirkbride Kyle McCormack Mick "Tang" Dowling Johnny Tulip Colleen May
2006/07 Lewis Kirkbride Steven Taylor David "Killer" Miller Mick "Tang" Dowling Lauren McLaughlin

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