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Paul Dixon
Paul dixon hockey
Position Defence/Head Coach
Shoots Right
Nickname(s) Digger
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
EPIHL Team
F. Teams
Guildford Flames
Durham Wasps
Humberside Seahawks
Sheffield Steelers
Newcastle Vipers
Nationality Flag of Great Britain British
Born August 4 1973 (1973-08-04) (age 43),
Sunderland, UK
Pro Career 1989 – present


Paul Dixon (Born August 4, 1973) is an ice hockey defenceman, player-coach; from Sunderland, England. He is currently the Player/Head Coach of the Guildford Flames.

Playing career Edit

After working his way through the Durham Wasps youth system, he made his first appearance for the senior side in the 1989/90 season. After the 1990/91 season, Dixon moved to the Hull based Humberside Seahawks where he helped them gain promotion to the Heineken League Premier Division Dixon then played a season with the Sheffield Steelers where he and the team achieved the same feat. He moved back home to play for the Durham Wasps for 3 years until they were sold and moved to Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1996, where he spent another 3 years playing for the Newcastle based team, who are now known as Newcastle Vipers.

In the summer of 1999 Dixon made the move South to Surrey based outfit the Guildford Flames where he remains as Player/Head Coach. From the start of his Flames career Dixon was given the 'Alternate Captain' position, after being awarded the Alan Weeks Trophy in 2001, he was made captain of the side, a position he held until taking over as head coach in 2007. Thus making him the longest serving Flames captain. During his time with the Flames, Dixon was selected to the British National League first all-star team on three occasions (2001, 2004 & 2005) and the second team once (2003), as well as the English Premier Ice Hockey League first all-star team in 2006 & 2007. and second all-star team in 2008 and 2009. Since 1999, he has helped the Surrey team to a Christmas Cup championship as well as a BNL league title, two BNL play-off championships, 2 EPIHL League titles and the EPIHL Cup. He currently sits in 7th for the Guildford Flames all-time, and is the second highest scoring defenceman.

Playing RecordEdit

Year by Year Record

Includes Play-Offs & Cups

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes. All Stats from either Eurohockey.net' or Guildford Flames' websites

Club Year League GP G A Pts PIM
Durham Wasps 89-90 BHL392111312
Durham Wasps 90-91 BHL53491328
Humberside Seahawks 91-92 BHL5213173032
Sheffield Steelers 92-93 BNL4011223328
Durham Wasps 93-94 BNL5814294340
Durham Wasps 94-95 BNL519263528
Durham Wasps 95-96 BNL478253328
Newcastle Cobras 96-97 ISL500888
Newcastle Cobras 97-98 ISL545101520
Newcastle Riverkings 98-99 ISL524266
Guildford Flames 99-00 BNL507323930
Guildford Flames 00-01 BNL625273240
Guildford Flames 01-02 BNL372121422
Guildford Flames 02-03 BNL598233136
Guildford Flames 03-04 BNL6410405016
Guildford Flames 04-05 BNL686374322
Guildford Flames 05-06 EPL5011273824
Guildford Flames 06-07 EPL5912465866
Guildford Flames 07-08 EPL549384748
Guildford Flames 08-09 EPL577303732
Career Totals GP G A Pts. PiMs
1056 147 471 618 564
BHL 144 19 37 56 72
BNL 536 80 273 353 290
ISL 156 9 20 29 32
EPL 230 39 141 180 170

Coaching careerEdit

For the 2005/2006 season, Head Coach Stan Marple announced that Dixon would be undertaking Assistant Coach duties while still playing for the Guildford Flames. During the 2006/2007 Season, Marple announced it would be his last and that Dixon would take over as Player/Head Coach after the season His first new signing was forward Lukas Smital from local rivals the Bracknell Bees.In his first season as Flames coach Dixon led his team to another EPIHL Championship with a 30-5-5 league regular season record, earning him EPIHL coach of the year. 2008/09 was less successful with a 3rd place finish in the league and no silver wear with a regular season record of 34-17-3.

Coaching Career StatisticsEdit

Including League, Cups and Playoffs

   
Year Team League Games W L OT/T  % Finish Playoffs
2007-08 Guildford Flames EPIHL 61 43 13 5 0.745 1th Lost Semi-final
2008-09 Guildford Flames EPIHL 61 38 18 5 0.664 3rd Lost Semi-final

International playEdit

Dixon was first selected to play for Team GB in the 1995 IIHF World Championship Division I (Formerly Pool B). Between 1995 and 2004, Dixon made 54 Appearances scoring 4 goals and adding 15 assists. It was widely thought that Dixon had retired from International Ice Hockey, which was disproved in January 2008 with Dixon’s inclusion into the GB squad for the Euro tournament in France, although he had to pull out through injury.

International Playing RecordEdit

Year by Year Record

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes. All Stats from either Eurohockey.net

Competition Year GP G A Pts PIM
World Championships Group B 95 51122
World Championships Group B 96 711214
World Championships Group B 97 70110
World Championships Group B 98 40222
World Championships Quailfication 99 30000
World Championships Group B 99 70110
World Championships Group B 00 70220
World Championships Division 1 01 51230
World Championships Division 1 02 50332
World Championships Division 1 04 41234
Totals GP G A Pts PIM
GB Totals 54 4 15 19 24

Honours and awardsEdit

  • Best defenceman at the European Junior Championships Pool C 1990–91
  • Player's Player 1999–00
  • Best British Defenceman 2000–01
  • Named to the BNL All Star First Team 2000–01, 2003–04 and 2004–05
  • Named to the BNL All Star Second Team 2002–03
  • Named to the EPIHL All Star Team First 2005–06 and 2006–07
  • Named to the EPIHL All Star Team Second 2007–08
  • Named EPIHL Coach of the Year 2007–08

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