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Swindon Topcats
Topcats Logo1
LeagueWomen's Premier Ice Hockey League
Founded1990
ArenaLink Centre, Swindon
Capacity1,250
TownSwindon, Wiltshire, UK
Team ColoursBlack, White & Red
Head coachRebecca Hargreaves
Team CaptainLynn Taylor
Team ManagerMichael Armstrong
Websitewww.swindontopcats.org.uk

Swindon Topcats are a ladies ice hockey club based in Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. They are located at the Link Centre in Swindon. They are managed by Michael Armstrong and coached by Rebecca Hargreaves, with captain Lynn Taylor and assistant manager John Hallett.

Overview Edit

The club operates two teams: the Topcats, playing in the British Women’s Leagues premier division and the Junior Topcats playing in the U16 Girls South Division.

The Swindon TopCats were formed in 1990 by Bob Townsend and entered Division One South for the 1990-1991 season. The girls had an amazing first year and gained promotion to the Premier League, Britain's top division, where they remained for 14 years until a cruel 1-0 defeat in the relegation playoff sent them back down for the 2005-2006 season. However at the end of the 07/08 season the Topcats gained promotion back into the Premier League after a perfect season and slaughtering their way through the promotional playoffs.

The topcats team colours are and have always been Red and White with the head of a lion in the middle.

For the 09/10 season the Topcats adopted a third strip, Blue and White with the usual logo in the middle, which they wore at the Friendship Tournament.

British Women's Friendship Tournament Edit

Since its beginning in 1995, Swindon has played host to the British Women's Ice Hockey Friendship Tournament. Throughout its history the Topcats have won their tournament three times and been runners-up four times.

Ladies TeamEdit

Ladies Team in 09/10 SeasonEdit

Goaltenders
# Player Status Hometown
77 Flag of England Micheala Walker Signed from Slough Phantoms Basingstoke
44 Flag of England Charmaine Houston New Signing Swindon
66 Flag of Wales 2 Susan Hart Re - Signed Cardiff
<center>Forwards
# Player Status Hometown
11 Flag of England Ruth Leopold Re-signed Bristol
12 Flag of England Lynn Taylor Re-signed Swindon
14 Flag of England Sarah-Jane Davis Re-signed Swindon
18 Flag of Canada.svg Deana Cuglietta Re-signed Toronto, Ontario
20 Flag of England Laura Merrick Re-signed Bristol
22 Flag of Wales 2 Sarah Bennett Re-signed Swindon
34 Flag of England Janine Townsend Re-signed Swindon
<center>Defence(wo)men
# Player Status Hometown
- Flag of England Laura North New Signing Swindon
07 Flag of England Rebecca Hargreaves Re-signed Bristol
09 Flag of England Jennifer Fleming Re-signed Swindon
23 Flag of England Louise Fisher Re-signed Swindon
28 Flag of England Victoria Hart Re-signed Swindon
<center>Retired Jerseys
# Player Status Hometown
05 Flag of Canada.svg Lyanne Diotte Moved back to Canada Greater Sudbury, Ontario

Previous PlayersEdit

 Amy Woodward
 Vanda Tanner
 Lydia Howton
 Hannah Stenvall
 Line Voss
 Rachel Pullen (NM)
 Ami Merrick
 Kirsty Krater
 Lucy Woodward
 Jae Rance
 Denise Taylor (NM)
 Stella Minett
 Gunhild Paulsen
 Lizzie Archer
 Emma Hindmarch
 Amy Hadden 
 Louise Thompson  
 Trudi Leach 
 Michelle Groundwater 
 Becki Weston  
 Catherine Fry 
 Amanda Carr
 Kim Richardson 
 Teresa Chamberlain
 Maria Leonard 
 Donna Bradshaw
 Louisa Spence
 Sue Goolsbee
 Lyanne Diotte
 Liz Murton
Swindon Junior Topcats
Topcats Logo1
LeagueU16 Girls South Division
Founded2009
ArenaLink Centre, Swindon
Capacity1,250
TownSwindon, Wiltshire, UK
Team ColoursBlack, White & Purple
Head coachRebecca Hargreaves
Team ManagerSusan Pullen
Website www.swindonjuniortopcats.co.uk

U16 Girls TeamEdit

In 2009 the Topcats formed their own U16 Girls Team. They plan to give a different, more original appropriate name for this newly formed team.

Swindon Junior Topcats are an U16 Girls ice hockey club based in Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. They play at the Link Centre in Swindon. They are managed by Susan Pullen and coached by Rebecca Hargreaves.

U16 Girls Team in 09/10 SeasonEdit

<center>Goaltenders
# Player Status Hometown
44 Flag of England Rachel Pullen Joint with SWIHA Swindon
<center>Players
# Player Status Hometown
89 Flag of England Rebecca Da Cova Signed from Bracknell, joint with SWIHA Swindon
- Flag of England Alicia Pearce New Signing Swindon
- Flag of England Bethany Clements New Signing Swindon
- Flag of England Chloe Noon New Signing Swindon
- Flag of England Emma Laidler New Signing Swindon
- Flag of England Ashleigh Loftus-Thorne New Signing Swindon
- Flag of England Meghan Sullivan Joint with SWIHA Swindon
- Flag of England Rebecca Clements New Signing Swindon
- Flag of England Shannan Richards New Signing Swindon


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