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Tim Cranston
Position Forward
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
194 lb (88 kg)
Teams GIJS Groningen
VEU Feldkirch
Genève-Servette HC
EHC Basel
EV Füssen
Nova Scotia Oilers
SC Herisau
EV Duisburg
Fife Flyers
Cleveland Bombers
Durham Wasps
Sheffield Steelers
Edinburgh Capitals
Nationality Flag of Canada & Flag of Great Britain
Born December 13 1962 (1962-12-13) (age 53),
Halifax, NS, Canada
Pro Career 1985 – 1999

Tim Cranston (born December 13, 1962(1962-12-13) in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a retired professional ice hockey player who holds dual Canadian and British nationality. He played in Europe between 1985 and 1999 except for one game in the 1986–87 season played in the American Hockey League. He was also a member of the Great Britain national ice hockey team between 1993 and 1997. Whilst living in the United Kingdom, Cranston was the founding chairman of the British Ice Hockey Player's Association (GB). Currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Cranston is working as a sports agent and lawyer for the sports and entertainment industries. He was inducted into the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010.

Playing careerEdit

After playing junior ice hockey, Cranston moved to Europe to play for GIJS Groningen in the 1984–85 season of the Dutch Eredivisie. He then split the 1985–86 season between VEU Feldkirch in the Austrian Hockey League and Genève-Servette HC in the Swiss Nationalliga B. During the 1986–87 season, he again played in the Nationalliga B, but this time with EHC Basel, as well as playing for EV Füssen in the German 1.Liga Süd before he finished the season playing one game for Nova Scotia Oilers in the American Hockey League.

Cranston returned to Europe and the Swiss Nationalliga B for the 1987–88 season to play for SC Herisau. He again split the 1988–89 season when he played for EV Duisburg in the German 1.Liga Nord and the Fife Flyers in the Premier Division of the British Hockey League (BHL). Remaining in the United Kingdom, Cranston then joined the Cleveland Bombers in Division 1 of the BHL for the 1989–90 season. A successful season saw Cranston named to the All Star team and promotion for Cleveland to the Premier Division. Cranston again played for Cleveland during the 1990–91 season before he moved to the Durham Wasps for the 1991–92 and 1992–93 seasons. During the 1991–92 season with Durham, he helped them to win the league championship and the playoffs.

Joining the Sheffield Steelers for the 1993–94 season, Cranston remained in Sheffield for the next five seasons. A successful period for both Cranston and Sheffield, he helped them to win the league championship and the playoffs in the 1994–95 season, a Grand Slam of the Benson & Hedges Cup, the league championship and the playoffs in the 1995–96 season, and the playoffs in the inaugural season of the Ice Hockey Superleague, 1996–97.

Cranston played his final season with the Edinburgh Capitals in the British National League during the 1998–99 season.

Off ice careerEdit

With ice hockey in the United Kingdom becoming more popular in the late 1980s and the influx of player's, Cranston, with Joanne Collins, formed the Ice Hockey Player's Association (GB) in 1994.[1] He was the founding chairman and has remained the Association's legal adviser.[2]


Honours and awardsEdit

RecordsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Sherbrooke Beavers QMJHL 65 14 14 28 35
1980–81 Sherbrooke Beavers QMJHL 72 46 67 113 123
1981–82 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 55 30 50 80 117 14 4 14 18 18
1984–85 GIJS Groningen Eredivisie 42 58 75 133
1985–86 VEU Feldkirch Austrian 4 2 2 4 21
1985–86 Genève-Servette HC Nationalliga B
1986–87 EHC Basel Nationalliga B
1986–87 EV Füssen 1.Liga Süd 15 12 22 34 16 11 4 7 11 22
1986–87 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 1 0 0 0 2
1987–88 SC Herisau Nationalliga B
1988–89 EV Duisburg 1.Liga Nord
1988–89 Fife Flyers BHL Premier 7 19 16 35 14
1989–90 Cleveland Bombers BHL Div 1 32 91 72 163 78
1990–91 Cleveland Bombers BHL Premier 36 71 47 118 102
1991–92 Durham Wasps BHL Premier 31 41 25 66 122 8 9 5 14 30
1992–93 Durham Wasps BHL Premier 7 6 4 10 12
1993–94 Sheffield Steelers BHL Premier 44 52 49 101 86 8 12 5 17 22
1994–95 Sheffield Steelers BHL Premier 42 41 44 85 126 8 8 5 13 14
1995–96 Sheffield Steelers BHL Premier 36 33 22 55 115 8 6 3 9 12
1996–97 Sheffield Steelers ISL 42 11 22 33 56 8 0 1 1 6
1997–98 Sheffield Steelers ISL 42 14 11 25 32 9 2 2 4 12
1998–99 Edinburgh Capitals BNL 13 9 8 17 35 4 1 1 2 6

International playEdit

Played for the Great Britain national ice hockey team in:

  • 1993 Pool B World Championships
  • 1993 Olympic Qualifying Tournament
  • 1994 World Championships
  • 1995 Olympic Qualifying Tournament
  • 1996 Pool B World Championships
  • 1996 Olympic Qualifying Tournament
  • 1997 Pool B World Championships

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1993 Great Britain WC(B) 7 3 1 4 41
1993 Great Britain Oly–Q 4 1 1 2 8
1994 Great Britain WC 6 0 0 0 4
1995 Great Britain Oly–Q 3 0 2 2 6
1996 Great Britain WC(B) 7 4 4 8 14
1996 Great Britain Oly–Q 5 2 2 4 10
1997 Great Britain WC(B) 7 1 3 4 8
Totals 39 11 13 24 91

FootnotesEdit

  1. Joanne Collins Biography. British Ice Hockey Fans Association (2007). Retrieved on 2008-01-04.
  2. Tim Cranston. SMWW Sports Agency. Retrieved on 2008-01-03.
  3. "Ice hockey", 1 November 1998. 
  4. Retired Shirts. sheffieldsteelers.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2007-12-25. Retrieved on 2008-01-03.
  5. Players Hall Of Fame. Sheffield Steelers Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2008-01-03.
  6. Four New Names Into Hall Of Fame. Ice Hockey Journalists UK (14 May 2010). Retrieved on 26 July 2010.
  7. 1980-81 Sherbrooke Beavers [QMJHL] player statistics. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2008-01-03.
  8. Tim Cranston – player profile and career stats. European Hockey.Net. Retrieved on 2008-01-03.
  9. 1989-90 Cleveland Bombers [BHL] player statistics. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2008-01-03.
  10. 1990-91 Cleveland Bombers [BHL] player statistics. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2008-01-03.
  11. 1993-94 Sheffield Steelers [BHL] player statistics. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2008-01-03.
  12. 1994-95 Sheffield Steelers [BHL] player statistics. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2008-01-03.

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