Last weekend the Lions played their North London rivals, Haringey Racers, in the inaugural Richards Cup. The Cup, played at both teams’ rinks, was in aid of the British Heart Foundation and in memory of Dave Richards Snr. The Racers were the winning team, the scores being 5-2 at Lee Valley and 3-2 at Ally Pally. Pat Ayling kindly took some photos from the home leg and they’re available on the Photos page here.
Dave Carr has written another great article on the Lions for Pro Hockey News, this time talking to Lions’ coach, Gary Dodds, on his thoughts about the upcoming season and changed league format. Check it out here.
On February the 5th 1984, Mike Smith assembled a small band of men coached by Dave Wurthman in the newly-opened Lee Valley Ice Centre. The match, against Oxford University Ice Hockey Club, began three decades of flying pucks, a lot of goals and maybe the odd scrap.
To celebrate 30 years of Ice Hockey at the Den, the Lee Valley Lions are delighted to announce that on Saturday August the 30th, the current Lions squad will take on a side made up of Original Lions from the teams that graced Lea Bridge Road in the 80’s and 90’s.
Songs like “When the Going Gets Tough” and “Welcome to the Jungle” will blare out through the speakers once more and the Clock Enders will reunite for one (or several) more beer in the rink bar.
So come to the Den, and join the celebration as the club marks 30 years of East London Ice Hockey.
You can keep up to date with player announcements and ticket prices (to be announced shortly) on our Twitter, Instagram & Facebook pages.
Don’t forget you can still see the Lions on July 26th & 27th when they take on Haringey Racers in the Richards Cup.
Face off: 5:15pm
Lee Valley Ice Centre
Lea Bridge Road
The Lee Valley Lions are pleased to announce that they will participating in the Richards Cup this summer, with local rivals the Haringey Racers.
The double header competition to take place at the end of July, is in honour of former Lee Valley Head Coach & original Haringey Racer Dave Richards Senior, who sadly passed away a couple of years ago.
All funds will be going to the British Heart Foundation
The first leg will be played at Lee Valley Ice Centre on Saturday July the 26th, face off at 5:30pm, with the return leg at Alexandra Palace on Sunday the 27th, face off also at 5:30.
Tickets for both games can be purchased on Haringey’s Ticket Page.
We also have huge news of another pre-season game that will be announced soon.
A quick reminder to any player who’s thinking of trying out for the Lions’ 2014/15 season or wants some ice time over the summer – our sessions will run each Tuesday from 8.15pm, starting tonight, 13 May.