The Lions’ player/coach, James Scott-Joseph, has featured in a short video that talks about the steps he and Lee Valley Ice Centre are taking to encourage more people to take up ice hockey. He also mentions his dad, who spent many years doing this – the greatly missed Eddie Joseph. You can read the article here.
Today’s away game against Chelmsford Warriors has been postponed, so please do not travel to the rink. We will have more information about a new date once the information is available to us.
All home games this season will take place on Pad B at Lee Valley Ice Centre. They will face off at 5:30pm with doors opening at 5pm. We have been advised that spectator parking will be NOT be available in the rink car park. You can get to the rink via train (closest stations are Clapton and Lea Bridge) or the number 55 or 56 buses.
The advice from Lee Valley Ice Centre to spectators regarding parking is: “If you do wish to drive, you can park at Westfield Stratford City and catch a train – Lea Bridge is one stop from Stratford.”
The Lions’ coach, James Joseph, was interviewed by good folk at Lee Valley Park for their Twitter feed. Here’s what he had to say on the team’s new improved Lee Valley Ice Centre home:
— Lee Valley Park (@LeeValleyPark) August 27, 2023
The Lee Valley Lions are deeply shocked and heartbroken to announce the death of general manager and club legend Eddie Joseph yesterday.
Eddie was the heart and soul of the club for almost 40 years, playing over 200 games for the original Lions in the 80s and 90s before being an instrumental figure in the club’s revival in 2005.
Since then, Eddie held a number of key roles at both the senior and junior clubs including head coach and general manager, and worked tirelessly to ensure the club always iced a team even under the most difficult of circumstances.
He was a true stalwart of the club who will be missed by all. Our thoughts go out to Eddie’s family, friends, and everyone else in and out of the hockey community who is affected by this tragedy.
Rest in peace, Eddie.