Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
UK Ice Hockey
Eagles. They have the player with the biggest nose in the Superleague, Ed Courtnay, hence his nickname, 'GONZO'!
Knights. They came second in the Continental Cup in 2000-01.
Bees. During the 2000-01 season the Bees lost their coach and a lot of players to Belfast.
Giants. The newest team in the 2000-01 season finished mid table.
Flyers. Second to behind the champions Guildford.
Devils. My favourite team , they sufferred the same fate as Sheffield and dropped down a league to the British National League after finishing runners up in the 2000-01 season.
Steelers. They were the Superleague Grand Slam winners in 2000-01.
Schulte & Kruse. They were the team's two main enforcers in the 2002-03 season.
2001-02. Only their second season in existence, they took the League. They were also Challenge Cup runners-up that season.
Left Wing. And he's the best at it! Paxton is not only a skilled player, but also a great enforcer, hence the chant, "Paxton's gonna getcha"!
t. Surprisingly it was! It's made of vulcanised rubber and is 3 inches in diameter, and 1 inch thick. Also, it can travel up to speeds of 90-100mph on a slap shot.
# 28 Paul Kruse. He took over from Jeff Hoad, who moved to the London Knights at the start of that season. Paxton did get the 'Big C' for a while, during the season when Paul was injured.
Dave Whistle . He was there when the team began. He moved from Bracknell, as did several players.
Nottingham. This was their first game but lost. Their first win was against Bracknell.
The Odyssey . It is a brilliant arena. ISL referee Dave Cloutman said it was his favourite in the UK.
|The Superleague ended in 2002-03: who was the last player to take the Superleague's MVP award, as voted by the fans from every club?||UK Ice Hockey
Joel Laing. Joel Laing was the Sheffield Steelers netminder, and was the key to them winning the Challenge Cup and League. Hope you enjoyed the quiz!
|At the end of the 1997-98 season no team won more than trophy?||UK Ice Hockey
f. The League, Play Offs, Challenge Cup and B&H Cup were all won by the Ayr Scottish Eagles in 1997-98, a clean sweep in fact. The Sheffield Steelers repeated this act in 2000-01. The Eagles won again in 2001-02 when they lifted the Challenge Cup and, as they folded during the 2002-03 season that's everything they won as part of the Superleague.
|Who was appointed coach of the Belfast Giants for the 2003-04 season?||UK Ice Hockey
Rob Stewart. Dave Whistle had been Giants coach since they started in 2000. In their second season he led them to win the league and the following year the Play Off title. Rob Stewart had been Whistle's assistant coach whilst in Belfast and before that in Bracknell, so hopefully a good candidate. Unfortunately though he was only given one season in charge, and given the financial difficulties facing him it is hard to tell just how well he could have done with another year.
|What two teams left the Superleague DURING the 2002-03 season, due to financial problems?||UK Ice Hockey
Manchester Storm & Ayr Scottish Eagles. They both folded due to financial problems and it was reported that many other teams came close to joining them. This was part of the reasoning behind the formation of the Elite league, with its wages cap.
Bracknell Bees. The Bees took the League, the Knights won the Play-Offs, the Steelers took the Challenge Cup, and Storm won the Benson and Hedges Cup.
Enio Sacilotto. He didn't have a great season as the Bees finished bottom of the league, and were the only team not to qualify for the Final Four weekend. They announced that season that they were to leave the Superleague for the FBNL (Findus British National League).
|In the 2002-03 season, how many penalties were called?||UK Ice Hockey
1,287. The most called penalty was Roughing, with 216 calls and a total of 546 minutes being served for it alone. In total there were 4004 minutes served, which averaged out as 50.05 minutes per fixture
|Which team scored the most goals in the 2002-2003 season?||UK Ice Hockey
Belfast Giants. Giants led the pack with 111 goals, Panthers had 92, Knights 87, Steelers 86 and finally Bees scored only 71. Top scorer for the season though was Dan Ceman of the Bees with 16 goals followed by the Giants' Paxton Schulte with 13.
|Which player served the most penalty minutes in the 2002-03 season?||UK Ice Hockey
Barry Nieckar. Nieckar served 150 minutes in all, plus from one incident alone received an 8 game ban. Bit of a bad boy then! In all the top 10 players in terms of PIMs consisted of 4 Panthers, 3 Knights, 2 Steelers, 1 Giant and 0 Bees. The teams shaped up as: Panthers 964 mins, Knights 755 mins, Steelers 675 mins, Giants 663 mins, Bees 506 mins.
1996-97. It was introduced 1996-97 and lasted until 2002-03. There were eight teams in the league for the first year and the Cardiff Devils were the first team to win it. The Sheffield Steelers won the Play Offs and the Nottingham Panthers the B&H Cup.
|In 2002-03 the Sheffield Steelers won the Superleague, although the Belfast Giants had more regulation time wins?||UK Ice Hockey
t. The Steelers won 15 games in normal time, whereas the Giants won 16. They both lost 8 in normal time and 1 in over time. The Giants drew 6 and the Steelers drew 5. The main differnce was that the Giants only won 1 game in OT whereas the Steelers got 3. Hence the Steelers won by only one point.
|London Knights were the only team from London in top flight ice hockey in 2002-03. There was to be a new London team for the start of the Elite league 2003-04. Who were they?||UK Ice Hockey
London Racers. The arena the Knights played in was bulldozed at the conclusion of the 2002-03 season, leaving them nowhere to play, as the only other option, Alexandra Palace, was to be used by the new team, the Racers. Many thought it was just a name change, as the Knights were going and Racers coming, but it was a whole new team.
|The Superleague finished at the end of the 2002-03 season. What League was introduced to replace the Superleague, starting 2003-04?||UK Ice Hockey
Elite League. By the end of 2002-03 there were only 5 teams left in the Superleague, and one of them, the Bracknell Bees announced their departure to play in the FNBL (Findus British National League). The five foundation members of the Elite League were: Belfast Giants, London Racers, Manchester IHC, Nottingham Panthers and the Sheffield Steelers.