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Gameday Information

 

Full 9 Yards Blackburn Hawks Game Day Details …

On Sunday evening your “Full 9 Yards” Blackburn Hawks welcome Solway Sharks to the Blackburn Arena in our final regular season Moralee Division game.  With 6th place still up for grabs at the time of writing, Hawks will want to pick up the final 2 points of the season. Hopefully they have returned from the Midlands with the points from the Barons game

Here’s all the information you need ahead of the game:

Doors Open: 4.45pm Face-off: 5.30pm Ticket prices:

Adults – £10.00 Concessions – £7.50 Children – £5.50 (15 years to 4 years) Family – £26.00 (2 adults and 2 children)

Entry for the Game

This season your “Full 9 Yards” Blackburn Hawks will be providing a fast track entry lane for all season ticket holders and pre-paid ticket holders from doors open for approximately 15 minutes. This will be on the shop side of the entrance area and will be stewarded.

We hope this assists fans who have pre-bought tickets a more convenient and faster way of entry into the arena.

Tonight’s game is another Community Project game and the Community team have worked their magic and we will have 241 guests from community outlets.

The following will be visiting the nest:

AHF Scouts

St Francis Primary School – Blackburn

St Michael with St Johns Primary School – Blackburn

Bar and Café Areas

The rink bar will be open all evening long.

The rink café, hot dog stand and Tea bar will be open serving hot and cold food and beverages.

Competitions

The ever popular 50/50 draw will once again be back, with one lucky winner each week taking home a huge cash prize. Tickets cost just £1 and are available from our roving sellers.   They will be easily identified in their new match night uniforms so keep your eye out for them.

**** Hot off the Press —– This week’s 50/50 Prize money will be a minimum of £50***

Shirt Off the Player’s Back is just £2 a ticket. You could win Robin Kovar’s game worn jersey, with the bonus that Robin will present the jersey to the winner after the game on the ice. Tickets will be available from the Merchandise Table.

Chuck-a-Puck – Hawks merchandise for the winner. Grab your puck for just £1, head to the DJ stand after the second period and aim for the centre of the rink!

The Golden Stick will continue tonight. £2 to play. £1 is fixed to the signed stick, the other £1 buys you a raffle ticket. When the stick becomes full, the winning ticket will be drawn and the winner receives the stick and all of the pound coins attached to it. The other half of the pot goes to the team. The pot is currently at least £80.

You must leave a contact telephone number with the ticket seller so you can be contacted if you are the lucky winner.

The stick has been donated by the team and has been game used. It should not be used as a toy or to play ice hockey.

Shoot the Puck

There will be a Shoot the Puck event on the balcony after the first period run by Hawks Juniors. Come along and try it and see if you are a budding Hawks player.

Mascots

Kenny Rheams           u-11’s         TBA

Harry Graham            u-9’s            James Neil

Cian Shorrock             u-13’s         Aaron Davies

Postgame Presentations

Here is the order of play for the post game presentations:

Away Team Man of the Match

Chuck a Puck Winner

50/50 Winner

Shirt off the Back Winner

Home Team Man of the Match

Home Team Photo with the Mascots

Playing Signings After the Game

New for the 2018 / 19 season will be a player signing opportunity.  Bring your photos or merchandise to the area in front of the DJ box after the game and players will be available to sign them for you. Why not take a look at Lesley and Tom Foy’s photo table and get yourself one of their marvellous photos to be signed by your favourite player.

There will also be a skate with the players opportunity tonight after the game.

We look forward to seeing you all at the game …

Game Day Information

 

Full 9 Yards Blackburn Hawks Game Day Details …

On Saturday evening your “Full 9 Yards” Blackburn Hawks welcome Telford Tigers to the Blackburn Arena in a Moralee Division game. After last Sunday’s excellent 4 point weekend, Hawks will be looking to add to their points tally. Telford are currently top of the league and tonight’s game will be a stern challenge for the Hawks.

Here’s all the information you need ahead of the game:

Doors Open: 5.15pm Face-off: 6pm Ticket prices:

Adults – £10.00 Concessions – £7.50 Children – £5.50 (15 years to 4 years) Family – £26.00 (2 adults and 2 children)

Entry for the Game

This season your “Full 9 Yards” Blackburn Hawks will be providing a fast track entry lane for all season ticket holders and pre-paid ticket holders from doors open for approximately 15 minutes. This will be on the shop side of the entrance area and will be stewarded.

We hope this assists fans who have pre-bought tickets a more convenient and faster way of entry into the arena.

Tonight’s game is another Community Project game and once again sterling work by Chris and his team means that over 600 tickets have been sold to community outlets.

The following will be visiting the nest:

AHF Scouts – Pleckgate

WEGS One Voice – Blackburn

St Charles Primary – Rishton

St Peter and St Pauls – Rishton

Great Harwood Primary

St Aidan’s Primary – Blackburn

Bar and Café Areas

The rink bar will be open all evening long.

The rink café, hot dog stand and Tea bar will be open serving hot and cold food and beverages.

Competitions

The ever popular 50/50 draw will once again be back, with one lucky winner each week taking home a huge cash prize. Tickets cost just £1 and are available from our roving sellers.   They will be easily identified in their new match night uniforms so keep your eye out for them.

Shirt Off the Player’s Back is just £2 a ticket. You could win a Hawk’s jersey, with the bonus that the player wearing the shirt will present the jersey to the winner after the game on the ice. Tickets will be available from the Merchandise Table.

Chuck-a-Puck – Hawks merchandise for the winner. Grab your puck for just £1, head to the DJ stand after the second period and aim for the centre of the rink!

The Golden Stick will continue tonight. £2 to play. £1 is fixed to the signed stick, the other £1 buys you a raffle ticket. When the stick becomes full, the winning ticket will be drawn and the winner receives the stick and all of the pound coins attached to it. The other half of the pot goes to the team.

You must leave a contact telephone number with the ticket seller so you can be contacted if you are the lucky winner.

The stick has been donated by the team and has been game used. It should not be used as a toy or to play ice hockey.

Shoot the Puck

There will be a shoot the Puck event on the balcony after the first period run by Hawks Juniors. Come along and try it and see if you are a budding Hawks player.

Mascots

Owen Hartley             u-13’s         Robin Kovar

Alice Walters               u-11’s         Whichever net minder starts.

Postgame Presentations

Here is the order of play for the post game presentations:

Away Team Man of the Match

Chuck a Puck Winner

50/50 Winner

Shirt off the Back Winner

Home Team Man of the Match

Home Team Photo with the Mascots

Playing Signings After the Game

New for the 2018 / 19 season will be a player signing opportunity.  Bring your photos or merchandise to the area in front of the DJ box after the game and players will be available to sign them for you. Why not take a look at Lesley and Tom Foy’s photo table and get yourself one of their marvellous photos to be signed by your favourite player.

There will also be a skate with the players opportunity tonight after the game.

We look forward to seeing you all at the game …

Weekend Roundup

Hawks Fantastic 4 Point Weekend

Full 9 Yards sponsored Blackburn Hawks too their play-off push to another level at the weekend with a pair of excellent results.

Blackburn Hawks  4  Nottingham Lions  0

On Saturday, bottom club Nottingham visited the nest in a re-arranged fixture and belied their league position with a spirited performance. Hawks started strong and Miles Finney in the Lions’ net had to be on his game to keep Hawks from building a lead.

It took the Hawks until the 26th minute to find a way past the excellent Finney. Jordan Bannon found James Riddoch behind the net and his pin point pass into the crease was perfect for the rushing Lee Pollitt who swept the puck home. Lions were more in the game in the period and tested Harrison Walker a few times as they reminded the Hawks’ just how slender their lead was.

Five minutes into the third period and Hawks finally got the insurance goal they were looking for. With the home side on the power play James Neil passed to Robin Kovar who let loose a cannon that bounced off the back boards straight to Ross Kennedy who lost no time in sending it past the outstanding Finney. That seemed to quell the Nottingham resistance and Hawks had a good spell of domination and scored the third of the night. Aaron Davies was sitting out a 2 minute hooking penalty when James Royds took possession in his own defensive zone an went coast to coast to fire the puck between the netminder and the post. Robin Kovar finished the scoring with 57 minutes on the clock, picking up the puck on his own blue line, skated round a Nottingham D-man and deked Finney down on his pads before lifting the puck into the top of the net. The scoreline would have been a lot higher but for the outstanding performance from Lions’ man of the match Miles Finney who saved an incredible 68 out of 72 shots on him. Ross Kennedy picked up the beers for the home side.

  

Billingham Stars    2     Blackburn Hawks   9

Sunday night saw the Hawks make the journey to the North East to play the Billingham Stars. Although they comfortably beat their opponents last week, James Neils’ side were taking nothing for granted whilst looking for another 2 points. They travelled with their biggest squad of the season with only Adam Barnes and the injured Rick Ravey missing.

After easily surviving an early penalty kill, Hawks took the lead on 3.54. Aaron Davies and Petr Valusiak combined with some neat play, with Davies bringing a good save from Flavell in the Stars net, however Hawks recovered the rebound and the puck fell to Craig Lutkevitch in the slot and he let go a cannon that bulged the net for the first goal of the evening. Stars were playing a physical game but the resolute Hawks stood up to everything they threw at them. With 12 minutes on the clock, Lee Pollitt was the victim of a nasty slash by Stars import Bormanis. Lee took umbrage at this and threw a few punches at the Stars man with the latter not engaging and as a result, Lee was ejected from the game. The extra man made no difference to the Stars as Hawks doubled their lead just 12 seconds later with a short handed goal, going coast to coast and wrong footing Flavell to make it 2-0. Hawks were on fire and Robin scored his second in less than an minute as his slow shot towards the netminder’s five hole trickled into the net. Jared Dickinson scored a 4th goal a minute later. James Neil gained the offensive zone and passed to Petr Valusiak who’s shot rebounds to Dickinson who made no mistake. Stars pulled one back shortly after as the crowd were treated to 4 goals in less than 2 minutes.The period ended with no further scoring and the travelling Hawks fans were in good voice as their heroes made for the dressing room.

Not so many goals in the second stanza but no let up in the entertainment. Stars appeared to be doing their best to unsettle Harrison Walker and after one such occasion, Hawks reacted. Ross Kennedy dropped the gloves with Chris Sykes and both of them sat out 2+2 for their tussle. Hawks were managing the penalty kill very well in the game and again scored a short handed goal on 36.22. Robin Kovar was fastest to react an flew down the ice to fire a quick shot between Flavell and the post for his hat-trick goal and a score of 5-1 to the Hawks. They ended the period with another goal. A Luke Boothroyd trade mark special as he ripped the puck from the centre of the blue line through the Stars defence for 6-1.

Four minutes into the final period, Hawks added another to the scoreboard. Ross Kennedy faked a shot and passed across the ice to Robin Kovar and the on-fire Czech forward hit a one timer over Flavell’s shoulder into the top of the net for his 4th goal of the night. 45 seconds later the visitors made it 8-1 as Olli Lomax found a free Aaron Davis to beat the net minder. The torture continued for the home fans just a minute later when Jordan Bannon crossed the blue line on the left, moved into the centre and placed the puck perfectly into the net. Stars did get a small consolation with the final goal of the evening with 5 minutes left but the Hawks completed their task with more shots on the beleaguered Flavell without adding to the score.  Final score, an outstanding 9-2 win for the Hawks. The Man of the Match award went to Robin Kovar for a scintillating 4 goal display but every one of the Hawks team played their part in an excellent display.

 

   

 

Hawks consolidated their play off place this weekend but will have their sights set on catching the Solihull Barons who are only 2 points ahead of them in 6th place with 4 games left.

Head coach James Neil commented after the weekend’s games. “The lads really showed what they can do this weekend and two great wins give us that bit of momentum as we head for the play offs in a couple of weeks. We have four games left, two against the top sides and a couple against teams around us. We are looking for a strong finish to take us into the knockout stage of the season.”

Thanks to Shona for her excellent updates and Tom for the photographs

Game Day Info

 

Full 9 Yards Blackburn Hawks Game Day Details …

On Saturday evening your “Full 9 Yards” Blackburn Hawks welcome Nottingham Lions to the Blackburn Arena in a Moralee Division game. After last Sunday’s excellent win, Hawks will be looking to add to their points tally. Lions may be bottom of the league without a win but they will fight to the last puck drop.

Special guests tonight will be a group from Capita. Please give them a warm welcome at the nest.

 

Here’s all the information you need ahead of the game

 

Doors Open: 5.15pm Face-off: 6pm

Ticket prices:

Adults – £10.00 Concessions – £7.50 Children – £5.50 (15 years to 4 years) Family – £26.00 (2 adults and 2 children)

Entry for the Game

This season your “Full 9 Yards” Blackburn Hawks will be providing a fast track entry lane for all season ticket holders and pre-paid ticket holders from doors open for approximately 15 minutes. This will be on the shop side of the entrance area and will be stewarded.

We hope this assists fans who have pre-bought tickets a more convenient and faster way of entry into the arena.

Bar and Café Areas

The rink bar will be open all evening long.

The rink café, hot dog stand and Tea bar will be open serving hot and cold food and beverages.

Competitions

The ever popular 50/50 draw will once again be back, with one lucky winner each week taking home a huge cash prize. Tickets cost just £1 and are available from our roving sellers.   They will be easily identified in their new match night uniforms so keep your eye out for them.

Shirt Off the Player’s Back is just £2 a ticket. You could win a Hawk’s jersey, with the bonus that the player wearing the shirt will present the jersey to the winner after the game on the ice. Tickets will be available from the Merchandise Table.

Chuck-a-Puck – Hawks merchandise for the winner. Grab your puck for just £1, head to the DJ stand after the second period and aim for the centre of the rink!

The Golden Stick will continue tonight. £2 to play. £1 is fixed to the signed stick, the other £1 buys you a raffle ticket. When the stick becomes full, the winning ticket will be drawn and the winner receives the stick and all of the pound coins attached to it. The other half of the pot goes to the team.

You must leave a contact telephone number with the ticket seller so you can be contacted if you are the lucky winner.

The stick has been donated by the team and has been game used. It should not be used as a toy or to play ice hockey.

Shirt Raffle.    A game worn Josef Istocy shirt will be raffled tonight with the proceeds going to the team. Just £1 per strip of 5 tickets will give you the chance to win the shirt of a very popular ex Hawk

Mascots

Antonio Passerini        u-9’s           T.B.A.

Harry Graham           u-9’s            T.B.A.

Noah Percival              u-11’s         Ollie Loma

 

Postgame Presentations

Here is the order of play for the post game presentations:

Away Team Man of the Match

Chuck a Puck Winner

50/50 Winner

Shirt off the Back Winner

Home Team Man of the Match

Home Team Photo with the Mascots

 

Playing Signings After the Game

New for the 2018 / 19 season will be a players signing opportunity.  Bring your photos or merchandise to the area in front of the DJ box after the game and players will be available to sign them for you. Why not take a look at Lesley and Tom Foy’s photo table and get yourself one of their marvellous photos to be signed.

 

We look forward to seeing you all at the game …