Blackburn Hawks Golf Day – Player Announcement

Ollie Lomax

Blackburn Hawks 2003-2004 to 2019/2020

What did Ollie bring to the club?

Ollie brought a strength and determination to the club like no other player I have ever seen, the amount of battles he won against lads twice the size of him shows just how much the club means to him. Not only this but the size of his heart is what made him the player he was and Blackburn Hawks is firmly in there alongside his wonderful family. He really was the heartbeat and bar setter for every dressing room I shared with him. If every player put in the same effort as Oll we’d win every night.

My favourite moment of Ollie in a Hawks shirt?

My favourite moment of Oll is one where he was sat in the stands (from blocking a shot what a shocker), it was the night up in Dumfries when I broke the clubs goal scoring record. In amongst all the celebrations I realised I hadn’t got the puck as I wanted to give it to my Dad. Anyway I turned round and Oll is limping onto the ice shouting at Emerson to retrieve it for me. He actually nearly got ejected from the ice bowl but he managed to get it. That just goes to show that he always put team mates before himself.

What do I think Ollie will be like as a golfer?

Terrible……. I don’t know who he’s going to shout at when he hits a poor shot or where he’s going to sit to cool down. Joking aside I know he’ll be pretty decent he’s been playing a lot recently and I can’t wait to host this event with him.

Where I’m more Happy Gilmore he’s more Tiger Woods.

Aaron Davies #8

Watch this space for further Golf Day announcements!

Blackburn Hawks 2019 Teddy Toss

The Blackburn Hawks would like to invite you all to take part in their annual Teddy Bear Toss this Sunday during the game versus the Nottingham Lions.

When Blackburn Hawks score their first goal, fans are to throw the bears onto the ice. The bears will be gathered together and taken by the team to the Children’s Ward at Royal Blackburn Hospital at a later date to spread some festive cheer.

If you would like to donate a bear or gift could we please ask the following:

  1. Please make sure your teddy/soft toy is new. These toys are being taken into hospitals, therefore for hygiene reasons pre-owned bears cannot be taken.
  2. Please put your bear into a tied plastic bag to protect it from the ice.
  3. For safety reasons do not throw anything other than teddies and soft toys – toys, games or gifts for older children can be brought to the merchandise table. If you would like to bring it gift wrapped, please ensure that you mark on the parcel the age range the gift is suitable for.

Thank you all in advance for your kind generosity. Let’s make this a bumper year!

Blackburn Hawks Golf Day – Player Announcement

Aaron Davies

Hawks 2003-2004 – present.

What does Aaron bring to the Hawks?

Well what doesn’t Aaron bring to the Hawks? He’s been there, and won it all with the club. Not only has he been a top calibre player for nearly two decades, he has also been a great ambassador off the ice. Visiting hospitals, schools, kids groups, fans birthdays and many more events on the clubs behalf. The overriding factor that Aaron has brought to the Hawks for me is his “will to win” – 100% effort every night.

My favourite memory of Aaron in a Hawks shirt?

There have been so many for me, as Aaron always comes up big in the biggest of games, obviously all the trophies we won are up there. I literally can’t recall a semi final or final where he didn’t score. Not only that, whenever we needed a goal to change the course of a game he was always the one to get it. All those moments make this a tough one, but I know how much Aaron loved playing in front of his Dad, so to break the goal scoring record for the club and dedicate it to his old man was special. He was so proud of Aaron, a great man.

What do I think Aaron will be like as a golfer?

Well, I think Aaron will have all the gear (probably that has been donated to him), and I also think he will have something in his bag that he will have had for years and says it’s fine like new. (You should see some parts of his hockey equipment, no wonder we went through so much leg tape). Furthermore I reckon he will have a bomb of a drive that will probably come off once every five holes like his slap shot. In all honesty I think Aaron will be great fun on the golf course and one thing you can guarantee is he will have a smile on his face the whole round, even if he does go in every bunker.

Ollie Lomax #21

Watch this space for further Golf Day announcements!

Blackburn Hawks Inaugural Golf Day 2020

Hosted by Ollie Lomax & Aaron Davies

We are both pleased to announce this project to the Hawks faithful, we have both been working with anticipation along with help from our committee to bring this event to fruition.

The inaugural Blackburn Hawks golf day will be held at Blackburn Golf Club on Friday 8th May 2020 (bank holiday), and will be a four ball team event.

Each team will consist of one ex/current Hawks player alongside three other golfers. The teams will be made up from sponsors and supporters alike. Sponsorship opportunities and packages can be seen on our information leaflet. Similarly, there are places for you loyal Hawks fans to team up with a Hawk out on the course.

The format will be released prior to the event but we can tell you that you will receive a goody bag on arrival along with tea/coffee and a breakfast sandwich, a full 18 hole round of golf followed by a two course meal, presentation and finally access to the evening function where we will be holding a raffle with some really great prizes, both hockey and golf themed.

This event is not only a “golf day” out on the links, as previously mentioned we will also be hosting an evening function that will cater for everyone, supporters, families, anyone that is connected with the club and as stated above details are all there on the information leaflet.

The main focus on this day for both of us is to seize the chance to really engage with one another as supporters/sponsors/alumni and players and chew the fat all things “Blackburn Hawks”. We love the club and what better opportunity to bring that to everyone than on a lovely spring day in the sun.

We already have confirmed some great Hawks names from teams we have played on both in the past and right through to this years roster, all of the boys are really looking forward to it & have all jumped at the chance to be involved in this Hawks project.

Please click on the PDF link to see the official information leaflet regarding our range of sponsorship packages.

If you would like to register your interest to play, please follow this link:

Exciting times & all the best.

Ollie Lomax #21
Aaron Davies #8

Hawks In The Community

Chris Riley has been extremely busy over the last couple of weeks visiting no less than 11 organisations to promote our game against Nottingham on December 8th. Schools from Bacup, Haslingden, Chorley, Burnley, Accrington and Blackburn were visited as well as a Beavers group in Blackburn and A scout group who enjoyed an informative tour of the Arena.

We will be welcoming the following schools to the rink for the match:


Heskin Pemberton Primary

St Mary’s Primary


Britannia Primary

Water Park Primary

Broadway Primary

St Joseph’s Primary


Peel Park Primary

St Mary Magdalen Primary


St Barnabas/St Paul’s Primary


AHF Blackburn


Cherry Tree Woodland Blackburn

We’d like to say a big thank you to Ollie Lomax and Thomas Revesz for coming along to Cherry Tree Woodlands Beavers.

Matchday Information – Hawks v Billingham Stars

Tonight your Blackburn Hawks take on the Billingham Stars in what has always been a feisty encounter.

After last nights close fought match against the Sutton Sting at Ice Sheffield, James Neil’s men will be battling it out for the 2 points, in a match not to be missed.

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 (4 years to 15 years) Family – £26.00 (2 adults and 2 children)

Entry for the Game

This season your 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 purchased tickets in advance a more convenient and faster way of entry into the arena.

Bar and Café Areas

The rink bars 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.

50/50 Draw

Our regular 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 match night uniforms so keep your eye out for them.

Shirt Off the Player’s Back

For just £2 a ticket you could win Jack Murray’s game worn jersey, with the bonus that Jack will present the jersey to the winner after the game on the ice. Tickets will be available from the roving seller.


Get your pucks next to the hot dog stand, head to the DJ stand after the second period and aim for the centre of the rink to win yourself a great prize!

Club Announcement – Craig Lutkevitch Retires

It is with much regret that Blackburn Hawks management must announce that our unsung hero and fan favourite Craig Lutkevitch has made the decision to retire from ice hockey.

Craig, who hails from Bury, has spent most of his hockey career based at Blackburn. Making junior appearances for Blackburn Eagles and England Under 16 teams, he then progressed to play for the Blackburn Eagles senior team from 2012 through to 2017, also playing for Blackburn Hawks several times between 2014-2017. Craig then made the move to Deeside Dragons in 2017 before becoming a full time member of the Blackburn Hawks team last season with performances which earned him the ‘2018-2019 Unsung Hero’ award at Presentation Evening back in April.

We are sure you will all join us in thanking Craig for all of his hard work and commitment and wish him all the very best for the future.

Earlier Craig sent the following message to the Blackburn Hawks fans and hockey community:

’I’d just like to thank everyone at the Hawks from the fans to the off ice team. I’ve enjoyed my time at the Hawks and wish the boys and Neily all the best for the season.’

James Neil commented:

‘It’s been a pleasure to play alongside Luco over the past couple of seasons. He’s a great guy who has time for everyone on and off the ice and he’s well respected in the room. I was pleased to give him the opportunity to wear the ‘A’ this season and I fully respect his decision to step away from the game. I wish him all the best and I look forward to playing a few rounds of golf with him soon.’

Match Report – Hawks v Solway Sharks

Blackburn Hawks went into the Remembrance Sunday fixture with a full bench following the recent signings of Sam Warnock from Billingham, Solomon Smith from Widnes Wild and Cade King from Altrincham Aces.  With the Solway Sharks riding high in the NIHL North 1 league, Hawks went into the fixture hoping to cause an upset.

After a minutes silence, impeccably observed by all, and a the laying of the poppy wreath at centre ice by Hawks captain James Royds, Solway’s Lewis Houston opened the scoring firing the puck past young netminder Harrison Walker for the only goal of the first period as both sides were well matched with a fiery tempo to the game.

The pace was lifted a notch in a feisty second period which saw Hawks’ Craig Lutkevitch receiving a 2+2 penalty for fighting with Sharks’ Iain Bowie who also served the same time in the penalty box.

Joe Greaves slots the puck home

Solway peppered Harrison’s net with shots with goals coming from Iain Bowie, Lewis Houston, Peter Gapa, Captain Struan Tonnar and Scott Henderson. Hawks replied with a goal from Joe Greaves who was injured in the process and was no longer able to continue in the game.  Tempers also flared between Solway’s Jaakko Heiskanen who received 2 minutes for cross checking and Hawks’ Lee Pollitt who received 2 minutes for charging, 2 for roughing and a 10 minute misconduct penalty.

Hawks record goal scorer Aaron Davies adds another to his tally

The Hawks had the edge on the final period with goals from Aaron Davies, Jared Dickinson, Petr Valusiak and Lee Pollitt. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to make up the deficit as Solway netted 3 further goals from Heiskanen, Houston and Kyle Horne. 

Solomon Smith remained under Solway’s skin throughout, bagging an assist and MVP in the process on a very promising debut.

Hawks make the journey across the M62 this weekend to play the Sutton Sting at Ice Sheffield, before hosting the League encounter on Sunday at Planet Ice Blackburn against the Billingham Stars.

See you there!

Photos courtesy of Thomas Foy.