Blackburn Hawks management team are pleased to announce the signing of player coach Carl Price for the up coming season. Carl will be taking control of the newly formed Blackburn Hawks NIHL 2 side which will be competing in the Laidler Conference. The teams primary goal is to develop young players and give them the necessary ice time needed to develop from junior to senior hockey.
Carl is a local lad who has always had Blackburn at heart. He played here as a Junior Hawk and has coached many of the young players within our club. After last season playing for the Blackburn Hawks NIHL 1 side it made perfect sense to bring Carl on board in a coaching capacity.
Carl Price had this to say about his new role.
“After being involved in the coaching across several age groups at Blackburn it’s a privilege to have the opportunity to coach the Blackburn Hawks NIHL 2 this season. Blackburn has been my club ever since I joined as a teenager, even after my hiatus from the sport, Blackburn was the place I was going to return. I’ve seen many of the young players at Blackburn develop over the last few years and I’m confident there is talent to put a great team together. I’m looking to give these younger players the valuable experience of getting ice time they need to develop into the great players they can be and see them move onto the Hawks. Blackburn has a great pool of talent in the younger age groups and give a great opportunity to the players to give them a stepping stone to progress to higher leagues. I am pleased to be involved in developing players and keeping Blackburn a place to be for senior and junior development ice hockey”.
There will also be open trials for the NHIL 2 team on the following dates.
21:15-22:15 Tuesday 18th July 2017
21:15-22:15 Tuesday 25th July 2017
21:15-22:15 Tuesday 1st August 2017
If you are interested in playing for this team please email Carl at