Blackburn Hawks Golf Day – Player Announcement

Mark Johnson
Blackburn Hawks 1992 – 1997

What did Mark bring to the club?

Well I’ll tell you a story here. Mark is the reason why I took up ice hockey in the first place. He wasn’t the biggest guy out on the ice but I tell you what, every shift was at 100mph, a real ‘team first’ guy and a charismatic number 21. As a young kid in the stands, I told my dad I want to be like him. So that’s the reason why I wore no21, to be like Mark. I tried to model my game on his and going on to meet the guy and become friends, the 6 year old me would’ve never believed it.

Also since Planet Ice has taken over control of the Hawks we have seen subtle changes to how the players are looked after, with equipment and stuff like that it goes a long way. So hats off to Mark and John Neville from PI who have always had soft spots for this massive club.

My favourite memory of Mark in a Hawks shirt?

Like I said once I became hooked on the hawks I used to really look forward to going to the rink on a weekend to watch the game. I remember getting there early and studying the players on warm ups. The white and teal home kits with the black numbers on the back were iconic. Whenever Mark was on the ice it was always high octane, never backing down and doing the dirty jobs for the team. I used to watch him like a Hawk (sorry) every shift like a student. So my favourite memory of Mark is being the perfect role model and never having a night off.

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

Well I know he plays a bit, especially with his son Luc, who is also joining us on the day. If you’ve heard the term “Shark” in golf, I think that will apply to Mark, so if I was a platinum sponsor I’d be getting him on my team. Also he knows a lot about the British game of hockey so he will be great company to play a round with.

Ollie Lomax #21 (after Mark Johnson)

Matchday Information- Hawks v Nottingham Lions

Tonight your Blackburn Hawks take on the Nottingham Lions in the NIHL Midland Cup, and after last weeks battle for league points at Solihull, James Neil’s men will be battling to get back to winning ways in a match not to be missed.

Tonight we will be welcoming the following schools and groups to the rink as a result of the Hawks in The Community Programme:

CHORLEY

Heskin Pemberton Primary

St Mary’s Primary

ROSSENDALE

Britannia Primary

Water Park Primary

Broadway Primary

St Joseph’s Primary

ACCRINGTON

Peel Park Primary

St Mary Magdalen Primary

BLACKBURN

St Barnabas/St Paul’s Primary

SCOUTS

AHF Blackburn

BEAVERS

Cherry Tree Woodland Blackburn

As well as tonight’s Teddy Toss we are also inviting everyone to bring donations for the Blackburn Foodbank, to be distributed to local people who are in need over the Christmas period.

If you would like to donate, items can be left at the merchandise table. Please see below a list of items that would be gratefully appreciated.

Christmas cake/pudding
Christmas store cupboard items ie. Stuffing mix
Variety tins/boxes (chocolates, biscuits, nuts, sweets etc)
Tinned food
Coffee/tea bags
Jam
Cereal
Long life fruit juice
Cooking sauces
Long life UHT milk

We are unable to accept items that need to be stored in the fridge, or fresh fruit and vegetables.

Thank you in advance for your amazing generosity.

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

Doors Open: 4:30pm 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 a game worn jersey, with the bonus that the player who is wearing the jersey will present it to the winner after the game on the ice. Tickets will be available from the roving seller.

Chuck-a-Puck

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!

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:

https://forms.gle/rrU5mBBFGXZg8B5Y7

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:

CHORLEY

Heskin Pemberton Primary

St Mary’s Primary

ROSSENDALE

Britannia Primary

Water Park Primary

Broadway Primary

St Joseph’s Primary

ACCRINGTON

Peel Park Primary

St Mary Magdalen Primary

BLACKBURN

St Barnabas/St Paul’s Primary

SCOUTS

AHF Blackburn

BEAVERS

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.