Blackburn Hawks Management and Coaching team are delighted to announce the return of Richard Bentham  for the 2017/2018 season. We are over the moon Rick has agreed to resign to  the Hawks this coming season.

Rick has played for Blackburn Hawks on and off over his career but ‘at heart’ he is a Blackburn player through and through!  Last year after a disappointing start to the season he helped the team climb up the league to finish a respectable third.  He’s a hard working forward and brings a lot to the team both on and off the ice.


” I am truly delighted that Rick has agreed to resign for the Hawks. He was always an important part of the team we are building this season. His enthusiasm both on and off the ice is great and his points scoring abilities are clear to be seen.”

“I can wait to see him play alongside some of his ex-Phoenix team mates and see what we can achieve this season.”

“Rick is a key piece in the jigsaw, which is coming together nicely”



“I’m really happy to be back with the Hawks again next season. Last season we came from the bottom of the league and finished 3rd witch was a massive for the club. I’m also looking forward to playing with some of my old team mates from Manchester Phoenix. The team Duncs has signed up to now is looking strong, so things are looking positive for next season”

Rick Bentham