Tonight’s guest played for Flin Fon Bombers, Humboldt Broncos in his early days. He played in the
AHL with the Adironack Phatoms and lehigh Valley Phantoms. Played ECHL with Orlando Solar Bears,
reading Royals, South Carolina Stingrays, Indy Fuel and Tulsa Oilers. Had a season in Hungary before
playing two seasons in France with Chamoni and Bordeaux, a season with the Coventry Blaze before
a return to Bordeaux.
Tonight’s guest played for Fort McMurray Oil Barons in the AJHL, played for the Sacred Heart University in the NCAA and the Alaska Aces in the ECHL with former Blaze player and podcast guest,
In 2017 he joined the Coventry Blaze in the Elite league for two seasons before joining
Belfast Giants last year, he is also a GB national player.
*Disclaimer - This episode was recorded before the 2021 Elite Series started*
The boys are joined by American forward who took the NCAA route, before a couple of solid seasons in the American east coast leagues. A venture into Europe, which started in Italy, before moving his playing career to the UK with Fife and Coventry. We welcome Ryan Dingle
This week the lads speak to Ashley Tait.
Ashley played for Nottingham Panthers in the Superleague, before moving to Coventry Blaze in 2002. He was captain of the team in the grand slam year before moving onto Sheffield Stealers. He had a season in Italy and returned to the Skydome with the Blaze being captain once again as the team went on to win the playoffs in 2015.
He has played for the GB national team at 17 World Championships! Most recently he has played with the Basingstoke Bison and has moved into coaching the team.
The lads talk to the former Solihull Knights, Barons head coach.
Paul Thompson managed the blaze from Solihull to Coventry, winning 4 league titles, 2 Challenge Cups and a playoff title. "Thommo" then moved onto Troja in Sweden, Aalbord in Denmark before returning to the UK with the Sheffield Steelers winning the league and playoffs. Paul Thompson then had a crack at Schwenninger Wild Wings in Germany and Unterland in Italy where he has recently won a trophy!
He has also coached GB national team.
A player who has played in the IHL, ECHL, WCHL, AHL and EIHL to name a few. Played in Newcastle in 2005/06,
Coventry in 06 to 08 and made a brief return to the league in 2015 with Dundee. We welcome
Tonight’s guest played for South Carolina Stingrays in the ECHL before moving over the British shores
for the 2002/03 Season where he Signed in Coventry, spending 3 years. He played 4 years in
Sheffield, a season in Aalborg before returning back to Canada to play for the Lloydminster Border
Kings. He was part of the 2004/05 Grand Slam winning team, We welcome our 4th Netminder for
Netminder Month, Jody Lehman!