Hull Pirates

The Hull Pirates are an ice hockey team based in Kingston upon Hull and their home ice is the Hull Arena. They compete in the NIHL.

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CityKingston upon Hull, England
LeagueNational Ice Hockey League
Founded2015
Home arenaHull Arena
ColoursGreen and black
   
Owner(s)Shane Smith Canada
Head coachJason Hewitt England
CaptainJamie Chillcott England
WebsiteHull Pirates
Franchise history
2003–2015Hull Stingrays
2015 – PresentHull Pirates

FormationEdit

The Hull Pirates were formed when the Hull Stingrays went into liquidation in June 2015. The Stingrays' place in the Elite Ice Hockey League was taken by Manchester Storm.

On Friday 3 July 2015, Shane Smith, a 43-year-old Rotherham-based businessman, held a press day at the Hull Arena to announce the formation of the Hull Pirates and that they had been accepted into the EPIHL.[1]

It was also announced that former Hull Stingrays' forward Dominic Osman would become a player-coach and part-owner of Hull Pirates.[2]

A fans' forum was held on 15 July 2015 with the unveiling of the club's logo. The Pirates had six weeks to put together a team in time for the upcoming league campaign.

In their first season as a club, Hull Pirates achieved a 9th-place finish in the EPIHL.

For the 2016/17 season, the Pirates announced the re-signings of forwards Nathan Salem[3] and Lee Bonner[4] as well as Jamie Chilcott[5] and Jonathan Kirk,[6] who both play in defence. Goalie Ashley Smith[7] became the club's latest signing on 20 March 2016.

Following the culmination of the 2016/17 season and the collapse of the EPIHL, the Hull Pirates were left with no choice and announced their intention to join the National Ice Hockey League.[8]

The team will not be playing the 2021/22 season as their rink will not be available in time for the start of the season.[9]

Club roster 2021–22Edit

Netminders
No. Nat. Player Catches Date of birth Place of birth Acquired Contract
Defencemen
No. Nat. Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth Acquired Contract
Forwards
No. Nat. Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth Acquired Contract
Team Staff
No. Nat. Name Position Acquired Place of birth Joined From

2021/22 OutgoingEdit

Outgoing
No. Nat. Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth Leaving For
10   Bobby Chamberlain R (1995-03-16) 16 March 1995 (age 26) Hull, England MK Lightning, NIHL
17   Jason Hewitt R (1983-08-28) 28 August 1983 (age 38) Manchester, England Sheffield Steeldogs, NIHL
26   Matty Davies L (1990-02-15) 15 February 1990 (age 31) Hull, England Leeds Knights, NIHL
27   Steven Chalmers L (1992-08-21) 21 August 1992 (age 29) Kirkcaldy, Scotland Whitley Warriors, NIHL 1
56   Thomas Stubley R (1998-11-30) 30 November 1998 (age 23) York, England Widnes Wild, NIHL 1
73    Matt Bissonnette L (1992-01-16) 16 January 1992 (age 30) Beaconsfield, QC, Canada Sheffield Steeldogs, NIHL
74   Lee Bonner L (1997-04-07) 7 April 1997 (age 24) Hull, England Sheffield Steeldogs, NIHL
90   Jonathan Kirk L (1995-08-21) 21 August 1995 (age 26) Maltby, England Sheffield Steeldogs, NIHL

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Season-by-season recordEdit

Franchise recordsEdit

  • Most regular-season goals scored (franchise history)
    • Andrej Themár  : 52 (51 games)
    • Nathan Salem  : 43 (86 games)
    • Lee Bonner  : 38 (116 games)
    • Dominic Osman  : 30 (94 games)
    • Jason Hewitt  : 27 (42 games)
  • Most regular-season assists (franchise history)
    • Tommi Laine  : 51 (68 games)
    • Jason Hewitt  : 49 (42 games)
    • Jonathan Kirk  : 45 (120 games)
    • Jamie Chilcott  : 45 (90 games)
    • Nathan Salem  : 44 (86 games)
  • Most regular-season total points (franchise history)
    • Andrej Themár  : 95 (51 games)
    • Nathan Salem  : 87 (86 games)
    • Lee Bonner  : 82 (116 games)
    • Tommi Laine  : 77 (68 games)
    • Jason Hewitt  : 76 (42 games)

Coaching recordsEdit

Name Duration Regular season
GC W L OTL
Hull Pirates (EPIHL)
Dominic Osman 2015–2017 89 27 56 6
Jason Hewitt 2017–present 13 4 8 1
Hull Pirates (NIHL - North 1 Division)
Jason Hewitt 2017–present 72 61 7 4
  • Note: Head coaching records are for regular season results only and does not include cup competitions, playoffs or exhibition games*

Shut-outsEdit

ForEdit

None

AgainstEdit

None

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hull Pirates: New ice hockey team to play in EPL after Stingrays' demise". Hull Daily Mail. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Dominic Osman new player-coach and part-owner of Hull Pirates". Hull Daily Mail. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Salem signs – Nathan Salem first signing for 2016/17 season". Archived from the original on 2 March 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Bonner returns for 2016/17 season". Archived from the original on 20 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Chilcott becomes signing number two for 2016/17". Archived from the original on 10 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Jonathan Kirk signs up for 16/17 season". Archived from the original on 20 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Ash Smith returns for the 2016/17 season". Archived from the original on 20 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Hull Pirates announce future plans". Hull Pirates. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Hull Pirates 'truly saddened' with league drop out as council promise falls short". Hull Daily Mail. 16 July 2021. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Player Gallery". Hull Pirates. Retrieved 23 November 2019.