Oxford City Stars

The Oxford City Stars are an ice hockey team based in Oxford, England. They currently play in the NIHL South Division 1.

Oxford City Stars
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CityOxford, Oxfordshire
LeagueNIHL
ConferenceDivision One South
Founded1984
Home arenaOxford Ice Rink
Capacity: 1,025
ColorsYellow, Blue & Black
     
General managerJo Mundy England
Head coachSimon Anderson England
Affiliate(s)Bristol Pitbulls, NIHL National

Basingstoke Buffalo, NIHL 2
Oxford Rising Stars, NIHL 2

Oxford Midnight Stars, WNIHL 2
WebsiteOxford City Stars
Franchise history
1984–1997Oxford City Stars
1997–1998Oxford Chill
1998–2000Oxford Blades
2000 – PresentOxford City Stars

Club roster 2022-23Edit

(*) Denotes a Non-British Trained player (Import)

Netminders
No. Nat. Player Catches Date of birth Place of birth Acquired Contract
29   Aaron Burton (1998-11-07) 7 November 1998 (age 23) England 2022 from Basingstoke Buffalo 22/23
31   Ross Miller L (1995-07-25) 25 July 1995 (age 27) Cardiff, Wales 2019 from Bristol Pitbulls 22/23
   Greg Blais L (1980-08-18) 18 August 1980 (age 42) Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada 2021 from Raiders IHC 22/23
Defencemen
No. Nat. Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth Acquired Contract
9   Christopher Cooke R (1994-11-13) 13 November 1994 (age 27) Guildford, England 2021 from Bracknell Hornets 22/23
15   Sam Shone L (1990-11-22) 22 November 1990 (age 31) High Wycombe, England 2022 from Bristol Pitbulls 22/23
19   Tom Stephens L (2003-08-19) 19 August 2003 (age 19) Milton Keynes, England 2022 from Bristol Pitbulls Two-Way
50   Charlie Roche 2006 (age 16) England 2022 from Basingstoke U18 22/23
64   Michal Drobny (2000-06-03) 3 June 2000 (age 22) Slovakia 2022 from Edson Eagles 22/23
78   Brad Watchorn R (1989-09-24) 24 September 1989 (age 33) London, England 2022 22/23
82   Joe Llewellyn R (2002-06-28) 28 June 2002 (age 20) England 2022 from Bristol Pitbulls Two-Way
84   Tom Ravenscroft R (2000-07-01) 1 July 2000 (age 22) Oxford, England 2019 22/23
Forwards
No. Nat. Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth Acquired Contract
7   Josh Oliver R (1993-03-30) 30 March 1993 (age 29) Oxford, England 2012 from RT Bad Nauheim U20 22/23
18   Joshua Abbott R (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 26) Luton, England 2022 from Guildford Phoenix 22/23
21   Matthew Lawday R (1991-05-04) 4 May 1991 (age 31) Basingstoke, England 2017 from Solent Devils 22/23
22   Theodore Bundock R (1999-07-01) 1 July 1999 (age 23) Aylesbury, England 2020 from Bancroft Rockhounds Two-Way
23   Xander Wardlaw* R (2000-03-17) 17 March 2000 (age 22) Sydney, Australia 2022 from Sydney Bears 22/23
27   Carter Lloyd R (2001-04-05) 5 April 2001 (age 21) Wales 2022 from Bristol Pitbulls Two-Way
33   Aaron Moody L (2002-03-29) 29 March 2002 (age 20) England 2022 from Bristol Pitbulls Two-Way
40   Jake Williams R (2001-08-18) 18 August 2001 (age 21) England 2019 from Swindon Wildcats 2 22/23
62   Jakub Klima* R (1990-01-26) 26 January 1990 (age 32) Liberec, Czech Republic 2021 from Nottingham Lions 22/23
66   Joe Edwards L (1990-01-30) 30 January 1990 (age 32) Oxford, England 2021 from MK Thunder 22/23
71   Dax Hedges R (1990-05-14) 14 May 1990 (age 32) Oxford, England 2012 from Streatham Redskins 22/23
81   Shannon Taylor L (1991-03-19) 19 March 1991 (age 31) Swindon, England 2022 22/23
94   Logan Prince R (1997-10-03) 3 October 1997 (age 24) Swindon, England 2020 from MK Lightning 22/23
Team Staff
No. Nat. Name Acquired Role Place of birth Joined From
  Simon Anderson 2019/20 Head Coach Swindon, England Svenstaviks HK, HockeyTrean  
  Darren Elliott 2012/13 Assistant Coach Oxford, England
  Carl Graham 2020/21 Assistant Coach Reading, England Bracknell Hornets, NIHL 2
  Shane Moore 2021/22 Assistant Coach/Director of Hockey Operations Swindon, England
   Greg Blais 2021/22 Goaltending Coach Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada Guildford Lightning, WNIHL Elite
  Jo Mundy 2018/19 General Manager England

2021/22 OutgoingEdit

Outgoing
No. Nat. Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth Leaving For
39   Matthew Croyle L (1996-03-26) 26 March 1996 (age 26) High Wycombe, England Telford Tigers 2, NIHL 2
43   Aidan McGurk (2004-02-14) 14 February 2004 (age 18) England MK Thunder, NIHL 1

HonoursEdit

  • British Division 2 (South) Champions – 1984/85, 1990/91, 1995/96
  • British Division 2 Playoff Champions – 1984/85
  • National Ice Hockey League, Division 2 (South) Champions – 2012/13, 2017-18
  • English National League Runners-up – 2003/04, 2004/05
  • English National League Cup Runners-up – 2003/04

Season-by-season recordEdit

'*Stars folded midway through the campaign and all of their results were expunged.

'# Oxford Chill were forced to relocate to Swindon just prior to the start of the league campaign due to a major ice plant failure at the rink. After this happened, they were renamed the Swindon Chill.

Season-by-season record (reserve teams)Edit

Over the seasons the Stars have periodically iced teams in division as a reserve teams and a season by season list is below:

Other associated teamsEdit

The Oxford City ice hockey club also has junior and women's teams as follows:-

  • Under 9s (English League South)
  • Under 11s (English League South Division 3)
  • Under 13s (English League South Division 3)
  • Under 15s (English League South Division 3)
  • Under 18s (English League South Division 3)
  • Under 20s
  • Oxford Midnight Stars (Women's League Division 1 South)

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