Thursday, 23 February 2017

Altrincham Aces / Trafford Metros Reunion Match - 8th April at Silver Blades Altrincham

For anybody who remembers the good old days of the Heineken British League period - which was a golden age for our sport in terms of rink building, league expansion, TV coverage and development of British players -  here is an event not to be missed.

A special reunion game featuring players from the Altrincham Aces and Trafford Metros teams from that memorable period is being staged at the Silver Blades rink in Altrincham on Saturday 8th April. Admission is £3 per person and face off is at 4.30pm.  The café and bar will be open and a souvenir match programme is being prepared.   

Final line ups have yet to be announced but there will be two teams of Aces and Metros legends with the following players having already been confirmed:

Stephen Shepherd, Ian Hough, Alan Hough, Ged Smith, Brian Collier, Nick Crawley, Tony Harcourt, Pete Broadhurst, Paul Broadhurst, Paul Fleury, Simon Mills, Russ Richardson, Arran Richardson, Martyn Barratt, Tony Casson, Gregg Allen, Kevin Cassidy, Steve Nurse, Paul Morgan, Bernie Snagg, Laurence Paul, Andy Bennett, Ian Broomfield, Billy Price, Gary Shearman, Brian Jokat, Ari Mikkola

Netminders: John Dunford, John McGarrigle, Charlie Birch, Dave Clancy
Bench Coaches: Dave Shepherd & Tony Lacey
Match Officials:  Paul Bayliss & Les Heighway
Goal Judges: Gary Weightman & Nigel Higgs

For more information - and to keep up with the latest event news - join the event page on Facebook HERE

There will be a 50/50 draw and a raffle / tombola on the day to raise funds for the Trafford Tornados Junior club.  Prizes are keenly sought for the raffle and any donations can be handed to an event organiser, Tornados club official or at the Altrincham rink box office.