Paul Breeze Ice Hockey CV

Registered EIHA Off Ice Game Official 

Available for games at Deeside and Widnes ice rinks.
7 days' notice appreciated

Match announcer for Widnes Wild NIHL matches (2017-2020), Widnes Wild women's team matches (2017- date) and Manchester Mayhem sledge matches (2017-date)

EGS Scorer for Widnes Wild women's team
Scorer and timekeeper for Mayhem BPIHL matches 

Stand-in announcer and timekeeper for Wild Academy junior matches (2023/24)

Recreational matches & charity games a speciality.

For more information, drop me a line  HERE

EIHA Involvement

EIHA Spordle Scorekeeper Training (01/23)

EIHA Registered Assistant Manager - season 2022/23

EIHA Registered Manager - 2020-2022

NSPCC Child Protection In Sport And Physical Activity (11/22) 

UK GDPR Modules 1&2  (10/22)

UK Anti Doping 2021 Code Module (01/21)

EIHA Manager's Course (08/20)

EIHA Re-Activate Covid-19 Awareness Course (08/20)

EIHA GDPR Course (08/20)

UK Anti Doping Clean Sport Advisor Course (09/20)

UK Anti Doping Coach Clean Course (09/20)

Media Panel Member for NIHL North Player of the Month Award - seasons 2017/18 and 2019/20

Former member of British Ice Hockey Writers Association (BIHWA) and Ice Hockey Journalists UK (IHJUK)

Contributed articles and features for various various NIHL play off tournament programmes. 


November 1999:  Media facilities adviser to tournament director Frank Dempster for the Team GB Pool A IIHF Qualifying tournament at Sheffield Arena.

April 1998:  Covered IIHF European Junior Championships Pool D, Luxembourg, for local Luxembourg radio and written press.


NIHL Play Offs

2019: Match announcer for NIHL Laidler Division Play Off Weekend

2019: Presentations photographer for Play Off weekend

2018: Match announcer for NIHL Laidler Division Play Off Weekend


Widnes Wild NIHL Team

since 2016:  weekly Widnes news digest and match reports for press circulation.  Regular full page coverage in the Widnes Weekly News.   

2016–2023:  Match reports and news items for Widnes Wild NIHL team for official Wild website and local press.

2017-2020:  Match announcer for Wild NIHL games at Widnes

Occasional music and photos to cover as required

October 2017: Post - match interviews for BASN's "Drop The Puck" TV programme, broadcast on "Made In Liverpool" TV channel and elsewhere


Widnes Wild Women's Team

2021 - date: Official scorer for Wild women's team home games

2017 - date: match announcer

2018 - date: official MVP trophy sponsor

2017 - date: post match presentation photos (as required)

2015 - date:  Match reports and news items for Widnes Wild women’s team for websites and  local press.


Widnes Wild Junior Academy

2018-date: Match reports and news items for U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 teams for websites and local press.

Stand-in announcer and timekeeper for Wild Academy junior matches (2023/24)


British Para Ice Hockey League

2017 - date: Match announcer and scorer for Mayhem sledge hockey games at Widnes

2017 - date: match and news for Mayhem team, British Para Ice Hockey League and Team GB for press and websites.

September 2018:  Match announcer and statistician for British Para Ice Hockey League play off weekend at Widnes


Recreational Ice Hockey

Since 2015: Website and press reports for Riverside Raiders, Widnes Wildcats and Halton Huskies rec matches

2017-20 Match announcer & music for Riverside Raiders rec games at Widnes

2017/18:  Match announcer & music for Halton Huskies rec games

July 2019: Match announcer for Wyre Seagulls v Flintshire Phantoms Summer Classic match at Widnes

June 2019: Scorer for Blackburn Buccaneers v Riverside Raiders Summer Classic match at Deeside

July 2018:  Match Announcer & music, timekeeper and scorer for Planet Ice Rec Tournament weekend

January (8th) 2017:  Announcer for Antony Morris Memorial Cup charity game at Widnes

June (26th) 2016:  Announcer for Bob Kenyon Memorial Shield charity game at Deeside. Also produced souvenir match programme.

Summer 2013: Produced souvenir match programme for the Deeside Dragons v Liverpool Leopards Legends game at Deeside.


Cleveleys / Blackpool

2014/15: Match announcer for Blackpool Seagulls EIHA 16 North 2 matches at Fylde Coast Ice Arena in Blackpool

2012/13: Match announcer and MC for Blackpool Seagulls home games at SubZero ice arena in Cleveleys during 2012/13 - also produced match programmes and musical accompaniment.

2011-13: Match reports and news items for Fylde Flyers ENL team


Early Days

1998/99:  Stand in goal judge and occasional timekeeper at Altrincham Aces ENL matches

August 1998:  Volunteer at Trafford Tournament, Altrincham

Summer 1992:  A few training sessions with Eric Cregan and the Blackpool  junior team at Blackpool Ice Drome

1988 - 1990:  Rather unnoticeable 3rd line stint as a rec player at Peterborough - (Total career stat: 1 assist...).

January 1983:  Saw first ice hockey match in Peterborough - became hooked!


Radio CV

Radio presenter on 103.2 Preston FM from April 2009 to November 2014

also appeared on – or produced content for - Wireless, Fylde FM, East Lancs Radio and NIHL Radio internet broadcasting stations.

Radio presenter on 106FM Resort Radio, Blackpool, during October 1998

Radio presenter on 107FM Radio Waky/ Programme Europe 2, Luxembourg, 1997 to 1998

Radio presenter on Blackpool's Kit Kat Radio 1996-1999

Other sports media involvement: 

2009-2014:  Covered numerous sports for 103.2 Preston FM, including: 

  • Ricoh Women’s Open golf (Lytham 2009, Birkdale 2010 & Hoylake 2012), 
  • Beach Volleyball World Championships, Blackpool (2009)
  • British Kite Surfing Championship, Blackpool (2009)
  • Blackpool Panthers Rugby League team (2009/2010)
  • Snooker Shoot Out, Blackpool (2011) 

1999: Media Centre Volunteer at Cricket World Cup, Headingley & Old Trafford 

1997: Media Centre Volunteer at World Table Tennis Championships, Gmex Centre, Manchester 

1996:  Euro 96 European Football Championships - Media centre volunteer at Old Trafford  

1997: Telephone Hotline Manager for British Baseball Federation

1993 to 1995: Preston Bobcats baseball match reports for Preston Citizen newspaper 

Ice Hockey Publications by Paul Breeze:

Ice Hockey (1936) by Major BM Patton - Annotated & Illustrated 2020: A facsimile reprint of the original 1936 edition with new introduction, author biography and appendices. ISBN: 978-1909643390

ED2n 11/12: A Review of the 2011/12 Ice Hockey Season In English Division 2 North ISBN: 978-0953978298

Ice Hockey Review 12/13 North: A Review of the 2012/13 Ice Hockey Season in NIHL North Divisions 1 & 2   ISBN: 978-1909643048

Ice Hockey Review NIHL Yearbook 2014: The 2013/14 Season in NIHL N&S Divisions 1 & 2 ISBN: 978-1909643109

Ice Hockey Review NIHL Yearbook 2015: The 2014/15 Season In NIHL North & South ISBN: 978-1909643123

Ice Hockey Review NIHL Yearbook 2016 ISBN: 978-1909643253

Ice Hockey Review UK Hockey Yearbook 2017 ISBN: 978-1909643208

Ice Hockey Review UK Hockey Yearbook 2018 ISBN: 978-1909643284

Fylde Flyers - A Complete Record: Seasons 2011/12 & 2012/13 ISBN: 978-1909643130

The Seagull Has Landed: A Light-Hearted Review Of the First 12 Months Back Together Of the Blackpool Seagulls Ice Hockey Team   ISBN: 978-1909643017

A Year In The Wild: The 2016/17 season following Widnes Wild ISBN-13: 978-1909643192

Widnes Wild – Lockdown Lookback ISBN: 978-1909643406

North / South Divide: Random Ramblings About British Ice Hockey During the 2013/14 Season  ISBN: 979-8563183759

North / South Divide Volume 2: Ice Hockey & Me. 

Wild Review - Season 2021/22

Wild Women - Champions 2020

 I have also made contributions to:

 The History Of Ice Hockey In Peterborough by Stuart Latham ISBN: 978-0953060863

 60 Years Of The Altrincham Aces by Stuart Latham ISBN: 978-1838116507

 The Deeside Dragons by Stuart Latham ISBN: 978-18838116538

 Simply The Best – Wightlink Raiders by Chris Randall

 UK Ice Hockey - Its History & Competition Winners by Michael Chambers

 From Vikings to Devils – Ice Hockey On The Solent by Stuart Latham

The NHL In The UK by Stuart Latham

Nottingham Panthers - The Works by Michael Chambers


Contributed regular league "round up" articles for the Blackburn Hawks match programme during the 2014/15, 15/16 and 16/17 seasons and a series of “Rewind” nostalgia articles during 2016/17

And I also produced commemorative match programmes for:

Blackpool Seagulls v UK Firefighters Charity Game (February 2012)

Blackpool Seagulls - Bruce Sims Visit (April 2013)

Deeside Dragons v Liverpool Leopards Legends Match (July 2013)

Bob Kenyon Memorial Shield Game (June 2016)