Meet The Team

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Hazel Rayson #70

Player/Coach

Position: G

EIHL: Milton Keynes Lightning

NHL: Washington Capitals

Twitter: @hazelrayson

I graduated from The University of Northampton in the summer of 2011 with a (BA) Media Studies degree. We covered many aspects of the the history of the media, photography and editing and I’ve always enjoyed creative writing and photography.

I am an avid ice hockey fan, having followed the NHL and EIHL since 2014.


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Kirsty-Louise Sharp #11

Position: C

KIRSTEA DESIGN

Twitter: @kirsteadesign

Graphic designer based in Northamptonshire, fairly new to the EIHL, local team is the MK Lightning and my favourite NHL stars are Martin Jones (Sharks) and Mark Scheifele (Jets), outside of ice hockey you can find me painting or playing nerdy video games; Pokémon being my favourite. ❤


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Olli Hampson #92

Position: LW

EIHL: Cardiff Devils

NHL: Las Vegas Golden Knights

Twitter: @OliverJHampson

Journalism graduate and huge sports fan. I slept through most of my first hockey game at the old WNIR in Cardiff because my mum couldn’t get a baby sitter but I started staying awake during games and falling in love with the sport. My work has been used on the EIHL website and Eurohockey.com among others. I’ve also worked for the Champions Hockey League as a reporter and Ice Time TV as a commentator for the Cardiff Fire. Former Junior player for the Cardiff Devils junior system.


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James Mitchell #6

Position: Assistant Coach

Twitter: @justanotherjams

My interest in hockey came from watching the Mighty Ducks at a young age but it wouldn’t be until adulthood where I would experience my first live game. Fife Flyers and Anaheim Ducks enthusiast and when I’m not immersing myself in hockey I am nose deep in comics and gaming elder scrolls.


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Alex McIntosh #15

Position: RD

EIHL: Dundee Stars

A newcomer to ice hockey, I watched my first game back in October 2017 at the Dundee Ice Arena after a last minute decision to go, I have been hooked since. Barely missing a game for the remainder of the season, the atmosphere was electric and addictive! Travelling between Dundee and Kirkcaldy with my two Fife supporting friends is the highlight of my winter. When I’m not at the ice rink, you can find me either in the kitchen, going on drives or obsessing over drag queens.


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Adam Partoon #37

Position: C

EIHL: Coventry Blaze

NHL: Boston Bruins

“Trainee surveyor, and Photojournalist. Comparatively new to the Hockey world. Fell totally in love with the sport after going to a Varsity match between Coventry and Warwick University several years ago. Haven’t looked back. Love the Blaze, love the Bruins! When I am not watching hockey, I am playing it… on the PS4, running gardening blog and studying. Who said rock and roll is dead!”


Ashley Batchelor

Position:

NHL: Anaheim Ducks


Andrew Birrell #30

Position: G

EIHL: Fife Flyers

NHL: Colorado Avalanche

I became a fan of hockey after the Fife Flyers did a community visit to my primary school in 1985/86. I went to my first game not long after that and was hooked.


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Hailey Lhsm #8

Position:

EIHL: Guildford Flames

NHL: Los Angeles Kings

Recovering sneakerhead shouting about ice hockey, basketball, cognac & craft beers! LA Kings and Cardiff Devils fan. Psych Grad, Master of the Universe


Kian Irwin

Position:

EIHL: Nottingham Panthers


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Kimberley Hillis #47

Position: RD

EIHL: Belfast Giants

NHL: Dallas Stars

Twitter: @KimberleyHillis

My hockey life began when a group of us went to a Giant’s game for a birthday celebration and I‘ve been hooked ever since! When I’m not screaming my head off at a game, you can find me either at the movies or playing The Sims.


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Matthew Burgess

Position:

EIHL: Braehead Clan

NHL: New York Islanders

Twitter: @1matthewburgess

Cardiff Devils and New York Islanders fan, I have been following the NHL for a number of years before taking an interest in hockey closer to home! Am also a freelance football writer so following and writing about hockey is just for fun and a welcome distraction!


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Ellie Green #74

Position: C

NHL: Edmonton Oilers & San Jose Sharks

Twitter: @hockeycryptid

I fell in love with hockey hard and fast, and after following the NHL I’m looking to study sports journalism in university. My local team are the NIHL’s Whitley Warriors but I’m a serious Sharks and Capitals fan, and cover the Oilers and Sharks here at CTP! I’m known to keep up with most NHL teams so I know a little about a lot across the league. When I’m not up at 2am watching games I’m usually studying for my A-levels or playing stardew valley.


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Dino Billington #83

Position: C

EIHL: Manchester Storm

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks

A one time hockey prospect I fell in love with the sport after watching Youngblood and aspired to be Rob Lowe! Manchester Storm is my lifeblood and no other team has put me on such an emotional rollercoaster as them, well… Maybe the Chicago Blackhawks… When I’m not here covering the lads I am a graphic designer and aspiring tattooist, a job I have been trying to get into since I was tiny!


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Aidan John Grant #27

Position: C

EIHL: Braehead Clan

I went to university in Glasgow and studied Maths and Physics. I loved the old NHL games as a kid but didn’t go to my first hockey game until 2013! – outside of hockey I can usually be found watching other sports or enjoying a cold beer with friends or my trusty Playstation.