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History

Welcome to the history section of the site.  The Flames began competing in 1992-1993 and currently compete out of the 2000 seat Guildford Spectrum in the Elite Ice Hockey League made up of 12 teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  

Elite teams skate with 14 foreign nationals, 5 British trained players, and up to three British skaters who are 23 years old or younger. Prior to Elite membership beginning with the 2017-2018 term, the club iced for 12 seasons in the English Premier League from 2005-2006 through 2016-2017.  Prior to EPL membership commencing in 2005, the club competed in the British National League (BNL) from 1996-1997 with teams in
England, Scotland and Wales.  BNL rosters were composed of 50% domestically trained players and 50% foreign nationals.

The club won the 1997-1998 Southern conference, BNL and Playoff titles and remained in the BNL for the subsequent 7 seasons until it closed in 2005.  During their BNL tenure, the Flames finished below 3rd place just twice.  In addition to the original championships, the club secured the 1998 Benson & Hedges Plate before repeating the treble haul in 2000-2001 then adding the 2003-2004 playoff crown.  In the EPL, the Flames won 4 League championships, 5 Premier Cups, and 2 Playoff titles. 

In addition to sourcing players locally and from a variety of pro leagues around the world, the Flames roster has included former and current (during lockout periods) National Hockey League players, as well as players, both foreign and domestic, with World championship and Olympic International experience. 

 
Looking Back

GUILDFORD FLAMES ICE HOCKEY CLUB
Guildford Spectrum
Parkway, Guildford
Surrey GU1 1UP

Tel: 01483 452244

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