The Cardiff Eagles Ice Hockey club is built on an ethos of ambition, determination and above all fun in playing the game we love – Ice Hockey.
The Cardiff Eagles were formally Eddys Eagles and are a well established Rec Hockey side playing out of Ice Arena Wales. The Eagles were started, by the then Cardiff Devils player Ed Patterson to give a group of beginners the chance to have a go at our favourite sport.
We have a fairly wide range of playing standards but our main objective is to have fun. We have a minimum age limit of 18 and there is no maximum. The Eagles are registered with the EIHA.
Training is currently every Thursday night commencing at 10:00pm at Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff Bay. Registered team members pay a monthly fee but guest are welcomed, except for sessions prior to a weekend game (see our home page calendar for details of matches). Each training session costs £10 for guests, payable before going on the ice.
We play challenge games and in the Southern Conference league against teams of a similar standard and our season runs from November to August. Anyone wishing to take part in matches must be registered with the EIHA at an annual cost of £50 per year, application forms are available from the General Manager. We strongly encourage everyone who attends training sessions on a regular basis to register as this includes liability insurance cover. As a strictly recreational team we play non-checking ice hockey so there is no hitting permitted either at training or in games, although some contact is inevitable.
Club colours are white, yellow and black (Home) and black, yellow and white (Away), but we are currently playing in an all yellow kit to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. The committee is responsible for the overall running of the club, any significant issues are referred to the whole team before any decisions are made, with monthly team meetings held. While we cannot please all the people all of the time it is our objective to try and do so.
To sum up, we are a happy friendly bunch of would-be hockey players and hope that you will enjoy playing with us. If you are interested in organising a match or want us to take part in a tournament, please contact our General Manager or fixture organiser.