GB stars re-unite for the Pro Allstars
With less than 2 weeks to go to the opening night of the #Cardiff17 UK Charity Allstars weekend, we are excited to reveal 2 more players to be added to the Pro Allstars game on Friday 28th July at 7.30pm.
First up is Sheffield Steelers and GB star forward Robert Dowd. Robert recently played a key role in the promotion winning GB side in the recent World Championship in Belfast, finishing as GB’s joint top scorer with 8 points from 5 games. On the domestic front, Dowd has enjoyed huge success winning trophies in each of his last 6 EIHL season with Belfast and Sheffield, interrupted only by a year in the highly-regarded Swedish Allsvenskan where he returned a very respectable 24 points from 42 games.
Joining Dowd is his former Sheffield and GB team mate and Cardiff Devils stalwart Phil Hill. Cardiff-born Hill made his Devils debut at the age of 17 and went on to play in over 500 games over 12 seasons for the Club. He was a member of the 2006 Challenge Cup winning team, the 2010-11 Guinness World Record breaking team before finally capturing well-deserved EIHL play-off and league Championship success with the Sheffield Steelers. Phil also represented GB in 7 international tournaments. He has spent the last 2 years with Telford and Swindon in the EPL and will continue with the Wildcats in the NIHL for the forthcoming season.
The Rosters so far are:
Representing the Ice Hockey Players Benevolent Fund (IHPBF) and playing in the Red Pro Allstars jerseys are:
Ian Cooper (C)
Representing Special Care Infant Parent Support (SCIPS) in the Blue Pro Allstars jerseys :
Max Birbraer (C)
The All Stars committee are thankful to Robert and Phil for giving up their time to support this exciting event.
Tickets are on sale online HERE
For more information on these two Charities, Click on the links below:
Ice Hockey Players' Benevolent Fund
Images: Dean Woolley and Richard Murray