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#1 Godscrasher

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:47 AM

Hi,

 

From the UK here, came across this video clip on Youtube and thought it might serve well here. 

 

Babcock played for my local team the Whitley Warriors who are based in Whitley Bay on the coast of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North East of England. There is a small article on his Wiki page about his short playing/coaching career in the UK.

 

Babcock was a trio of signing for the Warrriors along with Scott Morrison and Luc Chabot. This was at a time when Ice Hockey in the UK was gaining vast popularity. Sadly it is nowhere near as exciting as it used to be these days.

 

The following video shows Babcock in action against Fife Flyers (scottish team) in the play off finals held at Wembley Arena.

 

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Some history of the Warriros:

http://www.whitleywarriors.net/history

 

 



#2 Trastion

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 11:08 AM

Video wont play for me. it plays if i copy paste in into browser though so not sure what the problem is.


Edited by Trastion, 04 October 2013 - 11:09 AM.


#3 FifeHockeyNut

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 12:28 PM

Hi,
 
From the UK here, came across this video clip on Youtube and thought it might serve well here. 
 
Babcock played for my local team the Whitley Warriors who are based in Whitley Bay on the coast of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North East of England. There is a small article on his Wiki page about his short playing/coaching career in the UK.
 
Babcock was a trio of signing for the Warrriors along with Scott Morrison and Luc Chabot. This was at a time when Ice Hockey in the UK was gaining vast popularity. Sadly it is nowhere near as exciting as it used to be these days.
 
The following video shows Babcock in action against Fife Flyers (scottish team) in the play off finals held at Wembley Arena.

 
299386_10150279081443952_3918027_n.jpg
 
Some history of the Warriros:
http://www.whitleywarriors.net/history
 
 


Love it mate, I'm a fife flyers fan so great to see some old footage! I've heard a story of Babcock (must have been on NHL.com) that he and the other imports used to come to Edinburgh buy cars at the auctions and then sell them the way back for extra cash.

#4 BottleOfSmoke

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 12:39 PM

 
299386_10150279081443952_3918027_n.jpg
 
Some history of the Warriros:
http://www.whitleywarriors.net/history
 
 


Young Not Floating Mike Babcock (YNFMB)! May he bring us good luck for the upcoming season. Only one more youthful picture and we will have the Holy Trinity of Young Babcocks. Young Floating Mike Babcock (the Father), Young Not Floating Mike Babcock (the Son), and Young TBD Mike Babcock (the Holy Spirit). On second thought, maybe YFMB should be the Holy Spirit? What with the floating and all...

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#5 Nev

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:06 PM

Ahhh, Saturday afternoons watching Grandstand with Barry Davies doing the commentary, the Durham Wasps, and of course the legend that was Hilton Ruggles :)


"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

#6 FifeHockeyNut

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 08:26 AM

Ahhh, Saturday afternoons watching Grandstand with Barry Davies doing the commentary, the Durham Wasps, and of course the legend that was Hilton Ruggles :)


Haha you know I had totally forgotten about Hilton Ruggles, always entertaining when he played for Milton Keynes.





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