With just over a fortnight to go until Richie and Mike Hargreaves face-off against one another in their retirement/testimonial game, the rosters are starting to come together and we have three more names to announce.
As confirmed yesterday, Steve Couzens was confirmed to be playing yesterday and he will be representing Team Richie. Richie’s team will be coached by Les Millie. Meanwhile the first announcements for Team Mike are that Paul Farmer will be on their bench and his first skater is Robbie Morris.
Steve Couzens needs no introduction to Bristol hockey fans young and old, a member of the Avon Arrows team in the late 70s as well as the Bristol Bulldogs in the early 90s. Steve’s legacy is his coaching, he coached juniors at Frogmore Street up until its closure and has been part of the Pitbulls since their formation as an assistant coach.
Les Millie, or Lazer, was born in Scotland and has played with both brothers in his career, making a name for himself mostly with the Sheffield Steelers in the British Hockey League. Les also represented GB as a junior and had spells with Solihull, Coventry, Newcastle, on the Isle of Wight and Slough, before finishing his career with the Blackburn Hawks. Les won consecutive BHL titles with the Steelers in the mid 90s, as well as an EPIHL playoff title with the Slough Jets in 07-08.
Paul Farmer is a local lad, born in Bristol, playing alongside Steve Couzens and Robbie Morris, he represented the Avon Arrows, Bristol Phantoms & Cardiff Devils, where he was part of the 89-90 BHL winning team. Paul spent the final year of his career as part of the 1992-93 Bristol Bulldogs team.
Robbie Morris is the third of the Bristol born guys playing and shared the ice with both Paul and Steve in the 92-93 Bulldogs season. Robbie also spent time in Bournemouth, Southampton, Oxford, Lee Valley & finished his playing career in Chelmsford in 1994. Outside of his year in Bristol, Robbie would be best remembered from his three-year stint over the bridge in Cardiff, where he helped the Devils win the 89-90 BHL.
Tickets for the game remain on sale HERE, doors open at 6:15 on Saturday May 28th for a 6:45 face-off, with the bar remaining open until midnight following the game.