- AS Neptunus (Arbeiders Schaatsclub
Antwerp, Belgium. Founded 1939.
Home ice : Sportpalais Merksem
Team colours :
- Asham, Arron (1978- )
- Born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. Right-wing. Montreal
Canadiens 3rd pick (71st overall) in the 1996 NHL
Club Career : Played for Montreal
Canadiens & Fredericton
Canadiens 1998-99, Montreal
Canadiens & Quebec Citadelles
1999-02 and New York Islanders
- Ashbee, Barry (1939-1977)
- Born in Weston, Ontario, Canada. Suffered an eye injury in a game against New York Rangers in 1974 which forced his early
retirement. Died of leukemia. See Barry Ashbee Trophy
Club Career (playing) : Played for Barrie
Flyers 1956-57, Lakeshore Bruins 1957-58, Barrie
Flyers 1958-59, Kingston Frontenacs 1959-61, North Bay (Kingston)
1961-62, Hershey Bears 1962-66, Boston Bruins 1965-66,
Hershey Bears 1967-70 and Philadelphia Flyers 1970-74.
Club Career (coaching) : Coached
Philadelphia Flyers 1974-76 (assistant).
Medals : Won the Stanley
Cup in 1974.
Honours : NHL All-Star Second Team
His number 4 jersey has been retired by Philadelphia Flyers.
- Ashburn Xtreme
Ashburn, Virginia, USA. Youth team which plays in the Capital Beltway Hockey League.
Home ice : Ashburn Ice House
Team colours :
- Ashe, Tom (1974- )
- Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Boston College 1992-96,
Baton Rouge Kingfish 1996-97, Grand Rapids Griffins 1997-99 and
London Knights (UK)
Won the British Championship in 2000.
- Asheville Aces [web
Asheville, North Carolina, USA. Played in the Southern
Professional Hockey League 2004-06.
Home ice : Asheville
Team colours : blue, green & white
General manager : Jeff Brubaker 2004-
Head coach : Jeff Brubaker 2004-
- Asheville Civic Center [web
- Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Home ice for : Asheville
Capacity : 6,434
Ice pad size : 185 feet x 85 feet
- Asheville Smoke
Asheville, North Carolina, USA. Played in the United
Hockey League 1998-02.
Home ice : Asheville
Team colours :
- Ashfield Islanders
Sutton-in-Ashfield. Played in English League Division 3 North in 1988-91. Played in
English Conference 1991-93.
Home ice : none
Team colours : Blue, white and orange
- See Alberta Senior Hockey League
- Ashley, John (- )
- Referee/Linesman. Worked 605 regular season NHL games as a referee and 17 as a linesman
He also worked in 59 playoff games.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981.
- Ashton, Brent (1960- )
- Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Left-wing. Vancouver Canucks 2nd pick (26th overall) in the 1979
NHL Entry Draft. Played in 998 NHL
games. Suffered a knee injury in November 1993 which forced his retirement
International Career : Played for Canada in
the 1989 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Saskatoon Blades
1975-79, Vancouver Canucks 1979-81, Colorado Rockies 1981-82,
New Jersey Devils 1982-83, Minnesota North Stars 1983-84,
Minnesota North Stars & Quebec
Nordiques 1984-85, Quebec Nordiques
1985-86, Quebec Nordiques & Detroit Red Wings
1986-87, Detroit Red Wings 1987-88, Winnipeg Jets
1988-91, Winnipeg Jets & Boston Bruins 1991-92,
Boston Bruins & Providence Bruins &
Calgary Flames 1992-93 and Las Vegas Thunder
Medals : Won World Championship silver in
- Asiago Hockey (HC Asiago) [web
Asiago, Italy. Founded in 1935 by Cav. Edoardo Carli. Play in Serie A.
Home ice : Odegar
Team colours : red & yellow
Affiliations included : HC Pergine, HC Valpellice Bulldogs
General manager : Renato Tessari
Head coach : Bogdan Jacopic 1981-82, Bruno Baseotto & Bob Manno 1998-99, Pat Cortina 1999-00, Benoit Laporte 2000-03, Paulin
Bordeleau 2003-04, Heikke Leime & Paul Theriault & Angelo Roffo 2004-05, Tony Martino 2005-
Team captain : Franco Vellar 2002, Michele Strazzabosco 2004-05,
All-time best players : Rico Fata, Cliff Ronning,
Honours : Presented with the 'Golden Star' (Greatest honour in
Italian sport) in 1987.
Won Coppa Italia in 1991, 2000 & 2001.
Won Italian Championship in 2000-01.
Won Supercoppa Italiana in 2003.
- Asker Tigers
- See Frisk-Asker Tigers
- Asker, Norway. Built in 1969.
Home ice for : Frisk-Asker Tigers
Capacity : 2,000
Ice pad size :
- Askew, Kelly (- )
Club Career : Played for Manchester Storm 1998-00.
Won the Benson and Hedges Cup
- Asmundson, Oscar 'Ossie'
- Born in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Centre.
Club Career : Played for Bronx
Tigers 1931-32, New York Rangers
1932-34, Detroit Red Wings & St
Louis Eagles & Detoit Olympics
1934-35, New Haven Eagles 1935-36, New
York Americans & New Haven Eagles
1936-37, Montreal Canadiens & New Haven Eagles
Falcons 1938-39, Cleveland Barons
1939-41, Philadelphia Rockets
& Providence Reds 1941-42, Washington
Lions 1942-43 and Coast Guard
Medals : Won the Stanley
Cup in 1933.
- Ässät Pori (Porin Ässät) [web
Pori, Finland. Founded in 1967 when two teams from Pori - Porin Karhut (Founded in 1932.
Championship 1965) and RU-38 (Won Finnish
Championship 1967) merged to form Porin Ässät. The team is usually
referred to as just "Ässät" (aces in English). Played in Finnish
SM-sarja 1967-75, Finnish SM-liiga
1975-89, Finnish 1. division
1989-90 and Finnish SM-liiga 1990- .
Home ice : Porin
Team colours: red & white
Affiliations have included
General manager : Lasse Heikkilä 1981-94, Veli-Pekka Ketola 1994-00,
Jussi Palmroth (sports manager) & Kari Takko (after 7 games from start of the season) & Hannu Anttila (from start of fall 2000) 2000-01,
Hannu Anttila & Antti Heikkilä 2001-02, Hannu Anttila (to September-October 2001) & Antti Heikkilä (until start of the year 2003) & Risto Kuparinen (acting) 2002-03,
Juhani Tamminen 2003-04, Jukka Hirsimäki 2004-
Head coach :
Lasse Heikkilä 1977-81, Antti Heikkilä 1981-86, Tapio Flinck 1986-89, Matti Keinonen 1989-91, Vasili Tihonov 1991-93, Veli-Pekka Ketola
1993-96, Veli-Pekka Ketola & Kari Makkonen (one game) & Juhani Tamminen
1996-97, Juhani Tamminen 1997-98, Esko Nokelainen &
Veli-Pekka Ketola 1998-99, Vladimir Jursinov Jr 1999-00, Ismo Läntinen & Vladimir Jursinov Jr 2000-01, Vladimir Jursinov Jr & Kai
Matalamäki 2001-02, Mika Toivola 2002-
Team captain : Raimo Kilpiö 1971-77, Veli-Pekka Ketola
1977-81, Harry Nikander 1981-82, Arto Javanainen 1982-83, Tapio Levo 1983-89,
Risto Tuomi 1989-90, Tapio Levo 1990-92, Olli Kaski 1992-94, Jokke Heinänen 1994-95, Jari Korpisalo 1995-97, Jari Levonen 1997-98, Pasi Peltonen 1998-00,
Jari Korpisalo 2000-
All-time best players :
Honours : Won the Finnish
Championship 1965, 1971 & 1978.
Retired jersey numbers : 2
- Assenov, Ivaylo (1966- )
International Career : Played for Bulgaria
in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
- Point awarded for helping set up a goal - given to one or two players on the attacking
side if they have passed the puck in the move prior to a goal being scored.
- Assistant Captain
- The Assistant Captain (or Alternate Captain - they are the same thing, they perform the
same role, they are just known by different titles around the world) wears
an A on his jersey. Because ice hockey teams play in shifts of players, the Captain isn't always on the ice - so there are two
Assistants on each team so that, hopefully, there is always a Captain on the ice.
The Captain or the Assistant is the only player allowed to query decisions with the
- Assistant Referees
- See Linesmen
- Association of Sports
- Bickley, Kent, England. The Association encourages and promotes all aspects of sports
history - including study, collection, research and publication. The Association
organises conventions, issues regular bulletins and liaises with individuals and
institutions. The secretary is Chris Harte.
- Astley, Mark (1969- )
- Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Defenceman. Drafted in 1989 (194th) by Buffalo Sabres.
International Career : Played for Team Canada
1991-94. Played for Canada in
the 1994 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Calgary Canucks 1987-88, Lake Superior State
1988-92, HC Lugano 1992-93, HC
Ambri-Piotta 1993-94, Buffalo Sabres 1994-96 (also
Rochester Americans 1994-95), Phoenix Roadrunners 1996-97 and
HC Lugano 1997-98.
Medals : Won Olympic
silver in 1994.
Honours : CCHA All-Star First Team 1992
CCHA All-Star Second Team in 1991.
NCAA West All-American First Team 1992.
NCAA All-Tournament Team 1992.
- Astrom, Hardy (1951- )
- Born in Skelleftea, Sweden. Netminder.
International Career : Played for Sweden in the 1976 Canada
Cup and the 1977 & 1978 World
Club Career : Played for Skelleftea
AIK 1974-77, New York Rangers
& New Haven Nighthawks
1977-78, Skelleftea AIK 1978-79, Colorado
Rockies 1979-80, Colorado Rockies
& Fort Worth Texans 1980-81, Oklahoma
City Stars 1981-82, MoDo AIK 1982-84 and Skelleftea
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 2